Benjamin Franklin Senior High School
2001 Leon C. Simon Dr.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
School Code: 192-006
Ms. Carol Christen, Principal
Benjamin Franklin High School was founded in 1957 as a city-wide, public, coeducational, college preparatory day school open to students of all races and creeds and of superior intellectual potential. A rigorous academic program is supplemented by extensive athletic, artistic, and forensic activities. The school's current enrollment is over 900 students in the ninth through twelfth grades. More than 99 percent of seniors attend college after graduation. Twenty-five percent of Franklin graduates have been National Merit and/or National Achievement semifinalists. In 1997, more than one third of Franklin students took at least one Advanced Placement exam, for a total of 615 exams taken. Of those taking exams, 86 percent received a "3" or better and more than one quarter earned a "5".
Thanks to NEW ORLEANS Magazine we have a new section on our website chronicling the story of the Benjamin Franklin statue which currently resides in the foyer of the school.
Benjamin Franklin Senior High School participates in the Orleans Parish School Board's Project Respect initiative. View our Online Project Respect Student/Family handbook here.
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