ALL ABOUT BENJAMIN FRANKLINBenjamin Franklin Elementary School was founded in 1954. Student enrollment was approximately 1100 in grades Kindergarten through 6th.Currently, Benjamin Franklin Elementary has a student enrollment that is approximately 550 students in grades Pre-K through 4th:Pre-K- 2 sections (half days)Kindergarten - 5 sectionsFirst - 5 sectionsSecond - 4 sectionsThird - 5 sectionsFourth - 5 sectionsK/1 - 1 section2/3 - 1 section3/4 - 2 sectionsStudents at all grade levels are exposed to the district's rigorous curriculum in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics ( both aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards), Science, and Social Studies (both aligned with the NYS Learning Standards). All students in grades kindergarten through fourth receive art, physical dducation, music, library, and computer instruction. In addition, students in third grade receive recorder instruction and fourth graders are eligible to take instrumental music instruction. Fourth grade students participate in chorus.Ben Franklin has many opportunities for students to enhance their learning. Students who qualify may receive services in the gifted and talented program. After school Physical Education is very popular!In addition to classroom teachers Franklin staff is comprised of a nurse, two psychologists, a counselor, a social worker, two speech therapists, special education teachers, and academic intervention specialists in reading and math for those students who require their services. Students who qualify also work with occupational and/or physical therapists. English language teachers provide services to those students who are just learning the English language.We are very lucky at Franklin to have an active PTA. They plan wonderful events for all of our families to enjoy. We hope to see you at our monthly meetings which are held here at Franklin in our Community Room (refer to PTA page).
Last Modified on August 7, 2018