Franklin Elementary School

Summary:

Franklin Elementary School is a public school in North Bergen, New Jersey, serving 533 students in grades 1-8. The school has a predominantly Hispanic student population, with 92.12% of students identifying as Hispanic. Franklin Elementary is part of the North Bergen School District, which is ranked 512 out of 615 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Franklin Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom quarter of New Jersey elementary schools, with significantly below-average performance on state assessments in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. For example, in 2022-2023, only 18.8% of 3rd graders and 50% of 8th graders scored proficient or better in ELA, compared to state averages of 42% to 55.3%. The school also has high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 5.5% to 9.2% in recent years, which are much higher than the state average. Additionally, 67.35% of Franklin Elementary students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

While the nearby McKinley Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School in the North Bergen School District perform slightly better than Franklin Elementary, they still lag behind state averages. Schools in the neighboring West New York School District and the higher-ranked Union City School District also struggle with low academic performance, with some schools performing similarly to or even worse than Franklin Elementary. Addressing the challenges at Franklin Elementary will require a comprehensive approach, including targeted interventions, increased funding and resources, and a focus on improving educational outcomes for all students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Detail:

Public 1-8

 5211 Columbia Avenue
       North Bergen, NJ  07047-5916


(201) 974-7007

District: North Bergen School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1041st of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,450 Help


Students who attend Franklin Elementary School usually attend:

High:    North Bergen High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.9 Help
Number of students:  533

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
92.1%
White:
4.5%
Asian:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.4% Help


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Compare Details Franklin Elementary School ranks worse than 77.6% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 6 ranked elementary schools in the North Bergen School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.94. (See more...)
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Compare Details Franklin Elementary School ranks worse than 65.5% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.77. (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 (92.1%), White (4.5%), Asian (2.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the North Bergen School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Franklin Elementary School is 10.9, which is the 2nd best among 6 elementary schools in the North Bergen School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Franklin Elementary School is $5,450. 3 elementary schools in the North Bergen School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Franklin Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin Elementary School 1041st of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Franklin Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Franklin Elementary School 490th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Franklin Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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North Bergen School District:

SchoolDigger ranks North Bergen School District 512th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Franklin Elementary School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 45.89 768th 1204 36.2%
2004 53.24 768th 1298 40.8%
2005 52.64 788th 1303 39.5%
2006 63.15 631st 1314 52.0%
2007 53.72 820th 1329 38.3%
2008 57.15 727th 1338 45.7%
2009 53.14 765th 1346 43.2%
2010 51.18 804th 1354 40.6%
2011 56.92 739th 1360 45.7%
2012 41.69 934th 1363 31.5%
2013 34.45 1011th 1367 26.0%
2014 41.04 936th 1363 31.3%
2015 39.50 852nd 1357 37.2%
2016 24.08 1065th 1346 20.9%
2017 29.45 983rd 1352 27.3%
2018 20.75 1110th 1353 18.0%
2019 20.76 1110th 1360 18.4%
2021 25.12 939th 1317 28.7%
2022 21.53 1055th 1345 21.6%
2023 22.94 1041st 1342 22.4%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.88 274th 434 36.9%
2019 24.23 360th 463 22.2%
2021 38.28 221st 411 46.2%
2022 38.03 262nd 489 46.4%
2023 40.32 252nd 499 49.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.01 726th 1001 27.5%
2019 28.45 692nd 1007 31.3%
2021 20.47 711th 868 18.1%
2022 22.09 733rd 949 22.8%
2023 29.98 623rd 958 35.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.19 674th 942 28.5%
2019 40.71 547th 948 42.3%
2021 60.44 227th 839 72.9%
2022 41.97 476th 863 44.8%
2023 45.61 449th 910 50.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.49 1034th 1333 22.4%
2019 20.38 1083rd 1331 18.6%
2021 23.86 966th 1290 25.1%
2022 19.71 1056th 1326 20.4%
2023 22.42 1012th 1318 23.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.06 1097th 1334 17.8%
2019 23.84 1040th 1335 22.1%
2021 30.88 843rd 1297 35.0%
2022 25.80 968th 1324 26.9%
2023 25.82 972nd 1315 26.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.79 563rd 870 35.3%
2019 32.63 605th 899 32.7%
2021 46.04 425th 896 52.6%
2022 33.63 615th 953 35.5%
2023 36.82 608th 982 38.1%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Franklin Elementary School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 26.98 450th 574 21.6%
2004 63.66 281st 588 52.2%
2005 53.99 361st 599 39.7%
2006 67.58 274th 615 55.4%
2007 62.09 313th 631 50.4%
2008 65.74 270th 640 57.8%
2009 67.85 266th 664 59.9%
2010 56.97 375th 677 44.6%
2011 50.97 420th 684 38.6%
2012 48.34 423rd 677 37.5%
2013 57.17 367th 704 47.9%
2014 52.26 396th 717 44.8%
2015 48.79 360th 713 49.5%
2016 36.60 480th 713 32.7%
2017 35.86 477th 712 33.0%
2018 25.11 559th 716 21.9%
2019 25.41 562nd 745 24.6%
2021 21.51 495th 652 24.1%
2022 31.73 498th 745 33.2%
2023 32.77 490th 748 34.5%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.19 116th 202 42.6%
2019 24.50 179th 227 21.1%
2021 43.39 89th 197 54.8%
2022 37.19 157th 270 41.9%
2023 47.93 124th 288 56.9%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.56 436th 471 7.4%
2019 13.84 489th 492 0.6%
2022 36.82 303rd 535 43.4%
2023 62.52 118th 505 76.6%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.76 361st 522 30.8%
2019 41.57 310th 541 42.7%
2021 45.35 219th 467 53.1%
2022 53.65 187th 549 65.9%
2023 52.15 214th 568 62.3%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.00 471st 680 30.7%
2019 33.43 491st 703 30.2%
2021 17.67 522nd 625 16.5%
2022 25.70 537th 726 26.0%
2023 29.95 488th 720 32.2%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.83 571st 675 15.4%
2019 20.70 560th 697 19.7%
2021 28.02 419th 635 34.0%
2022 39.03 422nd 730 42.2%
2023 37.82 421st 718 41.4%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.07 336th 504 33.3%
2019 34.08 354th 524 32.4%
2021 37.81 280th 480 41.7%
2022 45.02 284th 591 51.9%
2023 44.77 288th 587 50.9%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for 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 256 3 20 169 0 n/a n/a 0 448
1989 233 3 28 210 0 n/a n/a 0 474
1990 231 14 29 259 0 n/a n/a 0 533
1991 204 21 24 313 7 n/a n/a 0 569
1992 189 16 36 361 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1993 191 13 36 399 0 n/a n/a 0 639
1994 160 10 41 398 0 n/a n/a 0 609
1995 127 17 49 400 16 n/a n/a 0 609
1996 127 17 49 400 16 n/a n/a 0 609
1998 107 14 49 423 0 n/a n/a 0 593
1999 93 12 50 483 0 n/a n/a 0 638
2000 65 12 36 496 0 n/a n/a 0 609
2001 68 9 54 590 0 n/a n/a 0 721
2002 85 14 52 592 0 n/a n/a 0 743
2003 85 14 52 592 0 n/a n/a 0 743
2004 97 10 64 636 0 n/a n/a 0 807
2005 138 3 45 548 5 n/a n/a 0 739
2006 114 2 40 504 0 n/a n/a 0 660
2007 90 2 36 531 0 n/a n/a 0 659
2008 71 3 30 538 0 n/a n/a 0 642
2009 71 5 19 539 0 0 0 0 634
2010 66 7 20 517 0 0 0 0 610
2011 50 6 17 558 1 2 0 0 634
2012 56 4 15 542 0 2 0 0 619
2013 53 8 15 529 0 2 0 0 607
2014 50 9 17 550 0 2 0 0 628
2015 41 8 15 561 0 2 0 0 627
2016 43 6 15 551 0 1 0 0 616
2017 44 5 15 538 0 1 0 0 603
2018 39 4 18 553 0 1 0 0 615
2019 35 3 17 557 0 0 0 0 612
2020 24 3 18 578 0 0 0 0 623
2021 25 6 16 513 0 0 0 0 560
2022 21 4 15 496 0 0 1 0 537
2023 24 5 11 491 0 0 2 0 533

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 448 31.0 14.4 n/a
1989 474 31.0 15.2 n/a
1990 533 29.0 18.3 17.6
1991 569 32.0 17.7 26.5
1992 602 32.0 18.8 41.4
1993 639 32.0 20.0 43.5
1994 609 33.0 18.5 45
1995 609 35.0 17.4 44.2
1996 609 35.0 17.4 44.2
1998 593 33.0 18.0 43.2
1999 638 36.6 17.4 45
2000 609 37.0 16.5 54.7
2001 721 37.3 19.3 54.9
2002 743 47.0 15.8 48.5
2003 743 47.0 15.8 48.5
2004 807 47.0 17.2 52.9
2005 739 46.0 16.1 n/a
2006 660 43.0 15.3 64.2
2007 659 44.0 15.0 54.5
2008 642 41.0 15.7 52.3
2009 634 47.6 10.6 57.4
2010 610 45.0 13.5 60.8
2011 634 41.0 15.4 54.9
2012 619 47.8 12.9 65.3
2013 607 49.0 12.3 62.8
2014 628 49.4 12.7 58.6
2015 627 46.0 13.6 71
2016 616 43.0 14.3 64.4
2017 603 46.1 13.0 66.7
2018 615 41.8 14.7 50.9
2019 612 45.1 13.5 62.9
2020 623 46.6 13.3 64.5
2021 560 46.1 12.1 59.3
2022 537 43.6 12.3 71.7
2023 533 48.6 10.9 67.4

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 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 448 31.0 14.4 n/a
1989 474 31.0 15.2 n/a
1990 533 29.0 18.3 17.6
1991 569 32.0 17.7 26.5
1992 602 32.0 18.8 41.4
1993 639 32.0 20.0 43.5
1994 609 33.0 18.5 45
1995 609 35.0 17.4 44.2
1996 609 35.0 17.4 44.2
1998 593 33.0 18.0 43.2
1999 638 36.6 17.4 45
2000 609 37.0 16.5 54.7
2001 721 37.3 19.3 54.9
2002 743 47.0 15.8 48.5
2003 743 47.0 15.8 48.5
2004 807 47.0 17.2 52.9
2005 739 46.0 16.1 n/a
2006 660 43.0 15.3 64.2
2007 659 44.0 15.0 54.5
2008 642 41.0 15.7 52.3
2009 634 47.6 10.6 57.4
2010 610 45.0 13.5 60.8
2011 634 41.0 15.4 54.9
2012 619 47.8 12.9 65.3
2013 607 49.0 12.3 62.8
2014 628 49.4 12.7 58.6
2015 627 46.0 13.6 71
2016 616 43.0 14.3 64.4
2017 603 46.1 13.0 66.7
2018 615 41.8 14.7 50.9
2019 612 45.1 13.5 62.9
2020 623 46.6 13.3 64.5
2021 560 46.1 12.1 59.3
2022 537 43.6 12.3 71.7
2023 533 48.6 10.9 67.4

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 Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $5,450

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Franklin Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1110th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1041st of 1342 Elementary schools
 4%
Ranks 562nd of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 490th of 748 Middle schools
 9.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)32.818.8
 14%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)38.327.1
 11.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)31.617.1
 14.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)3929.6
 9.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)38.648.6
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)50.641.6
 9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)33.821
 12.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)38.731.5
 7.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)54.537.4
 17.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)53.644.3
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)20.921.9
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)26.922.9
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)40.833.3
 7.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)48.730
 18.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)15.813.7
 2.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)27.914.1
 13.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)51.544.9
 6.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)6048.3
 11.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)21.918.8
 3.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)31.920.2
 11.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)54.350
 4.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (North Bergen School District)6056.7
 3.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)15.424.1
 8.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (North Bergen School District)29.216.5
 12.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students612533
 12.9%
African American35
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian1711
 35.3%
Hispanic557491
 11.8%
Pacific Islander00
White3524
 31.4%
Two or More Races02
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.9%67.4%
 4.4%


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Franklin Elementary School ranks in the bottom 22.4% of New Jersey elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 533 students attended Franklin Elementary School.

Students who attend Franklin Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : North Bergen High School

Students at Franklin Elementary School are 92% Hispanic, 5% White, 2% Asian.


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