Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Benjamin Franklin Middle School serves 974 students in grades 4 - 11.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the MI average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School operates within the Wayne-westland Community School District.

School Overview

The student population of 974 students has grown by 41% over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 4-11
Total Students 974 students
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Benjamin Franklin Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade Benjamin Franklin Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 19:1
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
6%
7%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
33%
18%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
59%
68%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Benjamin Franklin Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.27
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
65%
43%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,412 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,422 is less than the state average of $11,681. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,693 is less than the state average of $11,849. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Wayne-westland Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
3
Number of Students Managed 12,412 784
Wayne-westland Community   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $150 MM $11 MM
Wayne-westland Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $153 MM $11 MM
Wayne-westland Community   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,422 $11,681
Wayne-westland Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,693 $11,849
Wayne-westland Community   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Wayne Memorial High School (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Adlai Stevenson Middle School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hoover Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WayneHoover Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 281 students5400 4th St
    WayneMI 48184
    (734)419-2670
    0.5KG-4281
  • WayneTaft-galloway Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 319 students4035 Gloria St
    WayneMI 48184
    (734)419-2760
    0.9KG-4319
  • WayneWayne Memorial High School
    1 miles | Grades: 8-12 | 1780 students3001 4th St
    WayneMI 48184
    (734)419-2206
    18-121780
  • RomulusRomulus Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1.2 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 390 students32200 Beverly Rd
    RomulusMI 48174
    (734)532-1450
    1.2KG-5390
  • WayneRoosevelt/mcgrath Elementary School
    1.3 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 362 students36075 Currier St
    WayneMI 48184
    (734)419-2720
    1.3PK-6362

School Reviews

I honestly do not like this school. Students are rude to my daughter all the time. They have very strict rules in the code of conduct like how students can't dye their hair certain colors. And students can't wear tank tops, i understand not the thin ones but not even a muscle top will please them. What do you want my kid to do? Where a turtleneck when it's 70 degrees outside? And they have this thing my daughter tells me about and it's called the one way hallway. And that makes her late for class and she gets in trouble for it. She said it is supposed to stop fights but it seems like everyday there is a fight. And at that school you can't do self-defense. That makes no sense. If my child gets hit on i will expect her to fight back. But no she would get suspened, a ticket, and a court date. Do these people want my daughter to get hurt without defending? Also they let students come to school when it's more than 20 below zero. Why does other schools take the day off but that school doesn't. I am very unhappy with this school. I wish i can switch her to different schools.
- Posted by Parent, 01/17/15

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