Situated behind the Meriden Historical Society on West Main Street, Benjamin Franklin School serves neighborhood…More children enrolled in pre-kindergarten classes until fifth grade. Along with nearby Casimir Pulaski and Roger Sherman Elementary Schools, Ben Franklin received designation as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, which recognizes schools with successful or much-improved student work, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMT) given to third, fourth and fifth graders for the past few years have shown a general rise in scores in math, reading, and writing, with math being the school's strongest subject for the latter grades.
As with all of the town's elementary schools, breakfast is provided for 80 cents a day, and lunch is $2.50. The Meriden YMCA also offers daycare at the school before and after classes from 6:45am to 8:30am and again from 3:15pm to 5:30pm.