PS 256 Benjamin Banneker School is located in Brooklyn, NY and is one of 18 elementary schools in New York City Geographic District #13. It is a public school that serves 398 students in grades PK-5. See PS 256 Benjamin Banneker School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, PS 256 Benjamin Banneker School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Benjamin Banneker is one of the hidden secrets of district 13 that has great parent involvement. The school supports many types of families. Warm and welcoming environemnt. They have a great parent coordinator.
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For two consecutive years Benjamin Banneker School won the District competition at the prestigious Adelaide Sanford Oratory Contest. Fourth and fifth graders from many districts competed.
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About the NYSA
What is it?
The New York State Assessments are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The tests are also used to evaluate schools and determine each school's accountability status.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 8 are assessed in English language arts and math, in grades 4 and 8 in science, and in grades 5 and 8 in social studies.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a score of level 1 through level 4. The goal is for 90% of students to score at or above level 3, the level of proficiency.
TestRating 2 out of 10
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For New York, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2011 New York State Assessments Results and New York State Regents Exams Results for all subjects tested.more...