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Ben Franklin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 747 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted November 2, 2010

The teachers at Ben are amazing. They help make the transition for my daughter from elementary to middle school a breeze! One teacher would randomly pop in to check on her, which made her feel part of the team. Another teacher took extra time and helped her reach her full potential in Math. Just a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Ben Franklin is a great school with awesome teachers but they do need some extra funds to help with newer stuff for the students! I hope they win :)


Posted April 5, 2010

dont listen to the other person this was my first year at Ben and they opened me in with welcomed arms!!!!! i love this school!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

I love it because...well, my son goes there! The orchestra program there has been doing a great job fostering his love of music, and the advanced math class has been doing a fantastic job challenging him. ^^
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2006

I have been going to BFJH for 2 years now. Don't send your child here. Just don't. The kids have no manners and the teachers don't discipline when rules are broken.
—Submitted by a 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American69%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities51%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American54%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 81%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 12%
Black 3% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1420 8th St North
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: (701) 446-3600

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