Award Year: 2014

Franklin Avenue School

48 Franklin Avenue
Pearl River, NY, 10965-2505

(845) 620-3965

Mrs. Maureen Alaimo, Principal at time of Nomination

Pearl River School District

School Website


Every child can and will learn. Everyone at Franklin Avenue Elementary School is a STAR, Special Together and Reaching.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Fourth graders experience Colonial Day making candles with parent volunteers

Fourth graders experience Colonial Day making candles with parent volunteers

Franklin Avenue Elementary School is a thriving community where educators, children and parents work together to ensure that its students succeed. Its curriculum goals are standards driven and instruction is tailored to students' individual needs. It prides itself on the high achievement of its students for which it has been recognized on the national level. The Pearl River School District was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2001. Franklin Avenue Elementary was also recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008. The District is a member of the Tri-State Consortium, a cohort of critical friends, who share and support the quest for educational excellence. Parents, staff members and building administrators are all stakeholders and join together in planning building goals as part of the Building Leadership Team (BLT). The BLT provides a framework for annual school-wide projects and community outreach of adopting families during the holiday season. Parents are an integral part of the Franklin Avenue family. The PTA sponsors many varied activities throughout the school year that includes: Family Bingo Night, Family Picnic, Thanksgiving Feast, Holiday Boutiques, Book Fairs, Parents As Reading Partners and holiday celebrations. The school's Muddy Creek Fair is held annually and brings in visitors from Pearl River and neighboring towns. All of these special activities provide an opportunity for families to gather, socialize and support the home and school partnership. Many of these activities provide funding for the school's cultural enrichment programs, class trips, and assembly presentations.