Franklin School is a Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth Grade school located in the North Ward section of the city of Newark. We are a member of the North Region of the Newark Public School. Built in 1889, Franklin School is located in a predominantly Hispanic community. We house one of the largest Bilingual Education in the district with the majority of our students coming from homes where Spanish is the first language.
Franklin School currently has three Pre-Kindergarten classes, three Kindergarten classes, three First Grade classes, three Second Grade classes, five Third Grade classes, four Fourth Grade classes, three Fifth Grade classes, three Sixth Grade classes, four Seventh Grade classes and six self-contained Special Education classes spanning from Pre-Kindergarten to Seventh Grade.
Our school goals for this academic year include increased teacher accountability and data-driven instruction. Grade level meetings and staff development opportunities will provide teachers with the knowledge and tools needed to use both summative and formative assessment data to improve our school academic performance, inform classroom instruction, and to advance learning both individually and collaboratively.
Franklin School is proud of it staff, students, and parents. We seek to build on the strengths of our school community. With high expectations for all of our students, we are aiming to become a leading model of an effective school in the city of Newark. By identifying the strengths and talents of each member of our school community, we will be able to provide a nurturing successful curriculum and school experience. Our staff, administrators and community are engaged in this educational effort, ensuring that everyone learns!
Franklin School strives to become a learning community that embraces diversity and inclusiveness through its commitment to empower ALL students to become transformational leaders as they soar to success.
Franklin School’s staff, parents, and community are dedicated to the intellectual, personal, social, and physical growth of students. Our staff recognizes the value of professional development in order to rigorously challenge students. Our teaching practices are both reflective and responsive to the needs of our students.
As leaders, educators and students we embody our Core Values by Fostering a positive culture as we Achieve success, Leading the way as we become Change agents, Owning the learning process and Never giving up as we Soar to success.