Benjamin Franklin Elementary School



Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 50
1 48
2 38
3 24
4 43
5 33
6 39
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Decatur, IL in the Decatur School District 61. It enrolls 275 students in grades 1st through 12th. Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is the 1,909th largest public school in Illinois and the 43,278th largest nationally. It has 12.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 275
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 21.98
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 43,278th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 1,909th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 735th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,600th out of 2,345

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 140
(51%)
3,070
(51%)
 Female 135
(49%)
2,937
(49%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 132
(48%)
2,673
(44%)
 White 112
(41%)
2,408
(40%)
 Two or More 30
(11%)
652
(11%)
 Hispanic 1
(0%)
200
(3%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
14
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
59
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 249
(91%)
4,228
(70%)
 Not Eligible 26
(9%)
1,624
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
155
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is ranked 897th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (90.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 54.0%. 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 Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 330
2006 307
2007 253
2008 273
2009 252
2010 297
2011 279
2012 275

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.3
2006 15.4
2007 14.9
2008 15.2
2009 14.8
2010 22.8
2011 21.5
2012 12.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.73939393939394
2006
2007 0.95652173913043
2008
2009
2010 0.83501683501683
2011 0.86379928315412
2012 0.90545454545455

Compare Benjamin Franklin Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,250.0% 12.5:1
 
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 90.5%
 

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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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