Banneker High School in Union City, GA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,537
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    188 3.3
  • Ranking

Banneker High School is a public coed school in Union City, Georgia. It has 1,537 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 66% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 188 reviews written and they have been mixed.

5935 Feldwood Rd
College Park, GA 30349
(770) 969-3410

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 188 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers do what they can do, they dont go over board or do less of their work they try the hardest to do what they suppose to do
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Overall Experience: the classes and clubs you could create on your own and the teachers willing to sign for club.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 5
    Teachers: Teachers give their all and all in their lessons and the kids their, despite what everyone rumors about the school if you haven been a teacher their or graduated there, Words are meaningless! Other schools may have fame and glory but what they don't have is heart and family. So many schools look down on this one but behind the curtains they were falling apart. That because they didn't know the meaning of sticking it out till the end, yes teachers and people have left but that because they didn't have heart to find out the true meaning of everyone's pain. Yet the teachers that have been their, teaching generation after generation have had the glory of finding true heart and bonding with kids as if we were their own.
    • Niche User
    • 1
    Health & Safety: There were two shooting deaths of Banneker students in the community where the school is located. Any day could be your students day to die. This school is located in a very dangerous area. Needs to rebuild in a less dangerous area or the area needs to be cleaned up. Shootings occur every week in community. Students have guns, knives, drugs, etc on campus every day. There or no metal detectors. We need help. We need national help and lots of money to get needs met. The school does not need to look like a prison but security needs to be improved.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The school has few extra curricular activities because students need to eat. They do not have adequate transportation to go home and back or to get some food. They are here from 7:30- a,m to 6:30 if they do participate in extracurriculars with very little or no food after lunch? food. Parents can not pay for band and sports. Sponsorships are low. Schoolboard has made some efforts to help but Banneker high school will not follow thru to receive this help. Everybody talks about what is needed but NOBODY WANTS TO DO THE WORK TO GET THOSE NEEDS MET. Maybe one or two people will help. Principal does not enforce getting this help neither is he trying to get this help.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
1.66 North Clayton High School 5 mi. 846
2.66 Westlake High School 7 mi. 1,883
1.66 Creekside High School 7 mi. 1,433
3.00 Sandy Creek High School 8 mi. 1,207
2.00 Langston Hughes High School 7 mi. 1,808

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Banneker High School United States Georgia Creekside High School Langston Hughes High School North Clayton High School Sandy Creek High School Westlake High School
African American 96.0% 15.0% 36.9% 84.0% 93.0% 87.0% 50.0% 97.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 13.3% 10.0% 4.0% 5.0% 12.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 3.6% 0% 0% 4.0% 2.0% 0%
White 0% 51.0% 42.7% 2.0% 0% 0% 26.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.1% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 7.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 36.2%
Grade 10 24.8%
Grade 11 19.1%
Grade 12 19.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 31 responses

  • 45% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 26% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 24% There are great teachers.
  • 18% It allows you to strive.
  • 16% There are several resources to prepare for careers
  • 12% When i was there there were great teachers.
  • 12% The environment is crazy!
  • 8% There are a FEW great teachers.
  • 2% They are all about academics.
  • 2% Friends
  • 2% After school clubs
  • 2% Prom
  • 2% Graduation

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 35% Some of the disrespectful students
  • 24% The lack of enthusiasm towards education
  • 14% Fights
  • 8% Drug usage
  • 8% Student academics
  • 8% Lunch
  • 3% The Lack of School Spirit

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 30% It was rebuilt, and the principal resigned.
  • 30% It was rebuilt and it has a new strict principal
  • 22% Was rebuilt but our new principle was a crook
  • 13% Was rebuilt and has had 4 different principles
  • 4% We have the longest class transition time in GA.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 45% The best is yet to come.
  • 36% Needs improvement
  • 14% Needs so many changes especially safety wise.
  • 5% With focus and drive we are descent to be great.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 58% Just stay focused on learning.
  • 32% Do what is best for you to succeed.
  • 11% Stay true to yourself and keep learning

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 30% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.