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Benjamin Banneker Academy

Overview written by the school: 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: 95% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 87% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 78% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 76% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85% 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

Seats 9 GE: 50
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1287
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 26
Seats 9 SWD: 10
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 194
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 19

Seats 10: Yes
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 (2.6-4.5), Math (2.5-4.5)


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Fencing, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 810
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm

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 Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Clinton Hill
Neighborhood: Clinton Hill

School Number: K914

Community board: 302
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 lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: B38, B48, B54, B57, B62, B67, B69

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Academic opportunities: 

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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