FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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2400 MONTANA AVE
SANTA MONICA, CA 90403
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Phone: 310-828-2814
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 22:1
  • Students/Grade: 112.9
  • Number Students: 790
  • Number Teachers: 35
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6643
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 600
  • Principal: Ms Tara Brown
  • 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 (60 ratings)
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    School Reviews (52 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-14
    "Mixed feelings. We have 2 kids at the school. Their teachers have mostly been great. Not a fan of the principal--she is nice to some, overtly rude to others. Parents are great overall and very involved. We are concerned about the fact that so many kids this year have been admitted from out of district."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-10
    "I have been a Franklin parent for many years & both of my children are now nearing the end at Franklin. We started in k & are now in 4th & 5th. I actually have to disagree with a few of the reviews here about the school not helping with individual kids & their needs. They have been wonderful for my kids. My child had shown some learning issues (dyslexia) in 2nd grade & since that time the school & the administration has made sure my child received the help that was needed, testing needed to access the difficulties & they have been amazing with not only offering help, services, & solutions, but also in following my child's progress each year & not letting my child "slip through the cracks". Picking the right teachers for my child's needs etc. They have gone above & beyond in so many ways to help my child gain confidence in areas that my child excels In. Can't say enough good things about our school, teachers, parents & administration. I am sorry to hear that a few other parents feel they have not received individual attention for their child, but the exact opposite has been true for our family at Franklin. Really going to miss this school once my children are finished."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-09
    "Franklin looks great on paper which exactly what the principal is focused on. Meeting the individual needs of each student is not a priority. If a child is struggling, there is no assurance that he/she will get the a help that is best. There is tons of parent involvement which can be a good thing, however when the PTA seems to have more power than the administration, there is a problem. I am a Franklin parent, and also currently a teacher in another district. I see the differences. SMMUSD is a good district, and Franklin is known for being one of the best schools. I would think that the best school could put a little more effort into meeting the individual needs of students AND find an office staff that isn't known district-wide for being the rudest!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-22
    "My son loves this school. He is an enthusiastic boy but when he was not happy at his previous school, he was able to tell me exactly why. I have not had one complaint from him since he started at Franklin. Standards are high, really there is academic pressure from the very start, and parents have to put in time at home to support their children's academic progress, and clearly that does happen at this school. I don't know what the fuss is about regarding the office staff. I have never seen them be rude or dismissive towards anyone. They are professional, helpful, they know what they're doing and they work very hard. If you're going to choose a public school for your child, this is the highest ranking elementary school in the Santa Monica district, higher by at least 100 schools than the 2nd highest. I do think that matters."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-12
    "Not sure what the last review was talking about because there is amazing parental involvement in the school. Franklin does a great job at challenging each student to work their best and has been able to differentiate to meet both of my son's need. They also put a lot of effort at finding the right teacher for each student."
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