Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School serves 504 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School's student population of 504 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students504 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,234 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1852 out of 2234 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
83%
28%
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Black
17%
15%
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White
n/a
44%
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Diversity Score0.290.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewark Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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