Benjamin Franklin Elementary School



Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 38
1 65
2 48
3 53
4 60
5 71
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Whiting, IN in the School City of Hammond School District. It enrolls 335 students in grades 1st through 12th. Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is the 806th largest public school in Indiana and the 38,051st largest nationally. It has 16.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 335
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Full Time Teachers: 21
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 38,051st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 806th out of 1,134
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 313th out of 1,125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 708th out of 1,125

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 173
(52%)
6,019
(51%)
 Female 162
(48%)
5,685
(49%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 220
(66%)
5,791
(49%)
 White 89
(27%)
2,149
(18%)
 Black 14
(4%)
3,293
(28%)
 Two or More 11
(3%)
418
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
24
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
26
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 239
(71%)
8,928
(76%)
 Not Eligible 64
(19%)
2,036
(17%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 32
(10%)
740
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,131 ranked schools in Indiana, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is ranked 404th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.9%) 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 320
2006 345
2007 368
2008 407
2009 332
2010 335
2011 377
2012 335

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 N/A
2007 18.1
2008 21.3
2009 17.9
2010 18.3
2011 18
2012 16

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.68125
2006 0.65217391304348
2007 0.71467391304348
2008 0.73218673218673
2009 0.84638554216867
2010 0.78507462686567
2011 0.74801061007958
2012 0.8089552238806

Compare Benjamin Franklin Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,600.0% 16.0:1
 
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 80.9%
 

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Public KG - 05 335 16:1  
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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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