Ben Franklin Academy

2270 Plaza Dr
Littleton, CO 80129
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Top 10%
Serving 905 students in grades Prekindergarten-8, Ben Franklin Academy ranks in the top 10% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 905 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 10% in CO
  • : 57% (Top 10%)
  • : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ben Franklin Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

Ben Franklin Academy's student population of 905 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
905 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

Ben Franklin Academy ranks within the top 10% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Ben Franklin Academy is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CO)
#156 out of 1734 schools
(Top 10%)
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57%
33%
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62%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
35%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
78%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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0.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ben Franklin Academy's ranking?
Ben Franklin Academy is ranked #156 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Ben Franklin Academy often compared to?
Ben Franklin Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Littleton Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
57% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 62% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Ben Franklin Academy?
905 students attend Ben Franklin Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Ben Franklin Academy students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ben Franklin Academy?
Ben Franklin Academy has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Ben Franklin Academy offer ?
Ben Franklin Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Ben Franklin Academy part of?
Ben Franklin Academy is part of Douglas County School District No. Re 1.

School Reviews

5   3/23/2020
Great school! Really liking it so far. Kind of drive for us, but worth it. The requirement for parent involvement is a little of a hassle, but obviously is a huge benefit to the kids. This is our second year at BFA. My child is in 1st grade.
- Posted by Parent - Anonymous parent
2   12/26/2017
it's an ok school but mean teacher and to much homework.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - declan andrews

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 905 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Top 10%
  • : 57% (Top 10%)
  • : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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