School: Benjamin Franklin Elementary
Address: 500 Parkhurst Blvd., Tonawanda, NY, 14223
Phone number: 716.874.8415
Principal: Patricia Kosis
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School was founded in 1954, and is part of the Kenmore Tonawanda School District. Student enrollment was approximately 1100 in grades Kindergarten through 6th. Currently, Benjamin Franklin has a student enrollment that typically ranges from 590-605 students in grades Pre-K through 5th: Pre-K - 4 sections (half days), Kindergarten - 4 sections, First - 4 sections, Second - 5 sections, Third - 4 sections, Fourth - 4 sections, Fifth - 5 sections. Students at all grade levels are exposed to the district's rigorous curriculum in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. All students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth receive Art, Physical Education, Music, Library, and Computer instruction. In addition, students in third grade receive recorder instruction and fourth graders are eligible to take instrumental music instruction. Both fourth and fifth grade students participate in Chorus. Ben Franklin has many opportunities for students to enhance their learning (Learning Center and Summer Learning Camp). Students who qualify may receive services in the Gifted and Talented program. We also offer many clubs and activities. After school Physical Education is very popular! In addition to classroom teachers, Franklin staff is comprised of a nurse, a psychologist, a counselor, a speech therapist, special education teachers, and academic intervention specialists in reading and math for those students who require their services.
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