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Franklin

Public | PK-5 | 270 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2013

My daughter has attended Franklin since kindergarten. She is now in the fifth grade and truly loves school. Everyone Of her teachers has been fantastic. They are very involved with The children and the parents. This school has been wonderful and We will miss everyone once she starts middle school... Franklin elementary Is a wonderful school.
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Posted September 8, 2013

My granddaughter goes to school at Franklin, she loves school and seems to be excited about going into the fifth grade. I have been to the school on several occasions and always found her teachers welcoming and she seems to be a good student and loves learning. Franklin staff try very hard to incorporate learning with some fun. Their assemblies are normally informative and fun as well. Important that my granddaughter enjoys her classes.


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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 65% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
13%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income48%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students40%
Female50%
Male32%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income35%
Not low incomen/a
Special education20%
Not special education47%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female72%
Male36%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Special education40%
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female50%
Male23%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income32%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students68%
Female79%
Male50%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income67%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income83%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female47%
Male58%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income54%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 37% 60%
Black 29% 5%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 13% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 14%N/A8%
Special education 17%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 256%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 13N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 55%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1402 South Lawrence St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 571-1400

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