Benjamin Franklin High School serves 1,017 students in grades 9-12.
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 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Benjamin Franklin High School's student population of 1,017 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,017 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Franklin High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#17 out of 1267 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥95%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥99%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
20%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
30%
42%
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White
35%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
81%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   10/25/2021
This is an excellent school but not for the average student. Its curricula are geared for high performers and it expects only the best efforts from the best students. It regularly delivers a high-level education to talented individuals.
- Posted by Parent - Francois Arouet
2   12/7/2015
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.
- Posted by Parent - lpatt

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,017 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in LA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.74

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