Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

Public K-6

 2440 N Summit Ave
       Decatur, IL  62526-3181


 (217) 362-3561

District: Decatur School District 61

SchoolDigger Rank:
1953rd of 2,100 Illinois Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.2
Number of students:  213

Immunizations:

Measles:
99.1%
Polio:
99.1%
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Racial breakdown:

African American:
61.0%
White:
27.7%
Two or more races:
9.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.5%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School ranked worse than 93% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranked 8th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the Decatur School District 61. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.63. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Benjamin Franklin Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Decatur School District 61. Racial makeup is: African American (61%), White (27.7%), two or more races (9.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 84.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School is 15.2, which is the 7th best among 16 elementary schools in the Decatur School District 61. (See more...)
Compare Benjamin Franklin Elementary School employs 14 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Benjamin Franklin Elementary School 1953rd of 2100 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Decatur School District 61:

SchoolDigger ranks Decatur School District 61 790th of 813 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 39.79 1391st 2020 31.1%
2004 30.69 1571st 2030 22.6%
2005 28.58 1616th 2022 20.1%
2006 14.08 1867th 2086 10.5%
2007 24.88 1753rd 2095 16.3%
2008 23.16 1726th 2092 17.5%
2009 19.58 1806th 2120 14.8%
2010 15.22 1891st 2139 11.6%
2011 13.28 1940th 2147 9.6%
2012 3.57 2125th 2166 1.9%
2013 7.96 2063rd 2167 4.8%
2014 9.53 1963rd 2093 6.2%
2015 14.30 1862nd 2052 9.3%
2016 14.28 1876th 2079 9.8%
2017 12.79 1898th 2064 8.0%
2018 9.58 1993rd 2045 2.5%
2019 12.63 1953rd 2100 7.0%

Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 231 53 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 288
1989 220 56 n/a 3 n/a n/a n/a 0 279
1990 247 76 1 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 326
1991 244 97 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 344
1992 248 89 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 339
1993 228 104 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 334
1994 216 107 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 325
1995 203 114 1 2 2 n/a n/a 0 322
1996 203 114 1 2 2 n/a n/a 0 322
1997 203 111 3 2 2 n/a n/a 0 321
1998 222 127 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1999 188 119 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2000 175 128 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 308
2001 158 131 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 293
2002 168 125 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2003 168 125 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2004 172 125 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 299
2005 185 95 0 2 2 n/a n/a 14 298
2006 188 138 1 2 1 n/a n/a 21 351
2007 164 138 0 5 0 n/a n/a 17 324
2008 137 114 0 2 0 n/a n/a 40 293
2009 146 125 0 2 0 n/a n/a 30 303
2010 137 115 0 0 0 n/a n/a 33 285
2011 132 134 0 1 1 0 29 0 297
2012 107 141 0 2 0 0 29 0 279
2013 112 132 0 1 0 0 30 0 275
2014 102 114 0 6 0 0 28 0 250
2015 99 122 0 4 0 0 34 0 259
2016 91 121 0 1 0 0 33 0 246
2017 62 137 n/a n/a n/a n/a 21 0 220
2018 59 130 n/a 4 n/a n/a 20 0 213

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 Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 288 13.0 22.1 n/a
1989 279 13.0 21.4 n/a
1990 326 14.5 22.4 n/a
1991 344 17.0 20.2 n/a
1992 339 16.0 21.1 n/a
1993 334 15.0 22.3 n/a
1994 325 16.0 20.3 n/a
1995 322 15.0 21.5 n/a
1996 322 15.0 21.5 n/a
1997 321 15.6 20.6 n/a
1998 351 15.6 22.5 n/a
1999 313 16.6 18.9 n/a
2000 308 17.6 17.5 n/a
2001 293 16.6 17.7 n/a
2002 295 16.6 17.8 76.9
2003 295 16.6 17.8 76.9
2004 299 13.6 22.0 69.6
2005 298 15.0 19.9 79.2
2006 351 18.0 19.5 73.9
2007 324 20.0 16.2 n/a
2008 293 17.0 17.2 95.7
2009 303 18.0 16.8 n/a
2010 285 17.0 16.7 n/a
2011 297 13.0 22.8 83.5
2012 279 13.0 21.4 86.4
2013 275 21.9 12.5 90.5
2014 250 14.5 17.2 94.4
2015 259 14.0 18.5 89.2
2016 246 16.0 15.3 87.4
2017 220 14.5 15.1 73.6
2018 213 14.0 15.2 84.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 288 13.0 22.1 n/a
1989 279 13.0 21.4 n/a
1990 326 14.5 22.4 n/a
1991 344 17.0 20.2 n/a
1992 339 16.0 21.1 n/a
1993 334 15.0 22.3 n/a
1994 325 16.0 20.3 n/a
1995 322 15.0 21.5 n/a
1996 322 15.0 21.5 n/a
1997 321 15.6 20.6 n/a
1998 351 15.6 22.5 n/a
1999 313 16.6 18.9 n/a
2000 308 17.6 17.5 n/a
2001 293 16.6 17.7 n/a
2002 295 16.6 17.8 76.9
2003 295 16.6 17.8 76.9
2004 299 13.6 22.0 69.6
2005 298 15.0 19.9 79.2
2006 351 18.0 19.5 73.9
2007 324 20.0 16.2 n/a
2008 293 17.0 17.2 95.7
2009 303 18.0 16.8 n/a
2010 285 17.0 16.7 n/a
2011 297 13.0 22.8 83.5
2012 279 13.0 21.4 86.4
2013 275 21.9 12.5 90.5
2014 250 14.5 17.2 94.4
2015 259 14.0 18.5 89.2
2016 246 16.0 15.3 87.4
2017 220 14.5 15.1 73.6
2018 213 14.0 15.2 84.5

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.

Immunization Rates

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMeningococcal
201598.1%98.1%98.1%98.1%16.0%98.1%98.1%
201699.2%99.6%99.6%99.6%10.3%99.6%88.9%10.3%
201798.6%98.6%98.6%98.6%10.0%98.6%98.6%9.5%
201897.2%96.7%96.7%96.7%11.7%96.7%95.3%9.9%
201999.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%10.3%99.1%99.1%8.9%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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