PROFICIENCY 28% 28% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
30%Los Angeles Unified
47%Los Angeles

Phineas Banning Senior High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Los Angeles Unified" in Los Angeles, CA. There are a total of 2,057 students and 77 teachers at Phineas Banning Senior High, for a student to teacher ratio of 27 to 1. There are a total of 1,365 free lunch students and 196 reduced lunch students.

Phineas Banning Senior High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 27.5%, which is 28% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio27:1
Free lunch1365
Reduced lunch196


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment415
Taking some courses313
Taking some courses (not tests)109
Passing some courses59
Passing no courses254

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 Phineas Banning Senior High, there are a total of 415 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 313 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School17%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School38%

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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Phineas Banning Senior High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 1.3% 7.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.6% 8.7% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.9% 6.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 94.8% 76.7% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.0% 0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.1% 0.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Los Angeles demographics profile

StatisticLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)8,36223291
Median age35.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Speak English40%56%79%
Speak Spanish43%29%13%

Education level achieved in Los Angeles

IndexLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade75.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school74.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college56.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.6%1.3%
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