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Indiana, PA
Students enrolled: 368

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95 Ben Franklin Rd
Indiana, PA 15701

(724) 465-5637
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Amount of homework: Not enough
May 21, 2015
My son's teacher openly stated that she does not keep files for her students and when I asked about my son's progress they gave me absolutely nothing at all.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
May 21, 2015
One child across the street from me came home and asked his mother if he was a N**G*R because a child at school called him this. The mother complained to the school staff who did nothing at all. My own child was bullied at school and on the bus and nothing was done, once I complained in writing they began picking on my son and giving him disciplinary notices (when he never had any previous to my complains). Horrible school.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 21, 2015
Minority students are routinely bullied and allowed to be bullied by school staff who does nothing at all to help the kids. They do not follow state and federal laws when it comes to special education. This is our first and LAST year in this district because of how bad it is here.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2015
The school and transportation company are very racist. If your child is not a White American, they will constantly be picked on and allowed to be bullied in both environments. School personnel could care less about the kids, they act like they do but then do nothing at all to help your child. If your child is special needs and requires an IEP or 504 plan, be prepared for a battle. This district does not follow state and federal laws or regulations. The worst district I have ever dealt with in my life.

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2010
I am very pleased with Ben Franklin Elementary School. The teachers are caring, involved, and respect the parents' wishes whenever possible. My youngest son just finished his last year here and we will remember BF fondly.

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April 20, 2010
I am not happy with this school. The principal is never around. Never calls the parents when a student has any sort of detentions. My son is Autistic and if they would call in a timely fashion I could have dealt with the problem at home. We are moving out of this school district when the year is over.

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August 13, 2008
my first grader and fourth grader will be attending Ben franklin this year. last year they couldn't wait to go to school every day. they even wanted to go on the weekends. my fourth grader has a disability and he has learned so much since he's been there. the teachers are very smart. I know both of my children are getting a top notch education. I cannot say enough good things about the teachers and staff. I'm so glad we moved to this town.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2005
I think that Ben frankilin is great. my stepdaughter attends this school this year and she has done very well adjusting to a new school from her old school in Johnstown, You have alot of fun activities to get kids involve in learning and I like the way you communicate with the parents with thier child's education and thier health. I just want to thank you all for all that you are doing to make my stepdaughter's school year memorable and to let you know that you all are doing a great job. Thank you.

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Ben Franklin El School
95 Ben Franklin Rd, Indiana, PA  15701
(724) 465-5637
Last modified Ben Franklin El School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ben Franklin El School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top