School Details

Franklin Elementary School

3130 Ave C, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6469
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 452 students 17 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

64%
71%
79%
73%
74%
78%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
65%
64%
77%
74%
71%
76%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Council Bluffs Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
75%
82%
69%
78%
82%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
67%
66%
78%
67%
67%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Council Bluffs Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
79%
80%
74%
78%
81%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
79%
69%
78%
68%
71%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Council Bluffs Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Council Bluffs. 452 children attend Franklin Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 71% of the 452 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Franklin Elementary School is 17:1. Walnut Grove Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 80%
Hispanic 11% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had more than a few problems with my daughter at this school. Most of the teachers seem very good with the exception of the new gym teacher who is a bully and is the football coach at TJ and treats these young children horribly as if they are 18 year old football players. The main problem is the principal Ms Swanson who covers for bad behavior by the staff or treats you like an annoyance if there is a problem. I had to go to the district office several times to even get her to return a phone call as she knows who I am and I stay on her constantly as you seem to have to. My kid moves on next year thank god!

  • (2 years ago)

    The school has been a disappointment all around. This was my sons first year here and we were both in tears by the second day. At first I thought it was only his teacher but after having to deal the the Principal I knew it was a bigger problem than I had first thought. We are trying to find him a better school by the start of the next school year. Prior to moving to Iowa he was enrolled in an amazing school in Colorado where he excelled and by the end of the first quarter here he had fallen academically. I did what I could to supplement his education at home but I could only do so much.

  • (7 years ago)

    Franklin is a school which supports the kids and as a part of that support they ask that the parents support it as well. The school community will support the students as much as possible and will go out of their way to help the students. I love the school and plan to keep my daughter there until she is in middle school.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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