Franklin School students have been recognized for their achievements through many special honors and awards including: School level Spelling Bee winners participating on County and State levels, Civic Essay Contest, Students Citizenship Awards, North Bergen Against Alcohol and Drug Municipal Poster Contest sponsored by our LEAD program, Students Citizenship Principals Academic Awards, Student of the Month, Caught in the Act of Kindness, and V.F.W. Essay Contest.
|White|| 6% |
|Black|| 1% |
|Asian|| 3% |
|Hispanic|| 90% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 49.5% |
|Male|| 50.5% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 69% |
|Students with disabilities|| 14% |
|English learners|| 9% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|1st Grade|| 16% ||101|
|2nd Grade|| 15% ||96|
|3rd Grade|| 10% ||65|
|4th Grade|| 12% ||74|
|5th Grade|| 9% ||57|
|6th Grade|| 12% ||75|
|7th Grade|| 15% ||91|
|8th Grade|| 10% ||63|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||2|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 3% |
|1 to 5 days|| 33% |
|6 to 10 days|| 34% |
|11 to 15 days|| 20% |
|Over 15 days|| 11% |
|English|| 65.3% |
|Spanish|| 32.2% |
|Other|| 1.6% |
|Gujarati|| 1.0% |
Learn more about Franklin Elementary School.
Our mission at Franklin School is to create a safe school climate that is challenging, nurturing and encourages students to work and collaborate with one another, promote creativity and become effective communicators and critical 21st century thinkers. The vision is to foster a school environment that encourages students, staff and parents to create a culture characterized by respect, harmony and equity where students can discover and reach their maximum potential.
Benjamin Franklin School is a neighborhood school serving students from first through eighth grade. Class offerings include all required academic subjects, as well as, physical education, art, music (instrumental and vocal), computer science, and world language. We are departmentalized in grades 5-8 so students benefit from the specialization of teachers academic strengths.
Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls)
Students benefit from a wide variety of extra-curricular programs and services such as cheerleading, school band, jazz band, chorus, ecology club, student council, modeling, and technology club, ambassadors of kindness, mock trial club, and safety patrol.
Franklin School also has an after school tutorial program, a Title I morning program grades 3 through 8, Saturday program, book club grades 5th and 6th and ESL after school program. We have PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) to enhance our relationship between the school and community. Recently we have added a Wellness Committee and Spirit Committee to develop social and emotional group.
Our students score well on all types of tests that are administered. Our outstanding faculty members work diligently to help all children in Franklin School succeed. The Franklin School Educational Plan is overseen by a ScIP/Data (School Improvement Plan) committee composed of administrators, faculty, and parents. The PLC consists of staff members meeting monthly to analyze standardized tests, evaluate studentÃ¢ÂÂs achievement, encourage collaboration between grades, and develop instructional strategies to meet the needs of our student population.
Franklin School is a comprehensive school with a dedicated and experienced faculty who strive to meet the needs for a diverse student population, including those who require Special Education, Basic Skills, Gifted and Talented, and English as a Second Language. The Franklin School I&RS CommitteeÃ¢ÂÂs mission is to enhance student achievement infused with high academic standards in a safe and disciplined learning environment.
Franklin School has a Health and Wellness Committee comprised of faculty, students and parents. The primary goal of this group is to discuss nutritional choices for everyone and menu choices at our schoolÃ¢ÂÂs breakfast and lunch services. We also have an expert staff member who comes in weekly to discuss health issues with 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students during enrichment periods reinforcing the curriculum standards.
We have PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) that actively involves teachers, parents and students in a variety of events throughout the school year. Such events include the 8th grade prom, holiday fundraisers and dances, movie nights, and parent/student arts and crafts.
Franklin School Crisis Management CommitteeÃ¢ÂÂs role is to identify potential safety problems within the neighborhood and community and develop plans to meet the needs of our students.
We have a weekly STEAM program offered to 7th and 8th grade students that explore areas of science, technology, math and engineering as it relates to 21st Century skills.