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Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math And Science

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted January 10, 2006

Since the hurricane, my child have been attending this schools an it's great. My child is in second grade, her teacher name is Ms. Price. She adores this school and she would love to return next year if she's accepted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

Ben Franklin Elementary School is a great math and science school. We have wonderful teachers who really enjoy teaching, while making it fun.We are the only elementary school with a computer and math lab. Our computer lab has 50 computers in it which gives a strong learning in technology. Our new prinicipal has given our school everything it needs. Our school is multicultural and the education is very challenging to all students. Come and visit see and how wonderful it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

Benjamin Franklin is one of the best public elementary schools in New Orleans. I am very pleased with the new principal. She is doing an excellent job to make Ben Franklin better. The quality of teachers is excellent here. My child is really being challenged and encouraged to do his best. I am grateful to have found a public school that I am pleased with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2004

This year at Franklin Elementary is better than ever. We have a new principal who has made it a pleasure to teach. Our academic standards and our wonderful cultural diversity is great. Students are leaving other competative elementary schools because they want their children to have a strong math and science background and not liberal arts. The behavior at Franklin also great. Come and visit and see the school in action. We are sponsoring a Fun Run to complete our exclusive Math Lab. We now have several corporate sponsors that are assisting us in purchasing software for the lab. For the year 2005-2006 we will be adding 8th grade. If you are looking for a great math and science school with culture diversity, and a good learning environment, please come to Franklin Elementary.
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Posted May 18, 2004

I totally agree with the above parent. In addition, the ratio of teacher to students is extremely high. My daughter had 30-32 students in her class third grade class last year and also this year. I give praise to the teachers for hanging in there it must be quite difficult. If changes do not occur soon it will continue to be a spiral down hill. My daughter is one who will not be attending Ben Franklin next year. Her accomplishments have exceeded themselves but I refuse to keep putting her through relentless unnecessary turmoil.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

I agree with the previous reader. As a concerned parent I believe changes are needed in leadership. The school has not held up to the standards originally presented. The students behaviors are out of control, and many of the teachers lack the enthusiasm and commitment to the children. The lack of communication exhibited by the teachers is heart wrenching. The ultimate person who suffers is the child. Unlike many of the Orleans Public Schools, parental support is not a problem. The biggest obstacle is lack of communication from the teachers and lack of concern shown by the principal to her staff and parents of Ben Franklin students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2004

I am very displeased with the spiral downward road Ben Franklin Elem. has taken in discipline, and Principal leadership. We are losing a lot of good teacher and students due to it. It's not the same school it used to be.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 45%
White 3% 47%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 80%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Charlotte L Matthew
Fax number
  • (504) 304-6257

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1116 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 304-3932

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