About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Gilbert's test results to learn more about school performance.
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Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Gilbert Reviews
Love Our School!
My son has been attending the Gilbert campus since he started Kindergarten and he is going into fourth grade this year. My daughter was in Kindergarten last year and will be in first grade this year. I could not be happier with the school. Benjamin Franklin Charter teaches patriotism, respect, and kindness in addition to stellar academics.
As for the comments regarding religion, I am sorry this parent and student had a bad experience, but it's not the norm. In the four years my son has attended and one year for my daughter, neither of them have had even one LDS/Mormon teacher. My kids have not only had teachers of various religious and racial backgrounds, but friends, as well. I love the diversity of the school.
My child started at the school as a fifth-grader. I was tired of the public school that she was at that failed to teach her anything for 80% of the time. They would watch movies frequently and I didn't want to waste my daughters time. At Benjamin Franklin, the bar was raised really high. I was amazed at the things that she learned. She reached for the bar and surpassed it. We have been more than happy with the school. As for the other comments, my daughter's teacher was not LDS. My daughter states that religion was never mentioned at school.
Do Not take your child to this school unless you have their beliefs!
I presently have my child in this school, my child has not been there for very long and I am finding some very disturbing things that they do. The staff and Principle are horrible and have a "You are one of those People" attitudes...to clarify on that...they forget to mention that all the staff and such are LDS members, and if you are not...they make you feel very uncomfortable, lie to you to justify their continual harassment of your child, and to complain or voice your rights...they totally ignore you and get an attitude,and for the first few weeks...that phrase that they would say to my child..."you are one of those people!" was initiated because they asked my child if they were Mormon..which they are not...so I had to start taking my child to school. If you want my advice...if you are not of the LDS religion...do NOT have your child attend! Make sure to read other parent comments if you don't agree with mine.
I am very disappointed in this school. If you have questions or concerns about any of the curriculum you will receive no resolution and the director of the organization will dismiss your concerns because as he stated it is his company and he makes all the decisions. I was very disappointed. If you want a school that not only challenges your child but also hears your concerns and works with you then this is not the school you want.