Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Public 6-8

 335 North Van Dien Ave
       Ridgewood, NJ  07451


(201) 670-2780

District: Ridgewood Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
50th of 652 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,177 Help

Students who attend Benjamin Franklin Middle School usually attend:

High:    Ridgewood High School

Feeder schools for Benjamin Franklin Middle School:

Elementary:    Hawes Elementary School
    Somerville Elementary School
    Travell Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0
Number of students:  698

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.2%
Asian:
24.9%
Hispanic:
12.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.


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Compare Details Benjamin Franklin Middle School ranks better than 92.3% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.63. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Benjamin Franklin Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.2%), Asian (24.9%), Hispanic (12.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benjamin Franklin Middle School is 12. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benjamin Franklin Middle School is $11,177.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Benjamin Franklin Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Benjamin Franklin Middle School 50th of 652 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Benjamin Franklin Middle School in the ranking list.)

Ridgewood Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ridgewood Public School District 35th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benjamin Franklin Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 85.66 52nd 574 90.9%
2004 81.80 98th 588 83.3%
2005 87.25 33rd 599 94.5%
2006 87.03 24th 615 96.1%
2007 84.52 38th 631 94.0%
2008 84.16 58th 640 90.9%
2009 86.48 36th 664 94.6%
2010 86.07 48th 677 92.9%
2011 85.93 46th 684 93.3%
2012 87.03 40th 677 94.1%
2013 86.80 39th 704 94.5%
2014 86.83 41st 717 94.3%
2015 70.56 166th 713 76.7%
2016 68.35 203rd 713 71.5%
2017 81.24 115th 712 83.8%
2018 82.50 91st 716 87.3%
2019 81.17 115th 745 84.6%
2021 89.63 50th 652 92.3%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Benjamin Franklin Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 508 8 78 12 0 n/a n/a 0 606
1989 471 7 102 14 0 n/a n/a 0 594
1990 457 6 92 15 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1991 432 6 89 23 0 n/a n/a 0 550
1992 436 8 102 18 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1993 460 5 95 22 0 n/a n/a 0 582
1994 473 7 108 16 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1995 500 6 103 10 0 n/a n/a 0 619
1996 500 6 103 10 0 n/a n/a 0 619
1998 476 6 93 7 0 n/a n/a 0 582
1999 477 6 97 10 0 n/a n/a 0 590
2000 499 2 95 11 0 n/a n/a 0 607
2001 471 3 129 20 0 n/a n/a 0 623
2002 458 4 141 30 0 n/a n/a 0 633
2003 458 4 141 30 0 n/a n/a 0 633
2004 487 1 148 27 0 n/a n/a 0 663
2005 469 1 148 31 0 n/a n/a 0 649
2006 476 2 140 28 0 n/a n/a 0 646
2007 483 3 136 29 0 n/a n/a 0 651
2008 496 7 142 25 0 n/a n/a 0 670
2009 496 8 154 28 0 3 0 0 689
2010 496 9 149 30 0 3 0 0 687
2011 488 2 129 44 0 1 25 0 689
2012 502 3 131 47 0 0 17 0 700
2013 520 4 129 63 0 1 21 0 738
2014 522 4 132 60 0 0 32 0 750
2015 511 5 126 66 0 1 28 0 737
2016 495 8 149 62 0 0 32 0 746
2017 440 8 169 58 1 0 35 0 711
2018 433 7 174 57 1 0 40 0 712
2019 394 8 174 69 1 0 43 0 689
2020 383 11 167 73 0 0 48 0 682
2021 385 7 174 85 0 0 47 0 698

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 Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 606 41.0 14.7 n/a
1989 594 44.0 13.5 n/a
1990 570 44.0 12.9 0.5
1991 550 43.0 12.7 1.3
1992 564 44.0 12.8 1.2
1993 582 45.4 12.8 1.4
1994 604 46.0 13.1 0.7
1995 619 45.4 13.6 0.3
1996 619 45.4 13.6 0.3
1998 582 44.0 13.2 0.7
1999 590 43.6 13.5 1.2
2000 607 43.1 14.1 1.8
2001 623 45.8 13.6 1.3
2002 633 49.5 12.8 0
2003 633 49.5 12.8 0
2004 663 47.1 14.1 0.6
2005 649 49.1 13.2 n/a
2006 646 51.5 12.5 2.3
2007 651 52.0 12.5 1.2
2008 670 51.0 13.1 0.9
2009 689 49.2 11.0 1.2
2010 687 41.0 16.7 1
2011 689 42.0 16.4 0.9
2012 700 50.1 13.9 1
2013 738 49.7 14.8 1.2
2014 750 53.5 14.0 0.5
2015 737 51.0 14.4 1.2
2016 746 50.0 14.9 2.1
2017 711 49.6 14.3 1.5
2018 712 54.2 13.1 1.4
2019 689 52.7 13.0 1.5
2020 682 56.4 12.0 1.6
2021 698 57.9 12.0 1

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 Benjamin Franklin Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 606 41.0 14.7 n/a
1989 594 44.0 13.5 n/a
1990 570 44.0 12.9 0.5
1991 550 43.0 12.7 1.3
1992 564 44.0 12.8 1.2
1993 582 45.4 12.8 1.4
1994 604 46.0 13.1 0.7
1995 619 45.4 13.6 0.3
1996 619 45.4 13.6 0.3
1998 582 44.0 13.2 0.7
1999 590 43.6 13.5 1.2
2000 607 43.1 14.1 1.8
2001 623 45.8 13.6 1.3
2002 633 49.5 12.8 0
2003 633 49.5 12.8 0
2004 663 47.1 14.1 0.6
2005 649 49.1 13.2 n/a
2006 646 51.5 12.5 2.3
2007 651 52.0 12.5 1.2
2008 670 51.0 13.1 0.9
2009 689 49.2 11.0 1.2
2010 687 41.0 16.7 1
2011 689 42.0 16.4 0.9
2012 700 50.1 13.9 1
2013 738 49.7 14.8 1.2
2014 750 53.5 14.0 0.5
2015 737 51.0 14.4 1.2
2016 746 50.0 14.9 2.1
2017 711 49.6 14.3 1.5
2018 712 54.2 13.1 1.4
2019 689 52.7 13.0 1.5
2020 682 56.4 12.0 1.6
2021 698 57.9 12.0 1

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 Benjamin Franklin Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,177

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

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 115th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 50th of 652 Middle schools
 7.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students689698
 1.3%
African American87
 12.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian174174
Hispanic6985
 23.2%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races4347
 9.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.5%1%
 0.4%




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