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Franklin Elementary School

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Posted April 3, 2014

1 I am very worried about the security of the children in this school,my wife found my neighbor's child out of the school crying when she asked what happened he sayed that somebody from the school told him to wait outside because there's not help period( child was outside in the cold without supervision because his mother already had left). 2 I don't know what's coming on with the healthy food all they have for lunch is saucy and too greasy and sometimes even spicy not good. 3 every other school has an end of the year show every other school in kearny but this one. ((no class trips to anywhere either).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

This is an excellent school and pleased with the results with my children. They have learned and are willing to learn either by choice or by seeing others doing well and trying hard which influences them to do the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

The school staff from custodians to administrators are caring and dedicated to the students. The PTA is fantastic - not a clique - as others may think. If you want to be involved, you will be, if you don't you will stand on the side and complain. Simple as that. My children have received the best education possible at Franklin School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

Most of the teachers in Franklin School do care about the kids. I do agree with the parent that posted about the PTA being a Click. Even if you wanted to get involved they do not make you feel welcome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

This school has some very fine teachers but there are some who do not like to work. They're too much into the union and don't do what best for the kids. Some teachers go above the call of duty and try to help the kids and raise money, but others can't be bothered. There are too many kids in this school. All the Portuguese bilingual children in town attend this school. The PTA is a clique. They do not like to include people other than those born and raised in Kearny. They only like their ideas. Not too many parents are involved because they are excluded by the PTA.
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Posted January 13, 2005

My children go to Franklin school and I think the teachers are great. They work very hard to teach your children everything they need to know in order to move on to the next grade. The PTA is great, they work together well,and do many thing to help the children get through the school year. I love this school and so do my children. We would not change anything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

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 66% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
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 65% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
64%
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 82% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students63%
Female74%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Special education13%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female90%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education38%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students54%
Female68%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students53%
Female60%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education29%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
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%
Female58%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special education29%
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female89%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special education36%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students60%
Female64%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special education38%
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students48%
Female51%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
White49%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Special education19%
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 Students81%
Female92%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education21%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female57%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education14%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education21%
General education89%
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

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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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 59% 22%
White 37% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 35%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Yvonne Cali

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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100 Davis Ave
Kearny, NJ 07032
Phone: (201) 955-5020

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