The first public high school to reopen in Orleans Parish following Hurricane Katrina, Ben Franklin opened its door on January 17, 2006. It was Ben Franklin’s 300th birthday. On this day they opened as a public charter school.
The 10th anniversary day of celebration will include a ceremonial bell ringing, video presentations and honored guest speaker, former Senator Mary Landrieu. The day will end with a second line of students.
For a complete agenda of activities or more information contact Mrs. Christy Cowart Read ’89, Development Director, at 504-286-2615 or visit our web site at www.bfhsla.org.
Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans’ most outstanding public charter school, has been preparing students for success through academic achievement since it was founded in 1957. Consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and Business Week, Franklin has received the highest School Performance Score in Louisiana, making it the #1 public school in the state, year after year. Franklin is repeatedly named a National Blue Ribbon School, producing Presidential and National Merit Scholars each year. The exceptional students, faculty and staff of Benjamin Franklin High School are the best and the brightest of New Orleans.