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Franklin High School

Public | 9-12 | 1365 students

 
 

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Posted June 2, 2014

My student has really blossomed at Franklin. He was a tag student at his middle school, and mostly into academics. At FHS he got a chance to run cross country, try the school paper, and get into lots of other extra-curricular activities. He also took AP classes nearly every year. FHS has a good, diverse student body and lots of chances to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

In a time of great financial shortfalls, the administration and staff of FHS are doing a tremendous job in creating opportunities for all students to excel and gear themselves toward a successful future. The AP program is a huge example of that dedication to excellence and opportunity. We could not be more pleased with the teaching and educational staff at Franklin. One caveat. If you have a student who desires an athletic experience like Volleyball at FHS, be forewarned. As of 2012, the program is an utter train wreck, run by a former student with severely limited teaching skills, combined with an incredibly immature personality. Kids with great skill and potential are constantly leaving the program in despair on how the women's Volleyball program is run. It is a blessing that the academic committment by the staff at FHS is so high, as the Volleball program is the antithesis of that, sadly. The track and cross country and several other programs are very good, but it is a shame that the volleyball program isn't held to the same high expectation of teaching and mentorship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

This is absolutely the best school ever! It is so easy to make friends here, teachers and students are so kind. I have learned so much at this school and I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Everyone is super friendly, the teachers, the students.... everyone. We have a wide variety of classes and it is just awesome. The best school I've ever gone to- but we're really short on money.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

Franklin has a lot of advanced placement courses which means advanced students can be challenged and have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. The Franklin administration is excellent; caring, smart, dynamic. Franklin was awarded a 2.5 million dollar grant (over 5 years) from the Gates Foundation in 2007 which allows funds for many activities not found in other Portland public high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

I Graduated from Franklin a few years back and absolutly enjoyed it. The teachers I had we're wonderful and I never had any sort of encounters with fighting, the students stayed in their groups and the sports we're great...Highly recommended!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 14, 2006

As a graduate of FHS, I find that this school gave me tons of experience I could take into the real world. Now coaching back at the school, I can really see how special and amazing this school is. The coaches, teachers and staff really do care about the students to attend this school. I know the funding is low, but that makes it even more fun to find ways to earn money for programs. I am very grateful to have graduated from FHS. I hope this school continues to grow and become an even better school to go to.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 28, 2005

As a parent, it was important to find a school that offered a credible balance between academic opportunity and a real-world cross section of the community and society in which we live. With enough money, it is a simple matter to select a private school which offers a 'safe' environment and heavily credentialed instructors. But finding an inner-city urban public school that can offer quality teachers, a wealth of activities, and a chance to build strong connections within the community, I think, offers our kids so much more. Franklin fits that bill quite well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2005

Franklin High School was the best school I could've imagined attending. Not only were the teachers outstanding role models, but the students were excellent, and I learned so much. I do think that priority was in the sports department as far as funding was concerned, but what we had in the music department, we made it work, and we had fun doing it. We learned so much about ourselves, our voices, and who we were at Franklin. Thank goodness my parents chose Franklin as my high school. I couldn't imagine what I'd be like today had I not gone to Franklin. It's where I met the friends I still am in great contact with today, where got a great education, and also where I met my wonderful husband! Wouldn't have traded those four years for the world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 8, 2005

I went here myself and graduated a few years ago. The level of education is decent, but the teachers really make the school. They really care about their students and really help nurture them and prepare them for the real world. The music program started to get a little better before I left but I don't believe there was much with art programs. There were plenty of sports and other extracurricular activities with plenty of good role models. Overall I found it to be a positive environment to grow up at.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 3, 2004

I think that Franklin was the worst school ever besides Marshall. People may think that it is a good school but i would know i use to go there and i seen so much stuff that you would believe. i would never send one of my kids there when i have them. So if you are looking for a school to send your child to dont even think about sending your kids to franklin High School. I must admit i had a blast going there but i didnt get a good education while attending.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 19, 2004

As a franklin parent, I must say the leadership opportunities at franklin are endless. All the way from link crew to project second wind, franklin is a very caring community. Especially the Mr. FHS Pageant charity event put on by manisha and others of the fhs leadership class. As a parent, never have my kids came home talking about any sort of violence at all. teachers, staff and students all get along and this school is very safe. Though scores could improve, this school is definately a top choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2004

As a former student of FHS, i take great orude in saying my time there was well spent.Teachers are willing to help students one on one, and it is very easy to make friends there. I would definately recommend FHS to any students interested in law, child development or business. the accounting program is great!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 16, 2004

Franklin is the best school in this district. My daughter attends Franklin and has many friends there. The teachers are friendly and helpful when students ask them. Franklin is the best school to attend if your students are interested in Law. Franklin has the best law programs in the district!
—Submitted by a student


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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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Science

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic52%
Multiracial75%
Native American67%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic77%
Multiracial>=95%
Native American83%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learners38%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander51%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial>=95%
Native American67%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learners8%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted94%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 4%
Hispanic 16% 21%
Black 7% 3%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Portland, OR 97206
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