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Benjamin Franklin Sci. Academy

Public | PK-8 | 557 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2014

My son has attended Pre-K and is currently attending Kindergarten at BFSA. He is a very smart, friendly, outgoing and well behaved little boy but during this past year i have witnessed him break down into tears when i have picked him up almost weekly and he now begs to stay home from school. He has been choked in the bathroom, his ear bitten, his backpack stolen, shoved down and knocked unconsious, and even painfully hit a few times. This has all been done done to him mostly by much older students. The teachers do not watch these little ones close enough and are very rude to them as well. I have witnessed them tell students to shutup, put their hands down because they don't need to ask a question, ignore bathroom requests for hours, etc. After this school year i will definitely be transferring my child to a better monitored and caring staffed school.
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Posted August 23, 2013

Ben Franklin is a top notch school I have 3 children enrolled there this school year I have been most pleased with all the care and concern given by everyone there we are grateful to have been selected to attend such a great school
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Posted August 10, 2011

My daughter went to Kindergarten here and the whole experience was horrible. She came home "freak dancing" to "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" hip-hop song and said she learned it from school! Her reading skills have actually downgraded since she went to this school, in that her teacher didnt have enough one-on-one time with the students because there are so many. Also saw a huge drop in her self-esteem and confidence levels after attending this school. I wouldn't suggest sending any child to this school.
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Posted December 17, 2008

Attention parents looking for a great techer for their future kinder gardener, Mrs. Grober is simply the best!
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Posted August 19, 2008

This is an excellent school. The children get many opportunities to experience science in a way they wouldn't otherwise have been able to. Also I really like the principal; she is very helpful and professional.
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Posted August 19, 2008

This school is great. The kids get a to really experience learning with a strong science perspective. They love it. The teachers are friendly and informative and the principal is wonderful.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
80%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 77% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
60%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 89% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 77% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % satisfactory or better

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science and writing. The OCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 59%
Black 35% 9%
Native American 17% 16%
Hispanic 7% 14%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 181%N/A61%
Special education 216%N/A15%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 State of Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, 2012-2013

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  • Tonya Cox

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