Benjamin Franklin School

  • Benjamin Franklin School serves 346 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Benjamin Franklin School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 44%.
  • Benjamin Franklin School operates within the Meriden School District.

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Franklin School's student population of 346 students has declined by 30% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students346 students
Gender %Benjamin Franklin School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Students by GradeBenjamin Franklin School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Benjamin Franklin School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 968 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
44%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
58%
Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
7%
5%
Hispanic
48%
23%
Black
8%
13%
White
33%
56%
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsBenjamin Franklin School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCT All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.42
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
33%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Benjamin Franklin School is Meriden School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 195 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Meriden School District's student population of 7,927 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $16,303 in this district is less than the state average of $20,313. The district revenue/student has declined by 30% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $16,086 is less than the state average of $19,375. The district spending/student has declined by 30% over four school years.
    School District NameMeriden School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    17
    4
    Number of Students Managed7,9271,534
    Meriden School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    25%
    44%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    41%
    58%
    District Total Revenue$133 MM$31 MM
    District Spending$132 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$16,303$20,313
    District Spending / Student$16,086$19,375
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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