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Franklin Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 476 students

 

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Posted June 13, 2014

Franklin is one of the Best schools in Union. Our students have great scores on the NJ Ask. Teacher's are supportive and always willing to talk to you about your child. I am in the PTA and parents and Teachers are involved. Love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

Four years ago we found ourselves in a situation that would not make it possible to continue paying tuition to a private school for our oldest son. We cautiousness registered him at Franklin Elementary for third grade and put our faith in the public school system. We were so pleasantly surprised with the level of education he received, the total dedication of all the teachers, staff and principal, Mr. Lowry, and the privilege to participate in the district's music program. He is now at Burnet Middle School doing exceptionally well. We still have a child at Franklin, now in third grade and next year our youngest will attend kindergarten there as well. I regret that I didn't have more confidence from the beginning, but we listened to the wrong people's advice instead of finding out for ourselves just how great Franklin truly is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

At this time I have been very happy with the Franklin School. Though school has just started my daughter is really enjoying and flourishing in kindergarten. Ms. Godfrey has been a delight and really made my daughter look forward to going to school everyday. Mr. Lowry seems to have a great rapport with his staff and the students. When he comes out to the playground the kids run up to him and seem so happy- that alone is priceless moment for a parent to see. Keep up the Great Work Franklin School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

My son was in Kindergarten last year. The teacher was very involved with the kids. The whole staff is very helpful and everybody considered the students first. I know they have been doing a lot of work to improve the ranking of the school and they have been succeeding. I would like a nicer playground for the children's recess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I like Franklin Elementary because I have noticed my daughters leanings increasing. Although she has only been attending for a few months (newly re-located), we have found that she is learning more than Kindergarten academics. She is learning education on a first level basis. Her teachers are great with teacher her and she has retained the work. I have also taken a step further from a parent's perspective in continuing her leanings by printing out worksheets that she can do at home that are consistent with what she is learning in school. She has been completing the pages all on her own without our assistance and that shows just how great Franklin School and its staff in its dedication to our students. Great Job Franklin School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I love Franklin Elemntary School because of the wonderful staff, student support and parent support. I have been in three school districts and Franklin as a pride in their students and community that far exceeds other schools. Go Union!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Great school, staff and principal that are dedicated to the kids! Family environment and great PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

its above average with respect to curriculam and discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

This is a great school where the staff works very hard to help the children succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2005

When we moved into Union, I had to switch my son from another scchool district. I believe this was the best thing that could ever happen to us. Since he started to attend Franklin School, he has blossomed with the help of the principal and teachers. They are very concerned with the children's progress, and their interaction with them is just wonderful. Franklin is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

Shcool year 2002-2003 was 4th grade for my child. The lack of support and teaching skill for all his teachers were poor I was not pleased at all..
—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.

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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

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 59% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male90%
Black89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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%
Female71%
Male51%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education18%
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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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

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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
Black 75% 16%
Hispanic 9% 22%
White 8% 51%
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 51%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Corey Lowery

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1500 Lindy Terrace
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (908) 851-6450

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