Benjamin Franklin School

  • Benjamin Franklin School serves 359 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

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School Overview

  • Benjamin Franklin School's student population of 359 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students359 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Benjamin Franklin School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 956 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#732 out of 956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
53%
25%
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Black
11%
13%
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White
30%
54%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.620.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeriden School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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