Benjamin Franklin High School

  • Benjamin Franklin High School serves 901 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Benjamin Franklin High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Franklin High School's student population of 901 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students901 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Franklin High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (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 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
64%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
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Asian
16%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
6%
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Black
33%
44%
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White
40%
45%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.710.35
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Graduation Rate≥99%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDr. Martin Luther King Charter For Sci/tech School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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This school is a great springboard for kids hoping to get into a high-ranking college. That said, the students are extremely competitive with each other which results in bullying and rampant academic dishonesty.
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