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Franklin Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted July 30, 2013

Love this school!! Teachers, parents and administration involvement is top class and have their best interest at heart for children to succeed!! My kids absolutely love the school. My son went there from k-6 no problems and excellent grades!!! I have another son that is going to start 4th grade and my daughter starting 2nd grade this year. They have also excellent grades and as long as they continue to grow and improve than other children their age who do not attend Franklin East I will continue to send my other children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

This is without doubt one of the best schools in Mesa, the 1 Star Haters who's kids couldn't hack it are obviously not helping their kids. Yes the curriculum is tough and it requires a great deal of parental involvement for the kids to be successful. No - a child with learning difficulties is not going to keep up here, so if your kid struggles at a normal paced district school - probably not a good idea to move them into Franklin. If my 4th Grader wasn't a Straight A Student and had struggled - I'd obviously be writing a different review, but she thrives here and there's no district school that can even compare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

Let me start out by saying I attented Franklin East, my neices and nephews went there, my friends have children that go there and I absolutely love their curriculum. However, I am giving this school one star simply for the fact that the new principle is terrible. She handled a situation so badly my husband and I were required to get a lawyer to keep our son out of harms way. When we brought this to her attention she wouldn't speak to us, instead she contacted her own lawyer and had us talk to him. This proved to me that she knew she had taken the wrong action and was trying to cover her own tail. She lacks the same attitude of responsibility that the school teaches the children. Now after talking to other parents and to a former PTO president I have found that she is less than desirable in many parents eyes and that I am not the first to withdraw my child from Franklin because of her actions. Please be mindful of this as you research Franklin and be careful if you send your children there. I would hate for another family to go through the heartache we did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2011

Now that we have seen the difference this school has made for our children we won't move out of the area! A proven curriculum and stellar music program has given my children advantages that I didn't have growing up. And Thank You, Franklin East for still having 2 half day class options for Kindergarteners!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

My 5 yr old enrolled Franklin East, I enrolled her another school after 3wks. Rooms overcrowded, teacher seemed caring first week. Children are not permitted to use the restroom, lack of guidance for kindergarten no assistance in cafeteria. My child became afraid of the Teacher, she was afraid to talk or ask question. School is very regimented no individuality of children. Mrs W. greeted me as I was dropping off my child for school 3rd week, she told me in front of my daughter and classmates, she didnt think , my child should remain in her class! Seems my little girl cried the previous day. No concern as to what made her cry. My daughter does not cry easily. Was she being denied the use of the bathroom. This was very unprofessional on the part of the teacher. I enrolled my child in a Montessori school the following day. She came home with a huge smile and gave me a hug thanked me said she loved her new school! Stay away from this place may have been good at one time not anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

Love this school but not the principle. Not sure if it's her reputation or the schools(probably both) that she doesn't want tarnished but when it comes to bullying issues or anything negative she doesnt/didn't do anything about it. Academically I really like this school and will continue to send my other children there. If any issues ever come up again I will take it to a higher level than the principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Wonderful school! Teacher, parent and administration involvement is top class! My kids absolutely love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

2 of my children have attended Franklin East, ages 5 and 9. My 5 year old attended full time kindergarten this year, and my 9 year old is on his third year at Franklin, currently in grade 3. I have moved my 5 yr old to another school already (mid-year, not ideal) and my 9 year old will be attending a different school next year as well. I consider myself to see both sides of the story before making judgments, but situation after situation, is has become very clear to me this school, particularly the Principal Ms Carpenter, does not have their best interest at heart; honestly, I'm not even sure she has a heart. My 5 year old was made to feel like a failure and he could do no right. The teachers changed at least 3 times while he attended. Without consistency, how can they expect the children to be perfectly behaved? My 9 year old was recently suspended for calling another boy in his grade a girl. Reprimand him, yes, suspend him, NO. If the behavior continues, yes, there is a problem, but it was a one-time occurrence. Again, I cannot say enough negative things about this school. Tears have been shed and beyond frustration experienced. No stars for this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

My son has benefited greatly from attending Franklin East. He is in first grade now, and he is far more advanced than other children his age who do not attend Franklin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

This school does NOT help children (or their parents) who are struggling academically. I've been told to take my daughter to a neighborhood school by her last 2 teachers & both have NOT tried to help her in any way, nor have they tried to help me help her. I am enrolling her in another MPS next year (by the request of my daughter) & had to have that school call Franklin because they gave me a hard time about the 'policies & procedures' of doing that. Sad to say talking to other parents of struggling children & old teachers from Franklin it is all too common for this situation. I am deeply saddened by this since my oldest had attended Franklin from K-6 with no problems at all & we loved the school. It's just not the same any more:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

We recently moved out of state and we certainly miss the excellent education our children received at Franklin. Having the children spend 90% of their day 'on-task' is what makes the difference. Having 'no fluff' keeps the children moving at a quick pace and excited to learn. Fantastic teachers and leadership as well. An excellent school which we cannot replicate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I love that Franklin East is a back to basics school and their main focus is teaching our children. The kids are expected to behave at school, and they receive a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My daughter has attended Franklin since kindergarten (she is in 6th grade now) and has excelled academically! I have been very impressed with the teaching style and content. I believe this school has given her an edge and has given her the skills necessary to succeed through the rest of her academic years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

The teachers are as amazing as the teaching style they embrace. My daughter is currently in 2nd grade, and is doing things in school I don't recall doing until 5th or 6th grade - and she's excelling at them! An A+ School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It is a traditional, old fashion school that has not changed in years past.


Posted March 25, 2009

Both of my children are in Franklin and they are both thriving. I love the conservative culture of the school, along with the strict standards in education. I feel this will set a higher standard for both my children going forward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

I love this school and they really try to give your child the best education. If your child has a learning disablility you have to really push to get them some help. Other then that I love it and feel my kids are really preparing for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2008

This school is structured, full of parental involvement, and filled with great teachers. All three years my child attended this school he was learning everyday - intellectually and socially. The children become better people by attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

I sent my 4 children here and know they are miles ahead of where they would be in their neighborhood school. As a substitute teacher throughout Mesa, there is clearly a superb scholastic difference here that is difficult to find elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Franklin teachers have always worked very hard with my children to improve their academic abilities. They are very dedicated to the Franklin curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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100%

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97%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 42%
Hispanic 23% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Mesa, AZ 85204
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