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9-12
Public
Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 1,862
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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820 North Avenue 54
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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(323) 550-2000
(323) 258-5940
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October 08, 2013
Benjamin Franklin high school is the best school I have ever been to. There's always nice and respectful adults in campus.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2013
Our school is fantastic. All the teachers and staffs are great. The only thing that i don't like is the school lunch. We have so much pride in our events. "Once a panther always a panther!"

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2013
I feel that this school can be better by having more inspiring teachers, be more motivated and to stop being negative. On the other hand, students should be motivated and willing to learn because teachers can do so much by having students wanting to learn! I appreciate Ms.Gonzalez, my councelor and Mr.Anderson my teacher because they show so much passion and deep concern for myself and to other students. I think the school can improve by each person individually being more involved and the education and welfare of each student. Sincerely Jacob

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2013
My school is a wonderful school.I also learned a lot at Franklin High School. There is always sports and activities going on.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2013
The school offers a wide variety of sports, actitivites and events. The number of clubs is tremendous, something for every student. After school tutoring is provided by UCLA's Beyond the Bell program to students who may need additional support. At a time when many schools are cutting the college counselor position, our college advisor is outstanding, and she brings numerous college recruiters from around the country to our students. It's a school with a proud tradition of academic achievement for those who are willing to take advantage of all the opportunities. We'll be 100 years old and proud in 2016. Go Panthers!

- submitted by a teacher
October 02, 2013
I love it!!! The School has tradition, history, and great spirit. The students here are wonderful.

- submitted by a teacher
October 18, 2011
This school got the things that it needs to prepare my sons to get a better life

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
I think the academic programs offered at this school are great as long as the students are actively involved they can really learn alot. I believe the motivation should come from home i drive both my 9th and 10th grade sons to school everyday from Bell Gardens because they do not want to transfer to our home school. My 9th grade son is very active in the JROTC and he loves it he could not be happier my 10th grade son is actively involved in GEAR Up Program and many other programs offered at the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 27, 2008
I think the Magnet Program at Benjamin Franklin Sr. High Sch is a very good program, the teachers are academically stimulating for those students who are there to learn. Sports program is also very good and challenging. All teachers and coaches I have met are right up there with the best. I have a 9th grader on Softball JV, they work em hard.......Range

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
The Principal is often not at the school site and he takes a long time to make a decision. I do not think they do what is in the best interest of the students just what is easy for them. The teachers were easy to talk to.

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2006
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June 07, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 12, 2006
Very disappointed with this school, unfortunately I couldn't change my stepsons to another school. There is no dedication from the teachers, they don't motivate the students to move up and reach their goals. Discipline for the students and dedication from the teachers would help this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 12, 2005
new principal, expecting great changes.

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2005
The school provides afterschool programs and saturday school to help students understand their troubling subjects. This is really good because it helps them raise their grades in order to graduate.

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2004
I currently attend Franklin High School. In my one year experience here I like Franklin alot. I know student who don't but that is because they dont get involved. I happen to be very inolved and I volunteer very much. I am in leadership, La Raza Unida, Environmental Club, Flags, Magnet Program, College Match, and I help out in the college office. All these programs I'm in really help me and will help me out in the future to get me into, I hope, a prestigious university. So my advice is to get your child into the Magnet program which has the best counselor, Mrs. Robinson, get them involved in the school's many programs and extracurricular activities, and for him/her to get good grades for him/her to succeed and find high school interesting, fun, and a great experience.

- submitted by a student
December 13, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
In four years at Franklin High School, I learned so much, a lot of the things I apply in my everyday life from some of the most dedicated teachers in the school. I believe the key in lifting the students' ambition for doing their best in there exams lies in becoming their friend, allowing the student to give their input, allowing them to decide how they want to prep. I do not think enforcing anything on a teenager who is always a bit rebellious will lead teachers anywhere. As a former student of this school I know first hand how a Franklin student's mind works. Learn to work with the students to develop new ideas on improving methods to lift these scores. Franklin should not fall into a stereotype of an underprivileged school. I do believe that the students there have a passion to learn, but teacher and administrators need to learn to tap these great resources.

- submitted by a former student
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Benjamin Franklin Senior High School
820 North Avenue 54, Los Angeles, CA  90042
(323) 550-2000
Last modified Benjamin Franklin Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Benjamin Franklin Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top