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Benjamin Banneker Academy

Overview paragraph: Our mission of Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development is to provide rigorous, student-centered instruction in every classroom and to instill intellectual curiosity and excellence, integrity, and cultural awareness in every student. Through student programs and strategic partnerships, we seek to create opportunities for college access, lifelong learning, and fulfilling careers. We will provide opportunities for members of our community to share ideas and resources aligned to enhance the educational experience for our scholars. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a supportive and collaborative learning environment that encourages our students' physical, social, emotional, and academic growth.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 92% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 88% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 70% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 80% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 83% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Humanities
Code: K71B
Program description: For students interested in all facets of learning; extensive literary, writing, and research courses to sample; interdisciplinary curriculum that includes technology, humanities, and social sciences.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Screened

Offer Rate: -42% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 50
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1356
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 27
Seats 9 SWD: 10
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 196
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 20

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Districts 13, 14, 15 and 16 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (65-100), Math (65-100), Science (65-100), Social Studies (65-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.0-4.5), Math (1.9-4.5)


Extracurricular activities: 9-12th Grade Committees, Anime, Ashanti NSBE Jr. Tutoring, BBACD Marching Band, BBACD Martial Arts, BBACD NAACP (Youth Chapter), Cheerleading, Chess, Debate Team, ETC Fashion, Goddess (Female Mentoring), Journalism, National Honor Society (Ujima), Nurange Dance Ensemble, NYPD Explorers, NYU/BEST Robotics & Science Skills, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Sign Language, Step Team, Student Government, Velo Bike Club & Scholars on the Rise (Male Mentoring), WEEN, Youth Medical Board
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Fencing, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Boys & Girls Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, Boys Bowling, Boys JV Basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball, Boys and Girls Fencing, Girls JV Basketball, Girls Softball, Girls Tennis, Girls Varsity Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Soccer

Other info

Total students: 844
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation; Uniform; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Clinton Hill
Neighborhood: Clinton Hill

School Number: K914
Shared space: No
Community board: 2
Council district: 35
Census tract: 191
BIN: 3054323
BBL: 3018880034

About Benjamin Banneker Academy


Address: 71-77 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
Latitude: 40.695332
Longitude: -73.969243
Phone number: 718-797-3702
Fax number: 718-797-3862
School email: [email protected]
Subway: N/A
Bus: B38, B48, B54, B57, B62, B67, B69

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Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medicine, Humanities, Media Communication, New York University (NYU) BEST Program, Collaborative Team Teaching

AP Courses: American and World History, Biol, Cal BC & AB, Eng Liter and Lang, Gov't, Span, Music, Phys, Psych, Micro-eco, Environmental and Capstone

College Partnerships: College Now, Medgar Evers College, LIU (SAT Prep and College Readiness) St. Joseph's College, SUNY Stony Brook, Monroe College

Community Partnerships: Brooklyn Navy Yard (CTE/STEAM), NY Cares (College Readiness, SAT Prep) Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center Inc. (Internship)

Tutorial Services weekly, Saturday Academy, Regents Prep (Nine to Nine)

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