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Alma Mater

As we stand and pledge our Alma Mater,
let our voices now ring loud and true,
for the glory of our school.

Benjamin Franklin,
Benjamin Bears,
Benjamin Franklin,
We love you.

Praise and honor, together in unity.
Brother and sister, united we stand for thee,
for the glory of our school.

Benjamin Franklin,
Benjamin Bears,
Benjamin Franklin,
We love you.


Target Objectives:

  1. Improve student outcomes by:
      Providing high quality professional learning for staff;
      Aligning the written, taught, and tested curriculum;
      Increasing student opportunities for learning;
      Maximizing teaching time for research-based best practices in all classrooms; and, Monitoring student achievement.
  2. Strengthen the parent and community partnership by:
      Increasing the communication between home/school/community;
      Providing opportunities for parental and community involvement;
      Recruiting and sustaining business partners; and,
      Scheduling monthly parent/community meetings.


Educational Initiatives:

  • Success For All
  • Upper Grade Departmentalization including creation of Lab Classes in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies – Third through Eighth
  • Playground Science and Math Literacy
  • Master and Mentor Teachers to enhance the instructional program in the core curriculum areas
  • Para Educators to assist with instruction
  • Reading Interventionists
  • Special Activity Periods
  • Edible Garden
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Hallway Animal Project





baby-ben-lego-2011_web.jpg  Lego Robotics in action!

  • 4 - H
  • Academic Games
  • BEAR Club– Be Excited About Reading
  • Chess
  • Cheerleading
  • Color Guard and Letter Carriers
  • Dance
  • Garden Club
  • Jewelry Making Club
  • Lego Robotics
  • Library
  • Majorettes
  • Math Mondays
  • Recycling
  • Science
  • Scouting
  • Service
  • Sports
  • Student Council
  • SWAT Team Computer Club

 Picture SWAT Member at work!


  • Student Council
  • PTO Meetings and special events
  • Special themed days and nights: Enviornmental Awareness Fair, International Day, Literacy Night, Math Night, Science Night, Super Science Saturday
  • Tutoring/Intervention Programs - STAIR; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Children's Bureau;LEAP tutoring, Xavier University


Special Events:

  • Black History Program
  • Black History Quiz Bowl
  • Career Day
  • Christmas Program
  • Dads Duty Day
  • Environmental Awareness/Super Science Saturday
  • Grandparent’s Day
  • International Day
  • KaBOOM Community Play Day
  • PTO Monthly Meetings, Special Events and Social Activities
  • School Wide Spelling Bee
  • Science Fair – Environmental awareness and recycling
  • Saturday/Thursday Technology Workshops
  • Student Recognition Days/Assemblies


Special Awards:

  • Academic Games Awards -  Four students finished in the top 20 nationally
  • Cox Cable Art Contest winners
  • Fair Play Foundation Award
  • Fifth Grade District Winner of Student of the Year or Runner up last 4 years.
  • High Poverty High Achieving School for the State of Louisiana
  • Gold Award of Distinction in the Healthier uS Schools Challenge (Michele Obama)
  • Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair Awards
  • First Place at the Louisiana Science Fair at LSU
  • LDOE Semi Finalist for State Principal of the Year - 2015 Ms. Charlotte Matthew
  • MVP Essay winners (2 years in a row)
  • Principal of the Year Orleans Parish - 2015 Ms. Charlotte Matthew
  • Target Field Trip Grants
  • Teacher Grants
  • School of Recognized Academic Growth (2009) LDOE
  • School of Exemplary Academic Growth (2010) LDOE
  • School of Distinction (2016) OPSB
  • Success For All Foundation Program
  • UTNO Classroom Makeover


Data Forms:


Proud to be a New Orleans Public School!

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School
1116 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
Charlotte L. Matthew, Principal

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