Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School serves 388 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School's student population of 388 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students388 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,704 schools in Colorado (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#899 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
77%
33%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
18%
54%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.380.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePueblo No. 60 In The County Of Pueblo And School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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