Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Public K-5

 12434 NE 60th
       Kirkland, WA  98033-8722


(425) 936-2550

District: Lake Washington School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
98th of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,696 Help


Students who attend Benjamin Franklin Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rose Hill Middle School
High:    Lake Washington High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  399

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
49.6%
White:
32.6%
Two or more races:
8.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8% Help


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Compare Details Benjamin Franklin Elementary ranks better than 91.6% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 22nd among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (49.6%), White (32.6%), two or more races (8.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benjamin Franklin Elementary is 15.2, which is the 10th best among 30 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benjamin Franklin Elementary is $19,696, which is the 16th highest among 30 elementary schools in the Lake Washington School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Benjamin Franklin Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Benjamin Franklin Elementary 98th of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Benjamin Franklin Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Lake Washington School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Washington School District 4th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benjamin Franklin Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 90.51 57th 1026 94.4%
2005 93.68 20th 1031 98.1%
2006 92.25 35th 1051 96.7%
2007 93.23 37th 1069 96.5%
2008 92.63 35th 1067 96.7%
2009 92.19 42nd 1072 96.1%
2010 90.93 56th 1088 94.9%
2011 90.82 56th 1092 94.9%
2012 91.28 48th 1097 95.6%
2013 90.27 48th 1106 95.7%
2015 91.50 65th 1067 93.9%
2016 92.22 50th 1053 95.3%
2017 88.82 99th 1056 90.6%
2018 90.36 81st 1054 92.3%
2019 89.23 99th 1130 91.2%
2021 96.76 37th 1107 96.7%
2022 93.27 69th 1169 94.1%
2023 91.74 98th 1169 91.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.06 61st 1004 93.9%
2019 90.19 69th 1068 93.5%
2021 97.63 24th 1008 97.6%
2022 92.77 65th 1100 94.1%
2023 93.88 50th 1094 95.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.80 111th 999 88.9%
2019 85.03 145th 1075 86.5%
2021 95.63 40th 1025 96.1%
2022 92.89 67th 1113 94.0%
2023 88.43 115th 1099 89.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.95 56th 169 66.9%
2019 71.75 59th 201 70.6%
2021 85.21 14th 131 89.3%
2022 77.09 45th 187 75.9%
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Rank History for White students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.62 87th 833 89.6%
2019 86.70 85th 1027 91.7%
2021 95.12 23rd 943 97.6%
2022 89.65 63rd 1031 93.9%
2023 81.08 164th 1011 83.8%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Open Quote As a parent of a child who just completed attending K-6 at Ben Franklin I couldn't be more pleased. Almost every teacher was excellent; a couple just good, and no complete duds. In our experience, a very nurturing and positive environment. Our daughter was well prepared and did well on standardized tests. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, June 8, 2012

Open Quote As a parent, I'm very happy with the program at Ben Franklin. It is a very supportive school that fosters learning. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Open Quote My children have had issues at this school for several years. Most notably, they have been bullied in various forms including being struck by other students. I have spoken to a dozen other parents who have had similar issues and gotten similar reactions. The teachers and principal avoid and minimize the situation as much as they can, they refuse to acknowledge the seriousness of the incidents, and if you push, they will outright ignore your emails and phone calls and decline requests for meetings. If you request that your child be separated from the students who have targeted them, they claim that it would be "special treatment" and that they cannot comply. I truly feel as though their reaction, or lack there of, to the students mistreatment will have a lasting effect on their self worth and sense of personal rights as they get older. Not to mention that the children who have behaved abusively have not been given appropriate attention or a clear sense that those behaviors have consequences. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Benjamin Franklin Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 335 6 12 4 3 n/a n/a 0 360
1989 314 5 15 7 3 n/a n/a 0 344
1990 314 6 16 5 0 n/a n/a 0 341
1991 315 7 15 10 0 n/a n/a 0 347
1992 313 12 19 7 5 n/a n/a 0 356
1993 432 10 43 14 6 n/a n/a 0 505
1994 424 12 49 9 5 n/a n/a 0 499
1995 407 8 60 13 1 n/a n/a 0 489
1996 407 8 60 13 1 n/a n/a 0 489
1997 405 15 55 15 2 n/a n/a 0 492
1998 365 13 49 13 1 n/a n/a 0 441
1999 406 14 57 10 1 n/a n/a 0 488
2000 412 14 70 15 2 n/a n/a 0 513
2001 400 9 74 12 2 n/a n/a 0 497
2002 356 12 91 18 3 n/a n/a 0 480
2003 356 12 91 18 3 n/a n/a 0 480
2004 341 7 109 24 7 n/a n/a 0 488
2005 329 4 106 20 3 n/a n/a 0 462
2006 351 2 117 15 2 n/a n/a 6 493
2007 360 2 109 13 1 n/a n/a 19 504
2008 326 1 107 14 2 n/a n/a 28 478
2009 324 1 108 11 2 n/a n/a 29 475
2010 326 2 124 19 2 n/a n/a 32 505
2011 303 2 126 37 1 0 24 0 493
2012 281 3 121 42 1 0 39 0 487
2013 220 4 97 32 0 0 35 0 388
2014 240 6 118 38 0 0 38 0 440
2015 240 5 138 40 0 0 43 0 466
2016 251 3 176 43 0 0 44 0 517
2017 254 4 143 45 0 0 40 0 486
2018 241 4 135 39 1 0 35 0 455
2019 239 3 180 35 1 0 38 0 496
2020 222 8 180 33 1 0 36 0 480
2021 163 7 200 29 1 0 35 0 435
2022 150 6 183 25 1 0 36 0 401
2023 130 5 198 31 1 0 34 0 399

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 360 15.0 24.0 0
1989 344 16.0 21.5 n/a
1990 341 16.8 20.2 0
1991 347 17.0 20.4 n/a
1992 356 17.7 20.1 n/a
1993 505 21.8 23.2 n/a
1994 499 22.5 22.2 n/a
1995 489 21.6 22.6 n/a
1996 489 21.6 22.6 n/a
1997 492 22.2 22.2 n/a
1998 441 20.8 21.2 n/a
1999 488 23.5 20.8 n/a
2000 513 24.2 21.2 n/a
2001 497 22.8 21.8 n/a
2002 480 23.1 20.8 5.6
2003 480 23.1 20.8 5.6
2004 488 24.0 20.3 4.7
2005 462 24.5 18.9 6.9
2006 493 24.4 20.2 5.7
2007 504 24.4 20.7 6
2008 478 24.1 19.8 6
2009 475 24.1 19.7 7.8
2010 505 23.6 21.4 8.7
2011 493 24.3 20.2 5.5
2012 487 25.3 19.2 8
2013 388 19.6 19.7 6.4
2014 440 n/a n/a 6.6
2015 466 28.0 16.6 7.5
2016 517 27.0 19.1 6.2
2017 486 26.8 18.1 7.4
2018 455 27.1 16.7 5.5
2019 496 31.3 15.8 5.4
2020 480 30.7 15.6 5.6
2021 435 31.1 13.9 4.8
2022 401 26.5 15.1 5.7
2023 399 26.1 15.2 8

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 Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 360 15.0 24.0 0
1989 344 16.0 21.5 n/a
1990 341 16.8 20.2 0
1991 347 17.0 20.4 n/a
1992 356 17.7 20.1 n/a
1993 505 21.8 23.2 n/a
1994 499 22.5 22.2 n/a
1995 489 21.6 22.6 n/a
1996 489 21.6 22.6 n/a
1997 492 22.2 22.2 n/a
1998 441 20.8 21.2 n/a
1999 488 23.5 20.8 n/a
2000 513 24.2 21.2 n/a
2001 497 22.8 21.8 n/a
2002 480 23.1 20.8 5.6
2003 480 23.1 20.8 5.6
2004 488 24.0 20.3 4.7
2005 462 24.5 18.9 6.9
2006 493 24.4 20.2 5.7
2007 504 24.4 20.7 6
2008 478 24.1 19.8 6
2009 475 24.1 19.7 7.8
2010 505 23.6 21.4 8.7
2011 493 24.3 20.2 5.5
2012 487 25.3 19.2 8
2013 388 19.6 19.7 6.4
2014 440 n/a n/a 6.6
2015 466 28.0 16.6 7.5
2016 517 27.0 19.1 6.2
2017 486 26.8 18.1 7.4
2018 455 27.1 16.7 5.5
2019 496 31.3 15.8 5.4
2020 480 30.7 15.6 5.6
2021 435 31.1 13.9 4.8
2022 401 26.5 15.1 5.7
2023 399 26.1 15.2 8

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Benjamin Franklin Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussisMeaslesMumpsRubellaTetanus
201676.1%0.0%1.5%0.0%83.6%86.6%88.1%86.6%88.1%86.6%
201778.7%0.0%1.1%4.5%6.7%87.6%89.9%91.0%85.4%86.5%89.9%
201873.2%0.0%1.4%1.4%0.0%83.1%84.5%91.6%84.5%85.9%84.5%
201966.7%0.0%1.2%2.3%1.2%74.7%83.9%87.4%82.8%83.9%83.9%
202094.2%3.5%0.0%0.0%5.8%94.2%95.4%94.2%94.2%95.4%96.5%96.5%96.5%95.4%
202197.0%1.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%98.5%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
202288.2%2.9%1.5%1.5%2.9%91.2%92.7%92.7%89.7%92.7%92.7%92.7%92.7%92.7%
202395.9%2.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.3%97.3%97.3%95.9%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Benjamin Franklin Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201987.7%0.0%1.6%3.4%97.6%97.6%96.4%97.6%98.0%97.8%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Benjamin Franklin Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $364 (2.6%) $13,413 (97.4%) $13,777
2020 $32 (0.3%) $10,171 (99.7%) $10,203
2021 $332 (1.8%) $18,010 (98.2%) $18,342
2022 $583 (3.0%) $19,113 (97.0%) $19,696

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Benjamin Franklin Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 99th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 98th of 1169 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)75.781.3
 5.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)82.680.7
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.348.9
 7.4%
3rd Grade Math (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)71.685.7
 14.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)82.680.5
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5951.6
 7.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)78.784.4
 5.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)8279.2
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.1
 7.6%
4th Grade Math (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)74.686.2
 11.6%
   4th Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)78.879.9
 1.1%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.949.4
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)88.876.9
 11.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)86.384.3
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.8
 7.6%
5th Grade Math (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)7553
 22%
   5th Grade Math (Lake Washington School District)76.474.6
 1.8%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.142
 7.1%
5th Grade Science (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)85.478.8
 6.6%
   5th Grade Science (Lake Washington School District)8382.9
 0.1%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.3
 1.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)81.780.8
 0.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Lake Washington School District)84.781.4
 3.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)73.873.9
 0.1%
   All Grades Math (Lake Washington School District)79.274
 5.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Benjamin Franklin Elementary)85.478.8
 6.6%
   All Grades Science (Lake Washington School District)81.480.3
 1.1%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students496399
 19.6%
African American35
 66.7%
American Indian11
Asian180198
 10%
Hispanic3531
 11.4%
Pacific Islander00
White239130
 45.6%
Two or More Races3834
 10.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.4%8%
 2.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Benjamin Franklin Elementary

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

Middle : Rose Hill Middle School
High : Lake Washington High School

Students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary are 50% Asian, 33% White, 9% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Yes. Benjamin Franklin Elementary ranks in the top 8.4% of Washington elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 399 students attended Benjamin Franklin Elementary.


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