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K-6
Public charter
Queen Creek, AZ
Students enrolled: 900
Before care: No
After care: No

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22120 E. Queen Creek Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

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(480) 987-0722
(480) 987-3517
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December 05, 2014
We transferred here from another charter school after being told my kindergartner was out of control and couldn't handle school. I had lost hope not only in school but charter schools specifically. I met with BFCS and was so impressed. I let him know the issues we were having and she assured me the kinder teachers were awesome. Sure enough.. it's been AMAZING. the teacher has not had any problems with my child the communication is great and the curriculum is advanced. I can't say enough good things about this school. My son loves coming here and it changed his entire outlook of school. I was so worried his previous school had already ruined his school experience but his teacher at BFCS has been AMAZING even on his bad days she is hopeful, positive, and reassuring. Never once have gotten a negative vibe or attitude from her. You can tell teaching is her passion. So far, any of the staff (including front desk and aides) we have dealt with has been beyond helpful. This school has been the biggest breath of fresh air for us! Mrs. Goff is his current teacher and I couldn't be happier, from what I can tell, all the teachers seem qualified and seem to love their job!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2014
My children have all attended these schools starting in K. This school in particular is awesome. My youngest child has a learning disability and also suffers from ADHD. He has always had a difficult time, but with the help of fantastic, caring teachers, including the amazing special education team and speech pathologist, he has improved. I'm so happy and grateful to have their help and support.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
This school is great. My son and my daughter go to this school since kinder and never had a bad experience. Academics are on top. Now, my concern is on reviews regarding bullying. My son got bullied on this school when he was in grade one and Mr. Mc Afee (the principal back then) did a very good job apprehending the bully kid and have him apologize to my son in front of us. His parents got called and from what I heard this kid does not go to BFCS anymore. Now my concern is the change of principal. Hopefully Ms. Arnolds will do the same thing that Mr Mc Afee did to the bully and not give them free pass.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2014
My kids came from another school mid year last year and I realized how far behind other schools are compared to this school. The teachers are amazing and got my kids caught up to this schools standards. The schools standards are held at a higher level than the state and the school truly teaches a grade level higher. Something else I would like to mention is the principal Mrs. Arnold is the most amazing principal. She takes the time to know each student and truly cares about all the kids. She is always been available to talk to and is very prompt at returning calls, emails and resolving any concerns. If you are considering this school, I highly recommended it. Not to mention my kids LOVE everything about this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
I have been bringing my children to this school since 2001. All four of my children have or will received an education from K-6. I highly recommend this school and would not think of any other school they should attend. Their curriculum is beyond average and teaching skills are outstanding. Their no tolerance of violence and bullying is outstanding and is enforced. My four children have never had any issue with this because of the zero tolerance at the school. My 2 children that are no longer at this school and are onto high school have the skills needed to be at the top of their grade levels and I feel its the core of Ben Franklin that have led them to success. I would and have highly recommended this school to many other parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
I would rate Benjamin Franklin Charter School Crismon Campus as excellent. The curriculum is top notch always working a grade level ahead. The grading scale is elevated to encourage excellence and achieve high expectations. Teachers are phenomenal in the way they administer the curriculum and most importantly the way they care for the kids. Parent involvement is what makes the school great, with an excellent parent association. There are high standards of behavior as well as modest dress. They focus on monthly values that teach our kids about life and what's most important. The music and PE programs are first rate. The principal and staff are exceptional and are always trying to improve the quality of our school. My kids will always attend this school as long as it's standing:)

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
My children have attended this school since 2008. I have appreciated the pace and the challenge that comes with their academic material and am proud that they have risen to it and been successful. A very close second to seeing them be successful and challenged in school is to know that they are loved and appreciated by their teachers. I have felt of the investments of their teachers over the years and have appreciated the open door they show to me in mutual commitment to my child's education and well being. I trust my kids to be safe, to be taken care of, and to be well taught while they are away from me during the day. That is a wonderful feeling!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My children have been attending BFCS - Crismon Campus since 2002. We have had a great deal of experience in getting to know the staff and many of the other families that attend that campus. I can easily say that there is no where else I would rather have my children attend school. The teachers and staff provide a warm, caring environment where children are able to learn to their utmost potential. The curriculum is excellent and the basics are reinforced year after year to allow a firm foundation for further education. I also have one child attending the new Benjamin Franklin High School and our experience there has been exceptional, as expected. My husband and I have been very pleased with the education our children have received at Benjamin Franklin Charter School.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
We are new to Arizona and Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools as of this 2013-14 school year. Having homeschooled for several years in Colorado, we were delighted to find a charter school that had a challenging curriculum, taught and encouraged values (including patriotism), and fosters leadership in our children. Learning that they also offered orchestra was also very important to us. The teachers and staff have encouraged love of learning and high expectations for student behavior which makes for a wonderful classroom environment! We are so glad to partner with this campus in providing the best for our children's education.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
The homework/curriculum load is a bit much. We love most all the teachers we have had. The principal is fantastic. She truly cares for all the kids at the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
Benjamin Franklin Charter School is a dream come true for our family. In a world of decreasing values and standards in education we were hesitant about where to send our children. This school has a wonderful curriculum and the standards of behavior expected of the children are nothing less than exemplary. I know our children will succeed and are already showing skills and knowledge beyond what most schools would expect for their age. Hands down this is the best school out there!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
I want others to know that the core values, the curriculum, the direct instruction that is the fundamental basis of our school, is top notch. Children that come to this school not only perform above grade level, but acquire the dedication, skills, habits, and values that are vital to their becoming successful, qualified, and amazing adults. I have seen this time after time. As a parent, before I even dreamed of becoming a teacher here, and now as a teacher. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing school.

- submitted by a teacher
April 17, 2014
Is wonderful, the music/orchestra/band program is amazing. The teacher's who teach the program are like no other and take pride in teaching our kids. With so many doing away with music programs I am glad we continue to have music.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
My son has been attending BFCS since kinder and I have been impressed since day 1. I researched and toured many schools and BFCS made the top of my list for so many reasons. The teachers are excellent and do what they can to make sure your child succeeds. I have seen 1st hand that the school has zero tolerance for bullying. The principal is very involved as well and easy to find/talk to when you need to. The new campus is amazing and I am so thankful we now have a closed and secure campus. The front office staff is very personable and friendly. The curriculum is top notch and my 3rd grader is doing things that a lot of schools don't teach until later on. I look forward to my younger children starting Kinder.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2013
My son has attended BF Crismon for 2 years, and while we were impressed with the first year, this one has been lackluster. The school has moved to a much improved new site, and has brought with it a new principal who seems to lack common sense when it comes to disciplinary issues. While my child is verbally bullied, he is suspended for defending himself while the tormentors disappear into the playground crowd. It's so frustrating and it negates any good academic achievements he makes when he spends so much time away from school. The school does not promote a bully-free culture, and seems to ignore it when it happens. While the academics are above standard, I'd rather have an emotionally healthy happy child.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Benjamin Franklin Charter School Crismon Campus is a wonderful school. My children have been attending for 6 years. The above grade level curriculum keeps the students challenged. The school does not focus on teaching to the standardized tests like most schools. They focus on educating the children. We have had good teachers who really want their students to be successful. I like that they enforce a modest dress code and we are not constantly being asked to sell things for fundraisers. There is daily homework but I believe it only prepares the students for the more rigorous junior and senior high schedules.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
MY DAUGHTERS LOVE THIS SCHOOL! WE'VE BEEN AT BEN FRANKLIN CRISMON FOR 4 YRS. THE CURRICULUM IS CHALLENGING & KEEPS OUR KIDS FOCUSED. BTW, in response to the previous comment, "who's Mr. Lee"?? That's not the name of the principal or any of the teachers! Maybe u hv the wrong school.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2013
I am the principal of this school. In response to the previous reviews, I know that our school does not allow people to volunteer in classrooms unless you have a student enrolled. We do not control our population of students. Students are enrolled on a first come-first served basis. Mr. Lee has never been the principal of our school.

- submitted by a teacher
March 20, 2013
We LOVE the Crismon Campus. We have had all great teachers for all of my kids in the 4 years that we have been there. I love how disciplined this school is when it comes to learning. I love the curriculum and feel the teachers are very helpful. I disagree with some of the comments about bullying. I've had a kids bullied on the bus and another in class. I feel the teachers did a fabulous job helping out and making my daughter feel safe in class and on the playground. My son was being bullied on the bus and that did take longer to get taken care of but it did. We are moving and are so sad to be leaving this school. It has been a great experience and we hope to return.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
We loved the school when my son started K here. Put him in another charter school for 1st grade because of the distance from home. Didn't care much for Cambridge Academy, so we put our son back in Benjamin Franklin Charter for grades 2 and 3. We moved to New England, where the public education is among the tops in the nation and was happy to see our son adjust well, I believe due to the preparation given to him at BFC. Fortunately no bullying problems and the teachers were fantastic. They also have a great fund raising event and winter concert. Struggle with afterschool enrichment due to parent volunteering. We particularily liked that the school was strict and disciplined and also enforced dress code. This school is not for students who have no discipline and are too casual.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
We have loved the Franklin Charter Schools for a very long time- for the very first time in years, this is the first time we have had any problems with a teacher (6th grade)- LOVE the curriculum and the influences (kiddos) around my llittle ones attending- when a teacher is the the main focus in the class room influencing these students, expectations of a "loving" environment needs to commence in all class rooms- When a teacher tells their students they take the joy out of teaching and needing to quit her job because of talkitive students??? WOW. Some students at this age struggle with self esteem as they are entering young adolescent phases don't need to hear such things- I am saddened and the teacher makes the whole difference in each grade- I do not reccomend this teacher to anyone out there- The school itself is wonderful- this teacher needs to find herself a different career-

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
They don't know how to deal with bully situations at all especially the teachers and the principal. The victims of the bullies are the ones that get in trouble when they try to defend themselves. Bullies get away with a lot while victims of bullies are deemed troublemakers. The bus drivers are consistent with keeping bullies from others. Often victims are kicked off the bus and are left confused as to why. Teachers are pretty good in regards knowing the materials which is good and it is accelerated for those that are smart. Attend this school at your own risk.....

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
I love this school!!! It is not for people who want an easy ride. They raise the bar for both students and parents. The structured but loving environment was exactly what my son needed!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
We absolutely love the BenFranklin-Crismon Campus! Our son has been there since Kindergarten. The academic program is accelerated and the teachers/principal are dedicated to the students. My son loves going to school and loves his teachers. This program encourages students to learn the material...not just memorize it for a test. We are blessed to have a program that teaches students in a way that allows them to think through a problem -- not just have one pop up on a computer screen.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
Started my oldest child in 2nd grade at BFCS in Gilbert, Loved this school and staff. We moved to the BFCS Power campus because it is closer to our home. I LOVE this school too. There Curriculum is accelerated. If the child drops below a "B" Teachers tutor them until they are back up. The children wear conservative dress code or uniforms. The kids are taught virtues, values and patriotism and they are well mannered. The school only has one fund raising event .. the Fall Festival. They supply the children with the necessities for school, papers, books, pencils etc. Ask yourself why the public schools keep having fund raisers? Why do the parents have to buy supplies for the class? Where is all the MONEY? We get taxed & what happened to all the Lotto money?!!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
I am gald I can say that not only my husband and I love Benjamin Franklin Charter School (Crismon Campus), my kids do as well! The structure in the classrooms, back to the basics education and the over all learning environment is set for success! Every staff member there is geared for the for the accademic and self advancements in every student from Kindergarten to 6th grade! With all this my kids look forward to going to school and hate it when they have to miss! I hope I never experience the day where they dread going to school! Benjamin Franklin Charter School is like family, always there for your kids best interest! Blessed to call them my kids school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
My son started this school a few months into the year and really struggled at first. His teacher did a wonderful job to catch him up to the rest of the students. He is only in Kindergarten and it is amazing the things he is doing. My 4 year old daughter can not wait to be joining him at school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
Because the class are great, the staff are very good at their job, and overall my son loves it and talks about school all the time!!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
I am so pleased with Benjamin Franklin. My two daughters attend the one in Queen Creek, and we have only good things to say about the school. My kindergartener recited the preamble to the constitution after attending for 1 month... amazing. I love the patriotism that is emphasized. I appreciate the high acedemic standards, the opportunities for parental involvement, and the dress code. The teachers are all wonderful, and the principle is amazing. So grateful for this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2009
Franklin is a great school where the students are very successful. Teachers and principal are great. Great discipline, and overall great school

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March 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
This school is great. I have two sons attending BFCS (5th and 3rd grade) and my husband and I are very satisfied. The curriculum is very good, homeworks are adequate and the Principal, teachers and office staff are always willing to go the extra mile. Gabriela Valenzuela.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 02, 2008
I have 2 students in this school and they love it. We are very pleased as parents with the entire experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2008
My children love this school. They are excelling in all aspects of learning and they are challenged every day. I feel that this is the best school around to prepare a child for HS and college.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
If you like your child to be an overachieving robot and do hours of homework everday. This school is for you.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2007
This really is a great school. The teachers are wonderful, and my children have enjoyed their experiences here!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Overall great school, good teachers, have had a very pleasant experience since day 1. This is the first school I've experienced that really takes control of bullying, and doesn't tollerate it.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
My children having been going to Ben Franklin for 9 years I love this school. If you want a great education this is the place to put your child. I love the parent involvment.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 01, 2006
I am for the most part thrilled with this school! I don't think the office staff is very informed, or overly friendly, but the academics make up for that! My child is reading, doing math and spelling at a much higher level than friends his age! I don't believe my child would be doing as will as he is if he were at another school! I love to help out and believe there is a high parent involvement at this school! They welcome you into class at any time! Excellent school to attend!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
Very impressed with academics. They require a lot of homework, which can be a negative if your child has trouble focusing. Teachers are wonderful. They definitely require respect.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
My children have ben going to BF for three years now. We have had little complaint, other than the facilities. We did have an instance last year that we felt deservec a bit more attention by the principal. This is why I rated him slightly lower than the teachers. I felt that the way the way the situation was handled was not fair to all side. My son got what he deserved, so I'm not being defensive. BF, I understand, will be moving next year. this will make our commute from QC considerable farther. As far as academics, BF is solid. We have no complaints. We home schooled for a number of years and found that our children were more successful on a different math program, but this is minor in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2005
great academics,parent involvment welcome, good sports program

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
Only charter school in the area, growing nicely. Much tougher school than Power Ranch Elementary, but my children are doing better at Power Ranch. Liked the teachers well enough.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
I love the Franklin Charter school my sons attend. I had me reservations in placing my oldest there because he was in trouble every day at his old school, but I figured that I would give it a try and he has excelled. They provide music, art, P.E., fieldtrips and a great reward system to encourage good behavior. We are getting ready to move to another city and I am seriously considering driving forty minutes just to keep my kids in this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
Absolutely a wonderful, caring environment. Limited extracurricular activities, but most are open to all. Tops academically.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
Loved this school! Pulled out because we moved and can not find another one like it here in California. Children got an excellent education way above the other 'public' schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 02, 2004
We'd heard good things about this school but were sorely disappointed when we went in to find out some information. There is sadly, an air of 'we're better than other' here. Sorry, but no thanks. That's not what I want my children learning. They should know that all children can learn and it's important to have high expectations for everyone.

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May 25, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
This school strives to give a well rounded education for every student. The basic skills of reading, writing, and math are the main focus, especially for the first few grades. The reasoning is that if children can read well, they will be much better able to learn in all other areas. Patriotism and good character are also a fundamental part of the school and have been integrated well.

- submitted by a teacher
October 01, 2003
This is a great school. I have went to Ben Franklin since 4th grade to 6th grade. I am in high school now and the principles the have taught me there have stuck with me till now. It is a great school...however I would have liked to have more extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a community member
July 30, 2003
This is a great school. I'm impressed with the Spalding program. My three children are doing very well. Safe environment. Positive values taught. Children should start in Kindergarten, later start gets more difficult to catch up. Active parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
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Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Crismon
22120 E. Queen Creek Rd., Queen Creek, AZ  85142
(480) 987-0722
Last modified Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Crismon is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Crismon Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top