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400 South College St
Franklin, KY 42134

(270) 586-3273
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January 02, 2012
Franklin Simpson High School currently ranks in the lower 19% of Kentucky schools.The state department of education recently came in to audit the school and staff. This report will be released between Feb, and March 2012. After being involved with this school system for many years I have transferred my child out. There is a total lack of discipline, leadership and morale at the high school.

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November 20, 2010
Most of the teachers are excellent. The school is really emphasizing getting prepared for college. They offer lots of AP classes and dual credit college classes with the local technical college. Students can earn lots of college credit while still in HS. I really like the freshmen academy. My freshmen is already taking an AP Human Geography class! The school also offers an assortment of career classes as well as classes in the arts.

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June 27, 2008
All of the Franklin-Simpson schools are primarily staffed (teachers and administration) with home-grown, Franklin-educated individuals who do not welcome outsiders or people who do not socialize or accept their methods. The administration will, however; take credit for achievements in state-wide communications/parent updates. Bully behavior is not addressed - both verbal and physical. Guidance counselors at the high school level are not aggressive in identifying or promoting opportunities outside of the state. The only children who get scholarships are the children of Simpson County School System employees. SCSS employees/teachers lie to parents by saying their is no choice in their child's teacher selection. It is known that teachers get to voice their choices for teachers - parents do not. Teachers miss school (work) at an unacceptable rate. In summary, it's a status quo, partial, environment that requires the student to drive their own success despite the obstacles of the school

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January 24, 2008
FSHS is the best school i have ever been to. The co-op oppertunities are great and the teachers make learning fun, which makes us as students more interested in learning. One of my teachers does a a excerise called a physical barometer and thats were she'll ask us a question and then we'll decide on an answer. This years p.b. activities are espicially exciting since this is an election year and we all get to speak up about what we want to see, expect to see, and how we take in the world around . It seems like all they want us to do is have fun , but teachers should ask themselves would they rather lecture or get up and find a creative way for kids to learn their subject and better themselves.

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January 03, 2008
It is a school that is under going some changes for the better. I'm very pleased with the new principal and his leadership.

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December 27, 2007
I enjoy this school. My daughter loves the atmosphere and her friends. The school offers meny oppurtunities that many others don't and the teachers are very understanding and offer to help her before or after school. You will not find this at many schools.

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February 01, 2007
I went to FSHS myself and my son was a student there until last year. We have moved to another city only to find he is way behind other children. There he was honor roll, here he is behind.

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June 25, 2006
School needs ways to address 'special needs' children. There are no programs such as EH classes or classes for children with other learning disabilities.

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November 30, 2005
Great leadership with new principal. Need more science, math teachers. Block schedule is bad for freshmen.

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September 06, 2005
Franklin Simson is a small school in a small town. The community helps with school functions. There are a wide variety of clubs and other things for students to join and most of the teachers care about their students. But the problem is the ever increasing number of students and crowded hallways, along with the way that many teachers choose their favorites and always help them in class first. The new principal is very strict. And by that I don't mean he's evil, I mean that he has his favorites as well. FSHS has a fall, christmas,and spring break, and then gets out for summer after everyone else around. Also, with the new schedule, the faculty is as confused. My review? I like the community and students (as immature as they are) but the teachers need some assesment and you'll have to like small communities and farming to appreciate this school.

- submitted by a student

August 04, 2005
Franklin-Simpson High School was a nightmare for me personally. Many time I was to afraid to enter the building because of how the enviroment of this small school. Students were cruel but most of the teachers were child like themselves. Picking favorites and being very caddy. SARAH J. Hamrick

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January 26, 2005
I attended Franklin-Simpson High School and graduated in 2003. I thought that FS was a wonderful school. I felt extremely safe in the school and also thought that it was big enough, but then small enough at the same time to be able to have lifelong friends. I honestly miss Franklin-Simpson. The counselors did the best they could with preparing me for my college career, and they were very organized. The teachers all make a great effort to get to know each of their students. I wouldn't ask for anything more in a education!

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November 30, 2004
I think this school system is the worst system I have ever encountered. The leadership is unfair. I feel like it's a bunch of idiot educators trying to educate our children.

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November 29, 2004
FS is overall an average school I suppose. It depends on what you are looking for...if you are looking to stay in the KY/TENN area for college then it is ok. I can count five classes my entire career there that challenged me. I think most of those teachers have since retired. If you are looking to attend a pretigious school, you have to do all the work yourself--the guidance counselors are clueless when you are looking outside KY and TN--and when you get there, you are so far behind your peers. It is a small school so your classes aren't overcrowded, but the small classes don't make up for good academics.

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November 19, 2004
I go to Franklin and it's okay. Most of the teachers are cool and the classes are good. However, it's like any other school, we do have our problems. But what school doesn't? Most students know each other and I like the small atmosphere here. Not recommended for those who like big towns.

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July 04, 2004
I go to Franklin, and it is a all around pretty good school. They could have some improvement, like they need a bigger school. We as students are crouded walking through the school. Plus all of the times that we have has lock downs, maybe we should get a medal dector for when students come into school. I just feel that this is a great school, but it could use some of improvement.

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Franklin-Simpson High School
400 South College St, Franklin, KY  42134
(270) 586-3273
Last modified Franklin-Simpson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Franklin-Simpson High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top