Benjamin Franklin Elementary School



Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 13
K 86
1 119
2 99
3 80
4 81
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 90

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Newark, NJ in the Newark Public School District. It enrolls 568 students in grades 1st through 12th. Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is the 335th largest public school in New Jersey and the 16,002nd largest nationally. It has 11.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 568
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 48
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 16,002nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New Jersey: 335th out of 1,586
Student/Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 674th out of 1,572
Full Time Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 287th out of 1,572

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 301
(53%)
14,143
(52%)
 Female 267
(47%)
12,850
(48%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 463
(82%)
12,724
(47%)
 Black 97
(17%)
11,919
(44%)
 White 6
(1%)
2,012
(7%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
198
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
85
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
3
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
52
(0%)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 481
(85%)
21,028
(78%)
 Not Eligible 73
(13%)
4,776
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 14
(2%)
1,189
(4%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,546 ranked schools in New Jersey, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is ranked 142nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (87.1%) is significantly higher than the state average of 40.5%. 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 587
2006 549
2007 577
2008 561
2009 568
2010 498
2011 550
2012 608
2013 563
2014 537
2015 568

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.5
2006 13.7
2007 14.4
2008 13.9
2009 16.7
2010 14
2011 14
2012 13.5
2013 13.1
2014 11.9
2015 11.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.5076660988075
2006 0.88888888888889
2007 0.87521663778163
2008 0.91978609625668
2009 0.92077464788732
2010 0.9718875502008
2011 0.96909090909091
2012 0.91940789473684
2013 0.90053285968028
2014 0.8268156424581
2015 0.87147887323944

Compare Benjamin Franklin Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,141.1% 11.4:1
 
1,180.0% 11.8:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 87.1%
 

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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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