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Franklin County High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 948 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2009

Although it is a public school, Franklin County can challenge you just as much as any of the private schools my friends attend. It allows you opportunities to excel, and many students have taken these opportunties. In 2009, two students were accepted to Harvard which is unprecedented in a community such as ours. Each year we have several National Merit semifinalists, and for a small community school, I think this makes our school any amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2007

The academic programs are good but not great, and the teachers aren't willing to allow the students to get a good education. Music, art, and sports as well as extracurricular activities are good for students, but not as good as they should be among the other schools in Frankfort, or Franklin County,Ky. There's not really any use for parent involvment because no one follows through on the good things, or what the students are interested in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

FCHS is a high school that allows those who want to succeed to have the proper tools. If a student actually tries in their classes, attends every class and participates, they will shine through. Every single teacher does not have the desire to teach, but this is mostly do to their past experinces of dealing with students who are not willing to put forth any effort or dealing with the parents of those children. There are extraordinary teachers at this school who will go the extra mile for those who want to learn and succeed. Student wise there is a variety of different social groups, ethnicities, intelligence levels and monetary backgrounds. The teens that require extra discipline are attended to, but this tends to hold back the abilities of the good teens to do their daily and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 3, 2005

I have found Franklin County High School to be lacking in numerous areas. The education is sub par and the faculty, with the exception of a few wonderful people, have proven to care very little about academics or the kids at the school. Far too much emphasis is given to sports and the coaches are given too much power.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

I personally have not heard anything positive about this school. I think that the lack of support for the Track and Field team is awful. My daughter participated as an eight grader and I did not notice much support from the 'higher up' associated with Franklin County. Also, I would like to note that I have not seen alot being done to promote diversity within this school. What is being done to increase that? Could you please tell me what is being offered to the African American community or other nationalities for that matter? Where can I get the assurance that my child will receive a better than good education? What support systems are available? Education (scholarship) counselors? Life skills coaches, etc. I need to know that if my child needs assistance or support, in/for anything that she will receive the best that Franklin County has to offer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2004

Money culture at this school is ridiculous. With students coming here from subdivisions such as Two Creeks and Country Club Heights, the 'Cash is King' mentality seems to dominate the social world. The student body is fairly homogenous, although the number of international students adds to diversity. The teachers there are average at best. The academic programs are weak do to limited board funding. Strong emphasis on the arts, excellent band and choir programs. FCHS doesn't do as well as Western Hills though on standardized testing and other measures such as the number of Governor's Scholars and National Merit Finalists/Semifinalists.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2004

Franklin County High School provides a comprehensive curriculum with courses of interest to all types and abilities of students. The teachers are top-notch: caring and capable. And the students leave well-prepared for the next step, whether that's the workplace, vocational/technical education, or college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

Teachers at FCHS are more concerned with getting along with the students instead of teaching! There is too much favoratism, discipline is favored among students. We are not rewarded for our efforts, so we do not strive to succeed. FCHS needs to lay off the 'we're the best', and strive for whats best for the students, not the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2004

Franklin County High School knows where the focal point of school is and that is education. FCHS takes pride in there students' abilities. They also encourage extra-curricular activities,which is a good way for students to be involved in the school, without the pressure of homework or grades.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 51% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students32%
Female33%
Male30%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Writing

All Students64%
Female77%
Male51%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial38%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 41% in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
14%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
29%
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Students26%
Female25%
Male27%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracial0%
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students39%
Female34%
Male44%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial25%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students54%
Female62%
Male45%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial33%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial41%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20143What's this?

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

3 This rating is based on average composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 81%
Black 11% 11%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 East Main St
Frankfort, KY 40601
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