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Franklin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 504 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2014

Great teachers but becoming more unsavory. They have a large goth Comunity atleast in 2008 they did


Posted August 13, 2014

Great school! My son is now going to 2nd grade, and has attended Franklin Elementary School since Kindergarten. We love Franklin!! I would highly recommend this school to anyone. We know that our son will receive a great education at Franklin, which is extremely important to us. The Parent Teacher involvement is also great. Everyone sticks together and works well as a team. The diffrerent school activities that Franklin has to offer throughout the school year is awesome. Both Principals are great. They are very sweet, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. We are looking forward to the future years to come at Franklin Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Franklin es is a warm inviting place to learn. Student work is proudly displayed. Teachers are approachable and value kindness (social emotional growth) as well as academic progress. They would benefit greatly from any grant available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Franklin Elementary is a great school. I'm extremely pleased with the teachers and the high quality curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

Franklin is a wonderful school. They keep the children busy both physically and mentally. The only draw back I have about Franklin is if you have a child with a learning disability you have to stay on top of them at all times. I felt she would have fallen through the 'cracks' if I would not have been as involved as I was with her. My other child is in GT and we have had no problems with her. The principal is wonderful and is very active in the school. You constantly see her even at drop off in the mornings and afternoons. Overall, I am really satisfied with Franklin and its staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2008

Awesome school. Great principle and some amazing teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

Franklin Elementary is one of the best schools around. We moved here from New York and were pleasantly surprised by both the excellence of education and the teacher's compassion. The administration is caring and involved. When you walk into the school you see a true sense of community. The children are always challenged to be the best they can be. I would highly recommend anyone considering private school that is zoned for FES to reconsider. It was a wonderful place for my daughter (now in middle school) and my son who is going into 4th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

Franklin Elementary is a superior school. I have had three children enrolled at Franklin, my twin boys are in 4th grade now. I love the parent involvement and the input from the community. The specials teachers, art, music, gym and library are fantastic. Franklin has a way of making every child feel special, from Spring Arts, to Play Day, to Terrific Kids and the positive encouragement from all teachers. Thank you to all Franklin Staff for the many years of dedication to our children. P.S. My fourth child will be enrolled at Franklin next year. Kim Montanye
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

Going to this school is one of the best things I look forward to in the morning. I am in 5th grade and have art, music, gym or library in the morning. We can learn about science fiction, the majoir scales, muscle warm-ups, and drawing tecniques, They are great ways to start the day of learning. Some of the most fantastic days are Playday and the Spring Arts Festival. Having celebrations to show parents our outstanding work in school. I am really glad that we have parents to help us with outdoor recess. Without them, we wouldn't be playing outside. Math, Science, Health, Reading ect. are the the most important subjects and my teachers know how to make learning fun. Algebra, spelling, drugs, and novels are just some of the things we learn. I think each and every teacher has a great personality, and I appreciate all of them. Come+learn !
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2004

The curriculum is wonderful and you couldn't ask for better teachers. They expect alot from the students but they also give alot and they are very involved with the parents.
—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 74% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 42%
Black 20% 35%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 19%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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33 Cockeysmill Rd
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: (410) 887-1111

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