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Franklin Middle School

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Posted yesterday

Franklin Middle School has dedicated faculty and staff members that truly use team work and high standards to ensure the best possible learning experience for students. The school has many talented, energetic students who show great potential as future leaders and endure the many challenges of their education that are worth while. The Franklin Middle School community shows its school spirit on a daily basis and is deserving of more opportunities to make its educational experience more resourceful by any means possible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted yesterday

Franklin Township Public Schools provides excellent educational opportunities that meet or exceed New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for every student; maintain an environment that engenders an appreciation of the value of every student; develops every student to his/her highest potential; and instills the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary to become independent, contributing members of a democratic, multi-cultural society.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 6, 2014

I think that Franklin Middle School is a great school, but does not get the positive press that it deserves. There are many great things that our students, teachers and administrators are doing everyday that is not showcased by the local media. I think that if people came to see for themselves how good a school it is, they would agree! The school is safe and provides a host of activities for students to participate in. It's diversity is unique and is the driving force that makes this school a great place for our students to learn and grow.


Posted July 19, 2010

At Franklin Middle school, there is A.P. administration that puts children first. Whenever there is a parental concern, Mr. Rich is quick to respond towards resolving the issue. Parents receive adequate interval student progress reports. Students are celebrated for scholastic progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I feel that this school is huge! It holds the good, the bad and the ugly. The good are kids that set goals, the bad are kids that are the wonderers heading towards the ugly side and the ugly are the kids that s found power behind drugs and gangs, which are heading nowhere. As a parent of a child attending Franklin High School, there is very little support on filtering out the ugly kids. I ve notice much concussion on where do I fit in . What this school needs is more teachers that care and follow through a intervention process and help kids that are wondering on how to fit in and expel the ugly kids who have become the diseases of this school. Franklin High School needs to embrace kids that are trying to find their way through high school and guide them through programs that will best suit them in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

i love my school and yes there could be some improvements but no school is perfect. i love that in every class i have there is all different races its not all white all asian all black its a wonderful mixture. also the teachers are super nice and extra helpful most teachers have office hours every single day to help students improve there grade. fms also has a lot of activities to participate in and that keeps kids from having nothing to do you can do yearbook club advanced dance sports and more! the security is very kind and their disiplin methods are very fair. i would not wanna be in any other school that fms. the only downside are the lunches haha but hey when it comes to a good school parents dont look for gormet(spell check) chefs. so hats of to fms I love my school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2009

Very involed. Many great activitiesfor young adults.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2009

this is a great school, part of that is due to the ethnic diversity, children having to make right and wrong choices (which is part of life) i have two children in the franklin school system and could be happier. parents need to be more involved in teaching their children not blaming a school system!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

Big time problems at FMS. The teachers and staff are wonderful, even security. However, this school has discipline and behavior problems. Mostly due to cultural and racial diversity of student body. The school needs to work harder to create an environment of tolerance and respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2009

This school has a diverse group of children and teachers with a lot to offer. The activities are great and the honors classes are challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

The school is a great place allowing every student the chance to succed. That is why the school deserves to be at least a 4 star school. The teachers can help by the great after school activities and to help students prepare for the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2008

this school needs more teachers like mrs.leyland who understand their students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

I was a student at this school and I loved it so much. The teachers are excellent and the extra school activites are very nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

Franklin Middle school is o.k.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

my daughter got a quality education,that was well rounded to make a more interesting person. i was involved in everything she was involved in and then some. there are several parent teacher groups also. there was a new principle who i must say shooked the boat up alittle and heads did turn. the old ideas were scrapped for new innovation, to my surprise. the only thing that was a problem this year which will no longer be a problem was overcrowding. no longer a problem because a new school was built this year so that overcrowding will nolonger be an issue. oh yeah, the teachers actually gave a damn.
—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 65% in 2013.

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students54%
Female62%
Male46%
Black45%
Asian79%
Hispanic41%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former43%

Math

All Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
Black44%
Asian83%
Hispanic44%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former57%
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 Students72%
Female80%
Male65%
Black69%
Asian90%
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education29%
General education83%
English language learners12%
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former21%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black57%
Asian91%
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education18%
General education76%
English language learners36%
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former41%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black66%
Asian93%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education34%
General education85%
English language learners18%
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former35%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 44% 16%
Hispanic 22% 22%
White 18% 52%
Asian 15% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Ammon Barksdale

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