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540 Parkhurst Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14223-2198
p. 716-874-8404

Ben Franklin Middle School
in Buffalo, NY

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Kenmore Tonawanda Union Free School District
State Agency:
New York State Education Department

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered6th Grade – 8th Grade
LevelMiddle School
Teacher FTEs51.4
Surrounding communityCity, Small Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Buffalo, NY 14223-2198
Total Population24,094 (24,094 urban / N/A rural)
Households9,971 (2.4 people per house)
Median Household Income$43,648
Families6,692 (2.98 people per family)
Pop. — African American405
Pop. — Asian332
Pop. — Pacific Islander15
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native99
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)23,319
Pop. — Other137

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 121 22%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 73 13%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 194 35%  
Migrant Students 0%
Special Ed. Students    
English Language Learners     1%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/AN/A
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/AN/A
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/A
White Non-HispanicN/AN/A
All Students>82%69%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 600 90.66%
GED Recipients     5.23%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Ben Franklin Middle School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic40<7%19%
Asian / Pacific Islander6<1%7%
American Indian / Alaskan Native71%N/A
White Non-Hispanic483>87%51%
6th Grade 11 3 1 3 154 172
7th Grade 16 6 1 1 180 204
8th Grade 13 4 4 3 149 173
Total 40 13 6 7 483 549

Kenmore Tonawanda Union Free School District – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Ben Franklin Middle School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides216.2>29%23%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors5.0<1%2%
Library / Media Specialist16.0>2%2%
Library / Media Support12.3>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)4.0<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)11.0<1%2%
Guidance Staff Total15.0<2%4%
District Admins6.0<1%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt89.5>12%11%
School Admins24.0<3%6%
School Admin/Sppt9.6<1%4%
Other Support316.9>42%35%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Kenmore Tonawanda Union Free School District Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools$2,136,000>$250$203
Payments to Charter Schools$1,152,000<$134$173
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$52,218,000<$6,113$10,631
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $3,198
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $3,198
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$48,348,000<$5,660$10,914
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $2,407
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$5,480,000<$641$2,256
 Sinking Fund  $535
 Bond Fund$2,435,000<$285$1,342
 Other Funds$41,871,000>$4,902$4,478
Total Revenues$131,882,000<$15,441$20,316
Total Expenses$130,145,000<$15,237$19,968

Kenmore Tonawanda Union Free School District Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$31,707,000$14,150,122
Special Education Programs$7,232,000$5,056,254
Vocational Education Programs$2,225,000$2,052,458
Other Education Programs$830,000$345,492
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$53,101,000$18,003,000$20,669,025$9,884,790
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$3,785,000$1,266,000$1,018,056$384,520
 General Administration$403,000$204,000$373,775$173,918
 School Administration$4,095,000$1,352,000$1,846,945$696,575
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$5,465,000$1,793,000$2,348,182$892,223
 Student Transportation$3,555,000$1,164,000$781,733$305,915
 Business / Central / Other$1,687,000$547,000$814,842$291,502
Food Services$1,095,000$355,000$662,321$120,728

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Kenmore Tonawanda Union Free School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$5,923,000>$693$673
  General Administration$1,534,000<$179$719
  School Administration$5,511,000<$645$674
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$11,669,000<$1,366$1,478
  Student Transportation$6,037,000<$706$1,153
  Business / Central / Other$2,775,000<$324$500
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$2,498,000<$292$351
  Enterprise Operations  $6
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$530,000>$62$35
 Adult Education$746,000<$87$148
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$2,708,000>$317$140
 Instructional Equipment$704,000>$82$59
 Other Equipment$1,725,000<$201$229
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$255,000<$29$775
Debt Interest$2,731,000<$319$481

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Kenmore Tonawanda Union Free School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$954,000<$111$259
  Children with Disabilities Idea$1,732,000<$202$238
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality   
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$7,000 $6
  Title V, Part A$9,000<$1$8
  Vocational and Tech Education  $34
  Bilingual Education   
  Child Nutrition Act$1,204,000>$140$130
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $313
  Indian Education   
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$27,116,000<$3,174$4,982
 Staff Improvement Programs   
 Special Education Programs$11,133,000>$1,303$1,076
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs$101,000<$11$22
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs  $580
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$20,804,000>$2,435$1,990
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions  $3,571
 Property Taxes$43,944,000<$5,145$9,427
 General Sales Taxes  $68
 Public Utility Taxes  $370
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes   
 From Other School Systems$967,000<$113$896
 From Cities and Counties$7,862,000>$920$413
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$526,000<$61$109
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $21
 School Lunch$1,108,000<$129$174
 Textbook Sales and Rentals  $1
 District Activity Receipts$4,000 $5
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$130,000<$15$31
 Interest Earnings$2,262,000<$264$315

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