605 Campbell
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School serves 798 students in grades 6-8.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Benjamin Franklin Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

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School Overview

Benjamin Franklin Middle School's student population of 798 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
798 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Franklin Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Middle School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#145 out of 1757 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
12%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
81%
68%
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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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Diversity Score
0.33
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 798 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.33 (Btm 50%)

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