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P.S. 55 Benjamin Franklin

Grades: 3-K, Pre-K, K-5
450 Saint Paul's Place
Bronx NY 10456
Phone: 718-681-6227

Our Insights

P.S. 55 Benjamin Franklin in Claremont Village is a neighborhood school serving grades 3-K through 5. This school shares its building with Success Academy Bronx 2 Charter School.

This school prepares students well to progress to the next grade and helps them improve their test scores, as compared to other schools with similar students. There is a dual-language program available in Spanish which offers instruction in both English and the target language, and is designed to make children fluent in both. It requires a separate application process. Some seats in this program may be reserved for children who speak Spanish but English speaking children are welcome to apply. The principal has been leading this school since 2004.

This school prioritizes children who live in the school zone, but anyone is welcome to apply. Type your address into our school search to see your zoned school. For more information about zoned school enrollment and advice on how to find a program, please visit our New to NYC page and see the "Zoned Schools and other options" section.

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
87%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
89%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
70%
83% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
1% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
82%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
13.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
31%
51% Citywide Average
How many elementary school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
37%
49% Citywide Average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
590
Asian
0%
Black
47%
Hispanic
52%
White
1%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
98%
Students with disabilities
19%
English language learners
9%
Pre-K seats
72

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
36%
25% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

This school offers Dual Language classes in Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
13%
28% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
24%
23% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
27%
28% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
11%
17% Citywide Average


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Contact & Location

Location

Claremont Village (District 9)
Trains: B Line, D Line to 170th St
Buses: Bx1, Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx18, Bx21, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41

Contact

Principal
Luis Torres
Parent Coordinator
Maribel Falu

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares its building with Success Academy Bronx 2 Charter School
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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