PROFICIENCY 97% 52% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
71%Orleans Parish
75%New Orleans

Benjamin Franklin High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Orleans Parish" in New Orleans, LA. There are a total of 894 students and 50 teachers at Benjamin Franklin High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 195 free lunch students and 33 reduced lunch students.

Benjamin Franklin High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 97.0%, which is 52% higher than the Louisiana average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch195
Reduced lunch33


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment629
Taking some courses446
Taking some courses (not tests)176
Passing some courses394
Passing no courses59

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Benjamin Franklin High School, there are a total of 629 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 446 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

All>= 95%
High School>= 95%

Proficiency in languages by grade

All>= 99%
High School>= 95%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Benjamin Franklin High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 40.0% 16.6% 49.0% 51.1%
African American 32.1% 71.1% 41.8% 15.9%
Asian 17.7% 5.3% 1.6% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 5.6% 4.9% 4.9% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.6% 2.2% 1.7% 3.1%

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New Orleans demographics profile

StatisticNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,2608991
Median age35.536.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%52%55%
Speak English91%92%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%

Education level achieved in New Orleans

IndexNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade84.1%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school82.9%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college62.7%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.7%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.2%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.5%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.3%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Benjamin Franklin High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.