Benjamin Franklin Middle School

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1200 Outer Park Dr

Springfield, IL 62704

(217) 525-3164

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 716

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Benjamin Franklin Middle School

I have to say this has been a great school for my daughter. My daughter struggled thru elementary. When we got to franklin school it was a total change for the better and the teachers have really helped my daughter succeed. The teachers have always been easy to contact. Great school compared to other ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/14/14

Our son attended the "gifted" program at Franklin and we found the school to be completely unsatisfactory. Parental volunteerism was discouraged. The principal yelled at the students as her way to communicate with them, either good or bad (mostly bad). She had a very militant style. The students were ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/10/11

The school is very disiplined, and students are tought right from wrong. I am a student going there and the school pushes all students to do the best they can.. Its all about choices.

Posted by a student on 02/22/10

Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Springfield is great place to stuents to learn, participate in extra-curriculum activities, and excel in their performance acamedically. The multi track class system helps those students who need the extra help to the over achiever in sixth through eighth grades. This ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/09

This is not a good school. Choose a private or a charter school. The administration are rude and just want to ruin students career by giving out way to many detention.

Posted by a parent on 04/25/09

Wow - I've had two children go through school at FMS and found the school, staff, and faculty to be absolutely wonderful. One of my children has 3 developmental disabilities, and the other was in regular track classes. In both cases we found the teachers to be very interested in our children and their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/06/09

This school is not friendly. Unless your child is in the gifted program or excels at sports, they are ignored. Wish I would have chosen a different middle school for my child.

Posted by a parent on 10/02/08

The administration is poor and needs serious intervention. However,most of the teachers in the gifted program are for the most part serious about their work and strive for the best

Posted by a parent on 01/21/08

This school is the best Middle School in the district! Great, teachers, and gifted program. Highly recommended. Uniforms are great!

Posted by a student on 07/19/07

As an incoming freshman to high school, I can tell you FMS was an unbelievable school. The academics were top notch because of the teachers. Without them, I probably wouldn't be this far. While I was here, the school held pep rallies two or so times a year, and no club got unfair treatment, as Scholastic ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 08/11/05

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Test scores for Benjamin Franklin Middle School

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Benjamin Franklin Middle School
Springfield Sd 186
* In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Springfield schools — Benjamin Franklin Middle School is located at 1200 Outer Park Dr, Springfield IL 62704. 1200 Outer Park Dr is in the 62704 ZIP code in Springfield, IL The school district for Benjamin Franklin Middle School is the Springfield Sd 186. Benjamin Franklin Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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