501 N Third Avenue
Columbus, MS 39701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Franklin Academy serves 272 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Franklin Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi 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 6-9% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 272 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Franklin Academy's student population of 272 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
272 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Franklin Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 816 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Franklin Academy is 0.14, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#657 out of 816 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
6-9%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
15-19%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
93%
48%
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White
2%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.14
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).

How many students attend Franklin Academy?

272 students attend Franklin Academy.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

93% of Franklin Academy students are Black, 2% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Franklin Academy?

Franklin Academy has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.

What grades does Franklin Academy offer ?

Franklin Academy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Franklin Academy part of?

Franklin Academy is part of Columbus Municipal School District.

School Reviews

5   6/20/2012
I am proud to have been educated and have the correct values taught me and my friends at what I consider the premier public elementary school anywhere.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 272 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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