Benjamin Franklin Middle School

605 Campbell
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Benjamin Franklin Middle School serves 815 students in grades 6-8.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Indiana state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 35% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 815 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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 815 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
815 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Franklin Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,755 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Middle School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#254 out of 1755 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
14%
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Black
3%
13%
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White
78%
65%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benjamin Franklin Middle School's ranking?
Benjamin Franklin Middle School is ranked #254 out of 1,755 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana.
What schools are Benjamin Franklin Middle School often compared to?
Benjamin Franklin Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thomas Jefferson Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% IN state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% IN state average).
How many students attend Benjamin Franklin Middle School?
815 students attend Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Benjamin Franklin Middle School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benjamin Franklin Middle School?
Benjamin Franklin Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is equal to the Indiana state average of 15:1.
What grades does Benjamin Franklin Middle School offer ?
Benjamin Franklin Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Benjamin Franklin Middle School part of?
Benjamin Franklin Middle School is part of Valparaiso Community Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 815 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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