Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School serves 384 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School's student population of 384 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students384 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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Asian
9%
10%
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Hispanic
45%
26%
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Black
26%
16%
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White
19%
46%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.690.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePennsauken Township Board Of Education School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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