Students enrolled 378
School leader Mary Pat Siewert

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7620 S 83rd St
Franklin, WI 53132

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(414) 529-8270
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3 stars
Based on 10 ratings

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October 21, 2013
I couldn't agree more with other parent review. This school has the worst school office staff anywhere, very rude and condescending and you will fall on deaf ears if you attempt to have any of your concerns addressed with the administrators (principal,superintendent). Parent involvement is NOT encouraged here, so when choosing a school do not base it solely off test scores because the culture within the school is just as vital. Worst Franklin elementary school!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
teachers are very caring. lots of parent involvment which I like. Wish school would open a few minutes earlier. Is like a herd of cattle when the doors open.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
Unfriendly office staff. The school is set in its ways and unless the child can conform to the standard teaching methods DON'T send your child here. If your child struggles in any area do NOT expect any help from the teachers to improve the learning environment for your child. Can't wait until the school year is over to get my child OUT of this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2012
I am extremely impressed with the special education program at Ben Franklin. The teachers are some of the most caring individuals I have ever met. They work hard to meet their students' needs. IEP meetings are run smoothly,. Parent input is always accepted, and communication has been exceptional.

- submitted by a community member
December 31, 2011
The holiday music program was outstanding this year. Lots of smiles in the audience and on stage. Thanks for the long hours it took to prepare for the performance.

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2011
Tremendously lacking in the professional ability (though not lacking material resources) to support children with ANY type of physical need or intellectual deficit - however minor. Withdrew our child after two years and enrolled in a private school that readily handled the physical disability (though they were not legally required to do so). Recommend you avoid this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
We moved to this school district for the special ed program after meeting with the early childhood teacher and district special needs director. Our son has autism and I feel that the special ed teachers and support staff have a good understanding of ASD. We have never had a problem with an IEP, even when expecting one his needs were met, my concerns addressed and they almost always exceed my expectations - often offering services I didn't think to ask for. We've been at the school 5 years now. When a problem arises like bullying, they take it seriously and have addressed my concerns starting the very next day. High involvement from parents lends to a sense of community. They have wonderful teachers and it is a newer facility. I do recommend this school for special ed and regular education. It is the reason we moved to the area and I do not regret that decision.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2011
The new principal is outstanding......but some of the teachers are lacking basic teacher/parent relation skills. Often, I have attempted to contact my children's teacher but calls are not returned. The open door policy that most schools have is not utilized here. One of the secretaries is very rude and seem to almost attack one if they want to visit there own child's room unannounced. The PTA is great and they come up with great family activities.....I just wish some of these teachers had better communication skills.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
Terrible special education program. They have all of the resources they could ask for, (an entire classroom dedicated to sensory issues, etc.) so it appears as though it would be a great place for sped students, but they were generally unsupportive. The staff created a downright negative environment for my child with Asperger's, often punishing and shaming the child for symptoms of the disorder. They also continuously pushed the idea of medication, after being told repeatedly that we were opposed to it. We have since moved to a different district where my child's entire school experience has improved greatly and medication has never been mentioned... I would not suggest this school to anyone who has a child with special needs. There seems to be a lack of basic understanding, even on the part of the special education teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love the wonderful parents and teachers that help make this school such a great place to be.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2005
Ben Franklin is a well rounded school in academic, mucic, art & extracuricular activities! Parent involvement is very obvious in the school and in the children.

- submitted by a teacher
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Ben Franklin Elementary School
7620 S 83rd St, Franklin, WI  53132
(414) 529-8270
Last modified Ben Franklin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ben Franklin Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top