Benjamin Franklin High School

2001 Leon C. Simon Drive
Rank
10/
10
Top 1%
2.00 5 1 (1 review)
Benjamin Franklin High School serves 970 students in grades 9-12.
Benjamin Franklin High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥99% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Benjamin Franklin High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

School TypeCharter School
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students970 students
Gender % This chart display gender of Benjamin Franklin High School
Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Benjamin Franklin High School by grade.

School Comparison

Benjamin Franklin High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin High School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 1985-1986 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1 out of 1277 schools
(Top 1%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥99%
64%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥99%
70%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
17%
2%
Hispanic
7%
7%
Black
30%
43%
White
38%
45%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benjamin Franklin High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score
0.730.61
Graduation Rate
≥95%
82%
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
52%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenjamin Franklin High School District
Source: 1985-1986 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benjamin Franklin High School is The Net 2 Charter High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Arthur Ashe Charter School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • New Orleans The Net 2 Charter High School Charter School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 154 students
    0.9 miles
    6601 Franklin Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70122
    (504) 267-9060
    0.9 9-12 154
  • New Orleans Arthur Ashe Charter School Charter School
    Math: 67% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 836 students
    1.2 miles
    3649 Laurel Street
    New Orleans, LA 70115
    (504) 373-6267
    1.2 K-8 836
  • New Orleans Akili Academy Of New Orleans Charter School
    Math: 50% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 624 students
    1.4 miles
    3811 N. Galvez Street
    New Orleans, LA 70122
    (504) 355-4172
    1.4 PK-8 624
  • New Orleans Kipp East Community Charter School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 330 students
    1.7 miles
    5500 Piety Dr.
    New Orleans, LA 70113
    (504) 373-7171
    1.7 K-3 330
  • New Orleans Edward Hynes Charter School Charter School
    Math: 81% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-8 | 675 students
    1.8 miles
    990 Harrison Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70124
    (504) 324-7160
    1.8 K-8 675

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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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