Benjamin Franklin School



Benjamin Franklin School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benjamin Franklin School Students by Grade
PK 1
K 50
1 66
2 58
3 57
4 50
5 64
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 346 students in grades 1st through 12th. Benjamin Franklin School is the 401st largest public school in Connecticut and the 37,414th largest nationally. It has 8.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 346
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 8.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 38.99

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Benjamin Franklin School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 174
(50%)
2,916
(51%)
 Female 172
(50%)
2,768
(49%)

Benjamin Franklin School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 163
(47%)
3,000
(53%)
 White 112
(32%)
1,779
(31%)
 Black 29
(8%)
426
(7%)
 Asian 25
(7%)
259
(5%)
 American Indian 9
(3%)
57
(1%)
 Two or More 8
(2%)
147
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
16
(0%)

Benjamin Franklin School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 215
(62%)
3,584
(63%)
 Not Eligible 92
(27%)
1,647
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 39
(11%)
453
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 665 ranked schools in Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin School is ranked 168th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benjamin Franklin School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (73.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 41.1%. 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
2013 414
2014 387
2015 346

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
2013 12.5
2014 13.8
2015 8.9

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
2013 0.67874396135266
2014 0.65633074935401
2015 0.73410404624277

Compare Benjamin Franklin School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
890.0% 8.9:1
 
1,199.9% 12.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 41.1%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 73.4%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Benjamin Franklin School
Meriden, CT
Public PK - 05 346 8.9:1  
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Israel Putnam School
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Public PK - 05 588 14.4:1 2 miles
Hanover School
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Public PK - 05 616 13.7:1 2 miles
Midstate Christian Academy
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Private PK - 12 92 7:1 2 miles
Roger Sherman School
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Public PK - 05 559 15.6:1 2 miles
Thomas Edison Magnet Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 726 12.2:1 3 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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