School Details

Franklin Elementary School

2385 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 259-3850
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 567 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

85%
80%
56%
90%
82%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burlingame Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
72%
46%
94%
82%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burlingame Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
87%
65%
99%
89%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burlingame Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
84%
60%
92%
85%
65%
85%
85%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Burlingame Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Burlingame. The principal of Franklin Elementary School is Lisa Booth, who can be contacted at lbooth@bsd.k12.ca.us. 567 children attend Franklin Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 26% of the Franklin Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 567 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Franklin Elementary School is 18:1. Spring Valley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 7% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 54%
Filipino 4% 3%
Asian 35% 19%
Unspecified 2% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 2901%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 11%
Limited English proficiency 26% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is top notch. There is high standard of learning and the teachers are very progressive in thier styles and methods.

  • (1 year ago)

    Given that Franklin has some of the best API scores of elementary schools in the area (955 in 2012) my expectations were high. We chose to live in Burlingame so that our children could attend the "good" schools here. However we were disappointed. I think the teachers were mediocre. They didn't seem excited about teaching. Communication at the higher grade levels was nonexistent. Some of the children at the school displayed bully-like behavior. I question lunch and recess supervision. There are 23 children in grades K-3rd and 32 in 4- 5th. Teachers have no aids and it seems they need them. I'm disappointed in the use of Everyday Math and don't feel the kids are challenged in math. Science is lacking but this is a problem at most elementary schools. There appears to be one art teacher for the whole district so kids get an hour of art every 1-2 months. I'm not impressed with music education either. Gifted students get 5-6 days of pull-out for the year and nothing else the rest of the time. The principal is very kind and has worked at the school for years. But given the reputation of Burlingame schools and the high API scores I expected so much more.

  • (3 years ago)

    Franklin is an outstanding school. I have looked at most of the private schools on the Penninsula and I have not found one with a principal as good as Llsa Booth. She is exceptional. The teachers and staff are also outstanding. The community is diverse and devoted. You can't go wrong here.

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal Lisa Booth is exceptional. Very open-minded cares for students friendly personable... So far the teachers reflect the principal and excels in teaching guiding caring. PTA involvement is very high. Can't get much better than this.

  • (7 years ago)

    Most parents are highly educated and affluent. These parents value an education and tend to push their children to achieve. After some time at the school I have to agree that the school scores do not necessarily reflect the quality of teaching at Franklin. This school is weak in science and math. My child's teacher just glanced over multiplication even though that topic was covered in the Star test. I had to teach my child the multiplication tables. I don't think my child would have done that well in the Star Test without the additional tutoring outside of the classroom.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent of two Franklin students I believe that this school lives up to it's great reputation. Parents are very involved and accomplish a lot of positive support through PTA and school channels. The staff is dedicated to the students and lead by a wonderful kind helpful principal. I highly recommend Franklin to those looking for a quality public elementary school experience.

  • (8 years ago)

    Its great school I am from Asian community .I love this school. You can really relax and not worry about your kids education any more.

  • (9 years ago)

    Franklin is a fabulous school. The principal and teaching staff are A1 and the parents are very involved. Academically the school is strong and focused. The teachers are energetic well-trained and work well as a team. In addition to a strong and financially generous PTA there is also a district-wide school foundation. Between the two organizations they raise enough money to fund programs the state does not (music library music reading programs a math specialist a computer specialist etc.) There is a lot of school spirit and a real feeling of community. All three of my children went through Franklin and had excellent experiences.

  • (9 years ago)

    The strength of this school is a principal open to new ideas and tremendous parental support. The academic strengths are in early literacy but math and science are weak.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with the overall quality of Franklin Elementary. Lisa Booth and the teaching staff are creative caring and committed to the students and families of Franklin. The academic program has exceeded our expectations and our child really looks forward to attending school. The parents and families at Franklin are a highlight and make for a wonderful environment of trust and mutual respect. I feel we are very fortunate to be a part of this community and would highly recommend this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Fantastic environment for children. Wonderful teachers great location close to all ammenities.

  • (10 years ago)

    For k-5 Franklin is the best in Burlingame. Especially I like the community involvement and PTA. Teachers are like family members. It's a great school and I recommend it for any one looking for a good school.

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(based on 24 ratings & reviews)

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