Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School serves 280 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School's student population of 280 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students280 students
This chart display total students of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1546 out of 3679 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
32%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
38%
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 public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
29%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
11%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
58%
49%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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 public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.570.67
This chart display the diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMoline-Coal Valley CUSD 40 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
As public schools in the United States continue to increase in their racial, ethnic, economic, and religious diversity, some districts need to rethink their holiday celebrations in a manner that is inclusive and respectful of all people.
As schools around the country close for two weeks or more, parents find themselves asking some tough questions. Read on to learn about the current and future impact of COVID-19 on students in public schools.
Every child learns differently and it’s a teacher’s job to meet students where they are and guide them through the learning process. Scaffolding is a teaching tool that helps students develop critical thinking skills and the ability to learn independently.