Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Training in computer technology

The Downside

Poor attendance

Founded in 2014, Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology (Franklin FIT) is designed to offer students the chance to earn professional certificates in computer technology that will help them get jobs when they graduate. Some students have paid internships, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan.


Teachers say the school is orderly and disciplined, and most agree that the principal, Dr. Carla Theordorou, is an effective leader, according to school surveys. Parents, students and teachers generally respect one another and trust each other. Theodorou, who founded the school, is an experienced leader who also founded Metropolitan High School in the Bronx.

 

However, some students say they don’t feel safe in bathrooms, corridors and locker rooms. Attendance is below the citywide average and many students miss more than a month of school.

 

The school is housed in the Campus Magnet Building in Cambria Heights, a residential neighborhood surrounded by small homes and quiet streets. The building, which now houses several small schools, was formerly called Andrew Jackson High School and was shut down in the mid-1990's for poor performance. All the schools share use of the auditorium, gym, cafeteria, newly renovated library and sports fields out back. There are shared athletics on campus, which also boasts a large indoor field and track.

 

Admissions: In recent years the school has had room for everyone who applies. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, September 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
93%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
71%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
93%
Average daily attendance
 
90%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
28%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
91%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
92%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

420
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
78%
Students with disabilities
 
16%
Multilingual learners
 
12%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
97%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
18%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
14%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
47%
3.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
344
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
84%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

 
7%

Computer Science

 
56%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
34%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
6%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
48%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
65%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
42%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Accounting, Business, Finance, Web Design, Graphic Design, Programming, and Information Technology.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Statistics, AP English Language and Composition

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY 11411

Trains: N/A

Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64


Contact

Principal: Dudrige Brenord

Parent Coordinator: Tarrick Johnson

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This schools shares the Magnet Educational (Andrew Jackson) Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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