1000 116th St
Whiting, IN 46394
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School serves 288 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School's student population of 288 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
288 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 0.51, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1478 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
65%
12%
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Black
6%
13%
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White
26%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 288 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Top 30%)

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