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About This School

Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bloomfield. The principal of Franklin Elementary School is Ms Marianne Abbasso and can be contacted at mabbasso@bloomfield.k12.nj.us. 396 students attend Franklin Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 2% of the Franklin Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 396 students here have subsidized lunches. Class size at Franklin Elementary School is 21, and the student to teacher ratio is 15:1. Forest Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 45% 33%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Hispanic 33% 33%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 33%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 month ago)

    Franklin has great teachers principal NEEDS TO GO!!! She worries more about trying to make friends than to do her job!!

  • (9 months ago)

    Is a great school always there for you and your child my daughter was in demarest and after the switch you can tell the difference amazing school

  • (10 months ago)

    Love how Demerest did drill on ABC news!!what did Franklin do last week? Practiced drill/lock down with the gym doors wide open...way to go Franklin!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been attending Franklin School since she was in pre-school. My daughter has grown not only socially but educationally. I am proud to say she is a honor student and continues thrive on her skills with the help of her teachers and staff of the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has a strong support system. My grand-son and grand-daughter attended this school from Kindergarten through 6th grade. The teacher work with you and listen to your concerns. This school has a strong parental involvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have attended Franklin and love it! My oldest is ten and my youngest just started kindergarten! The teachers are great with the kids and make learning fun! The parent involvement is great and they are always planning fun activities for the students!!! A +++ learning environment! We love it!!!!1

  • (4 years ago)

    This is the first year my son is going to this school and we are very impressed. He is in Kindergarden and only has 15 kids in his class. His teacher is very experienced and has been able provide our child with the individual attention to assess his skill level and provide him the right level of instruction. We had been debating on whether to send our son to the expensive Montclair Kimberley Acadamy instead. I am delighted we decided not to. We are getting the same level of education for our son in a more diverse environment without the $22K price tag.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child currently attends the school there for the last year! The children are so ridden with rules it is hard to be yourself. The kids play on gravel and concrete and they are not allowed to have balls to play with most of the time. The principal speaks to children about behavior issues that are small or would not seem like issues to parents but does not inform parents of the meetings. The children are also expected to write 7 essays per marking period alot of writing and most of the time the kids want to get it done for the time frame rather than really learning what they are writing about. The only saving grace is if your child's teacher is good and we did get a good teacher. Bye Bye Franklin!

  • (6 years ago)

    In this school it is not just a slogan they really seem to know how to make learning fun. The teachers are creative energetic supportive and impressively effective. Standardized tests scores have been improving in the last three years. Best of all my kids are excited to go to school every day.

  • (7 years ago)

    Franklin School is a great school my children like going there because the teachers and principal are very supportive of the children and they try to make learning fun. The school is a great place for learning and i enjoyed going there when i was a kid.

  • (8 years ago)

    Dynamic child-centered education. Principal is supportive of teachers and very involved with students. They have a looping program where you can choose classes that will stay with one teacher for two years. Lots of mixed grade activities 3rd graders writing letters to kindergartners etc. Very relaxed and nurturing school.

  • (9 years ago)

    The principal at this school is horrible and only cares about herself. It is dirty and the bathrooms usually have no soap. Franklin School is not a good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Franklin School offers a kind and caring environment for all students. The pre-k and kindergarten programs are especially enriching. My dealings with the principal Deanne McLaughlin have always been positive. If you are looking for a small community school this is the place for you.

  • (9 years ago)

    Principal is not truly there for the children. She avoids problems she has bad leadership qualities no backbone. The bathrooms are always dirty. Too many rules are made against the children. Things are changing for the worse at this school and the children are paying for it ten fold.

  • (9 years ago)

    Most of the teachers in this school have no patience for young children. There are calls home for things such as kids twirling there hair. Windows have been broken in this school for months. Instead of repairing they are boarded up. I'm counting down the days until I am out of Bloomfield and no longer have to deal with Franklin School.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is no frills. Your child will not recieve individual attention and the staff is unresponsive at best. Gifted and talented does not start before 4th grade and the teacher is shared between schools. There is no guidance department. A counselor is shared between several schools. After school child care is in danger of being lost and there is no busing available. The playground has no equiptment or grass and the children are not permitted to engage in games like tag or run on school property. Violence is not an issue at this school but it costs individuality enthusiasm and spirit and aims to produce cookie cutter kids.

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