Franklin High School in Livonia Michigan. I support the school and their goals. My child is a freshman so I am still learning about the school.
I graduated from Franklin in 2010 and am now graduating from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) this May with a 3.8, a double major with high honors, and an admirable full time job lined up. Needless to say, I'm doing well. The thing about Franklin is that it is full of academically average and morally misguided kids. The advanced students that rise to the top tend to be tracked together in 4-5 subjects and are largely segregated from the non-advanced population outside of athletics and assorted elective courses (I met some colorful individuals in pleasure reading my senior year...). If you are motivated and intelligent, there is an opportunity for you to meet like minded students and brilliant teachers that will get you where you want to be for the most part. The real challenge is setting the bar high enough for yourself. I came to Michigan way behind my private-school-educated out of state cohorts. Specifically, my analytic reasoning and research design capacities were dismal compared to peers that attended rigorous prep programs. The average kid will be fine at FHS, and the will surely have a shot at state-level college admission. Exceptional kids are on their own.
My first child graduated in 2009, my son-in-law in 2007, and my youngest is now a Junior there. I beleive the school has a strong acedemic prgram and the counselors do a pretty good job in giviing direction, not always but 85% of the time. Teh TEachers are great. there were only a couple that my kids have had that I would say did not do their job. You know the Teachers are making a mark on your children when they come home and talk about them everyday. tehy hace the IB program which is only one of a couple of high schools in Michigan to have this program. Also from what I have heard from my kids, their friends, Teachers, and other paretns from Franklin and other Livonia schools, Franklin has a better focus on enforcing drug policies. I would recommend this high school over the other two in Livnoia any day!.
Franklin has a spirited student council and a large number of students dedicated to the advancement of their class and their school with a disproportionately high number of Advanded Placement students. I have to rate this school as "Excellent"!
Parents Beware! If your looking for a High School for your child to learn and become a good citizen and be ready for College or the Work Force, Franklin High School isnt the place to send them. Counselors and some Teachers that dont care. They just go thru the motions as if they care, but they dont. Somebody should let them know Teaching is a Career, not a Union Job.
I've been bullied for the past 3 years of my life here at FHS. The kids are bad influences and the principle does not do anything about it. We have fights almost everyday and the hallways are too crowded. They only give you 5 minutes to go to your locker, bathrooms, and get to the other side of the building. The teachers are nice and they are good to talk to, but the students are HORRIBLE!
Not a good school, The teachers are very lazy, The students are just as lazy, This school makes you very depressed.
This school is not a very nice school considering that the teachers are too lazy, the student are all too imature and there are too many 'clicks' wich cause lots of critisizm and fights toward other student. by attending this school your self esteem may drop a bit ,but if you are wanting to learn and are driven to being succesfull in school and are not too worried about these situations you will do fairly well.
I think Franklin Is Great. Yes there are Fights But what school doesn't have fights. It has an excellent Art Program =D thats my program of choice
I am an alumni of Franklin and am currently attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The accelerated math and sciences classes do a great job of preparing students for college academics, and the staff at FHS make it a personal endeavor to ensure the success of each student.
the scool is great, activitis are amazing, but they charge alot of money to join after school groups that are supposed to be for fun. th school congress has to pay quite a bit. Fight are an issue. atleast a fight a week this year, just a few bad classes. as a student i know alot of people who want to fight and do, and alot of people with drug related activity. it might just have a bad class, but the students are quite immature [70% of them] when it comes to not smoking, drinking or not fighting
Far and away, this is one of the top high schools in our state! They are the best in Livonia for sure, and rank in the top in all areas of academics, music, sports, rotc, etc. Definately the place you want your child to go to get the best education.
My son is a sophomore this year. I love Franklin. I think the teachers are fantastic and his education is on track with the other high schools in the area. I wouldn't even consider changing his school even if we moved.
franklin hschool is a great place to be the staff and students do a great job in making it feel like home. its been the best 4 yrs of my life and i sad to be leaving sighned tiana class of 06
I am a current studend in FHS. It is a great High School. Most of the teachers are very cool with a lot of fun activitied. I also recommend the excellent NJROTC program.
Franklin is a pretty good school, with a solid variety of extracurricular activities that compares with other schools in the district. Although some of its academic classes are less challenging than the other Livonia High Schools, it has fewer kids. On the plus side, Franklin has an excellent art department and its smaller size makes it feel more connected.
I go to Franklin and i love it. Because of the bully program it seems as if we dont have a big bully problem. The teachers really take time to help individuals too. the extracurricular activities are awesome...we have so many to choose from so no matter your intrests there is something for you.
The art teachers are excellant and very encouraging for the students! I think they are doing a great job! I know they have with my son! He has a great deal of respect for all of them!
The second of my three children is now attending Franklin High School. The community and staff is genuinely caring and focused on the success of students. I have found the administration dedicated. One of the reasons we continue to remain in the area is because of the outstanding quality of south Livonia public schools including Franklin High School.
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