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Ben Franklin Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted April 28, 2014

Ben Franklin is a great school. This is my daughters 2nd year at the school. The students are challenged and the extra help is there if the student needs it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

Students are challenged and supported no matter what their level. Students are able to meet in reading groups at their level this makes sure ALL students are challenged. Some classrooms use this model for math groups too. My children have flourished in this school. The teachers are very dedicated and care about the success of each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

Very good school. Caters to the 'no child left behind' so if you child is gifted he may not be challenged enough.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 86% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
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 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
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 81% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students86%
Female81%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Science

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
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 Students94%
Female90%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

Reading

All Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 83%
Hispanic 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 9%
Black 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Grand Forks, ND 58201
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