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Franklin Elementary School

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Posted October 1, 2012

My kids love this school.Great caring teachers,great staff.. I know my kids will have great memories and they will have learned what is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The staff and PTO are wonderful. Everything they do is for the children.


Posted September 17, 2009

Franklin School is a great school to be a part of! I have had three children attend this school and have been a Franklin parent for 12 straight years. In addition to the ABCs, our children are taught the arts, respect, integrity, kindness and many other traits. Our teachers are intelligent & caring. Our parents are extremely supportive. We are a family-oriented school. Franklin is the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers and principal are the best. Care alot about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This school is wonderful - the parents, teachers, pricipal and the kids really care about the school and the activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

There's a reason parents from other sections of town try to get their children into this school. Teachers are terrific at challenging the kids while making it fun. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

My kids were there last year but I move to another town nearby I was very sad because I was told the new school was bad and it has less core rate. But let me tell you comparing this school to the new school, this school didn't teach my kids their grade level. I don't know why the rating is 4 for this school its deserve a 1. I also agree with the other parent about not letting you go into the classroom this is ridiculous rule. In the new school I allow to go to the classroom anytime I want in matter fact I do it. I also have the freedom to talk to either the teacher or the principal anytime I want. In this school u can't. They also have every moth activity for the kids and parents. I'm glad the no longer there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

This school is great... we are a very close knit community and the school is the same. People will always have a complaint about something as you will never see eye to eye with everyone but education is not about bringing cupcakes and snacks to school it is about what they are being taught. My first grader is learning more at this school then kids that I know that live in other areas in the same grade. Are there things we would I love to change? Of course but for the most part the education which is what matters is above average. Great school great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

What a wonderful school! The education my three children received was top notch. My husband and I thought we might need to send the kids to a private school because of the reviews on other sites but this school has great teachers and they really work with you to help your children grow.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male65%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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%
Female74%
Male46%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

25%
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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 52% 51%
Hispanic 25% 22%
Black 15% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Two or more races 1% 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 Ralph Errico

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1000 Franklin Ave
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone: (908) 754-4620

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