Franklin Elementary School

Summary:

Franklin Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Rahway, New Jersey, serving 627 students from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Rahway Public School District, which is ranked 545 out of 615 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Franklin Elementary School has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (52.15%) and African American (29.98%) students compared to the state average. Academically, the school's performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the state and district averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts ranged from 32.4% (3rd grade) to 54.2% (4th grade), while the state averages were 42% to 53.2%. The school has also experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 10.0% in 2016-2017 to 31.1% in 2021-2022, which is notably higher than the nearby schools. Additionally, Franklin Elementary School has a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, reaching 61.88% in the 2022-2023 school year.

While Franklin Elementary School's overall academic performance is lower than the state and district averages, the school's performance for certain student subgroups, such as African American and English Language Learner students, is more competitive compared to their peers in the state. This suggests that the school may be providing targeted support for these groups. Nearby schools, such as Madison Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary, and Grover Cleveland Elementary, share similar demographic and performance characteristics with Franklin Elementary School, but some schools in the neighboring Clark Township Public School District, such as Valley Road School, demonstrate higher academic achievement, suggesting that factors beyond just the district may be influencing student outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 1809 St Georges Ave
       Rahway, NJ  07065-2003


(732) 396-1050

District: Rahway Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
876th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,340 Help


Students who attend Franklin Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy
High:    Rahway High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  627

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
52.2%
African American:
30.0%
White:
10.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Franklin Elementary School ranks worse than 65.3% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks first among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.7. (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 Franklin Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Rahway Public School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (52.2%), African American (30%), White (10.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Rahway Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Franklin Elementary School is 13. 2 elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Franklin Elementary School is $11,340, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Franklin Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin Elementary School 876th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Franklin Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Rahway Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Rahway Public School District 545th 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 students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 21.80 965th 1204 19.9%
2004 26.95 1055th 1298 18.7%
2005 25.46 1078th 1303 17.3%
2006 39.46 961st 1314 26.9%
2007 29.43 1072nd 1329 19.3%
2008 22.25 1136th 1338 15.1%
2009 23.00 1125th 1346 16.4%
2010 31.76 1048th 1354 22.6%
2011 42.74 925th 1360 32.0%
2012 47.27 862nd 1363 36.8%
2013 36.68 985th 1367 27.9%
2014 37.11 983rd 1363 27.9%
2015 29.72 978th 1357 27.9%
2016 34.15 921st 1346 31.6%
2017 28.81 994th 1352 26.5%
2018 24.53 1066th 1353 21.2%
2019 24.82 1052nd 1360 22.6%
2021 18.87 1043rd 1317 20.8%
2022 24.58 1016th 1345 24.5%
2023 34.70 876th 1342 34.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.21 208th 434 52.1%
2019 46.66 209th 463 54.9%
2021 40.37 204th 411 50.4%
2022 39.72 249th 489 49.1%
2023 62.62 129th 499 74.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.51 732nd 1001 26.9%
2019 28.10 696th 1007 30.9%
2021 13.46 827th 868 4.7%
2022 16.00 851st 949 10.3%
2023 15.44 851st 958 11.2%
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Rank History for 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 41.21 593rd 942 37.0%
2019 42.41 519th 948 45.3%
2021 48.13 377th 839 55.1%
2022 41.54 482nd 863 44.1%
2023 61.95 263rd 910 71.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.54 1019th 1333 23.6%
2019 24.21 1047th 1331 21.3%
2021 19.60 1041st 1290 19.3%
2022 23.59 1003rd 1326 24.4%
2023 40.43 766th 1318 41.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.59 1025th 1334 23.2%
2019 27.87 992nd 1335 25.7%
2021 21.06 980th 1297 24.4%
2022 27.33 949th 1324 28.3%
2023 31.35 895th 1315 31.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.30 217th 517 58.0%
2019 53.82 228th 522 56.3%
2021 53.75 168th 456 63.2%
2022 47.94 245th 494 50.4%
2023 63.07 139th 463 70.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.02 523rd 870 39.9%
2019 36.98 562nd 899 37.5%
2021 37.50 557th 896 37.8%
2022 39.82 535th 953 43.9%
2023 55.89 363rd 982 63.0%
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Rank History for White students at Franklin Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.65 955th 1022 6.6%
2019 21.42 849th 1023 17.0%
2021 24.28 797th 964 17.3%
2022 27.29 755th 976 22.6%
2023 38.72 622nd 975 36.2%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey 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.

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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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 271 175 13 35 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1989 257 169 9 52 0 n/a n/a 0 487
1990 262 153 10 57 0 n/a n/a 0 482
1991 260 164 12 57 0 n/a n/a 0 493
1992 246 168 11 52 0 n/a n/a 0 477
1993 259 183 13 59 0 n/a n/a 0 514
1994 235 167 13 66 0 n/a n/a 0 481
1995 197 184 13 74 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1996 197 184 13 74 0 n/a n/a 0 468
1998 192 237 14 97 0 n/a n/a 0 540
1999 186 247 18 124 0 n/a n/a 0 575
2000 194 276 18 131 0 n/a n/a 0 619
2001 167 281 21 133 0 n/a n/a 0 602
2002 153 314 26 163 2 n/a n/a 0 658
2003 153 314 26 163 2 n/a n/a 0 658
2004 160 311 27 173 0 n/a n/a 0 671
2005 125 296 21 170 0 n/a n/a 0 612
2006 119 196 21 198 0 n/a n/a 0 534
2007 123 186 24 228 1 n/a n/a 0 562
2008 121 197 25 236 0 n/a n/a 0 579
2009 124 173 22 217 0 0 0 0 536
2010 115 168 21 245 0 0 0 0 549
2011 108 162 22 254 0 1 9 0 556
2012 100 167 18 266 0 1 12 0 564
2013 102 176 18 306 1 1 12 0 616
2014 102 189 18 306 1 1 17 0 634
2015 105 178 13 338 0 1 17 0 652
2016 90 190 20 328 0 0 14 0 642
2017 78 183 14 367 0 0 19 0 661
2018 82 171 16 355 0 1 22 0 647
2019 79 204 18 391 1 0 25 0 718
2020 75 183 14 369 1 1 26 0 669
2021 70 176 13 330 1 1 27 0 618
2022 64 185 12 335 1 2 23 0 622
2023 68 188 12 327 3 0 29 0 627

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 494 26.0 19.0 n/a
1989 487 27.0 18.0 n/a
1990 482 26.0 18.5 17.4
1991 493 27.0 18.2 21.5
1992 477 29.0 16.4 23.9
1993 514 30.0 17.1 31.3
1994 481 31.0 15.5 29.9
1995 468 29.5 15.9 31.6
1996 468 29.5 15.9 31.6
1998 540 30.5 17.7 27.8
1999 575 32.5 17.7 19.3
2000 619 32.5 19.0 37.5
2001 602 32.7 18.4 43.7
2002 658 44.0 15.0 45.7
2003 658 44.0 15.0 45.7
2004 671 42.5 15.8 46.9
2005 612 41.0 14.9 n/a
2006 534 40.0 13.4 53.6
2007 562 40.0 14.1 58.2
2008 579 37.0 15.6 58.5
2009 536 45.2 9.4 59
2010 549 38.0 14.4 55.6
2011 556 32.0 17.3 58.8
2012 564 39.0 14.4 66.7
2013 616 42.0 14.6 68.2
2014 634 45.0 14.0 62.1
2015 652 43.0 15.1 67.2
2016 642 46.0 13.9 63.4
2017 661 49.5 13.3 57
2018 647 50.5 12.8 63.8
2019 718 49.5 14.5 64.9
2020 669 50.8 13.1 55.5
2021 618 44.2 13.9 62
2022 622 47.2 13.1 34.6
2023 627 48.2 13.0 61.9

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 494 26.0 19.0 n/a
1989 487 27.0 18.0 n/a
1990 482 26.0 18.5 17.4
1991 493 27.0 18.2 21.5
1992 477 29.0 16.4 23.9
1993 514 30.0 17.1 31.3
1994 481 31.0 15.5 29.9
1995 468 29.5 15.9 31.6
1996 468 29.5 15.9 31.6
1998 540 30.5 17.7 27.8
1999 575 32.5 17.7 19.3
2000 619 32.5 19.0 37.5
2001 602 32.7 18.4 43.7
2002 658 44.0 15.0 45.7
2003 658 44.0 15.0 45.7
2004 671 42.5 15.8 46.9
2005 612 41.0 14.9 n/a
2006 534 40.0 13.4 53.6
2007 562 40.0 14.1 58.2
2008 579 37.0 15.6 58.5
2009 536 45.2 9.4 59
2010 549 38.0 14.4 55.6
2011 556 32.0 17.3 58.8
2012 564 39.0 14.4 66.7
2013 616 42.0 14.6 68.2
2014 634 45.0 14.0 62.1
2015 652 43.0 15.1 67.2
2016 642 46.0 13.9 63.4
2017 661 49.5 13.3 57
2018 647 50.5 12.8 63.8
2019 718 49.5 14.5 64.9
2020 669 50.8 13.1 55.5
2021 618 44.2 13.9 62
2022 622 47.2 13.1 34.6
2023 627 48.2 13.0 61.9

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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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $297 (2.6%) $11,043 (97.4%) $11,340

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Franklin Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1052nd of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 876th of 1342 Elementary schools
 12.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)28.632.4
 3.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)32.825.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)28.340
 11.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)39.631.7
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)46.554.2
 7.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)43.341
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)31.330.2
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)32.323.3
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)46.950
 3.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)43.645.1
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)17.322.8
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)25.922.7
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)5942.4
 16.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)49.637.5
 12.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)22.920
 2.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)2620.3
 5.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students718627
 12.7%
African American204188
 7.8%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian1812
 33.3%
Hispanic391327
 16.4%
Pacific Islander00
White7968
 13.9%
Two or More Races2529
 16%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.9%61.9%
 3%


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

Middle : Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy
High : Rahway High School

Students at Franklin Elementary School are 52% Hispanic, 30% African American, 11% White, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Franklin Elementary School ranks 876th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 627 students attended Franklin Elementary School.


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

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