Franklin Elementary School

700 Prospect St,

Westfield, NJ, 07090-3907

Tel: (908)789-4590
Grades: 1-5

638 students

Franklin Elementary School serves 638 students in grades 1-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Franklin Elementary School operates within the Westfield School District.

Overview

The student population of 638 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 1-5
Total Students 638 students
Franklin Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Franklin Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Franklin Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.21 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 12:1
Franklin Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
9%
Franklin Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
3%
23%
Franklin Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
17%
Franklin Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
89%
51%
Franklin Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Franklin Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Franklin Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.21 0.66
Franklin Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
29%
Franklin Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2011)
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.
n/a
6%
Franklin Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2004)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,291 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Westfield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
2
Number of Students Managed 6,291 919
Westfield School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $92 MM $20 MM
Westfield School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $96 MM $19 MM
Westfield School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,846 $20,414
Westfield School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,382 $19,395
Westfield School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hillcrest Academy North (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Roosevelt Intermediate (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mckinley Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Westfield Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Roosevelt Intermediate
    301 Clark St
    Westfield , NJ , 07090
    (908)789-4560
    0.4  mi  |  732  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Scotch Plains Hillcrest Academy North
    2630 Plainfield Ave
    Scotch Plains , NJ , 07076
    (908)233-9366
    0.7  mi  |  62  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Mountainside Childrens Specialized Hospital
    Alternative School
    150 New Providence Rd
    Mountainside , NJ , 07902
    (908)233-3720
    Alternative School
    0.9  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Westfield Mckinley Elementary School
    500 First St
    Westfield , NJ , 07090
    (908)789-4555
    0.9  mi  |  355  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Westfield Wilson Elementary School
    301 Linden Ave
    Westfield , NJ , 07090
    (908)789-4605
    1  mi  |  394  students  |  Gr.  1-5

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