East Franklin Elementary

Summary:

East Franklin Elementary is a public elementary school serving 360 students in grades K-4 in Franklin, North Carolina, which is part of the Macon County Schools district.

East Franklin Elementary stands out for its strong mathematics performance, with students consistently outperforming the district and state averages. The school also has a high percentage of Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) students, and an exceptionally high rate of free and reduced lunch recipients, over 99% of its students. However, the school's reading proficiency has been more mixed, with 3rd-grade reading scores lagging behind the district and state. Compared to nearby schools, East Franklin Elementary outperforms the Macon County district in mathematics but lags behind some schools like Cartoogechaye Elementary and South Macon Elementary in both mathematics and reading proficiency.

While East Franklin Elementary has a higher percentage of Hispanic students compared to other Macon County schools, it lacks racial diversity in other areas, with very low percentages of African American and Asian students. The school's statewide ranking has also fluctuated significantly over the past decade, suggesting inconsistent performance or factors beyond just student achievement. Compared to more diverse schools in the nearby Jackson County and Swain County districts, East Franklin Elementary generally outperforms them in both mathematics and reading proficiency.


Detail:

Public K-4

 100 Watauga St
       Franklin, NC  28734-2628


(828) 524-3216

District: Macon County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
755th of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,178 Help


Students who attend East Franklin Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Macon Middle School
    Mountain View Intermediate
High:    Franklin High
    Macon Early College High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  360

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.8%
Hispanic:
30.3%
Two or more races:
2.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details East Franklin Elementary ranks worse than 50.3% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Macon County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.81. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.8%), Hispanic (30.3%), two or more races (2.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Macon County Schools District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at East Franklin Elementary is 11.6, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Macon County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at East Franklin Elementary is $10,178. 2 elementary schools in the Macon County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

East Franklin Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks East Franklin Elementary 755th of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See East Franklin Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Macon County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Macon County Schools 111th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for East Franklin Elementary

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Rank History for all students at East Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 35.98 924th 1276 27.6%
2007 30.16 1020th 1293 21.1%
2008 29.48 1016th 1324 23.3%
2009 23.45 1115th 1354 17.7%
2010 33.16 1020th 1363 25.2%
2011 39.17 932nd 1381 32.5%
2012 42.42 900th 1388 35.2%
2013 54.78 585th 1403 58.3%
2014 53.61 639th 1390 54.0%
2015 40.62 896th 1440 37.8%
2016 55.05 639th 1425 55.2%
2017 53.60 687th 1429 51.9%
2018 36.68 979th 1434 31.7%
2019 25.41 1178th 1473 20.0%
2021 46.42 756th 1489 49.2%
2022 57.07 628th 1514 58.5%
2023 50.81 755th 1502 49.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at East Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.73 329th 421 21.9%
2019 32.56 370th 497 25.6%
2021 47.61 140th 385 63.6%
2022 56.37 144th 485 70.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at East Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.15 695th 1332 47.8%
2019 24.31 1140th 1361 16.2%
2021 51.77 550th 1329 58.6%
2022 70.25 282nd 1366 79.4%
2023 56.24 568th 1437 60.5%
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Rank History for Female students at East Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.70 914th 1405 34.9%
2019 21.24 1216th 1424 14.6%
2021 43.78 775th 1440 46.2%
2022 63.65 487th 1458 66.6%
2023 62.83 507th 1459 65.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at East Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.62 750th 897 16.4%
2019 19.47 812th 878 7.5%
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Rank History for Male students at East Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.23 1004th 1413 28.9%
2019 30.50 1093rd 1430 23.6%
2021 48.20 713th 1444 50.6%
2022 50.38 712th 1464 51.4%
2023 37.92 953rd 1461 34.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at East Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.97 655th 851 23.0%
2019 15.36 826th 865 4.5%
2021 46.16 409th 843 51.5%
2022 64.46 226th 893 74.7%
2023 48.63 460th 915 49.7%
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Rank History for White students at East Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.78 968th 1178 17.8%
2019 20.55 1056th 1183 10.7%
2021 29.21 887th 1172 24.3%
2022 38.24 788th 1194 34.0%
2023 32.43 881st 1183 25.5%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, 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.

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Enrollment information for East Franklin Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 417 10 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 436
1989 420 12 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1990 438 18 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 463
1991 433 15 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 457
1992 431 18 3 3 3 n/a n/a 0 458
1993 426 17 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 448
1994 407 18 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1995 458 18 7 3 2 n/a n/a 0 488
1996 458 18 7 3 2 n/a n/a 0 488
1997 503 25 9 6 2 n/a n/a 0 545
1998 534 21 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 564
1999 501 21 4 11 1 n/a n/a 0 538
2000 504 17 4 11 0 n/a n/a 0 536
2001 515 13 6 17 1 n/a n/a 0 552
2002 273 8 8 24 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2003 273 8 8 24 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2004 301 13 8 34 0 n/a n/a 0 356
2005 305 11 9 41 1 n/a n/a 0 367
2006 304 13 5 57 0 n/a n/a 0 379
2007 320 7 5 69 0 n/a n/a 8 409
2008 308 7 4 77 0 n/a n/a 12 408
2009 267 16 2 72 1 n/a n/a 0 358
2010 256 15 2 77 0 n/a n/a 0 350
2011 307 3 3 91 0 0 14 0 418
2012 326 1 5 92 0 0 11 0 435
2013 321 1 6 97 3 1 10 0 439
2014 305 3 9 89 2 1 12 0 421
2015 265 2 8 97 3 2 11 0 388
2016 253 2 10 92 1 1 10 0 369
2017 248 3 3 102 1 1 8 0 366
2018 236 2 5 103 0 0 11 0 357
2019 254 0 3 100 2 0 8 0 367
2020 255 2 3 94 3 0 15 0 372
2021 226 0 3 91 4 0 12 0 336
2022 215 1 2 106 3 0 9 0 336
2023 237 0 2 109 4 0 8 0 360

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 East Franklin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 436 25.0 17.4 26.1
1989 439 26.0 16.8 39.6
1990 463 25.0 18.5 38.7
1991 457 25.0 18.2 39.2
1992 458 25.0 18.3 27.3
1993 448 28.0 16.0 35.7
1994 428 27.0 15.9 40.2
1995 488 26.0 18.8 35.7
1996 488 26.0 18.8 35.7
1997 545 27.0 20.2 35.4
1998 564 32.0 17.6 39.5
1999 538 32.0 16.8 54.3
2000 536 32.0 16.8 49.8
2001 552 32.0 17.3 56.9
2002 313 27.0 11.6 58.1
2003 313 27.0 11.6 58.1
2004 356 27.0 13.2 57
2005 367 27.0 13.6 68.1
2006 379 27.0 14.0 63.6
2007 409 n/a n/a 55.9
2008 408 29.8 13.7 68.7
2009 358 27.9 12.8 64.2
2010 350 26.9 12.9 71.4
2011 418 29.5 14.1 69.4
2012 435 30.1 14.4 74.5
2013 439 29.5 14.8 74.7
2014 421 26.0 16.1 79.3
2015 388 26.0 14.9 75
2016 369 26.0 14.1 99.7
2017 366 27.5 13.3 98.6
2018 357 27.7 12.8 99.2
2019 367 29.0 12.6 99.2
2020 372 29.0 12.8 98.7
2021 336 29.0 11.5 99.1
2022 336 31.0 10.8 99.1
2023 360 31.0 11.6 99.2

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 East Franklin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 436 25.0 17.4 26.1
1989 439 26.0 16.8 39.6
1990 463 25.0 18.5 38.7
1991 457 25.0 18.2 39.2
1992 458 25.0 18.3 27.3
1993 448 28.0 16.0 35.7
1994 428 27.0 15.9 40.2
1995 488 26.0 18.8 35.7
1996 488 26.0 18.8 35.7
1997 545 27.0 20.2 35.4
1998 564 32.0 17.6 39.5
1999 538 32.0 16.8 54.3
2000 536 32.0 16.8 49.8
2001 552 32.0 17.3 56.9
2002 313 27.0 11.6 58.1
2003 313 27.0 11.6 58.1
2004 356 27.0 13.2 57
2005 367 27.0 13.6 68.1
2006 379 27.0 14.0 63.6
2007 409 n/a n/a 55.9
2008 408 29.8 13.7 68.7
2009 358 27.9 12.8 64.2
2010 350 26.9 12.9 71.4
2011 418 29.5 14.1 69.4
2012 435 30.1 14.4 74.5
2013 439 29.5 14.8 74.7
2014 421 26.0 16.1 79.3
2015 388 26.0 14.9 75
2016 369 26.0 14.1 99.7
2017 366 27.5 13.3 98.6
2018 357 27.7 12.8 99.2
2019 367 29.0 12.6 99.2
2020 372 29.0 12.8 98.7
2021 336 29.0 11.5 99.1
2022 336 31.0 10.8 99.1
2023 360 31.0 11.6 99.2

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for East Franklin Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $874 (8.6%) $9,304 (91.4%) $10,178

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on East Franklin Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1178th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 755th of 1502 Elementary schools
 29.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (East Franklin Elementary)58.861.8
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Macon County Schools)61.257.8
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (East Franklin Elementary)54.435.5
 18.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Macon County Schools)60.647.9
 12.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (East Franklin Elementary)28.864.5
 35.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Macon County Schools)54.452.2
 2.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (East Franklin Elementary)36.353.9
 17.6%
   4th Grade Reading (Macon County Schools)61.556.6
 4.9%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students367360
 1.9%
African American00
American Indian24
 100%
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic100109
 9%
Pacific Islander00
White254237
 6.7%
Two or More Races88
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.2%99.2%
 0%


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East Franklin Elementary ranks 755th of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 360 students attended East Franklin Elementary.

Students at East Franklin Elementary are 66% White, 30% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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