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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 15 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2014

I can't say enough about Ben Franklin school!!!!! My son has shown tremendous improvement . The teachers care so much about the children and their education. They put every ounce of effort into making sure the children understand and comprehend the learning process. The principal is very involved, he makes the school feel like a second home for our families. Parents are very active at Ben franklin and that's very important as well for the children, it makes for unforgettable memories for the children. Ben Franklin is my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2014

I have kid in 1st grade and I really like the school.The staff is very polite and cooperative.The teacher puts in extra effort to challenge my kid. 5 stars from my side.The principal is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Benjamin franklin school is great because of its leadership. It all stems from the top down and the principal of the school truly cares about the children and has their best interest in mind always. When you have a captain of a ship steering it in the right direction, it can only lead to success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

It is like stopping over a friends' house you always feel welcome. Everyone is so friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

I have a first and fourth grader. I love the well rounded education my girls are receiving. It is an excellent atmosphere to watch them grow in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Ben Franklin is more than just a school. We are a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Great community. Great principal, teachers and staff. Has a lot to offer the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Our teachers go above and beyond for our kids. The PTA is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The teach have a great passion for their classes. Besides being great teacher, I find that they are wonderful people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I am a parent of a second grader. This is a fantastic school. Dedicated teacher and principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

My wife and I currently have two children attending BFE and one who recently graduated. We have been heavily involved in the PTA for the past 6 years and are have created many great relationships with the parents and the faculty members. The staff are caring, well educated individuals who give their hearts and souls into educating the BFE children. The children are very respectful of the staff and their peers. Our children are receiving an excellent education at BFE and my recent grad was aptly prepared for entering middle school. I attribute this to our involvment in our children's education but especially to the dedicated staff and administration. I highly recommend Ben Franklin Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Some teachers are good but some are very discriminatory and rude to children. This was shocking how rudely they can treat little first graders to the point that they are becoming psychologically demotivated about school and growing a negative impression on the school itself. Most of these bad cop teachers are, by the way, the middle-aged to older ones. They have very little humanity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

My son is in grade 1, I am very satisfied with the academic programs, extracurricular activities they have. The teachers are good and caring. Parent teacher meetings also keep me very much in pace with my sons acheivements and backups, plus the input on the teachers bahalf and her understanding really helps out the whole situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

My three children attend Ben Franklin and we love it. The PTA is extremely active, providing unique opportunities for the children like assemblies, guest speakers, and their favorite, field day. The principal and staff has a great rapport with the students and parents. There are many clubs, band, chorus, gifted and talented and service opportunities for the students. The school has a positive learning environment and I will be sad to see my oldest move on to middle school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

An awsome place of learning and fun for young children. All this school needs is some after school sports to play out of Gym class. The school also needs a cafeteria and a larger gymnasium. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! :-)
—Submitted by a former student


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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

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 61% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education61%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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%
Female68%
Male62%
Black38%
Asian93%
Hispanic46%
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black69%
Asian95%
Hispanic68%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black75%
Asian98%
Hispanic91%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
Black75%
Asian78%
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black83%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 40% 9%
White 28% 51%
Hispanic 18% 22%
Black 12% 16%
Two or more races 2% 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 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Steven Preville

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2485 Woodbridge Avenue
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