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Admissions Criteria

Live in Orleans Parish.  Meet Our Academic Criteria.  Choose us.
There is no lottery.
If you qualify and choose us as your NOLA Public School, you will
be offered placement at Ben Franklin.

Live in Orleans Parish


Your child must live in Orleans Parish in order to attend Benjamin Franklin High School. The school cannot admit any student not residing in Orleans Parish, regardless of circumstance.  











Residency in Orleans Parish must be proven with 2 of the following residency documents: 

  • Auto insurance

  • Cable or internet service bill

  • Entergy bill

  • Government Agency letter/notice

  • Homeowners or flood insurance   

  • Homestead Exemption form 

  • Lease or mortgage information

  • Medical insurance   

  • Payroll check stub with home address 

  • Property tax bill

  • Sewerage & Water Board bill

  • Telephone bill                                                 


Students must maintain Orleans Parish residency throughout their tenure at the school. Otherwise, they will be required to withdraw. 

Meet Our Academic Criteria
Admissions Test

All applicants must take the admissions test. View our Admissions Calendar for testing dates and our Admissions Policy for more information concerning testing. All students will be scheduled to take the admissions test at Franklin upon verification of  the applicant's birth certificate and residency documents.




Students must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA in academic courses, with no failing grades, as documented by the mid-year report card. They must maintain that GPA for the duration of the school year after admittance, and it must be confirmed by year-end report card.


Criteria for Acceptance


1) Residency in Orleans Parish that has been proven with two residency documents in the parent or legal guardian's name. 


2) Admissions Matrix Points minimum: 88 matrix points for 8th graders; 98 points for 9th graders; or 108 points for incoming juniors earned from a combination of your admissions test scores and your grades. For more information, please reference our Admissions Matrix.


3) Promotion by the current school to next grade level with no failing grades in academic subjects and a minimum 2.0 GPA in academic courses.


Unfortunately, we cannot accept incoming 12th graders, students after the school year has begun, or non-Orleans Parish residents. 

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Follow the Timelines

Open House: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Admissions Portal for Test Registration opens: Monday, October 2, 2023
Last day for "on-time" test registration: January 12, 2024
Test registrations may be accepted after January 12th, but there will be no retest opportunity
Test Dates:

Admissions testing is confirmed once the test registration is verified.

All tests are at Franklin on specific Saturdays at 8:00 AM 


  • October 28, 2023                      Register by October 20

  • November 11, 2023                  Register by November 3

  • December 09, 2023                  Register by December 1

  • January 13,  2024                     Register by January 5

  • February 24, 2024                    Register by February 16

  • March 16, 2024                         Register by March 8      

  • April 13, 2024                            Register by April 5

  • May 25, 2024                            Register by May 17

For admissions and enrollment questions,
please reach out so we can help you every step of the way!


Admissions Director
Lynn Jenkins
p: 504-286-2610


Data & Enrollment Services
Tina Shariff
p: 504-286-2619

Benjamin Franklin High School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, genetic information, marital status or association with a protected individual. 

Title IX Coordinator: Donald Jackson


M. 504-286-2600
O. 504-359-7932

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