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Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Public
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA

Report Card

grade D
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade D+
  2. Diversity
    grade B minus
  3. Teachers
    grade C minus
  4. College Prep
    grade C minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C minus
  7. Administration
    grade D
  8. Sports
    grade C+
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Benjamin Franklin High School is a public school located in PHILADELPHIA, PA. It has 461 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
47%
Average SAT
900
38 responses
Average ACT
No data available  
AP Enrollment
No data available  

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$94,983
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,555
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$504,403
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
0%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 3 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Basketball games
    29%
  • Culinary arts
    29%
  • Football games
    29%
  • Awards assembly
    14%

Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
461
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,859
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$27,483 / year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses

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