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Ben Franklin School

Public | K-8 | 527 students

 

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Posted October 31, 2011

HORRIBLE school! If you can use a different address to take your child to another school, Then DO IT! You can"t get in to see your child when ever you want! You have to let the teacher know you are coming first! The problem with that is, sometimes you just want to pop up and look through the classroom doors. Alot of the teachers and staff are so mean to the children. Ive seen it first hand, many times. My child cries because she doest want to go to school! She is in the 3rd grade and has never had any issues at her previous school. She is a straight A student. My daughter will not be going there next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

All Im going to say is that this school has been a nightmare for us and our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

A very good school. All the teachers teach you new stuff and so nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2006

My child has attended the school from K-8th grade.I've seen and heard it all, from parents to kids to teachers. And the bottom line is the ability of the teachers are high when it comes to educating the children. My child has done nothing but excelled in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

BF is an excellent school. Teachers and adminstration are always available and receptive. Information taught is up-to-date, pertinent and clearly outlined.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

This school is NOT where I would like for my children to go, but unfortunatly, I have no other option at this time. This school is VERY impartial. There is no justice for the children who attend this school that has a learning disability and if the parent does not get in good with the staff, well you better kiss your kids education and future good-bye. I do not believe the staff is fair when punishing a child who does not fit in according to their standards.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
78%
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 77% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
62%
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 80% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
58%
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 76% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%

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

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)46%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female62%
Male71%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female65%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female78%
Male72%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students94%
Female100%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female71%
Male56%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
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 Students59%
Female72%
Male41%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male66%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female58%
Male40%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female81%
Male51%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
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 73% 71%
Black 23% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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351 Morgantown St
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 439-5020

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