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Franklin Elementary School

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Posted February 26, 2014

Franklin has had some great challenges in the past. When Mrs. Robinson was promoted to the Principal position, she was thorough, professional, engaged with the children, staff and parents. She had to deal with a lot of drama from politically connected teachers & parent group cliques. Through it all she managed a clean ship. The programs were organized, she was accessible and the schools progress continued to grow in state required & recorded ways. Now that she was transferred to Madison, Franklin is back on shaky ground. A school is only as good as its leadership. There is no doubt that the new school administration cares. However, caring doesn't guarantee progress. The Rahway Superintendent singlehandedly ripped everything good from Franklin to please his followers; 1st VP Ms O'Connell, then Mrs Robinson. While politics prevail, our kids are the ones who suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

The kindergarten class my son is in is wonderful. He is leaps and bounds ahead already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

I have to agree with the other post. They teach to the test and not much else and it don't seem to mean much since the kids still do poorly on the tests. The staff can be rude the pta is run like a clique and its hard not to feel dissappointed. I wish I could afford to put my kida somewheee else. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2010

What are you basing your thoughts on that the school curriculum is behind? I monitor this very carefully, and have been suprised again & again by the abundance of work and testing tools in place challenging all levels of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

The current principal is completely disengaged and disinterested in the students and the parents. The school has a full time anti bullying campaign, while neglecting the students academics which is reflected in the 30% state passing rate. The teachers are ok, my sons teacher was genuinely passionate about her job, but really didn't know how to bring out the best in her students. The VP and support staff are awesome, but the lack of leadership is killing that school. I pulled my son out after just one year -I was tutoring him at home everyday after school to keep him where he should be, the schools curriculum is definitely behind. Good thing I did that too, because now he is thriving at a blue ribbon private school 15 minutes away. It's not fair that my taxes have to support such a horrible performance!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

The principal at this school is an excellent involved caring professional. The librarian has the capability to run the district. My child has had many wonderful teachers and a few who were out of touch with the emotional needs of children.Much attention is given to those with special needs, however those who are considered average may be lost in the sauce. The focus on Black History is relentless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

My daughter Amanda has went to this school since Kindergarden. She loved it. Her grades were great. The teachers, and staff are wonderful and honest. They will tell you right away if there is a problem, and then work on fixing it. We moved away and they went to a new school, with a 9 out of ten rating, and guess what, she hated it and so did I. We are in the process of moving back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

The teachers are great at this school. My children are having a great educational and social experience here.


Posted October 5, 2004

Children should be bussed if more than 5-6 blocks from home especially if they live across st george ave.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

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 59% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students57%
Female48%
Male65%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
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 Students43%
Female52%
Male38%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female79%
Male68%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education44%
General education82%
English language learners46%
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former56%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special education63%
General education90%
English language learners73%
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former81%
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%
Female71%
Male33%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White53%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female83%
Male60%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education22%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former55%
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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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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 47% 22%
Black 30% 16%
White 18% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
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 67%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1809 St Georges Ave
Rahway, NJ 07065
Phone: (732) 396-1050

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