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Bloomfield, NJ
Students enrolled: 396
 

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85 Curtis Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

(973) 680-8560
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November 23, 2014
There are a few great teachers at Franklin, it's about time we have a gym teacher we do not share with the district, whose great with the kids and do so much with them. Still in need of a new principal though, she's taking away from this school capability and the teachers credibility & performances they really do with the students. Some really go out of their way to understand and help their students. Been here for 5 years, I've seen changes good and bad but nothing towards the principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2014
This school is great. The teachers are extremely dedicated and genuinely care for the well-being and development of our young ones. They really pour their heart out; the principal however, needs to change her priorities.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2014
Franklin School is a wonderful elementary school! The principal and teachers go out of their way to ensure all the decisions made are in the best interest of the students. They have created such a caring, warm, and inviting school climate. I am proud to say I my children go to Franklin!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2014
Franklin School is a great place for a child to grow educationally, socially, and emotionally.The teachers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and caring. The principal cares about the well being of the students and creates a school community that is conducive for learning. I can't imagine a better place for my child to go to school!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
I was a lil scared I had moved over Summer & it was my daughter's fist year. we can all critique lil things here and there. like the basketball area outiside the baskets are broken. kids like to play sports it keeps them out of trouble. but overall I am pleased Franklin School Bloomfield NJ.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2012
My daughter has been attending Franklin School since she was in pre-school. My daughter has grown not only socially but educationally. I am proud to say she is a honor student and continues thrive on her skills with the help of her teachers and staff of the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2010
This school has a strong support system. My grand-son and grand-daughter attended this school from Kindergarten through 6th grade. The teacher work with you and listen to your concerns. This school has a strong parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2009
My children have attended Franklin and love it! My oldest is ten and my youngest just started kindergarten! The teachers are great with the kids and make learning fun! The parent involvement is great and they are always planning fun activities for the students!!! A +++ learning environment! We love it!!!!1

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
This is the first year my son is going to this school and we are very impressed. He is in Kindergarden and only has 15 kids in his class. His teacher is very experienced and has been able provide our child with the individual attention to assess his skill level and provide him the right level of instruction. We had been debating on whether to send our son to the expensive Montclair Kimberley Acadamy instead. I am delighted we decided not to. We are getting the same level of education for our son, in a more diverse environment, without the $22K price tag.

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August 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 09, 2008
My child currently attends the school there for the last year! The children are so ridden with rules it is hard to be yourself. The kids play on gravel and concrete and they are not allowed to have balls to play with most of the time. The principal speaks to children about behavior issues that are small or would not seem like issues to parents, but does not inform parents of the meetings. The children are also expected to write 7 essays per marking period, alot of writing and most of the time the kids want to get it done for the time frame rather than really learning what they are writing about. The only saving grace is if your child's teacher is good and we did get a good teacher. Bye Bye Franklin!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
In this school, it is not just a slogan, they really seem to know how to make learning fun. The teachers are creative, energetic, supportive and impressively effective. Standardized tests scores have been improving in the last three years. Best of all, my kids are excited to go to school every day.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2007
Franklin School is a great school my children like going there because the teachers and principal are very supportive of the children and they try to make learning fun. The school is a great place for learning and i enjoyed going there when i was a kid.

- submitted by a former student
January 29, 2007
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April 18, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 27, 2006
Dynamic child-centered education. Principal is supportive of teachers and very involved with students. They have a looping program where you can choose classes that will stay with one teacher for two years. Lots of mixed grade activities: 3rd graders writing letters to kindergartners, etc. Very relaxed and nurturing school.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2004
The principal at this school is horrible and only cares about herself. It is dirty and the bathrooms usually have no soap. Franklin School is not a good school.

- submitted by a former student
December 10, 2004
Franklin School offers a kind and caring environment for all students. The pre-k and kindergarten programs are especially enriching. My dealings with the principal Deanne McLaughlin have always been positive. If you are looking for a small community school, this is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2004
Principal is not truly there for the children. She avoids problems, she has bad leadership qualities, no backbone. The bathrooms are always dirty. Too many rules are made against the children. Things are changing for the worse at this school and the children are paying for it ten fold.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
Most of the teachers in this school have no patience for young children. There are calls home for things such as kids twirling there hair. Windows have been broken in this school for months. Instead of repairing, they are boarded up. I'm counting down the days until I am out of Bloomfield and no longer have to deal with Franklin School.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2003
This school is no frills. Your child will not recieve individual attention and the staff is unresponsive at best. Gifted and talented does not start before 4th grade and the teacher is shared between schools. There is no guidance department. A counselor is shared between several schools. After school child care is in danger of being lost and there is no busing available. The playground has no equiptment or grass and the children are not permitted to engage in games like tag or run on school property. Violence is not an issue at this school, but it costs individuality, enthusiasm, and spirit and aims to produce cookie cutter kids.

- submitted by a parent
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Franklin Elementary School
85 Curtis Street, Bloomfield, NJ  07003
(973) 680-8560
Last modified Franklin Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Franklin Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top