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Benjamin Franklin Elementary And Early Learning Ce

Public | PK-5 | 697 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 31, 2014

Wonderful school environment with such a friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

This is one of the most disorganized schools that I've ever had the displeasure of enrolling my child in. My child was previously enrolled in prior schools due to several moves and Ben Franklin does not come close to the positive experience we had with those schools. The teachers my son has had at BF have made no effort to involve my husband and I except to provide a laundry list of problems during the parent-teacher conference which hardly gives us the opportunity to address concerns that occurred months before. In addition, typically given a week or less notice of class events that are happening which makes planning for them difficult. Lastly, this school is so large that my son is forced to have a new set of classmates with each new grade rather than staying with the same children throughout his elementary years. These years are some of the most important years for establishing friendships and this school makes that very difficult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

The school focuses on the importance of parental involvement. They work well with the parents of the school district to ensure the best educational experience possible.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 49% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 34% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 75% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 91% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black, not of Hispanic origin63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled73%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
Black, not of Hispanic origin55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black, not of Hispanic origin80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled97%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant91%

Math

All Students72%
Female63%
Male81%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin76%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled77%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students43%
Female40%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic origin40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin45%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled46%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male85%
Black, not of Hispanic origin70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin85%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled86%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black, not of Hispanic origin80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled99%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Black, not of Hispanic origin62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled81%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students44%
Female43%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic origin25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin53%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled47%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department 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, not Hispanic 76% 73%
Asian 9% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 94%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 75%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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