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Franklin Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 336 students

 

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Posted October 4, 2009

Franklin School is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and takes pride in the 21st-century education provided to its diverse population of students.


Posted October 4, 2009

Franklin School provides a diverse teaching style to meet the needs of the individual child. I am proud to be a teacher within this educational system.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2009

Franklin School provides a diverse teaching style to meet the needs of the individual child. I am proud to be a teacher within this educational system.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 12, 2007

I have one child in this school who started in kindergarten and will finish with 5th grade next year. Her experience in in Franklin Elementary has been nothing but positive. Teachers and staff display a genuine care in the education of their students, and often take the time to go the extra mile. Also, additional programs (such as TLC and ALP) are outstanding. I feel fortunate to have my child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

I have one child in this school. From what I have seen in her academics, the teachers take a personal interest in the child's education and it shows. My daughter has discovered the wonderful world of reading and she loves it. I don't think that would have happened if it was not for the teachers in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

I have 2 children in this school one in 4th the other in kindergarten. I'm very pleased with thier education, progess, and results. My girls look foward to school every day, and I'm very impressed by the educators at Franklin.
—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.

About these ratings

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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students79%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic70%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students75%
Female91%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 9%
White 23% 51%
Black 9% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 30%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Seamus Regan

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2 N Franklin Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Phone: (201) 385-8581

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