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Franklin Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 638 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted February 24, 2014

The teachers are anywhere from outstanding to checking for a pulse. The principal in my opinion is unprofessional and does not know how to handle difficult situations adequately. Her attitude leaves a lot to be desired. The PTO is wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

They do everything in their power to push the child out of the school by forcing the parents to constantly pick the child up and assign some of the most incompetent teachers available to teach them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

The teachers are subpar. They would not be able to teach in other states where the education requirements are stricter. They seem to be on auto-pilot and cannot adjust the new set of students and personalities. he principle seems unable to handle the school of this size. The PTO is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

Great teachers, great parents, the principal (Dr. C) is not the warm and fuzzy type and can be a little brusque, but the kids seem to like her. I am very pleased with the level of education my children are getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2011

Both of our children attend Franklin School and all of the teachers are top notch. The PTO is strong and the parents are very involved. Although it's a large school, we feel it's the best grammar school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Franklin School has an excellent ensemble of teachers that offer a wide knowledge, fine attitude, creative academic atmosphere, an endless love and affection.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2004

Franklin is a wonderful school. The teachers are first rate, the principal is a great manager and the parents are vey involved. You could not ask for a better school
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students85%
Female94%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education54%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education64%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education82%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education77%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education68%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education96%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 52%
Asian 4% 9%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 2% 16%
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 1%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Westfield, NJ 07090
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