Franklin Elementary

Summary:

Franklin Elementary is a public elementary school in Appleton, Wisconsin, serving 287 students in grades PK-6. The school is part of the Appleton Area School District, which is ranked 221 out of 424 school districts in the state.

Franklin Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with 58.54% White, 6.62% African American, 8.01% Hispanic, and 16.72% Asian students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by the Forward Exam, is generally lower than the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts ranged from 11.76% for 6th grade to 40.43% for 4th grade, compared to the district averages of 47.12% to 45.1%, respectively. The school's performance in Mathematics is also below the district and state averages. Additionally, Franklin Elementary has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 6.4% in 2019-2020 to 18.3% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than nearby schools like Huntley Elementary (8.5%) and Richmond Elementary (9.3%).

Compared to other schools in the Appleton Area School District, Franklin Elementary serves a higher proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 55.05% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch in the 2022-2023 school year. This is higher than the nearby schools, such as Ferber Elementary (34.21%) and Huntley Elementary (31.9%). The school's declining academic performance, higher chronic absenteeism, and socioeconomic challenges suggest that targeted interventions and support may be needed to improve educational outcomes for the diverse student population at Franklin Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 2212 N Jarchow St
       Appleton, WI  54911-2898


(920) 852-5475

District: Appleton Area School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
800th of 1,067 Wisconsin Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,597 Help


Students who attend Franklin Elementary usually attend:

High:    North High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  287

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.5%
Asian:
16.7%
Two or more races:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.1% Help


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Compare Details Franklin Elementary ranks worse than 75% of elementary schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks 15th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.81. (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 Racial makeup is: White (58.5%), Asian (16.7%), two or more races (10.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 55.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Franklin Elementary is 13.6. 10 elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Franklin Elementary is $11,597, which is the 4th highest among 20 elementary schools in the Appleton Area School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Franklin Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin Elementary 800th of 1067 Wisconsin public elementary schools. (See Franklin Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Appleton Area School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Appleton Area School District 221st of 424 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Franklin Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 84.03 34th 632 94.6%
2006 37.05 545th 712 23.5%
2007 62.88 313th 689 54.6%
2008 49.17 658th 1021 35.6%
2009 47.04 685th 1030 33.5%
2010 61.15 455th 1045 56.5%
2011 54.47 589th 1046 43.7%
2012 51.09 660th 1045 36.8%
2013 57.42 478th 1053 54.6%
2014 45.01 694th 1061 34.6%
2015 55.76 556th 1076 48.3%
2016 41.15 717th 1075 33.3%
2017 28.22 846th 1071 21.0%
2018 22.53 855th 1025 16.6%
2019 19.88 882nd 1037 14.9%
2021 35.81 744th 1050 29.1%
2022 23.23 877th 1067 17.8%
2023 31.81 800th 1067 25.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.05 227th 287 20.9%
2019 37.78 173rd 275 37.1%
2021 35.88 145th 222 34.7%
2022 24.44 222nd 248 10.5%
2023 22.43 230th 249 7.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.26 535th 721 25.8%
2019 34.80 491st 742 33.8%
2021 57.14 252nd 746 66.2%
2022 49.75 328th 748 56.1%
2023 54.02 297th 770 61.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.74 770th 854 9.8%
2019 21.71 774th 874 11.4%
2021 36.47 577th 847 31.9%
2022 15.35 794th 859 7.6%
2023 22.13 758th 871 13.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.48 781st 997 21.7%
2019 21.07 844th 1002 15.8%
2021 33.26 735th 1004 26.8%
2022 22.32 841st 1017 17.3%
2023 23.87 823rd 1010 18.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.32 849th 997 14.8%
2019 24.83 822nd 1002 18.0%
2021 40.81 662nd 1003 34.0%
2022 27.09 815th 1017 19.9%
2023 45.29 624th 1011 38.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.53 92nd 107 14.0%
2019 8.11 120th 122 1.6%
2023 9.39 113th 116 2.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.78 228th 271 15.9%
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Rank History for White students at Franklin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.21 623rd 686 9.2%
2019 19.05 636th 718 11.4%
2021 30.93 539th 699 22.9%
2022 21.96 599th 704 14.9%
2023 35.74 523rd 715 26.9%
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Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Franklin Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 496 n/a 15 1 5 n/a n/a 0 517
1990 506 2 12 8 5 n/a n/a 0 533
1991 519 0 9 3 3 n/a n/a 0 534
1992 480 1 23 1 2 n/a n/a 0 507
1993 465 1 19 1 1 n/a n/a 0 487
1994 483 3 17 2 3 n/a n/a 0 508
1995 476 0 10 0 1 n/a n/a 0 487
1996 476 0 10 0 1 n/a n/a 0 487
1997 457 0 13 0 1 n/a n/a 0 471
1998 461 1 61 7 2 n/a n/a 0 532
1999 448 0 55 9 5 n/a n/a 0 517
2000 406 1 51 5 6 n/a n/a 0 469
2001 392 1 46 6 3 n/a n/a 0 448
2002 343 6 56 9 5 n/a n/a 0 419
2003 343 6 56 9 5 n/a n/a 0 419
2004 342 9 52 11 6 n/a n/a 0 420
2005 322 6 48 13 2 n/a n/a 0 391
2006 298 7 52 15 2 n/a n/a 0 374
2007 306 8 48 16 3 n/a n/a 0 381
2008 287 19 55 18 2 n/a n/a 0 381
2009 299 12 45 21 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2010 292 6 53 26 2 n/a n/a 0 379
2011 278 9 45 33 2 0 0 0 367
2012 280 12 54 30 2 0 0 0 378
2013 285 11 45 29 0 0 0 0 370
2014 283 15 56 38 1 0 0 0 393
2015 272 11 65 39 1 0 2 0 390
2016 258 15 64 34 2 0 3 0 376
2017 241 18 57 37 2 4 10 0 369
2018 238 18 49 20 1 3 16 0 345
2019 221 18 49 32 1 1 28 0 350
2020 206 15 48 31 0 0 30 0 330
2021 176 15 39 20 0 0 28 0 278
2022 171 18 47 17 1 1 24 0 279
2023 168 19 48 23 0 0 29 0 287

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 517 23.9 21.6 0
1990 533 25.5 20.9 0
1991 534 24.8 21.5 7.7
1992 507 25.3 20.0 7.3
1993 487 24.5 19.9 9.4
1994 508 23.7 21.4 10.6
1995 487 23.7 20.5 11.3
1996 487 23.7 20.5 11.3
1997 471 24.8 19.0 11.7
1998 532 26.4 20.2 11.7
1999 517 27.2 19.0 18
2000 469 26.2 17.9 18.8
2001 448 33.4 13.4 18.3
2002 419 26.9 15.6 20.5
2003 419 26.9 15.6 20.5
2004 420 25.5 16.5 23.1
2005 391 25.7 15.2 n/a
2006 374 24.5 15.3 n/a
2007 381 23.8 16.0 28.3
2008 381 25.7 14.8 38.8
2009 377 23.0 16.4 39.8
2010 379 22.7 16.6 38.8
2011 367 22.4 16.3 36
2012 378 24.5 15.4 43.1
2013 370 25.5 14.4 25.4
2014 393 24.3 16.1 42.7
2015 390 n/a n/a 37.2
2016 376 26.0 14.4 47.9
2017 369 24.5 15.0 43.6
2018 345 23.2 14.8 43.2
2019 350 23.2 15.0 50.9
2020 330 24.2 13.6 50
2021 278 23.8 11.6 57.6
2022 279 22.7 12.2 50.2
2023 287 21.0 13.6 55.1

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

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 517 23.9 21.6 0
1990 533 25.5 20.9 0
1991 534 24.8 21.5 7.7
1992 507 25.3 20.0 7.3
1993 487 24.5 19.9 9.4
1994 508 23.7 21.4 10.6
1995 487 23.7 20.5 11.3
1996 487 23.7 20.5 11.3
1997 471 24.8 19.0 11.7
1998 532 26.4 20.2 11.7
1999 517 27.2 19.0 18
2000 469 26.2 17.9 18.8
2001 448 33.4 13.4 18.3
2002 419 26.9 15.6 20.5
2003 419 26.9 15.6 20.5
2004 420 25.5 16.5 23.1
2005 391 25.7 15.2 n/a
2006 374 24.5 15.3 n/a
2007 381 23.8 16.0 28.3
2008 381 25.7 14.8 38.8
2009 377 23.0 16.4 39.8
2010 379 22.7 16.6 38.8
2011 367 22.4 16.3 36
2012 378 24.5 15.4 43.1
2013 370 25.5 14.4 25.4
2014 393 24.3 16.1 42.7
2015 390 n/a n/a 37.2
2016 376 26.0 14.4 47.9
2017 369 24.5 15.0 43.6
2018 345 23.2 14.8 43.2
2019 350 23.2 15.0 50.9
2020 330 24.2 13.6 50
2021 278 23.8 11.6 57.6
2022 279 22.7 12.2 50.2
2023 287 21.0 13.6 55.1

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 Franklin Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $481 (4.8%) $9,594 (95.2%) $10,076
2020 $422 (4.0%) $10,197 (96.0%) $10,619
2021 $911 (7.9%) $10,686 (92.1%) $11,597

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Franklin Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 882nd of 1037 Elementary schoolsRanks 800th of 1067 Elementary schools
 10.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary)35.429.3
 6.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)30.137.9
 7.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)39.537.9
 1.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary)45.836.6
 9.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)44.147.8
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)50.548.8
 1.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary)22.840.4
 17.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)39.545.1
 5.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)43.945.8
 1.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary)19.329.8
 10.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)39.144.2
 5.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)46.246.5
 0.2%
4th Grade Social Studies (Franklin Elementary)31.653.2
 21.6%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Appleton Area School District)50.759.9
 9.2%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)53.459.7
 6.4%
4th Grade Science (Franklin Elementary)31.646.8
 15.2%
   4th Grade Science (Appleton Area School District)51.651.6
 0%
   4th Grade Science (Wisconsin)53.952.1
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary)24.525.8
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)36.938.9
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)40.939.2
 1.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary)22.629
 6.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)42.550.5
 7.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)47.848.4
 0.5%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Franklin Elementary)21.411.8
 9.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Appleton Area School District)43.247.1
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)41.740.6
 1.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Franklin Elementary)21.40
 21.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Appleton Area School District)49.850.3
 0.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)43.542.6
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students350287
 18%
African American1819
 5.6%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian4948
 2%
Hispanic3223
 28.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White221168
 24%
Two or More Races2829
 3.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.9%55.1%
 4.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Franklin Elementary

Students at Franklin Elementary are 59% White, 17% Asian, 10% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 7% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 287 students attended Franklin Elementary.

Franklin Elementary ranks 800th of 1067 Wisconsin elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend Franklin Elementary usually go on to attend:

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