About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Franklin Avenue Elementary School had an API growth score of 916 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Franklin Avenue Elementary School's 2012 base score was 899 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Franklin Avenue Elementary School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Franklin Avenue Elementary School Reviews
My child permitted into Franklin through the SAS program in kindergarten, and so far (2 years in) we have been loving it. The parents and teachers are super-involved, there are music classes (and a great holiday music show), tons of art, a great after-school program and even the fund-raisers are for the most part really fun (Friday crafts, talent show, pinewood derby, "Franklinpalooza"). There's much school spirit here that keeps the kids excited to go to school every day, and they learn a lot on top of the excellent test scores.
Franklin is an awesome school. The staff and principal are dedicated professionals who only want the best for their students. The arts play a large role in the learning which means kids are not just sitting and reading out of a textbook.
...This school is just a rubberstamp school interested in paper achievement and enrichment of children. Parent-teacher conferences had no relevance to student achievement (except of attendance) and was primarily pep rallies to boost teacher union political committees. The only teaching seems to be "test taking strategies" with little relevance to learning skill...