School Details

Ben Franklin Elementary School

533 Beacon Rd, Newark, OH 43055
(740) 670-7340
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 354 students 18 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

74%
84%
78%
72%
82%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
85%
78%
83%
89%
88%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
82%
68%
66%
82%
74%
75%
80%
68%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Newark City average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ben Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newark. The principal of Ben Franklin Elementary School is Dena M. Cable, who can be contacted at dcable@laca.org. 354 students go to Ben Franklin Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 75% of the 354 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 83% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ben Franklin Elementary School is 18:1. Newark Digital Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Multiracial 10% 8%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Asian 0% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 62%
Economically disadvantaged 75% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter went to Ben Franklin for 3 years. I was pleased with her 2nd grade teacher but that is it. The principal and her other teachers following did not seem to want to communicate with me at all. There needs to be more discipline in that school as well. The students are way out of hand. I would NOT recommend this school to anyone.

  • (9 years ago)

    Ben Franklin provides high quality education and has a caring and dediated staff. The teachers go above and beyond to meet the needs of all the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    There are several excellent teachers on staff but they do not get much support from the principal. There are no incentives allowed for the students who do a good job. There also is no discipline from the principal when teachers need support. I'm glad my children no longer go there.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school in general is a good school. It is a little disappointing that many of the concerns we have had have been dismissed by the Pricipal. The teachers have been attentive and understanding but seem to have their hand tied when it comes to helping the children if they are average. Unless the child has a diagnosed 'learning diability ' they will not go to much trouble helping the children to succeed. Many of the 'incentives' for the kids have been taken away such as allowing school parties such as fall or family fun days. They do allow some family time but it has been decreesed significantly even thogh the children have worked had with their fund raisers and there is an excess in the account.

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