Benjamin Franklin School



Benjamin Franklin School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benjamin Franklin School Students by Grade
PK 61
K 63
1 67
2 66
3 84
4 75
5 84
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Benjamin Franklin School is a public elementary school located in Meriden, CT in the Meriden School District. It enrolls 500 students in grades 1st through 12th. Benjamin Franklin School is the 165th largest public school in Connecticut and the 21,524th largest nationally. It has 13.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 500
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 37.07

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Benjamin Franklin School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 277
(55%)
3,015
(52%)
 Female 223
(45%)
2,767
(48%)

Benjamin Franklin School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 225
(45%)
2,836
(49%)
 White 190
(38%)
1,974
(34%)
 Black 54
(11%)
600
(10%)
 Asian 15
(3%)
207
(4%)
 Two or More 11
(2%)
102
(2%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
38
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
25
(0%)

Benjamin Franklin School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 290
(58%)
3,729
(64%)
 Not Eligible 175
(35%)
1,660
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 35
(7%)
393
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 637 ranked schools in Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin School is ranked 124th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benjamin Franklin School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.0%) is higher than the state average of 40.2%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Benjamin Franklin School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 557
2006 450
2007 434
2008 466
2009 458
2010 467
2011 496
2012 500

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.9
2006 15
2007 12.8
2008 12.2
2009 14.8
2010 14.4
2011 15.2
2012 13.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.45062836624776
2006 0.55333333333333
2007 0.53225806451613
2008 0.568669527897
2009 0.57423580786026
2010 0.60813704496788
2011 0.63709677419355
2012 0.65

Compare Benjamin Franklin School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,223.5% 12.2:1
 
1,350.0% 13.5:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.2%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 65.0%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Benjamin Franklin School
Meriden, CT
Public PK - 05 500 13.5:1  
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
Meriden, CT
Private PK - 08 196 16:1 1 miles
Lincoln Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 755 13.1:1 1 miles
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Public PK - 05 479 14.7:1 1 miles
Israel Putnam School
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Public KG - 05 564 15.5:1 2 miles
Hanover School
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Public PK - 05 569 13.4:1 2 miles
Midstate Christian Academy
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Private PK - 12 100 9:1 2 miles
Casimir Pulaski School
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Public 01 - 05 594 15.2:1 2 miles
St Stanislaus School
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Private KG - 08 157 12:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 05 500 14.3:1 2 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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