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Bioscience And Health Career High School At Franklin

Public | 9-12 | 133 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2007

My daughter graduated from Franklin Bio-Science a few years ago. She did pretty well, the teacher's went out of their way to help her & spent extra time if needed. She made a lot of friends that she still keeps in touch with. There's very little parent involvement, though. I went to a few meetings and only a handful of parents showed up. Also, I was disappointed that there were very few clubs to join. Also, no school trip except to Darien Lake. But, my daughter did not do drugs or learn to smoke or get into fights as is so often portrayed in city schools. She did well and she graduated and went on to college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2006

This school is a prep for 'juvy hall'. I, as a parent have verbally experienced the 'soft bigotry' of low expectation in the student body voiced by teachers at this school. There is a program called GTI that separarates the 'behavioral' students and those awaiting suspension hearings from the rest of the 'population' by marching the group up to the 'attic' (4th floor) and giving them doughnuts and juice while they attempt to complete dittos of simple equations. The room is loud, rowdy, and full of foul language. Willing students were allowed to play cards while waiting out their 2hr/day sentence. This is funded by your tax dollars, people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

I really enjoyed my 4 years at franklin in the bioscience academy. Were a city school so were not perfect we have problems with the resources etc but the faculity more than makes up for it with caring and dedicated teachers that are willing to help you every step of the way at franklin everyone knows your name your not just a face in the crowd.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 9, 2004

Benjamin Franklin High School does not prepare its students for secondary education. The school contributes to the Rochester City School District's failure. I would not reconmmend it to my worst enemy.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

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17%

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6%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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54%

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66%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

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14%

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4%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

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45%

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18%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

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47%

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42%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

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38%

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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76%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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46%

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33%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

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English

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Geometry

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Global History and Geography

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U.S. History and Government

All Students40%
Female39%
Male43%
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Non-migrant40%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 68% 19%
Hispanic 1 30% 23%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 181%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 17%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 0%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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950 Norton St
Rochester, NY 14621
Phone: (585) 324-3730

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