Benjamin Franklin High School

The mission of Benjamin Franklin High School is to prepare students of high academic achievement to be successful in life.

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Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans' most outstanding public charter school, has been preparing students for success through academic achievement since it was founded in 1957. Consistently ranked as a "top public high school in the nation" by U.S. News and World Report, Franklin has received the highest School Performance Score in Louisiana, making it the #1 public school in the state, year after year.

Franklin has been repeatedly named a National Blue Ribbon School Excellence and recently won the National Green Ribbon Award. The school produces Presidential and National Merit Scholars each year with 99.9% of students attending four-year colleges. Franklin has the #1 Advanced Placement Program in Louisiana, with 991 AP exams administered in 2016 and 221 students earning AP Scholar Awards for their exceptional achievement. The students, faculty and staff of Benjamin Franklin High School are the best and the brightest of New Orleans.