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Marion-Franklin High School

Public | 9-12 | 1084 students

 

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Posted April 1, 2014

they mostly care about students who play sports and forget about the other students lets just be honest. they care for the IEP students and students who play sports but the other students don't get the same treatment I would know I have a child in each category and I see the difference in each
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

MFHS is a decent school. The sports program and coaches and teachers are great. Their band program is the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

Above average school. Great athletics program, committed coaches. Committed staff and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

This school is a very good school. It allows students to explore new things. Manythings that I thought I would never get toexperience, I did. For MF as long as I'm concern, I am proud to be an RED DEVIL for ever and always.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

This school along with all columbus public schools should have a dress code to deflect students from unimportant issues such as 'best dressed', etc., but to focus more on academics.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 4, 2006

Daughter graduated here. Super Honor Roll. Just on her dedication. Not alot of attention, extra help available even if you ask. Principal belittles students and teachers. his way or the highway. if your child can work on their own, and desires to graduate, they can do it at Marion Franklin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

now this school is not all that bad that people say about it. the academics are very good, all of the stuff the kids do after school keeps them from doing bad things, teh sports is a good way for kids to get to know other kids as well. And the level of parent involvment is very high to me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2005

Marion Franklin is not quite the academic horrible place that people see it as. It has changed a lot with the principle mr terrell taking control of everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2005

As a student, I must say that I have seen better from this school. Our classes are overcrowded, so that many students in my Calculus class have to sit at the computer seats. The students give the teachers no respect, and our teachers have little control over our classes. My Spanish teacher can barely get the class to listen to her and do what she says. When the teachers have no way of getting the students to listen to them, how are we supposed to get anything out of our education? Many times I have raised this question to my teachers and fellow students-- those of us who care about our future and where we go in life want to see major changes. Misbehaving student? My opinion is justifiable.... if you wish to contact me, please, do so.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2005

The overall quality of Marion Franklin is decent. Compared to the previous school I attended less students were wondering the halls and doing illegal things in the school (although there were few who cared less). The school is in no way rigorous to those who are preparing for university. The teachers and student relationship is not one of the best because the leadership is not on one accord with the teachers which trickles down to the students. Parents are rarely involved even if involvement is asked of them. Other than those problems it is one of the 'alright' school CPS has to offer.
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanic50%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Disabled14%
Non-disabled66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black, non-Hispanic72%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Disabled24%
Non-disabled84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students52%
Female53%
Male51%
Black, non-Hispanic46%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Disabled18%
Non-disabled59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Black, non-Hispanic59%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Disabled10%
Non-disabled72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female82%
Male61%
Black, non-Hispanic68%
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Disabled18%
Non-disabled81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Ohio Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
90 (2011)
 
87 (2010)
 
85 (2009)
 
93 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

52%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

83%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 63% 16%
White 32% 74%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A47%
Female 48%N/A49%
Male 52%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 20%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Pamela B. Diggs
Fax number
  • (614) 365-6625

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1265 Koebel Rd
Columbus, OH 43207
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