PROFICIENCY 59% 11% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
40%Gary Community School Corp

Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center is a school servicing grades KG to 8 and is located in the district of "Gary Community School Corp" in Gary, IN. There are a total of 518 students and 26 teachers at Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 312 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 59.0%, which is 11% lower than the Indiana average.


Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch312
Reduced lunch0


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 0.3% 0.8% 71.5% 51.1%
African American 97.6% 94.0% 11.5% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.1% 2.0% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.6% 1.5% 10.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.5% 3.5% 4.4% 3.1%

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Gary demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,56618091
Median age38.137.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%56%55%
Speak English95%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%5%13%

Education level achieved in Gary

Completed 8th grade81.3%84.6%84.3%
Completed high school79.6%82.9%83.0%
Completed some college48.0%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.4%33.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.7%24.6%30.3%
Completed masters4.9%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.0%1.3%
Source: The Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.