The school is fabulous. I've raised 5 children and it is my 5th that is attending this school. I feel that his education and exposure is solid and that overall the teachers have done a very good job the one massive complaint that I have is that traffic is horrendous and horribly managed. I believe that more effort for a solution needs to be made. Whether it be stationing additional police officers at the intersections prior to the school not just at the entrance, starting a carpool program in the different neighborhoods that the children live in or implementing a strong transportation system ie buses which the school does not offer but should be added into the budget. Something..something something.
Horrible school. No infrastructure, pick up is a nightmare, school staff is rude and of no help. Children are left to wander the halls and offered no assistance, 11 year old 6th graders and left to try and navigate and compete in the lunchroom with 17-18 year old high school seniors. It's been two days and I am withdrawing my child tommorow, save yourself the heartache and stay away from this school.
My son has been a student in this school since it's opening almost 5 years ago. Mrs. Elena Diaz, the new principal for the last year, has made a great positive difference. My only complain is that my son's teacher this year is not very good, compared to his 4 previous years. She is unstructured, inpatient and not very skilled on teaching. They need to ensure the quality of teachers, not sure if it's a budget issue as some people here suggest, but if next year we see a similar problem with the teacher, I will look for a private school.
A gymnasium is being built and Middle & High School Campus is Opening in 2016.
Great school, Principal Elena Diaz is the greatest. This is the third year for my kids in this school. The experience have being very satisfactory.
Teacher always reachable thru their website and emails same day, school doesn't use filters to your emails, so you get answers right away. Also many resources thru the school website.
Kids do around 2 to 3 fields trips to awesome places.
Drop off and pickups of the kids its a bit long but very organize and save for the kids.
The offer many different clubs for kids as after school classes or entertainment activity, they have a lot of fun while the learn. Cost is around one payment of $45 to $90 for one trimester.
School system is boys and girls not together in regular subjects, but good part is they interact together in specials classes which are P.E., Chess, Art, Spanish, Music and Media. I recommend you read about this particular way of learning, you will get amaze.
Finally one of the person clue in a Success of the school is the principal. This is the second year for Mrs. Diaz and the changes in the school are drastically different than before. This lady is always around watching behind everybody, you are going to see her in car lines, cafeteria, classrooms, walking in the halls... etc.
Thank you! All team of Franklin Academy.
Where to start ::: The only reason the school is rated A school is because of the kids coming from well to do and educated families, otherwise this would be a C or D school. The teacher skill level is extremely poor. All the rejected applicants from other schools are hired. Most good teachers leave with-in a year. God forbid, if your child has a special need ...
I rate this school a 3. The neighborhood is great. The school looks nice on the inside. The children are from good families. The teachers try..but their inexperience is painfully obvious. The lack of facilities is disappointing. No gymnasium, no auditorium. Never heard of a school like this before. I'm lucky that my child is naturally bright, and can pick up the lessons quickly on his own....but if he was in any way in need of remedial help...I'd have to hire a private tutor. If you are considering sending your child to this school, you will most likely be impressed by the area and the outside of the building. You had better have a bright child or money for tutoring. It helps if you're Latin or Jewish also...your child will be taken care of very well.