Benjamin Franklin School

1205 N 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Bottom 50%
Serving 679 students in grades Kindergarten-4, Benjamin Franklin School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 3% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 55%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Pennsylvania state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 679 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : Bottom 50% in PA
  • : 3% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Benjamin Franklin School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Benjamin Franklin School's student population of 679 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
679 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Benjamin Franklin School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,549 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Benjamin Franklin School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (PA)
#2540 out of 2549 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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3%
38%
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10%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
28%
14%
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Black
60%
14%
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White
4%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
5%
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Benjamin Franklin School's ranking?
Benjamin Franklin School is ranked #2540 out of 2,549 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
3% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% PA state average), while 10% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% PA state average).
How many students attend Benjamin Franklin School?
679 students attend Benjamin Franklin School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Benjamin Franklin School students are Black, 28% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are White, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Benjamin Franklin School?
Benjamin Franklin School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 13:1.
What grades does Benjamin Franklin School offer ?
Benjamin Franklin School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Benjamin Franklin School part of?
Benjamin Franklin School is part of Harrisburg City SD School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 679 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 3% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), PA Dept. of Education

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