Benjamin Franklin Middle School

335 North Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School serves 712 students in grades 6-8.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Benjamin Franklin Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Benjamin Franklin Middle School's student population of 712 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students712 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

Benjamin Franklin Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Middle School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#185 out of 2239 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
24%
10%
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Hispanic
8%
29%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
61%
44%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.570.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRidgewood Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benjamin Franklin Middle School is Ridgewood High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ho-ho-kus Public School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Travell Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ridgewood Travell Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 389 students
    0.1 miles
    340 Bogert Ave
    Ridgewood, NJ 07451
    (201) 670-2760
    0.1 K-5 389
  • Ridgewood Ridgewood High School Math: 67% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,742 student
    0.7 miles
    627 East Ridgewood Ave
    Ridgewood, NJ 07451
    (201) 670-2800
    0.7 9-12 1,742
  • Ridgewood Glen School Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 35 students
    0.9 miles
    865 East Glen Avenue
    Ridgewood, NJ 07451
    (201) 251-3140
    0.9 PK 35
  • Ridgewood Somerville Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 416 students
    0.9 miles
    45 South Pleasant Ave
    Ridgewood, NJ 07451
    (201) 670-2750
    0.9 K-5 416
  • Ho Ho Kus Ho-ho-kus Public School Math: 84% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-8 | 599 students
    1.0 miles
    70 Lloyd Road
    Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
    (201) 652-4555
    1 PK-8 599

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