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Franklin Elementary School

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Posted September 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 2, 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


Posted August 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 7, 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


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.
Language Arts Literacy

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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 66% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students58%
Female54%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female85%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
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 Students53%
Female70%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students44%
Female58%
Male30%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White48%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female70%
Male77%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education18%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female67%
Male79%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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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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
White 46% 51%
Hispanic 34% 22%
Black 17% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Marianne Abbasso

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85 Curtis Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: (973) 680-8560

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