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Elizabeth, New Jersey
Union County
Elizabeth Public Schools
Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 is a public school located in Elizabeth, New Jersey with 460 students in grades KG-8.
Highlights
Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI), in grades K-3. Student Council for 8th grade students.
Positive Behavior Supports in Schools (PBSIS), to increase positive behaviors.
Technology usage daily with a 1:1 personal in grades 2-8 and 5 classroom laptops in grades K and 1.
Awards

"Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 has committed to partnership with CLI (Children's Literacy Initiative) to build language and literacy skills and encourage the love of reading in grades K-2. Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 have partnered with Montclair State University and NJDOE (New Jersey Department of Education) in the BUILD ( Building Unity in Leadership Development) Initiative. Another partnership has been developed through Rutgers Universitycto support building a positive school climate and culture through the School Climate Transformation Project (SCTP)."

Location
248 Ripley Pl
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Alina Stewart
908-436-5700
stewaral@epsnj.org
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Grades
KG-8
White 7%
Black 25%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 68%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
460
students
Female 47.8%
Male 52.2%
Economically disadvantaged students 89%
Students with disabilities 24%
English learners 24%
Homeless students 2%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
51
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 12%
55
1st Grade 16%
75
2nd Grade 13%
60
3rd Grade 14%
66
4th Grade 10%
44
5th Grade 9%
43
6th Grade 11%
49
7th Grade 8%
36
8th Grade 7%
32
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English & language arts proficiency
29%
of students

Math proficiency
17%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
6.3
Incidents per year
Violence 24
Weapons 3
Vandalism 1
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 29
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
70%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 33%
6 to 10 days 33%
11 to 15 days 14%
Over 15 days 16%
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English 50.7%
Spanish 44.1%
Portuguese 3.5%
Haitian 1.3%
Other 0.4%
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Learn more about Benjamin Franklin School No. 13.

Mission

Mission: Benjamin Franklins School No. 13 is committed to providing excellent services by building relationships that impact cognitive and social and emotional development. Our Creed: At Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 we will show love, kindness, compassion and respect, to ourselves, to others, and our school. It only takes one person to make a difference. I will be the one.

Academics

"Benjamin Franklin School No. 13, are utilizes the district curriculum, as a framework for success, hwild providing supplemental educational resources to meet the needs of our students. AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) is a program offered to 7th and 8th graders to expose students to college and career preparedness. Each classroom has been equipped with a smartboard and students in grades k and 1 have 5 laptops or iPad and students in grades 2-8 have one-to-one technology.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Bowling (Coed), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Football (Boys), Golf (Coed), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Swimming (Boys & Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs

8th Grade Student Council, 8th Grade Universal Harmony, Monthly Parent Corner, Parent Workshops,WE Day, Multicultural Activities, Schoolwide Multicultural Luncheon for Parents, Benjamin Franklin Activity Day, Polar Express, Fall Festival, Principal Reading to the School, Generation Text, American Education Week, Grandparents Day, College and Career Day, Winter Dance, Spring Concert, Black History Program, Project Build, PBSIS, Generation Text, Men of Vision, AVID and LEADS.

Programs

Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 offers programs to assist our students in educational, physical, and social development: Breakfast Program, Tutoring Program, Afterschool Program, including Performing and Visual Arts along with a Character Education component and Saturday State Assessment Intensification Program.

Teachers

Benjamin Franklin School No. 13, provides professional development reflective of, DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment), Classroom Management, Vocabulary and Word Walls with Citing Textual Evidence, Writing Across the Content, Accountable Talk, Graphic Organizers, Manipulatives, Student Engagement,Differentiation, Accomodations and Modifications, Questions and Discussion Techniques, Math Protocol, Reasoning with Discourse, Climate and Culture Survey Results, SGO (Student Growth Plans), Danielson Framework, Skype Activities, SMART Goals, PGP (Professional Growth Plans), Collegial Visits,and Effective Strategies Used to Check for Understanding.

Post high school

As we prepare our students for post secondary careers we offer the PSAT to all 8th graders, we provide a College and Career Day for all of our Middle School students and we also participate in the AVID (Achievement via Individual Determination) program with 7th and 8th grade students. HISPA ( Hispanics )

Supports

Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 offers, Reading Interventionists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, LDTC and School Psychologist, Bilingual In Class Support, Special Education In-Class Support, Kindergarten Co-taught Classroom, Tiered Office Conduct Referral as a resource to our families and students.

Health

Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 offers a Breakfast Program for those student arriving the school early in the morng. We participate in a fundraiser, Jump rope for Heart to raise awareness of heart disease. The students are able to participate in the services offered by the district Dental Clinic free of charge. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP) offers fresh fruits and vegetables to every student, twice during the week to develop awareness and exposure to various fresh fruits and vegetables.

Parents

Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 offers a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) for our parents to volunteer and partner with teachers within the building to participate in schoolwide activities. One parent is selected to participate on the district's Special Education Advisory Committee(SEPAC) where parents can share their concerns and ideas regarding the Special Education Program and Activities. Parents Corner, gives parents an opportunity to participate in the school community and meet with the principal monthly. During Parent Corner parents are also given an opportunity to participate in Instructional Workshops, Parenting Workshops, Informational Workshops and Fun Activities.

Facilities

Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 has updated the Teacher's Room and the Main Office. In addition, a Student Computer Lab has been added, along with two Parent Laptops for parent usage. We have also added a new gym floor with the school logo (The Owl). The basement floor was updated and replaced.

Technology

Students are able to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer and Math)

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Built in 1914, Benjamin Franklin School 13 is located in the Elizabeth port section of Elizabeth at the corner of Third Street and Ripley Place; a neighborhood anchor for a century. Our team of 46 certified teachers and support staff are completely dedicated to educating approximately 465 students from kindergarten through eighth grade. With a vision to become one of the best schools in Elizabeth, our team continues in its endeavors to provide a quality education of our students. We address the needs of our culturally diverse population by working collaboratively with students, parents and the community. We acknowledge the key role that parents have in the education of their children and encourage our parents to be active participants. To support our vision, we strive to provide excellent educational experiences that inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve and to care. Through the implementation of the district's theory of action; student learning. The essential elements of managed instruction are a comprehensive and aligned district curriculum; professional development centered on the curriculum, a comprehensive student information system, formative and summative assessments, and carefully selected appropriate interventions for each child after scrutinizing the data. In addition to the academic needs of our students, Benjamin Franklin School 13 addresses the students' social and emotional learning to ensure all student needs are met. As a school family, each school employee, our parents and the community at large, work together to provide a framework which focuses on the physical, cognitive, social, ethical, and emotional needs of our student body. We recognize the importance of child development, relationships, and social and emotional needs of our student body. We recognize the importance of child development, relationships, and social emotional learning as components which are an integral part of the students' success in school.

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