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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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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
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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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 2015-16 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
48%
23%
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Black
8%
13%
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White
33%
56%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Benjamin Franklin School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.660.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeriden School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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