Benjamin Franklin Middle School

  • Benjamin Franklin Middle School serves 729 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 31%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Benjamin Franklin Middle School's student population of 729 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students729 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Franklin Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin Middle School is 0.29, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank#314 out of 1,767 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
12%
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Black
2%
12%
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White
84%
69%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benjamin Franklin Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.290.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameValparaiso Community s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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