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77-800 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA 92253

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(760) 238-9424
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March 31, 2015
Yes, this a good school for extra enrichment and there are some exceptional teachers. However, the Principle, though vivacious and friendly, is severely lacking in her approach to bullying. My child is constantly being bullied. I have met many children and parents who are getting frustrated with her lack of resolve and lackadaisical approach to bullying. I was informed that more than a handful of children have left the school because of this and I am getting ready to pull my child out as well. It is a shame, because we like the school, but the Principle is a bit lazy about protecting our children.

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November 12, 2014
This is our first year at Ben Franklin Elementary, and I can say that by far this school goes out of its way to enrich the students here. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to participate in during and afterschool. They are challenged academically and the Teachers really care for their well being. I would recommend this school to any parents that have elementary school age kids. The office staff is also very helpful and that is a true sign that teamwork is important at this school.

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August 17, 2014
We love our school! The office staff is wonderful, the teachers are kind and caring. There are a lot of activities for the students, the class sizes are small compared to other schools in the desert.

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March 12, 2014
went to pick up my brother and they couldent tell me where he was, the receptionist wasent their, just a lot of kaos!!! if he was sick why didnt they hold him in sick room ???

- submitted by a community member

March 05, 2014
Great school with good teachers! Good extra curricular after school programs! Fun environment! Good class sizes!

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February 05, 2014
This School is a IB Elementary, one of two at the District, they have a Spanish Instructor who teaches once a week, they offer computer lab for the kids, they offered Technology classes after school for the upper levels grades, they also have some other after school classes, such as choir, basketball, legos, football, cheerleaders, keyboards, talent show, they offer tutoring for all the grade levels. They participate on Math Field Day, Battle of the Books, Ballroom competition, they have a science night for the kids, they also offer ASES an after school program that runs till 5:40, very well organized. they have a great reading program for the kids, that had help mine through the years, most of the teachers have open doors for volunteer parents, they also have a program for DADS, call the Watch DOGS (dads of great students). they offer and Art program working with the McCallum Theater they take the kids to see performances and the ART Instructors from the McCallum come and work with the kids. Its a great Elementary, Great Teachers, Great Environment. Best Elementary School in the Desert!

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November 04, 2013
This school is very beautiful. The staff here compared to other schools my children have attended aren't very friendly. I believe its more of a fashions show than teachers who actually care about the childrens well being. They don't say good morning or hello unless initiated. The staff inside the office is rude and dismissive. The fall festival this year was poorly put together and hardly any of the female staff working looked as if they wanted to be there. The woman doing the cake walk was yelling at the children and many were complaining how mean the teachers were and how this year sucked. Most prizes were crayons melted into patterns. Not a pleasant or warm feeling here I'm transfering my child asap.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2013
Ben Franklin Elementary School. Is a great school the staff & teacher are hard workers people that are will to go far and beyond to help students and parents with there needs. The principal Mrs. May also works hard in helping students reach there goal. Everyone in the school is friendly and willing to help. I would like to Thank All the Staff and the Teachers in Ben Franklin for all the effort and hard work they put in making this a great school. have a Great Summer everyone. ;) 2013

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April 15, 2010
I love that this school has many after school activities. Ballroom,ballet,violin,keyboard,band,choir,musicals,legos,zumba,talent show,tennis,football,basketball, and many others. I think after school activities are very important in a childs education.With all the school budget cuts most of our teachers volunteer their time to make all this possible. Teachers here take their teaching to the next level with their students.

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November 18, 2009
The Principal does an excellent job with his school and staff. The Teachers at Ben Franklin are awesome, especially my sons' 1st grade teacher Mr. Munksgard. They have alot of extracurricular activites for all grades. From what I have seen, there is alot of parent involvement. Ben Franklin is on top with their discipline and I know my son is safe when in school. I do not know why they were given lower marks on alot of these topics. Go Chargers!

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April 20, 2009
My daughter has been at Benjamin Franklin for three years and we are very please with it. Benjamin Franklin has dedicated teachers that care for thair students. The school also offers different after school activities such band, choir, cheerleading, chess, theater,flag football , french club, dance(ballet).

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August 31, 2008
I Love this school! The teachers are GREAT!! Everyone really cares and gets involved. Mr. Bugg (principal) cares about the school, students and teachers.

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no rating
May 17, 2008
What a great group of dedicated teachers we have who take a heartfelt interest in our children. Outstanding !

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no rating
February 22, 2008
As a parent of a kindergartner I try to be as involved as possible.It did not take long to see what a hassle it can be...to my horror. I understand that it is a new school so comittees and such are also young but people do not seem to be open to help and change. People need to understand that anything to do with the school is solely for our children.

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
77-800 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA  92253
(760) 238-9424
Last modified Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top