Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School

School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.   

Grades K-5 Campus

1116 Jefferson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: (504) 304-3932
School Hours: 8:15 AM-3:45 PM
Geographic Area: West Riverside
Geographic Zone: West Riverside

Grades 6-8 Campus

401 Nashville Ave
New Orleans, LA

Phone: 504-359-7730
School Hours: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: K - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th

http://www.babyben.org/

School Leadership

Principal: Charlotte L Matthew
Board Chair: Tommie Vassel
Charter Organization: Benjamin Franklin Elementary Schools
Authorizer: OPSB LEA

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Educating children to excel academically and individually.

School Performance

Most New Orleans public schools are charter schools, public schools governed by non-profit boards. Each board is given a contract to operate their charter school for a number of years. When the contract is up for renewal, the Orleans Parish School Board or Louisiana Department of Education uses school performance to determine if the contract should be renewed. If the school hasn’t demonstrated acceptable performance, it may close at the end of the school year, or be taken over by a new non-profit board. 

Letter Grade: C
SPS: 71.2
Renewal Year: Contact School for More Information
School Finder Page: Baby Ben's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2018 can be found above. For more information on how school performance is measured, click here. For more information on school accountability, click here.

Admissions

How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on priorities and how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/31/2020

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School

Grade PK4

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP and who will turn 4 years old by September 30 of the year school begins.
Priority: Applicants with an IEP, siblings of continuing students, children of current school staff, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70115, 70118, 70125 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants.

Grades K - 8

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70115, 70118, 70125 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants.

School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Data driven, STEM

Jumpstart Pathways:
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Sports, Academic Games, SWAT Technology Club, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Lego Robotics, Crafts Club, Jewelry Club, Marching Groups - Cheerleaders, Majorettes, Dance Team, Letter Carriers, and Color Guard, Math Club, STEAM /Creativity Club, 4-H club, Student Council, STAIR, Tutoring, Debate Club, Spanish Club, National Junior Honor Society

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: remotely in Spanish; remotely in Vietnamese; remotely in Mandarin Chinese | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

Student Support Services:
Director of Student Support Services, Social Worker, PBIS Coordinator, Nurse (2), Dean of Students (2)

Special Education Model:
Inclusion and self-contained approaches