Franklin

Public K-5

 125 Derby Street
       West Newton, MA  02465


(617) 559-9500

District: Newton

SchoolDigger Rank:
160th of 932 Massachusetts Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,084 Help

Students who attend Franklin usually attend:

Middle:    F A Day Middle
High:    Newton North High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.1
Number of students:  402

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.9%
Asian:
14.4%
Hispanic:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.6%

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Compare Details Franklin ranks better than 82.8% of elementary schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks 10th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Newton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.09. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.9%), Asian (14.4%), Hispanic (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Franklin is 11.1, which is the 7th best among 15 elementary schools in the Newton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Franklin is $20,084, which is the lowest among 16 elementary schools in the Newton School District!
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Franklin:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin 160th of 932 Massachusetts public elementary schools. (See Franklin in the ranking list.)

Newton:

SchoolDigger ranks Newton 40th of 353 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Franklin

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 71.34 273rd 884 69.1%
2004 74.78 230th 882 73.9%
2005 68.88 299th 887 66.3%
2006 70.21 266th 911 70.8%
2007 77.14 198th 911 78.3%
2008 69.10 291st 908 68.0%
2009 78.61 187th 909 79.4%
2010 82.29 150th 920 83.7%
2011 83.70 128th 924 86.1%
2012 73.44 259th 930 72.2%
2013 75.43 226th 928 75.6%
2014 74.98 223rd 926 75.9%
2015 72.42 252nd 914 72.4%
2016 80.06 169th 932 81.9%
2017 79.26 177th 938 81.1%
2018 82.12 147th 934 84.3%
2019 88.19 83rd 942 91.2%
2021 87.93 105th 936 88.8%
2022 82.09 160th 932 82.8%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Friday, September 26, 2014

Open Quote A below average school (by Newton standards) with a very active parent community. Teachers are generally good, but staff turnover has been alarming in recent years. Test scores consistently near the bottom of Newton elementary schools. This school badly needs a change in leadership and philosophy. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Franklin

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 288 26 11 6 0 n/a n/a 0 331
1989 300 28 12 7 0 n/a n/a 0 347
1990 313 34 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 364
1991 338 24 13 7 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1992 317 26 13 5 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1993 304 21 28 7 0 n/a n/a 0 360
1994 274 22 26 10 0 n/a n/a 0 332
1995 271 39 23 13 0 n/a n/a 0 346
1996 271 39 23 13 0 n/a n/a 0 346
1997 289 22 41 14 0 n/a n/a 0 366
1998 299 24 42 14 0 n/a n/a 0 379
1999 319 24 35 13 0 n/a n/a 0 391
2000 307 25 42 15 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2001 311 23 45 11 0 n/a n/a 0 390
2002 317 15 41 11 0 n/a n/a 0 384
2003 317 15 41 11 0 n/a n/a 0 384
2004 319 15 44 19 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2005 302 16 42 26 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2006 289 15 46 29 0 n/a n/a 6 385
2007 307 14 53 36 0 n/a n/a 4 414
2008 291 15 51 36 0 n/a n/a 9 402
2009 275 18 45 41 0 0 15 0 394
2010 281 16 45 40 1 0 18 0 401
2011 280 16 42 38 1 1 20 0 398
2012 269 23 41 44 2 0 22 0 401
2013 257 27 45 38 1 0 28 0 396
2014 264 21 45 35 2 0 23 0 390
2015 284 16 56 36 2 0 19 0 413
2016 295 16 53 35 2 0 23 0 424
2017 315 15 56 39 1 0 20 0 446
2018 301 15 53 39 1 1 24 0 434
2019 292 12 57 33 1 3 29 0 427
2020 289 11 49 33 0 3 28 0 413
2021 254 7 54 33 0 1 30 0 379
2022 253 9 58 48 0 1 33 0 402

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 331 n/a n/a n/a
1989 347 n/a n/a n/a
1990 364 n/a n/a n/a
1991 382 n/a n/a n/a
1992 361 n/a n/a n/a
1993 360 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 332 n/a n/a n/a
1995 346 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 346 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 366 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 379 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 391 n/a 0.0 10
2000 389 n/a 0.0 8.7
2001 390 n/a 0.0 7.2
2002 384 n/a n/a 5.5
2003 384 n/a n/a 5.5
2004 397 29.1 13.6 7.1
2005 386 27.7 13.9 9.6
2006 385 32.2 12.0 11.9
2007 414 32.0 12.9 9.8
2008 402 32.9 12.2 7.6
2009 394 31.5 12.5 10.7
2010 401 31.5 12.7 14.2
2011 398 n/a n/a 12.1
2012 401 18.8 21.2 12.2
2013 396 32.1 12.3 11.1
2014 390 33.6 11.5 10.5
2015 413 35.0 11.8 12.6
2016 424 38.0 11.1 n/a
2017 446 40.2 11.0 n/a
2018 434 35.9 12.0 n/a
2019 427 36.6 11.6 n/a
2020 413 34.5 11.9 n/a
2021 379 30.0 12.6 n/a
2022 402 36.2 11.1 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Franklin

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 331 n/a n/a n/a
1989 347 n/a n/a n/a
1990 364 n/a n/a n/a
1991 382 n/a n/a n/a
1992 361 n/a n/a n/a
1993 360 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 332 n/a n/a n/a
1995 346 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 346 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 366 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 379 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 391 n/a 0.0 10
2000 389 n/a 0.0 8.7
2001 390 n/a 0.0 7.2
2002 384 n/a n/a 5.5
2003 384 n/a n/a 5.5
2004 397 29.1 13.6 7.1
2005 386 27.7 13.9 9.6
2006 385 32.2 12.0 11.9
2007 414 32.0 12.9 9.8
2008 402 32.9 12.2 7.6
2009 394 31.5 12.5 10.7
2010 401 31.5 12.7 14.2
2011 398 n/a n/a 12.1
2012 401 18.8 21.2 12.2
2013 396 32.1 12.3 11.1
2014 390 33.6 11.5 10.5
2015 413 35.0 11.8 12.6
2016 424 38.0 11.1 n/a
2017 446 40.2 11.0 n/a
2018 434 35.9 12.0 n/a
2019 427 36.6 11.6 n/a
2020 413 34.5 11.9 n/a
2021 379 30.0 12.6 n/a
2022 402 36.2 11.1 n/a

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Franklin

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $270 (1.5%) $17,796 (98.5%) $18,066
2020 $395 (2.1%) $18,341 (97.9%) $18,736
2021 $1,336 (6.7%) $18,748 (93.3%) $20,084

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Franklin

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 83rd of 942 Elementary schoolsRanks 160th of 932 Elementary schools
 8.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Franklin)8555.2
 29.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Newton)7765.6
 11.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5644
 12%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Franklin)8247.8
 34.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Newton)7064.7
 5.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4941.1
 7.9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin)7661.5
 14.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Newton)7256.4
 15.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5238.4
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Franklin)7059.4
 10.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Newton)6964.4
 4.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4942.4
 6.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin)8165.4
 15.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Newton)7366.3
 6.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5240.6
 11.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Franklin)6662.5
 3.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Newton)7062.4
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4936.2
 12.8%
5th Grade Science (Franklin)6770
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Newton)6363.7
 0.7%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4842.8
 5.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Franklin)8161
 20.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Newton)7365.1
 7.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5241.3
 10.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Franklin)7256.9
 15.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Newton)7367.7
 5.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4939.1
 9.9%
All Grades Science (Franklin)6770
 3%
   All Grades Science (Newton)6666.3
 0.3%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4742.3
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students427379
 11.2%
African American127
 41.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian5754
 5.3%
Hispanic3333
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White292254
 13%
Two or More Races2930
 3.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about Franklin

Students at Franklin are 63% White, 14% Asian, 12% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Franklin usually go on to attend:

Middle : F A Day Middle
High : Newton North High

In the 2021-22 school year, 402 students attended Franklin.

Franklin ranks 160th of 932 Massachusetts elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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