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Child Protection Toll-Free Hotline  

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OPSB Special Education Program Description

 Please use the link below for our OPSB ECS Programs


Charlotte L. Matthew, M.Ed.
Assistant Principals:
Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.
Nichelle Logan Jones, M.Ed.
Patrice W. Joseph, M.Ed.
FY 2016 - 17 Theme:
Great Expectations!
Great Support!
Great Accountability!
Accelerating the learning of all students through data driven inquiry, reflective teaching, and powerful learning.
BFE will educate children to excel academically and individually.
School Motto:
Beyond Expectations
School Colors:
Red, White, and Blue
School Mascot:


Benjamin Bear
PK - 5   1116 Jefferson Avenue
6 - 8     401 Nashville Avenue

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School is an open admission school participating in the One Application process in grades PK through 8th.  Interested in applying to Ben Franklin for grades PK-8 submit an application via

 Our admissions coordinator is Juli Blackwell. She can be reached at 504-304-3932 or email her by clicking here.  Please select "Enrollment Questions" from the Category drop down menu on the contact page.


1.  All students can learn.

2.  All students are responsible for their actions.

3.  All students are valued individuals with unique       physical, emotional, and intellectual needs.

4.  All students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.

5.  All students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.

6.  Student learning is a chief priority.

7.  Challenging expectations increase individual student performance.

8.  Commitment to continuous improvement is necessary for students to become confident, self-directed and lifelong learners.

9.  A safe and comfortable environment promotes student learning.

10. Cultural diversity increases students’ understanding of different peoples and cultures.


Proud to be a New Orleans Public School!

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School
1116 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
Charlotte L. Matthew, Principal

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