Benjamin Franklin Elementary School



Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 383
6 381
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school located in East Chicago, IN in the School City of East Chicago School District. It enrolls 764 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 15.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 764
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 48

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 383
(50%)
1,640
(49%)
 Male 381
(50%)
1,733
(51%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 428
(56%)
1,670
(50%)
 Hispanic 321
(42%)
1,610
(48%)
 Two or More 8
(1%)
44
(1%)
 White 6
(1%)
48
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 703
(92%)
3,118
(92%)
 Not Eligible 38
(5%)
154
(5%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 23
(3%)
101
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (95.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 52.4%. 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 578
2006 560
2007 753
2008 715
2009 748
2010 749
2011 762
2012 764

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.4
2006 N/A
2007 17.9
2008 18.8
2009 16.6
2010 18.3
2011 17.7
2012 15.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.82179930795848
2006 0.83035714285714
2007 0.9003984063745
2008 0.89230769230769
2009 0.95187165775401
2010 0.93457943925234
2011 0.93569553805774
2012 0.95026178010471

Compare Benjamin Franklin Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,590.0% 15.9:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 95.0%
 

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Public 05 - 06 764 15.9:1  
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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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