P.S. 256 Benjamin Banneker School

114 Kosciusko St, Brooklyn, NY 11216 | (718) 857-9820
  • Grades: PK-5
  • Student Enrollment: 381
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5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Sharyn Hemphill
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 381
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 33.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 197 (51.7%)
  • Females: 184 (48.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
P.S. 256 Benjamin Banneker School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For P.S. 256 Benjamin Banneker School
  Number Percent
1st Grade5414.2%
2nd Grade6918.1%
3rd Grade5514.4%
4th Grade4010.5%
5th Grade6416.8%
Public Assistance (2010)
Estimated Percent of Students From Households That Receive Public Assistance: 81-90%
Attendance & Suspensions (2009)
Attendance Rate
Teacher Certification & Qualifications (2010)
Percent of Teachers Without a Valid Teaching Certificate
Percent of Teachers Out of Certification
Percent of Classes Taught by Teachers Without Appropriate Certification
Percent of Core Classes Not Being Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers
Teacher Experience & Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with Less Than 3 Years of Experience
Percent of Teachers with Master's or Ph.D.
Teacher Turnover Rates (2010)
Turnover Rate For All Teachers
Source: NY Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for P.S. 256 Benjamin Banneker School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 01, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • my child is in ms.wifeys class and he came home a whole week without his home work sheet
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 28, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • ps 256 is a good school for those who need certain help. The iep plan for a kids is good. My son has been going there for 4 yrs. He has improved his speech tremendously over there. However the only thing I don't like is the teachers sometimes get alittle too personal. I really would like that to change. I have had teachers assume things and they haven't heard the other side of the story.Have to be handed the whole story b4 you go in judge.Otherwise my son is during well at that school and I would really hate to move him over the assumtions of the teacher. My son only has two more yrs left in 256. I would like to see him continue to do as well as he's doing. Thanks for listening.

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