Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

77-800 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA 92253
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 567 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 567 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • : 36%
  • : 45%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School's student population of 567 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
567 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
36%
40%
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(18-19)
45%
51%
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 California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
77%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
16%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.38
This chart display the diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
7%
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 California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Benjamin Franklin Elementary School often compared to?
Benjamin Franklin Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Harry S. Truman Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Benjamin Franklin Elementary School?
567 students attend Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students are Hispanic, 16% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School?
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Benjamin Franklin Elementary School offer ?
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Benjamin Franklin Elementary School part of?
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is part of Desert Sands Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 567 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • : 36%
  • : 45%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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