1205 N 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Benjamin Franklin School serves 804 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Benjamin Franklin School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

Benjamin Franklin School's student population of 804 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
804 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Franklin School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,797 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2705 out of 2797 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
22%
11%
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Black
63%
15%
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White
6%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
5%
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Students: 804 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in PA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 30%)

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