Award Year: 2017

Franklin at Brimhall Elementary School

4949 East Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ, 85206-2759

(480) 472-2600

Mr. Jeffrey D Abrams, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Mesa Unified School District

School Website

Mission

Our mission is to develop a highly educated and productive community, one student at a time by emphasizing the teaching of foundational skills.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 77%
  • Hispanic: 15%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 31%
Application
Franklin students working to achieve their potential.

Franklin students working to achieve their potential.

Franklin at Brimhall Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona, is one of four traditional schools in the Mesa Unified School District serving students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. The Franklin academic program uses The Spalding Method, a phonics-based approach to English Language Arts instruction which provides explicit, integrated instruction in spelling, writing, listening, and reading. The reading curriculum also consists of extensive use of high-quality literature to further develop a love for reading in students. Our highly detailed accelerated math program uses week-by-week, concept-by-concept teacher guides to ensure appropriate review of each concept, guide the pace of instruction, provide foundational development, and take into account the maturational and intellectual abilities of students. The curriculum cultivates a well-rounded child through embedded lessons in character development, conflict resolution, civic learning, leadership, and student government. The pillars of our school include the dress code policy, modified grading scale, protected instructional time, class placement protocol, and direct instruction model. It is the combination of these traditional practices that when implemented and followed through with fidelity leads to high achievement and exceptional student growth. As a parent choice school, the strong partnership between school and home ensures a shared responsibility that supports students in academics, social needs, and emotional growth. Every member of our campus is equally important and contributes to our culture of learning. Our school philosophy includes the importance of intrinsic motivation for our students. Franklin's highly qualified staff strives to celebrate not only student achievement, but more important, their effort towards achievement.