Franklin has great teachers and a very active PTO. Their 4th grade program has 4 teachers versed in topic specialties that gear the kids to get acclimated with the middle school type rotation they'll be getting into.
Entire staff of school from para professionals, to teachers, to the principle are focused on ensuring each child learns and is challenged in a fun and engaging way. The level of respect across the school is also evident in the way the children interact (heightened sensitivity to stopping bullying, and creating inclussion.)
The 'gem' in North Andover. Not much to look at, but superior PTo and teachers. This school has it together. Don't be fooled by newer, bigger elementary schools (Sargent). We are happy to be redistricted to Franklin.