|White|| 88% |
|Black|| 2% |
|Asian|| 3% |
|Hispanic|| 4% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 2% |
|Female|| 47.6% |
|Male|| 52.4% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 10% |
|Students with disabilities|| 12% |
|English learners|| 0% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Pre-K|| 13% ||27|
|Kindergarten|| 12% ||25|
|1st Grade|| 8% ||16|
|2nd Grade|| 13% ||28|
|3rd Grade|| 12% ||26|
|4th Grade|| 12% ||24|
|5th Grade|| 15% ||32|
|6th Grade|| 14% ||30|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||6|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 4% |
|1 to 5 days|| 39% |
|6 to 10 days|| 32% |
|11 to 15 days|| 15% |
|Over 15 days|| 10% |
|English|| 98.6% |
|Arabic|| 1.0% |
|Other|| 0.5% |
Learn more about Franklin Township School.
To provide all students with experiences and opportunities, through integrated instruction, that will help them acquire the knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes necessary to become exceptional members of society.
Our curriculum is up to date matching the New Jersey Academic Learning Standards for all subjects. The last four years we have updated our materials in the areas of English/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies. We have a one to one computer environment in grades 1-6. Additionally, we have updated our Gifted and Talented program to reflect best practices.
We have FREE after school club activities for all students. These clubs run for at least 6 sessions for 1 hour each, three times per year. Clubs include: Student Council, Yearbook, Fun with Fitness, School Beautification (inside and outside), Cooking, Battle of the Minds, Battle of the Books, Special Olympics, Old School Games, Make it and Take it. Franklin''s Got Talent, Showcase Dance, Drama Club, Set Design, Environmental, Gardening and much more!
School Programs:In addition to our enrichment opportunities, we have Child Care available from 7:00 to 6:00 Monday through Friday. PreK (Ages 3-5) Child Care is available during the course of the day as well
Staff collaboration is the primary means of professional development at Franklin Township School. We build into our schedule a 30 period of common planning time for staff to coordinate lesson design and curriculum planning. In addition, we provide opportunities for staff to collaborate after school, with a particular area of focus selected each year. This year our staff is working with Rossi Consulting on implementing our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) initiative.
Franklin School has traditionally been a leader in inclusive education. We have a fully staffed Child Study Team including a Director of Student Services, Learning Disabilities/Teacher Consultant, Social Worker and Psychologist. This group works with all classified students. We also have robust measures in place to meet the needs of our ESL/ELL and Section 504 students. We provide free tutoring after school for students that qualify in grades four to sixth grades.
In addition to providing the state required 120 minutes of physical fitness instruction during the course of a week, we have recess everyday for all students. We have an active Wellness Committee dedicated to promoting healthy habits in the form of Wellness Weeks for students, staff, and community three times during the course of the year.
We encourage parent involvement in our school through our active PTA. Our PTA meets monthly providing support in sponsoring two cultural arts activities per year, holiday parties, field day t-shirts, and Walk-a-thon fund raiser.
The Franklin Township Elementary School is a 50,000 square foot facility on a beautiful, ten-acre parcel of land. In addition to regular classrooms, the school houses specialized rooms for art, music, speech, science, therapies, PE and a computer lab. All classrooms are climate controlled and have dedicated wireless access points to support our technology program. In recent years, the district has made major upgrades in the areas of energy efficiencies, environment, and classroom design. Last year we added a teacher created STEAM Center!
The focus on school safety and security has dramatically escalated for all school administrators in recent years. Franklin Township has already invested resources into its school facility, in an effort to fortify areas that could be more easily breached by an intruder. The district has received a safety grant for FY ''18, that will be used to continue these upgrades to our physical plant.
A Goal of our district for the last two years is to focus on Science instruction with an emphasis on STEAM concepts. The addition of STEAM center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Technology) has enhanced the opportunity for our students and staff to provide a space to implement these concepts!
Our delivery of instruction for our Preschool students is one of inclusion. All students ages three and four have the opportunity to attend Franklin School taught by teachers that receive yearly training on best practices in the area of Early Childhood Education. Once students reach five years of age (by October 1) they will be enrolled in our full day Kindergarten classes.
Franklin Township has always endorsed a policy of maintaining smaller class sizes. This personalized attention when coupled with a highly qualified/committed staff and support mechanisms like our after school homework assistance, has resulted in Franklin Township consistently demonstrating academic growth patterns well above the norm. In addition to our one-to-one computer device environment, the district also maintains an independent, hard-wired computer lab.