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: 26:1
  • 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 (61 ratings)
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    School Reviews (53 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-02
    "The more I see of other elementary schools, both public and private, the more I realize how lucky we are to be at Franklin School. The teachers are outstanding. With the high level of parent involvement both in the class and financially this public school is still able to offer many programs that you usually see only in private schools these days. The art and music real treat and a regular part the curriculum. The kids learn cursive writing and work on penmanship - this is something all but given up in most public schools. I was listening to a radio interview last week with a high school student, who had never been taught cursive and so he could not read it either! What a shame that we have let public education fall so low in some places, but not here at Franklin."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-02
    "My kids are extremely happy at Franklin. They are excelling both academically and socially. We feel blessed to be a part of this tight-knit community of parents and kids. My kids get to grow up running into their school friends at the grocery store and on various sports teams which is what community is all about. They have great teachers, friends, learning opportunities, and after school activities. I feel happy dropping them off each morning at school knowing they will have a great day and their exuberance and happiness will be beaming at pick-up. They have great days at Franklin. This is what I most want to see from my kids' school. Franklin creates confident learners, exceedingly well-prepared for middle school, which is undisputed. I continue to be pleased by our overall experience which has included 5 school years/teachers total between my kids. I see no necessity for an expensive private school education when a school like this exists a few blocks away and in my own community. The principal and VP have personally made a difference for my kids on a few very important occasions which underscored their good character & leadership. I wish I had gone to a school like this, truly."
    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!!"
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