Benjamin Franklin Middle

Public 6-8

 225 Middle School Road
       Rocky Mount, VA  24151


(540) 483-5105

District: Franklin County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
154th of 415 Virginia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,291 Help

Students who attend Benjamin Franklin Middle usually attend:

High:    Franklin County High

Feeder schools for Benjamin Franklin Middle:

Elementary:    Boones Mill Elementary
    Burnt Chimney Elementary
    Callaway Elementary
    Dudley Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  11.9
Number of students:  1,495

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.4%
African American:
8.2%
Hispanic:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.9%

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Compare Details Benjamin Franklin Middle ranks better than 62.9% of middle schools in Virginia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.3. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.4%), African American (8.2%), Hispanic (8%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benjamin Franklin Middle is 11.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benjamin Franklin Middle is $8,291.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Benjamin Franklin Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Benjamin Franklin Middle 154th of 415 Virginia public middle schools. (See Benjamin Franklin Middle in the ranking list.)

Franklin County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin County Public Schools 30th of 131 Virginia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benjamin Franklin Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 49.55 212th 340 37.6%
2006 73.64 42nd 383 89.0%
2007 64.08 105th 387 72.9%
2008 66.12 96th 391 75.4%
2009 59.49 127th 390 67.4%
2010 43.23 257th 408 37.0%
2011 66.10 88th 413 78.7%
2012 57.41 138th 413 66.6%
2013 73.24 66th 416 84.1%
2014 64.86 96th 416 76.9%
2015 53.06 182nd 412 55.8%
2016 59.58 138th 409 66.3%
2017 59.20 140th 415 66.3%
2018 57.56 156th 413 62.2%
2019 67.41 102nd 424 75.9%
2021 65.69 104th 419 75.2%
2022 59.30 154th 415 62.9%

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

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Data source: Virginia Department of Education

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by a principal
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Open Quote Benjamin Franklin Middle School provides an excellent place for students to learn. The students score above the Virginia average on almost all SOL tests. The school provide many opportunities for students to grow both athletically and academically. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Benjamin Franklin Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 713 713
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 732 732
1993 619 122 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 745
1994 670 106 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 782
1995 671 101 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 777
1996 671 101 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 777
1997 687 91 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 783
1998 693 100 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 800
1999 726 106 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 840
2000 710 95 9 6 1 n/a n/a -4 817
2001 703 89 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 800
2002 771 107 3 14 2 n/a n/a 0 897
2003 771 107 3 14 2 n/a n/a 0 897
2004 754 125 5 18 2 n/a n/a 0 904
2005 748 127 3 31 3 n/a n/a 1 913
2006 738 99 4 21 3 n/a n/a 1 866
2007 736 106 1 22 0 n/a n/a 1 866
2008 765 92 2 22 3 n/a n/a 1 885
2009 706 105 6 21 3 n/a n/a 1 842
2010 711 91 8 19 0 n/a n/a 2 831
2011 693 84 4 25 6 0 22 0 834
2012 654 71 4 36 5 0 29 0 799
2013 698 65 7 35 4 0 43 0 852
2014 736 64 5 34 2 0 54 0 895
2015 707 64 5 33 0 0 34 0 843
2016 649 74 4 44 2 1 44 0 818
2017 633 60 3 55 2 1 47 0 801
2018 586 52 5 62 2 0 54 0 761
2019 596 69 5 49 2 0 52 0 773
2020 565 65 5 45 0 0 51 0 731
2021 1163 139 9 113 2 0 112 0 1538
2022 1127 123 8 119 2 2 114 0 1495

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 713 43.9 16.2 n/a
1992 732 44.7 16.3 n/a
1993 745 43.0 17.3 n/a
1994 782 42.5 n/a n/a
1995 777 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 777 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 783 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 800 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 840 48.0 17.5 0
2000 817 n/a 0.0 0
2001 800 52.6 15.2 n/a
2002 897 64.0 14.0 n/a
2003 897 64.0 14.0 n/a
2004 904 61.0 14.8 41.6
2005 913 60.0 15.2 42.7
2006 866 63.0 13.7 41.8
2007 866 74.6 11.6 43.9
2008 885 49.0 18.1 n/a
2009 842 48.0 17.5 0
2010 831 48.6 17.0 46
2011 834 45.0 18.5 46.3
2012 799 61.5 12.9 47.2
2013 852 58.4 14.5 47.9
2014 895 61.8 14.4 48.4
2015 843 62.0 13.5 47.1
2016 818 58.0 14.1 47.2
2017 801 61.5 13.0 43.9
2018 761 66.5 11.4 48.9
2019 773 67.4 11.4 49.3
2020 731 63.9 11.4 50.9
2021 1538 130.3 11.7 n/a
2022 1495 125.3 11.9 24.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Benjamin Franklin Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 713 43.9 16.2 n/a
1992 732 44.7 16.3 n/a
1993 745 43.0 17.3 n/a
1994 782 42.5 n/a n/a
1995 777 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 777 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 783 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 800 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 840 48.0 17.5 0
2000 817 n/a 0.0 0
2001 800 52.6 15.2 n/a
2002 897 64.0 14.0 n/a
2003 897 64.0 14.0 n/a
2004 904 61.0 14.8 41.6
2005 913 60.0 15.2 42.7
2006 866 63.0 13.7 41.8
2007 866 74.6 11.6 43.9
2008 885 49.0 18.1 n/a
2009 842 48.0 17.5 0
2010 831 48.6 17.0 46
2011 834 45.0 18.5 46.3
2012 799 61.5 12.9 47.2
2013 852 58.4 14.5 47.9
2014 895 61.8 14.4 48.4
2015 843 62.0 13.5 47.1
2016 818 58.0 14.1 47.2
2017 801 61.5 13.0 43.9
2018 761 66.5 11.4 48.9
2019 773 67.4 11.4 49.3
2020 731 63.9 11.4 50.9
2021 1538 130.3 11.7 n/a
2022 1495 125.3 11.9 24.9

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Benjamin Franklin Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $879 (10.4%) $7,553 (89.6%) $8,432
2020 $233 (2.8%) $8,003 (97.2%) $8,236
2021 $277 (3.3%) $8,015 (96.7%) $8,291

Data source: Virginia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Benjamin Franklin Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 102nd of 424 Middle schoolsRanks 154th of 415 Middle schools
 13.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
7th Grade Mathematics (Benjamin Franklin Middle)8673
 13%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Franklin County Public Schools)8672
 14%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7855
 23%
7th Grade English Reading (Benjamin Franklin Middle)8672
 14%
   7th Grade English Reading (Franklin County Public Schools)8671
 15%
   7th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7972
 7%
8th Grade Writing (Benjamin Franklin Middle)7455
 19%
   8th Grade Writing (Franklin County Public Schools)7255
 17%
   8th Grade Writing (Virginia)7057
 13%
8th Grade Mathematics (Benjamin Franklin Middle)8566
 19%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Franklin County Public Schools)8365
 18%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Virginia)7757
 20%
8th Grade Science (Benjamin Franklin Middle)8270
 12%
   8th Grade Science (Franklin County Public Schools)8570
 15%
   8th Grade Science (Virginia)7861
 17%
8th Grade English Reading (Benjamin Franklin Middle)7974
 5%
   8th Grade English Reading (Franklin County Public Schools)7874
 4%
   8th Grade English Reading (Virginia)7672
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Benjamin Franklin Middle)10099
 1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Franklin County Public Schools)8682
 4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Virginia)8680
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students7731538
 99%
African American69139
 101.4%
American Indian22
Asian59
 80%
Hispanic49113
 130.6%
Pacific Islander00
White5961163
 95.1%
Two or More Races52112
 115.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about Benjamin Franklin Middle

Students at Benjamin Franklin Middle are 75% White, 8% African American, 8% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races.

Students who attend Benjamin Franklin Middle usually go on to attend Franklin County High

Benjamin Franklin Middle ranks 154th of 415 Virginia middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 1,495 students attended Benjamin Franklin Middle.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Virginia Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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