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Ben Franklin El School

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted February 2, 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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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 80% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female74%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female80%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female68%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 2% 15%
Hispanic 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

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Performing arts
  • Drama
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95 Ben Franklin Rd
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: (724) 465-5637

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