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Franklin Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 663 students

 
 

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Posted June 5, 2014

We have two children attending Franklin, grades 2 and Kindergarten. This was our first year here and we had a FANTASTIC experience. The teachers were great. My son is reading on a 4th grade+level, and our daughter is on track for the same! I am so glad we are part of the Franklin family. GO FALCONS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

I would like to address the review of an individual that is concerned about large class size. I have had six children in this school and have dropped by the school into the classroom many times over the course of the years. It is not uncommon for there to be several smaller directed groups working with a number of teachers within the setting. Franklin also conducts a very orderly environment which maximizes learning. I hope this parent will reconsider their choice. From untold years of experience with Franklin, I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

I called Franklin to see if this was a good school to place my boy who will be attending 6th grade next year. Franklin officials stated that the class sizes are 30 students per class and that they have 9 classes of six graders. That's 270 students of 6th graders. Needless to say, I will not be placing my boy in that school. The more students in a class room past 20, the poorer the quality. Everyone knows that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

All 4 of my children have attended Franklin(2 are still there) and I have been very involved there in many aspects, including parent, volunteer, and staff. I have been very satisfied with the educational experiences that my children have had and continue to have. The staff is both professional and kind. They invest a lot of themselves to make school a postive experience for all students. I highly recommend this school to anyone investigating schools to enroll their children in.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

206 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Black46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male73%
Black50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male61%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Black50%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female74%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female66%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant59%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female65%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant62%

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant56%

Science

All Students44%
Female35%
Male48%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English70%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 73%
Black 12% 9%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 45%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 345-4287

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