School Details

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

3477 Kamhi Dr, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 245-7444
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 592 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

35%
39%
32%
46%
50%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lakeland Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
49%
33%
63%
49%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lakeland Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
43%
30%
64%
52%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lakeland Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jefferson Valley-Yorktown. The principal of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is MS. PATRICIA MCILVENNY and can be contacted at pmcilvenny@lakelandschools.org. 592 students go to Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 592 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 13:1. Crompond School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 75%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 10% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 14%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    The principal is aloof and unavailable. My child has not made any academic strides. The resources are hardly available and what they do have- they don't use. It has been a very disappointing experience so far. There really isn't a point person to go to as the staff is evasive. They basically tell you what you want to hear and they treat our children poorly. So far all my child has learned is what he can't do. It's quite a shock with all the taxes we pay.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bad for kid with special need! My child was prejudged and treated improperly by teachers. My child had no problem before and after moving to other schools.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have 2 children in the school and one more who will start next year. It is a wonderful place. Our kids love going to school. One of our children has special needs which the school handled expertly. We could not have wished for better.

  • (5 years ago)

    Principal leadership 4 out of 5 Teacher quality - 5 out of 5 Extracurricular activities 5 out of 5 Parent involvment - 4 out of 5 Safety & discipline - 5 out of 5 I already had one child go through Ben Franklin and currently have another child going into 4th grade. They both have wonderful learning experiences and are growing academically. The teachers work hard and are very dedicated. It is easy to contact them if needed.

  • (6 years ago)

    I cannot be happier with Ben Franklin Elementary School. The Principal has a no nonsense attitude which is very important these days. I currently have a 3rd grader at Ben Franklin and she is so happy! The teachers are wonderful as well. The lunch MOMitors also hold a special place in my daughter's heart )

  • (7 years ago)

    Benjamin Franklin is a wonderful school full of excellent teachers. I currently have 3rd graders and a Kindergartner and could not be any happier. Having my children gone all day is hard but knowing they are in a loving caring and nurturing environment makes the transition that much easier.

  • (7 years ago)

    Ben Franklin is the best! It is not only the best physically looking school but also the best nurtured. Pat McKliveny is superb and the special ed programs as well as speach and other programs are amazing. It is a fun nurturing school that makes everyday interesting and enjoyful. The teachers are creative with tons of activities. I am in the top of my class and have recieved a 5 on 12 AP exams and I attribute much of my success to BF

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been at Ben Franklin for 17 consecutive years. My 2 youngest are in 4th and 5th grade. I have been very happy with the academic programs throughout the years. My children that needed help recieved great help and the others excelled. There has always been a great selection of extracurricular activities along with a great music art and sport program. There has always been great parent involvement even before we had a PTA. I am a very involved working parent with 6 children and I think that is a key to having a good relationship with the school and for the years to be successful. I am very proud to say my children attend Ben Franklin.

  • (9 years ago)

    Did not care for this school at all. Found the parents to be snobby and/or in a clique. Teachers varied tremendously...from excellent to awful. Many extra curriculars for the kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very good school with caring teachers and academic awareness. Fun environment with strong interst in children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ben Franklin is a fantastic school. The faculty especially the Principal and Asst. Principal have created a learning environment that has help my to sons excell. The PTA is strong and committed.

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(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

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