Franklin Elementary

Summary:

Franklin Elementary is a public elementary school in Santa Barbara, California, serving 441 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, which has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Franklin Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (90.48%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 13.03% to 97.97% Hispanic students. The school's test scores are generally lower than the district and state averages, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics, though it performs better in certain grade levels, such as 6th grade. Franklin Elementary has also experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 8.2% in 2017-2018 to 23.8% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the surrounding schools. Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 74.16% to 93.91% over the past few years, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

Despite these challenges, Franklin Elementary's Hispanic students and English Language Learners perform significantly better than the overall school, ranking in the top 20% and top 10% of California elementary schools, respectively, in recent years. The school also consistently ranks in the top 10% of California elementary schools for its performance with homeless students, indicating that it is providing effective support and resources for this vulnerable population. While Franklin Elementary's overall performance is lower than the district and state averages, it performs better than some nearby schools, such as Santa Barbara Community Academy and McKinley Elementary, which have lower test scores and higher chronic absenteeism rates.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1111 E. Mason St.
       Santa Barbara, CA  93103-2723


(805) 963-4283

District: Santa Barbara Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2133rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,654 Help


Students who attend Franklin Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Santa Barbara Junior High
High:    Santa Barbara Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.8 Help
Number of students:  441

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
90.5%
White:
5.9%
Two or more races:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Franklin Elementary ranks better than 63.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.11. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (90.5%), White (5.9%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Franklin Elementary is 18.8. 8 elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Franklin Elementary is $11,654. 6 elementary schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Franklin Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin Elementary 2133rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Franklin Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Santa Barbara Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Barbara Unified 651st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Franklin Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 49.42 2722nd 5530 50.8%
2015 23.50 4292nd 5611 23.5%
2016 37.96 3219th 5614 42.7%
2017 46.00 2761st 5692 51.5%
2018 61.89 1958th 5662 65.4%
2019 60.93 2016th 5789 65.2%
2022 58.90 2082nd 5883 64.6%
2023 58.11 2126th 5848 63.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.63 710th 3246 78.1%
2019 74.20 436th 3275 86.7%
2022 75.02 387th 3311 88.3%
2023 70.88 471st 3240 85.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.20 762nd 5084 85.0%
2019 79.77 728th 5173 85.9%
2022 73.42 1018th 5264 80.7%
2023 74.18 1021st 5355 80.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 87.61 23rd 356 93.5%
2023 86.84 26th 336 92.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.16 1971st 5413 63.6%
2019 58.75 2026th 5492 63.1%
2022 52.27 2299th 5635 59.2%
2023 48.71 2467th 5595 55.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.66 633rd 2128 70.3%
2019 56.45 800th 2585 69.1%
2022 51.31 771st 2227 65.4%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.43 89th 130 31.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.57 1865th 5431 65.7%
2019 61.26 1901st 5510 65.5%
2022 64.36 1761st 5663 68.9%
2023 63.74 1769th 5627 68.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.54 616th 4830 87.2%
2019 77.78 799th 4963 83.9%
2022 73.58 993rd 5084 80.5%
2023 73.48 1012th 5079 80.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Franklin Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Franklin Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 6 11 2 487 4 0 6 0 516
2013 8 5 1 508 4 0 5 0 531
2014 7 4 0 553 2 0 7 0 573
2015 7 3 0 550 3 0 31 0 594
2016 18 5 2 533 3 0 18 0 579
2017 23 2 1 534 3 0 23 0 586
2018 24 3 1 498 3 0 25 0 554
2019 21 2 2 488 4 0 22 0 539
2020 25 1 1 473 4 0 20 0 524
2021 30 2 2 443 4 0 22 0 503
2022 23 2 0 407 1 0 10 0 443
2023 26 2 2 399 1 0 11 0 441

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Franklin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 516 21.1 24.3 0.6
2013 531 21.0 25.2 99.4
2014 573 22.0 26.0 86.6
2015 594 23.0 25.8 81.8
2016 579 23.0 25.1 91.5
2017 586 21.0 27.9 89.8
2018 554 20.0 27.7 86.3
2019 539 21.0 25.6 85.2
2020 524 n/a n/a 84.7
2021 503 23.5 21.4 74.2
2022 443 24.7 17.8 93.9
2023 441 23.4 18.8 90.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Franklin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 516 21.1 24.3 0.6
2013 531 21.0 25.2 99.4
2014 573 22.0 26.0 86.6
2015 594 23.0 25.8 81.8
2016 579 23.0 25.1 91.5
2017 586 21.0 27.9 89.8
2018 554 20.0 27.7 86.3
2019 539 21.0 25.6 85.2
2020 524 n/a n/a 84.7
2021 503 23.5 21.4 74.2
2022 443 24.7 17.8 93.9
2023 441 23.4 18.8 90.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Franklin Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%
201398.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201499.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201598.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202195.2%0.0%4.8%96.8%95.2%96.8%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Franklin Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,654

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Franklin Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2016th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2126th of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Franklin Elementary)54.231.8
 22.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)4642.4
 3.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary)62.745.5
 17.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)49.146
 3.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Franklin Elementary)57.849.3
 8.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)4646.8
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary)44.640.3
 4.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)41.343.4
 2.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Franklin Elementary)51.946
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)47.449.5
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary)43.234.9
 8.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)34.429.5
 4.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Franklin Elementary)19.831.8
 12%
   5th Grade Science (Santa Barbara Unified)31.535
 3.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Franklin Elementary)66.264.2
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)49.850.7
 0.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary)5062.3
 12.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)42.740.2
 2.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students539441
 18.2%
African American22
American Indian41
 75%
Asian22
Hispanic488399
 18.2%
Pacific Islander00
White2126
 23.8%
Two or More Races2211
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85.2%90.2%
 5.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Franklin Elementary

Franklin Elementary ranks 2133rd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Franklin Elementary are 90% Hispanic, 6% White, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 441 students attended Franklin Elementary.

Students who attend Franklin Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Santa Barbara Junior High
High : Santa Barbara Senior High


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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