BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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77800 CALLE TAMPICO
LA QUINTA, CA 92253
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Phone: 760-238-9424
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 31:1
  • Students/Grade: 100
  • Number Students: 600
  • Number Teachers: 19
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5355
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Kelly May
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (18 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (10 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-05
    "This School is a IB Elementary, one of two at the District, they have a Spanish Instructor who teaches once a week, they offer computer lab for the kids, they offered Technology classes after school for the upper levels grades, they also have some other after school classes, such as choir, basketball, legos, football, cheerleaders, keyboards, talent show, they offer tutoring for all the grade levels. They participate on Math Field Day, Battle of the Books, Ballroom competition, they have a science night for the kids, they also offer ASES an after school program that runs till 5:40, very well organized. they have a great reading program for the kids, that had help mine through the years, most of the teachers have open doors for volunteer parents, they also have a program for DADS, call the Watch DOGS (dads of great students). they offer and Art program working with the McCallum Theater they take the kids to see performances and the ART Instructors from the McCallum come and work with the kids. Its a great Elementary, Great Teachers, Great Environment. Best Elementary School in the Desert!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-27
    "My daughter and another little girl have had off and on conflicts since kindergarten. I dealt directly with the mother. When I told my daughter I was going to talk to the principle, she told the little girl and the next thing I knew the girl and her friends turned it all on my daughter. Meanwhile, my daughter hasn't been dropped off early in two years, because of bullying.The father of the child aforementioned has terrorized our family, my daughter is cyber bullied, sobs weekly and refused to go to school. Her personality has changed completely since first grade as a result. She is obsessed with her looks, weight, height and researching bullying books and videos. She has no self esteem and has become withdrawn. When I told the principle Id been dealing with the mother for years and about my daughters self esteem and obsession with bullying information , she was not impartial at all and poo pooed it away. She didn't check with the parent I suggested she talked to comfirm my daughters side of the story and just seemed to want it over with. If your child is bullied you are on your own if it is inconvenient to deal with. We are now homeschooling her."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-04
    "This school is very beautiful. The staff here compared to other schools my children have attended aren't very friendly. I believe its more of a fashions show than teachers who actually care about the childrens well being. They don't say good morning or hello unless initiated. The staff inside the office is rude and dismissive. The fall festival this year was poorly put together and hardly any of the female staff working looked as if they wanted to be there. The woman doing the cake walk was yelling at the children and many were complaining how mean the teachers were and how this year sucked. Most prizes were crayons melted into patterns. Not a pleasant or warm feeling here I'm transfering my child asap."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-04
    "Ben Franklin Elementary School. Is a great school the staff & teacher are hard workers people that are will to go far and beyond to help students and parents with there needs. The principal Mrs. May also works hard in helping students reach there goal. Everyone in the school is friendly and willing to help. I would like to Thank All the Staff and the Teachers in Ben Franklin for all the effort and hard work they put in making this a great school. have a Great Summer everyone. ;) 2013"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-15
    "I love that this school has many after school activities. Ballroom,ballet,violin,keyboard,band,choir,musicals,legos,zumba,talent show,tennis,football,basketball, and many others. I think after school activities are very important in a childs education.With all the school budget cuts most of our teachers volunteer their time to make all this possible. Teachers here take their teaching to the next level with their students."
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