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Franklin Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 722 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2013

Over all the school is average.Each year my daughter's instructors have either excelled at teaching or fallen short. Too few qualified instructors. Mrs. Spinner was a fantastic teacher last year but the teacher my daughter has this year is incompetent and simply lost. As a 3rd grader the work load sent home should be challenging and reinforcement of what is taught throughout the day. A good hour worth of work in a few different subjects to kept the material fresh in their minds. ONE page homework assignment with some word problems or simple math equations that my child can do in a matter of 15 minutes is ridiculous! An inability to control the classroom as a whole, to go into tears out of frustration before your class demonstrates to these students that they can ride roughshod over her?!Always the last one to dismiss the class because they aren't minding her. Give them extra homework, though it's not extra in my eyes, for causing her to keep them longer. The work that my daughter will have to put in this summer so that she can be better prepared for 4th grade is going to be outrageous in my eyes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

My son was a bit mischievous and was actually sent from his last school. He is also REALLY bright. Franklin accepted him and we went over a plan and they worked with him. He aced almost everything and all the teachers said he was a wonderful student! Mr. L challenged him with harder work when the mandatory classwork was done and kept me informed every step of the way. Mr. C. was really good at keeping the teachers informed and really working with when he did step out a few times. Awesome school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

franklin magnet school was my favorite school,there were so many things to do.I miss ballet


Posted June 25, 2009

i think franklin magnet school of the arts is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

I think Franklin is a good school. The teachers care about the students. The principle is a very caring individual. I am happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

I really enjoyed attending this school back in my youth. I am now a high school graduate from Henninger, and Franklin Magnet School was an important part of the developement of my childhood.
—Submitted by a former student


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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 35% 19%
White 2 34% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 19% 9%
Hispanic 2 7% 23%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 126%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 294%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 23%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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  • MS. ANN SHERWOOD

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Syracuse, NY 13208
Phone: (315) 435-4550

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