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Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology

Grades: 9-12
207- 01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY 11411
Phone: 718-276-0150

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)

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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?
89%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
85%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
33%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
74%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
85%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4%
2% 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?
90%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
0.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
84%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
44%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
47%
41% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
389
Asian
15%
Black
59%
Hispanic
17%
White
2%
Other
7%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
13%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
85%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
48%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
77%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
50%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance & Information Technology
Admissions Method: Open
Program Description:

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

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

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

Sports

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

Cambria Heights (District 29)
Buses: Q27, Q4, Q77, Q83, X64

Contact

Principal
Dudrige Brenord
Parent Coordinator
Tarrick Johnson

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This schools shares the Magnet Educational (Andrew Jackson) Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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