Welcome to Benjamin Franklin - a Core Knowledge® School!

The mission of Benjamin Franklin Elementary is to foster the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion and leadership to society. Our academic program is rigorous and constantly evolving; we lead students to be flexible and take responsibility for learning and good choices.  Franklin Flyers are respectful; they resolve conflicts honestly and fairly, right their wrongs, and celebrate learning each day.

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Mrs. Kleven 
Mrs. Debora Kleven
Teacher of the Year

Principal's Message

New Parent Portal For the 2019-2020 school year, all parents in Riverside Unified will need to create a Parent Portal account. Once your account is set up, you can update information, check attendance, and view test scores. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Welcome to Benjamin Franklin Elementary, and the 2019-2020 school year! This past year our theme was "Embrace the Adventure" as we launched into another full year into the world of Core Knowledge.  This year, in the spirit of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch,  we seek to extend our adventure to the galaxy and beyond! Students are encouraged to adopt the mindset of a curious adventurer in all academic areas.
 If you are new to Franklin, please take a moment to click the link above and learn more about our unique approach to learning, and we look forward to meeting you!

Dawn L. Smith

Mrs. Smith


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