Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Public 5-8

 1315 Taft Road
       Teaneck, NJ  07666


(201) 833-5451

District: Teaneck School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
357th of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,012 Help


Students who attend Benjamin Franklin Middle School usually attend:

High:    Teaneck High School

Feeder schools for Benjamin Franklin Middle School:

Elementary:    John Greenleaf Whittier Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.5 Help
Number of students:  518

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
43.1%
African American:
32.6%
White:
12.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.6% Help


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Compare Details Benjamin Franklin Middle School ranks better than 52.3% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.51. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Benjamin Franklin Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (43.1%), African American (32.6%), White (12.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benjamin Franklin Middle School is 8.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benjamin Franklin Middle School is $10,012.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Benjamin Franklin Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Benjamin Franklin Middle School 357th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Benjamin Franklin Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Teaneck School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Teaneck School District 331st of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benjamin Franklin Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 62.02 294th 574 48.8%
2004 48.90 387th 588 34.2%
2005 57.10 342nd 599 42.9%
2006 54.86 370th 615 39.8%
2007 52.32 399th 631 36.8%
2008 49.74 405th 640 36.7%
2009 47.21 438th 664 34.0%
2010 49.66 426th 677 37.1%
2011 55.90 372nd 684 45.6%
2012 46.30 438th 677 35.3%
2013 45.89 447th 704 36.5%
2014 49.45 416th 717 42.0%
2015 61.99 240th 713 66.3%
2016 58.93 279th 713 60.9%
2017 45.52 392nd 712 44.9%
2018 48.09 382nd 716 46.6%
2019 49.80 378th 745 49.3%
2021 39.01 352nd 652 46.0%
2022 53.91 311th 745 58.3%
2023 48.51 357th 748 52.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 65.43 55th 288 80.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.64 211th 471 55.2%
2019 58.28 159th 492 67.7%
2021 51.53 157th 401 60.8%
2022 51.11 188th 535 64.9%
2023 58.94 148th 505 70.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.27 104th 522 80.1%
2019 63.96 126th 541 76.7%
2021 70.25 58th 467 87.6%
2022 80.30 43rd 549 92.2%
2023 76.75 58th 568 89.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.21 349th 680 48.7%
2019 56.75 321st 703 54.3%
2021 46.02 300th 625 52.0%
2022 59.24 269th 726 62.9%
2023 49.39 341st 720 52.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.21 387th 675 42.7%
2019 41.94 404th 697 42.0%
2021 34.07 379th 635 40.3%
2022 47.61 348th 730 52.3%
2023 46.57 344th 718 52.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.65 138th 200 31.0%
2019 54.49 103rd 199 48.2%
2021 9.10 139th 147 5.4%
2022 27.82 152nd 200 24.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.10 67th 326 79.4%
2019 59.18 110th 326 66.3%
2021 56.75 80th 291 72.5%
2022 73.58 50th 356 86.0%
2023 63.70 88th 361 75.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.70 185th 504 63.3%
2019 75.66 84th 524 84.0%
2021 62.32 126th 480 73.8%
2022 69.76 113th 591 80.9%
2023 57.51 198th 587 66.3%
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Rank History for White students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.12 275th 497 44.7%
2019 51.92 237th 504 53.0%
2021 49.61 193rd 435 55.6%
2022 45.99 269th 512 47.5%
2023 59.11 189th 509 62.9%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Open Quote This school is horrible! They defend bullies! Mr. Williams and Mrs Williams are terrible at their jobs!!! Mrs Williams didn’t let me file a bullying report. I didn’t know she’s the bullying specialist and now I see why she got away with lying on the report. Had a hearing but their nasty Attorney gave me 6 mins to talk and kicked me out the zoom meeting. I have proof that the school lied so of course they don’t want to hear it. I took this to the commissioner of education and waiting but I will be moving because my taxes will not go to this disgusting district! a district with a superintendent that’s not wanted - dr. Irving! He says he here to work with families although he never taught in a school but never gave me the chance to speak. Scheduled a meeting yesterday but didn’t show. Also have proof of that. A board full of relatives that will have each others back! They don't care about the good students! They don’t want you to file reports! Do yourself a favor and don’t send your kids here! Do your research as well , there’s constant fights and bullying! My son was injured then kept getting bullied for 4 days! The bully never stopped until he was finally moved. Then a month later came after my son and school didn’t do anything! Close Quote



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 237 184 20 43 0 n/a n/a 0 484
1989 235 173 24 42 0 n/a n/a 0 474
1990 215 196 30 42 0 n/a n/a 0 483
1991 175 224 39 42 0 n/a n/a 0 480
1992 234 256 52 44 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1993 237 236 45 48 0 n/a n/a 0 566
1994 254 217 42 47 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1995 245 228 42 47 0 n/a n/a 0 562
1996 245 228 42 47 0 n/a n/a 0 562
1998 222 248 41 63 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1999 226 253 40 66 0 n/a n/a 0 585
2000 200 283 40 77 0 n/a n/a 0 600
2001 192 293 46 90 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2002 131 372 53 109 4 n/a n/a 0 669
2003 131 372 53 109 4 n/a n/a 0 669
2004 119 374 50 113 0 n/a n/a 0 656
2005 114 355 53 115 1 n/a n/a 0 638
2006 92 345 54 115 5 n/a n/a 0 611
2007 86 302 51 122 8 n/a n/a 0 569
2008 82 289 48 132 7 n/a n/a 0 558
2009 71 272 58 151 2 1 0 0 555
2010 73 289 65 148 1 0 0 0 576
2011 61 260 59 164 2 1 12 0 559
2012 62 264 66 160 4 1 13 0 570
2013 55 252 52 148 4 1 13 0 525
2014 45 237 44 169 5 1 12 0 513
2015 52 216 49 162 5 0 10 0 494
2016 41 214 50 180 3 1 14 0 503
2017 57 203 52 186 1 0 11 0 510
2018 58 215 53 201 2 1 12 0 542
2019 62 223 48 191 4 3 10 0 541
2020 69 216 46 203 5 3 13 0 555
2021 58 197 46 233 4 5 13 0 556
2022 63 165 43 207 4 3 14 0 499
2023 64 169 41 223 5 3 13 0 518

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 484 44.0 11.0 n/a
1989 474 44.0 10.7 n/a
1990 483 47.0 10.2 6
1991 480 39.0 12.3 4.2
1992 586 43.0 13.6 7
1993 566 42.0 13.5 12.4
1994 560 43.0 13.0 10.7
1995 562 42.0 13.4 10.9
1996 562 42.0 13.4 10.9
1998 574 41.0 14.0 13.2
1999 585 42.6 13.7 15.4
2000 600 41.0 14.6 22.2
2001 621 41.3 15.0 17.7
2002 669 49.0 13.7 23
2003 669 49.0 13.7 23
2004 656 48.0 13.7 25.5
2005 638 47.0 13.6 n/a
2006 611 50.0 12.2 26.5
2007 569 50.0 11.4 27.9
2008 558 39.0 14.3 25.3
2009 555 56.2 9.1 30.3
2010 576 46.0 12.5 33
2011 559 41.8 13.3 37.9
2012 570 49.6 11.4 45.6
2013 525 56.0 9.3 45
2014 513 54.2 9.4 36.8
2015 494 55.0 8.9 36
2016 503 54.0 9.3 6.8
2017 510 53.0 9.6 48.2
2018 542 57.0 9.5 48
2019 541 56.3 9.6 47.1
2020 555 57.1 9.7 45.9
2021 556 56.7 9.7 43.7
2022 499 51.5 9.6 36.5
2023 518 60.3 8.5 44.6

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 Benjamin Franklin Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 484 44.0 11.0 n/a
1989 474 44.0 10.7 n/a
1990 483 47.0 10.2 6
1991 480 39.0 12.3 4.2
1992 586 43.0 13.6 7
1993 566 42.0 13.5 12.4
1994 560 43.0 13.0 10.7
1995 562 42.0 13.4 10.9
1996 562 42.0 13.4 10.9
1998 574 41.0 14.0 13.2
1999 585 42.6 13.7 15.4
2000 600 41.0 14.6 22.2
2001 621 41.3 15.0 17.7
2002 669 49.0 13.7 23
2003 669 49.0 13.7 23
2004 656 48.0 13.7 25.5
2005 638 47.0 13.6 n/a
2006 611 50.0 12.2 26.5
2007 569 50.0 11.4 27.9
2008 558 39.0 14.3 25.3
2009 555 56.2 9.1 30.3
2010 576 46.0 12.5 33
2011 559 41.8 13.3 37.9
2012 570 49.6 11.4 45.6
2013 525 56.0 9.3 45
2014 513 54.2 9.4 36.8
2015 494 55.0 8.9 36
2016 503 54.0 9.3 6.8
2017 510 53.0 9.6 48.2
2018 542 57.0 9.5 48
2019 541 56.3 9.6 47.1
2020 555 57.1 9.7 45.9
2021 556 56.7 9.7 43.7
2022 499 51.5 9.6 36.5
2023 518 60.3 8.5 44.6

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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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $272 (2.7%) $9,740 (97.3%) $10,012

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Benjamin Franklin Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 378th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 357th of 748 Middle schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)50.956.6
 5.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Teaneck School District)50.653.4
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)39.626.9
 12.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Teaneck School District)45.225.5
 19.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)44.550.9
 6.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Teaneck School District)49.248
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)24.618.2
 6.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Teaneck School District)34.322.1
 12.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)69.950
 19.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Teaneck School District)61.250.6
 10.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)34.129.6
 4.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Teaneck School District)35.427.5
 7.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)68.156.3
 11.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Teaneck School District)68.757.2
 11.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)4032.8
 7.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Teaneck School District)3824.8
 13.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)100100
   8th Grade Algebra I (Teaneck School District)100100
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Benjamin Franklin Middle School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Teaneck School District)44.128.7
 15.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students541518
 4.3%
African American223169
 24.2%
American Indian45
 25%
Asian4841
 14.6%
Hispanic191223
 16.8%
Pacific Islander33
White6264
 3.2%
Two or More Races1013
 30%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.1%44.6%
 2.5%


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Benjamin Franklin Middle School ranks 357th of 748 New Jersey middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Benjamin Franklin Middle School usually go on to attend Teaneck High School

Students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School are 43% Hispanic, 33% African American, 12% White, 8% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 518 students attended Benjamin Franklin Middle School.


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