Franklin Elementary School

Public PK, KG-4

 1000 Franklin Ave
       South Plainfield, NJ  07080


(908) 754-4620

District: South Plainfield School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
822nd of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,790 Help


Students who attend Franklin Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Grant Elementary School
    South Plainfield Middle School
High:    South Plainfield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  282

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.5%
Hispanic:
30.9%
African American:
9.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.5% Help


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Compare Details Franklin Elementary School ranks worse than 61.3% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the South Plainfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.89. (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 smallest elementary school student body size in the South Plainfield School District. Racial makeup is: White (46.5%), Hispanic (30.9%), African American (9.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Franklin Elementary School is 11.6, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the South Plainfield School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Franklin Elementary School is $7,790, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the South Plainfield School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Franklin Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin Elementary School 822nd of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Franklin Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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South Plainfield School District:

SchoolDigger ranks South Plainfield School District 329th 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 78.76 252nd 1204 79.1%
2004 63.33 600th 1298 53.8%
2005 74.27 354th 1303 72.8%
2006 73.63 376th 1314 71.4%
2007 40.45 980th 1329 26.3%
2008 63.08 617th 1338 53.9%
2009 43.95 900th 1346 33.1%
2010 56.44 725th 1354 46.5%
2011 69.59 489th 1360 64.0%
2012 71.62 454th 1363 66.7%
2013 56.53 720th 1367 47.3%
2014 65.07 576th 1363 57.7%
2015 65.56 490th 1357 63.9%
2016 62.05 554th 1346 58.8%
2017 69.72 461st 1352 65.9%
2018 72.81 409th 1353 69.8%
2019 73.16 398th 1360 70.7%
2021 42.08 700th 1317 46.8%
2022 40.60 791st 1345 41.2%
2023 38.89 822nd 1342 38.7%
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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 93.80 30th 942 96.8%
2019 76.50 132nd 948 86.1%
2023 63.54 254th 910 72.1%
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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 75.89 321st 1333 75.9%
2019 72.96 366th 1331 72.5%
2021 50.19 589th 1290 54.3%
2022 37.86 814th 1326 38.6%
2023 41.56 754th 1318 42.8%
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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 67.48 453rd 1334 66.0%
2019 71.64 397th 1335 70.3%
2021 36.17 758th 1297 41.6%
2022 45.23 699th 1324 47.2%
2023 36.01 816th 1315 37.9%
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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 99.36 7th 870 99.2%
2019 88.39 68th 899 92.4%
2021 68.46 184th 896 79.5%
2022 68.27 238th 953 75.0%
2023 67.65 255th 982 74.0%
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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 62.57 390th 1022 61.8%
2019 59.52 407th 1023 60.2%
2021 31.18 718th 964 25.5%
2022 19.33 839th 976 14.0%
2023 10.14 899th 975 7.8%
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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 300 36 16 10 0 n/a n/a 0 362
1989 267 36 18 14 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1990 278 33 19 15 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1991 278 39 17 17 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1992 308 38 20 13 0 n/a n/a 0 379
1993 317 35 19 21 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1994 324 43 21 14 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1995 315 48 20 21 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1996 315 48 20 21 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1998 308 52 19 45 0 n/a n/a 0 424
1999 289 40 35 46 3 n/a n/a 0 413
2000 317 44 32 51 0 n/a n/a 0 444
2001 302 55 31 49 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2002 308 44 27 40 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2003 308 44 27 40 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2004 252 37 23 51 0 n/a n/a 0 363
2005 230 42 27 59 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2006 226 46 25 61 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2007 226 46 25 61 0 n/a n/a 0 358
2008 196 44 22 67 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2009 190 50 23 64 0 0 0 0 327
2010 183 44 25 79 0 1 0 0 332
2011 166 40 24 86 0 0 1 0 317
2012 162 46 23 79 0 0 2 0 312
2013 166 42 26 90 0 0 2 0 326
2014 159 40 23 80 0 1 2 0 305
2015 137 36 23 69 0 1 2 0 268
2016 137 37 18 62 0 1 2 0 257
2017 135 30 26 71 0 2 2 0 266
2018 118 33 19 66 0 1 3 0 240
2019 116 31 21 72 0 0 7 0 247
2020 129 28 19 76 0 0 10 0 262
2021 124 27 17 82 1 0 13 0 264
2022 121 26 13 87 1 0 13 0 261
2023 131 28 18 87 3 0 15 0 282

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 362 20.0 18.1 n/a
1989 335 20.0 16.7 n/a
1990 345 20.0 17.2 3.8
1991 351 20.0 17.5 2.3
1992 379 20.0 18.9 4.5
1993 392 23.0 17.0 0
1994 402 24.0 16.8 5.2
1995 404 27.0 15.0 6.2
1996 404 27.0 15.0 6.2
1998 424 28.0 15.1 7.1
1999 413 26.0 15.9 9.4
2000 444 28.0 15.9 11.7
2001 437 28.3 15.4 10.3
2002 419 31.0 13.5 10
2003 419 31.0 13.5 10
2004 363 27.0 13.4 6.1
2005 358 27.0 13.3 n/a
2006 358 27.0 13.3 10.9
2007 358 26.0 13.8 11.5
2008 329 22.0 15.0 12.8
2009 327 25.9 10.9 22
2010 332 24.0 13.8 25.9
2011 317 23.0 13.7 24.3
2012 312 26.6 11.7 31.4
2013 326 23.8 13.6 29.1
2014 305 24.0 12.7 23
2015 268 21.0 12.7 23.5
2016 257 21.0 12.2 18.3
2017 266 23.8 11.1 19.9
2018 240 20.3 11.7 22.9
2019 247 25.6 9.6 21.1
2020 262 23.0 11.3 20.2
2021 264 21.5 12.2 17
2022 261 23.7 10.9 15.7
2023 282 24.3 11.6 24.5

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 362 20.0 18.1 n/a
1989 335 20.0 16.7 n/a
1990 345 20.0 17.2 3.8
1991 351 20.0 17.5 2.3
1992 379 20.0 18.9 4.5
1993 392 23.0 17.0 0
1994 402 24.0 16.8 5.2
1995 404 27.0 15.0 6.2
1996 404 27.0 15.0 6.2
1998 424 28.0 15.1 7.1
1999 413 26.0 15.9 9.4
2000 444 28.0 15.9 11.7
2001 437 28.3 15.4 10.3
2002 419 31.0 13.5 10
2003 419 31.0 13.5 10
2004 363 27.0 13.4 6.1
2005 358 27.0 13.3 n/a
2006 358 27.0 13.3 10.9
2007 358 26.0 13.8 11.5
2008 329 22.0 15.0 12.8
2009 327 25.9 10.9 22
2010 332 24.0 13.8 25.9
2011 317 23.0 13.7 24.3
2012 312 26.6 11.7 31.4
2013 326 23.8 13.6 29.1
2014 305 24.0 12.7 23
2015 268 21.0 12.7 23.5
2016 257 21.0 12.2 18.3
2017 266 23.8 11.1 19.9
2018 240 20.3 11.7 22.9
2019 247 25.6 9.6 21.1
2020 262 23.0 11.3 20.2
2021 264 21.5 12.2 17
2022 261 23.7 10.9 15.7
2023 282 24.3 11.6 24.5

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 $219 (2.8%) $7,571 (97.2%) $7,790

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 398th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 822nd of 1342 Elementary schools
 32%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)57.840.8
 17%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Plainfield School District)59.539.6
 19.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)75.648.2
 27.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Plainfield School District)7145.3
 25.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary School)66.742.6
 24.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Plainfield School District)7450.8
 23.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary School)69.224.1
 45.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Plainfield School District)64.646.9
 17.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students247282
 14.2%
African American3128
 9.7%
American Indian03
Asian2118
 14.3%
Hispanic7287
 20.8%
Pacific Islander00
White116131
 12.9%
Two or More Races715
 114.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.1%24.5%
 3.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Franklin Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 282 students attended Franklin Elementary School.

Students at Franklin Elementary School are 46% White, 31% Hispanic, 10% African American, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.

Franklin Elementary School ranks 822nd of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

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

Middle : Grant Elementary School
Middle : South Plainfield Middle School
High : South Plainfield High 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. Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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