Banning High School has returned to Silver Medal status in the national Best High Schools rankings. In 2016 BHS achieved this level but moved to Bronze in 2017. Now, we are back and better than ever!
Banning High School is ranked 439th within California of 4,495 high schools. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Banning High is 47 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 88 percent.
Banning High is ranked #2262 in the national rankings and earned a silver medal. There are 26,407 public secondary schools and 10,693 private secondary schools across the nation. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.
Students: Continue to reach for the stars and realize your potential. We have the best students on Earth! No question, no doubt. Continue to seek rigor and relevance across the curriculum. Access and equity are provided at BHS and if you seek to challenge yourself academically, which every one of you should, go for it!Nothing stops you but yourselves. Never settle for less than your best, always. You made this happen. Kudos on all your hard work and efforts. Thank you.
For more about the rankings, the metrics, and how BHS earned its status for 2018, please log on to:
Important: Attendance Matters! At Banning High School student attendance will improve as our school community continues to offer a warm and welcoming environment that emphasizes building relationships with families and stresses the importance of going to class every day and on time (no tardiness). The key is continuing to develop a school-wide school culture that promotes a sense of safety, respect and personal responsibility, where students feel connected and know that someone notices, in a caring manner, when they miss school. A key component of the engagement is helping families understand what their children are learning when they are are in school and the negative effects of chronic absenteeism on realizing their hopes and dreams for their children. Too many parents and students do not realize that just missing two days each month is a problem, and often leads to falling behind in the classroom. Even fewer families realize that absenteeism is a problem as early as kindergarten and preschool and building the habit of attendance in the early grades can influence their children’s chances of graduating from high school.
To promote a safe and secure campus,
our joint campaign with law enforcement continues:
if you see something, say something.
Every day we teach our students to
Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe.
The Banning Unified School District Board of Education is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on sex, gender, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group, marital or family status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or one or more of such characteristics and any other unlawful consideration. The Board shall promote programs, which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities.