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About This School

Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newton. The principal of Franklin Elementary School is Amy Kelly. 398 students attend Franklin Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 12% of the 398 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Franklin Elementary School is 13:1. Henry Whittemore Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 70%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 14%
Asian 11% %
Hispanic 10% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 7%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible Principal! Principal thinks she knows what's best for child better than parents. School is quick to medicate! Takes children who learn differntly OUT of the classroom for long periods of time or keeps them in the classroom in front of the computer doing Computer games!

  • (4 years ago)

    Franklin is really a special place. Great teachers research based approach - the best combination

  • (9 years ago)

    Franklin is simply terrific. It combines a fantastic curriculum and staff with a diverse student group something which many Newton Schools fail to have. While it is not one of the wealthier schools parental support of the school and involvement with the children is tops. The teachers are extremely dedicated and the principal is a true leader. We looked at various schools around Newton and decided to be in the Franklin district. It is simply a great and supportive community. I wouldn't hesitate to put Franklin up against any other school in Newton.

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