This is our first year at Ben Franklin Elementary and I can say that by far this school goes out of its way to enrich the students here. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to participate in during and afterschool. They are challenged academically and the Teachers really care for their well being. I would recommend this school to any parents that have elementary school age kids. The office staff is also very helpful and that is a true sign that teamwork is important at this school.
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school in La Quinta. The principal of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is Kelly May-Vollmar and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 611 students go to Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 611 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 19:1. John Adams Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.6%||0.3%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.3%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||64%||55%|
|Limited English proficiency||25%||23%|
We love our school! The office staff is wonderful the teachers are kind and caring. There are a lot of activities for the students the class sizes are small compared to other schools in the desert.
went to pick up my brother and they couldent tell me where he was the receptionist wasent their just a lot of kaos!!! if he was sick why didnt they hold him in sick room ???
Great school with good teachers! Good extra curricular after school programs! Fun environment! Good class sizes!
This School is a IB Elementary one of two at the District they have a Spanish Instructor who teaches once a week they offer computer lab for the kids they offered Technology classes after school for the upper levels grades they also have some other after school classes such as choir basketball legos football cheerleaders keyboards talent show they offer tutoring for all the grade levels. They participate on Math Field Day Battle of the Books Ballroom competition they have a science night for the kids they also offer ASES an after school program that runs till 5 40 very well organized. they have a great reading program for the kids that had help mine through the years most of the teachers have open doors for volunteer parents they also have a program for DADS call the Watch DOGS (dads of great students). they offer and Art program working with the McCallum Theater they take the kids to see performances and the ART Instructors from the McCallum come and work with the kids. Its a great Elementary Great Teachers Great Environment. Best Elementary School in the Desert!
My daughter and another little girl have had off and on conflicts since kindergarten. I dealt directly with the mother. When I told my daughter I was going to talk to the principle she told the little girl and the next thing I knew the girl and her friends turned it all on my daughter. Meanwhile my daughter hasn't been dropped off early in two years because of bullying.The father of the child aforementioned has terrorized our family my daughter is cyber bullied sobs weekly and refused to go to school. Her personality has changed completely since first grade as a result. She is obsessed with her looks weight height and researching bullying books and videos. She has no self esteem and has become withdrawn. When I told the principle Id been dealing with the mother for years and about my daughters self esteem and obsession with bullying information she was not impartial at all and poo pooed it away. She didn't check with the parent I suggested she talked to comfirm my daughters side of the story and just seemed to want it over with. If your child is bullied you are on your own if it is inconvenient to deal with. We are now homeschooling her.
This school is very beautiful. The staff here compared to other schools my children have attended aren't very friendly. I believe its more of a fashions show than teachers who actually care about the childrens well being. They don't say good morning or hello unless initiated. The staff inside the office is rude and dismissive. The fall festival this year was poorly put together and hardly any of the female staff working looked as if they wanted to be there. The woman doing the cake walk was yelling at the children and many were complaining how mean the teachers were and how this year sucked. Most prizes were crayons melted into patterns. Not a pleasant or warm feeling here I'm transfering my child asap.
Ben Franklin Elementary School. Is a great school the staff & teacher are hard workers people that are will to go far and beyond to help students and parents with there needs. The principal Mrs. May also works hard in helping students reach there goal. Everyone in the school is friendly and willing to help. I would like to Thank All the Staff and the Teachers in Ben Franklin for all the effort and hard work they put in making this a great school. have a Great Summer everyone. ;) 2013
I love that this school has many after school activities. Ballroom ballet violin keyboard band choir musicals legos zumba talent show tennis football basketball and many others. I think after school activities are very important in a childs education.With all the school budget cuts most of our teachers volunteer their time to make all this possible. Teachers here take their teaching to the next level with their students.
The Principal does an excellent job with his school and staff. The Teachers at Ben Franklin are awesome especially my sons' 1st grade teacher Mr. Munksgard. They have alot of extracurricular activites for all grades. From what I have seen there is alot of parent involvement. Ben Franklin is on top with their discipline and I know my son is safe when in school. I do not know why they were given lower marks on alot of these topics. Go Chargers!
My daughter has been at Benjamin Franklin for three years and we are very please with it. Benjamin Franklin has dedicated teachers that care for thair students. The school also offers different after school activities such band choir cheerleading chess theater flag football french club dance(ballet).
I Love this school! The teachers are GREAT!! Everyone really cares and gets involved. Mr. Bugg (principal) cares about the school students and teachers.
What a great group of dedicated teachers we have who take a heartfelt interest in our children. Outstanding !
As a parent of a kindergartner I try to be as involved as possible.It did not take long to see what a hassle it can be...to my horror. I understand that it is a new school so comittees and such are also young but people do not seem to be open to help and change. People need to understand that anything to do with the school is solely for our children.