Benjamin Franklin Elementary



Benjamin Franklin Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 80
1 77
2 85
3 83
4 76
5 98
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Benjamin Franklin Elementary is a public elementary school located in La Quinta, CA in the Desert Sands Unified School District. It enrolls 499 students in grades 1st through 12th. Benjamin Franklin Elementary is the 3,354th largest public school in California and the 22,025th largest nationally. It has 23.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 499
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 21
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 22,025th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 3,354th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,733rd out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 3,130th out of 6,257

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 268
(54%)
9,661
(49%)
 Male 231
(46%)
9,880
(51%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 362
(73%)
14,325
(73%)
 White 104
(21%)
3,788
(19%)
 Two or More 12
(2%)
519
(3%)
 Black 12
(2%)
313
(2%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
536
(3%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
45
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
15
(0%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 300
(60%)
11,670
(60%)
 Not Eligible 141
(28%)
6,133
(31%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 58
(12%)
1,738
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Benjamin Franklin Elementary is ranked 2,484th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benjamin Franklin Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (71.7%) is slightly higher than the state average of 60.7%. 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 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 569
2006 630
2007 645
2008 622
2009 611
2010 630
2011 617
2012 571
2013 536
2014 521
2015 499

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.8
2006 20.1
2007 19.7
2008 20.1
2009 21.8
2010 N/A
2011 25.7
2012 26
2013 26.5
2014 24.8
2015 23.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.56590509666081
2006 0.55714285714286
2007 0.64031007751938
2008 0.67202572347267
2009 0.67430441898527
2010 0.71428571428571
2011
2012 0.75306479859895
2013 0.60074626865672
2014 0.71209213051823
2015 0.71743486973948

Compare Benjamin Franklin Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,380.0% 23.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 
This School 71.7%
 

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Public KG - 05 499 23.8:1  
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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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