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N. Bergen, New Jersey
Hudson County
North Bergen School District
Franklin Elementary School is a public school located in N. Bergen, New Jersey with 622 students in grades 1-8.
Highlights
Robotic Programming in Computer Tech Classes AND stop motion animation/coding for 7th and 8th grade students
Technology is used daily by students with a 2:1 chromebook/student ratio
Interactive SMART TV (whiteboard) in 12 of our classes and the purchase of 3 more
Awards

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.

Location
5211 Columbia Avenue
N. Bergen, NJ 07047
Contact
Principal: Ms. Janet Sandstrom
201-974-7007
jsandstrom@northbergen.k12.nj.us
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Grades
1-8
White 6%
Black 1%
Asian 3%
Hispanic 90%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
622
students
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%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
78
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
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English & language arts proficiency
46%
of students

Math proficiency
25%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.6
Incidents per year
Violence 2
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 4
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
70%
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%
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English 65.3%
Spanish 32.2%
Other 1.6%
Gujarati 1.0%
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Learn more about Franklin Elementary School.

Mission

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.

Academics

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.

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls)

Clubs

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.

Programs

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.

Teachers

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 student’s achievement, encourage collaboration between grades, and develop instructional strategies to meet the needs of our student population.

Supports

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 Committee’s mission is to enhance student achievement infused with high academic standards in a safe and disciplined learning environment.

Health

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 school’s 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.

Parents

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.

School safety

Franklin School Crisis Management Committee’s role is to identify potential safety problems within the neighborhood and community and develop plans to meet the needs of our students.

Technology

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.

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