1420 8th St N
Fargo, ND 58102
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Ben Franklin Middle School serves 845 students in grades 6-8.
Ben Franklin Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in North Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the North Dakota state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the North Dakota state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the North Dakota state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the North Dakota state average of 27% (majority American Indian and Black).

Top Rankings

Ben Franklin Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Dakota for:

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School Overview

Ben Franklin Middle School's student population of 845 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
845 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Ben Franklin Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 458 schools in North Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ben Franklin Middle School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (ND)
Overall Testing Rank
#75 out of 458 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
11:1
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American Indian
4%
11%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
5%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
77%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, ND Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 845 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in ND
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40

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