Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School

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

Grades PK-5 Campus

1116 Jefferson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-304-3932
School Hours: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Gentilly / Lakeview
Geographic Zone: 5

Grades 6-8 Campus

401 Nashville Ave.
New Orleans, LA

Phone: 504-359-7730
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:15 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

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

School Leadership

Principal: Charlotte 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: 71.7
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.


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

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who will turn 4 yrs by September 30, 2017.
Priority: (1) Continuing students, (2) then Applicants with an IEP, (3) then Siblings, (4) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70115, 70118, 70125, for up to 50% of available seats, (5) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70115, 70118, 70125, for up to 50% of available seats, (3) then All other applicants

School Features

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

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Features & Programs:
Data driven, STEM

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: basketball, cheerleading, flag football, outdoor track & field

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: upon request in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese, upon request in Mandarin Chinese | Translation Available: remotely in Spanish, remotely in Vietnamese, remotely in Mandarin Chinese

Student Support Services:
Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Scien

Special Education Model:
Inclusion and self-contained approaches