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Overview | Sophie B. Wright | Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker Elementary School


421 Burdette St.
Reading Room Hours, 9:00-4:00
Room #312

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Banneker is a Recovery School District elementary and middle school serving grades pre-K through 8 located on Burdette St between St Charles Ave and the Mississippi River. Banneker has approximately 400 students from across Orleans Parish.

Every student in grades Pre-K through 5 is matched one-on-one with a reading buddy for 30-40 minutes each week, in addition to completing any necessary school work the teacher may request. Grades 6-8 are provided in- class assistance at the teachers' request. Classroom assistants work inside the classroom answering questions and keeping students focused, and sometimes work in the hallway just outside the classroom with a single student or with a small group on a particular lesson.

Volunteers also provide assistance with Music, PE, and Art classes upon teacher request. A large population of special needs students with mental, physical, and learning challenges study at Banneker and volunteers interested in aiding these students are encourage to request working with them.

Center for Public Service, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-862-8060