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Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Public | 4-8 & ungraded | 902 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2012

Love the teaching staff! Couldn't ask for a better group! Not as happy with the office workers. The one sitting up front is loud, and spends a LOT of time wandering around with no goal in mind. She also tends to snap at the other secretary, and uses foul language in front of students and visitors. Too bad she brings down the impression of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

This is the worst school that I have ever placed my child in! And he use to be in Detroit Public Schools which was horrible yet better then this school. My son has been harassed, picked on, and profilled and all this is just by the staff. I feel like our children should be able to go to school and get a quality education without all the harassment. I have went to the board and got absolutely no where. I feel that the camaras in the school are a false sense of security for the parents. I moved to Westland trying to give my children a better life and this school alone is messing up my childs futrue. I feel like if the staff spent more time getting to the bottom of the real issues the school wouldn't have half as many problems as it does. My son was jumped on and because he defended him self he was ticketed by the police. All I want is to be able to send my children to school and know that they are in a safe place and I don't feel that way with this school! This school Does have great teachers if your child is allowed to make it to class. Because of this school I am moving out of Westland. I want the best for my children and in my eyes this school is the worst!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

as for Franklin Middle School I will be happy when my child goes to high school ever since the reorg of the school all that did was hurt the kids the principal at Franklin is blame throughing toward the kids and no adult has a handle on any activities going on at that school. everytime I am at the office the teachers have sent kids to the office fofr the secretarys to babysit. as far as i am concern this school is a joke and should be shut down completly. how can they think that principal has a handle on things everytime i hear from a parent there all they can do is complain and complaining to the school boad does no good either
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

this school is awsome the teachers are so nice... i love them!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2009

This is a great school I have two sons that went to franklin middle school, one has graduated and my other son will graduate in 2010, I have a daughter that currently attends this school and she's a honor roll student, The principal is wonderful she really cares about the students and I now have a grand-daughter that I hope someday will attend franklin middle school also. I feel most of the parents of the children that attend franklin middle school are very supportive, with most activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

I have two daughters who go to this wonderful school. I always know when they get projects. The school has very good activities during and after school. Thay have a really good staff too. My daughters both are 4.0 students so every marking period they get to go the 4.0 breakfast. Even though their principle is busy she'll make time for the kids. She does a March reading lunch for the top 3 readers in each grade, they get to eat pizza, cake, salad, and much more with her and some of the other teachers. The officer is really nice to the kids. If they do good stuff they are rewarded. They also have a hornet point store where you can spend hornet points you recieve. The teachers are committed to teaching the students and their safety. The main thing I have to say is that it is a excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

I am a student and they have lots of afterschool activities and very good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

I wouldnt even rate this school with 1 star. It is a horrible school and the staff and teachers do not care about the kids at all. My daughter has been bullied, and nothing is being done about it to take care of the problem. THe vice principal and cop in the school sit in the office while there are much needed issues to be taken care of. I would not recommend this school to my pet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

As a parent of two teenagers and an employee in one of the schools, I have come to respect the job(s) that teachers have in our public schools. I would like to say in defense of the Franklin staff that all schools have employees that parents will find 'difficult' or 'unfair' when it comes to dealing with their children. The real problem occurs when responsibility is not taken by the appropriate parties involved. Bottom line, our children will learn what we choose to teach them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

I think this school is horrible, they have priciples, and staff in the main office that should be working in a prison. I don't believe they care about children at all. Too many times i have seen totally nasty attitudes from the office staff to the children. I can never speak with the principle, she's always busy. The assist principle wants to hand out as many suspensions as he can. What else does he do there? The ticket policy they have is a joke. No one gains from this policy, except the Wayne police who don't have anything better to do, but give tickets to 11-13 yr old children. I can not wait to get out of this school, and would not recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2004

All we have to do is review our states academic standings and we will know our schools leave a lot to be desired/ School he was told by an Arabic teacher that all americans were stupied. He had several Black teachers and while most were fair there was some that were very racial. My som has as many black friends over as white so it definately was not his misunderstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

Franklin is a nice school but they need better teachers that care about there students. I mean dont get me wrong we got some nice teachers. And our school is cheap we need alot of new stuff like books and new science desks and for technology and more. And mainly the schools problem is the Principal she doesnt really care for her students. She nice and all but she dont do nothing for us. But try not to send your kid to Franklin trust me I am going you a favor!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2004

I totally aggree with the other parent that the school (and the district) need more caring teachers like Mr. Walker. The principal is uncaring towards issues and while they beg for parent involvement when they get it, they don't appreciate it. Safety is an issue as well. They have cameras, they have a police officer in the school, I simply do not know why it continues to happen. The principal needs to take more responsiblility for what happens in the school. By teachers and by the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2003

I think franklin is a pretty nice school, they need to make the students listen some how to make our meap scores higher, over all this is a good school. I also think all teachers should do hands on activities like Mr. Walker.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2014.

457 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

459 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 35% in 2014.

451 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

453 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 20% in 2014.

447 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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55%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 69%
African-American 28% 18%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Mrs. Sandra Morante-Brock
Fax number
  • (734) 595-2401

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33555 Annapolis St
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