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9-12
Public
Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 1,609

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5000 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19124

(215) 537-2519
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April 07, 2012
This school is nothing but a garbage dump! It's a haven for gang thugs and the administration has no control at all over this school. This principal, Reginald Fisher, at last report didn't even have his principal's certificate/license!!! He's a sawed-off little runt with a Napoleonic complex. The school is consistently on Pennsylvania's "Persistently Dangerous Schools" list and academically, it's loaded with remedial teaching because the skills are so low there.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2012
I WENT TO FRANKFORD HIGH CLASS OF 1981 AT THAT TIME THE BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN PHILADELPHIA TODAY THIS SCHOOL IS WHAT WE THINK OF BIG CITY SCHOOLS A NIGHTMARE DONT LOOK AT THIS SCHOOL FOR ITS GOOD PAST BUT WHAT IT IS TODAY THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL FOR KIDS JUST A OLD SCHOOL WITH A GREAT PAST THAT HAS HIT ROCK BOTTOM I USE TO WALK PAST THIS SCHOOL NOW I RUN THE ONLY THING IS SAFE IN THIS SCHOOL IS ITS PAST NOT YOUR KIDS PLEASE GO AWAY RUN HELP YOUR KIDS

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2011
my godson graduates from frankford this year and i can honestly say that frankford has changed over the years because i graduated from frankford so i know. however my daughter has long pretty hair and wants to attend frankford but im frightend of just letting her catch septa so can someone please help me decide if frankfords the school for her

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2010
I graduated Frankford high in 1970, it was a wonderful school then and is to this day. The students and their parents are the problem. Education is free if you chose to work for/towards it

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December 07, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2009
i attend there an i d0nt feel as though i get the best edcucation as posible.frankfonrd is a very roundy an unorganized envirorment.luch is good though

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October 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 29, 2009
Rules have been enforced so that academics can be taught. Students are better behaved than in recent years.

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April 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 25, 2009
poor school the staff worry to much about discipline the students than actually teaching them

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November 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 22, 2008
The new principle has shown to be less than satisfactory. He is constantly making rediculous threats over the loud speaker. As a senior at Frankford high school I believe the previous years shown to be better than this year is turning out to be.

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September 16, 2008
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September 11, 2008
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September 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
it is not the best school, but ever since i left my chater school i've learned alot more. the public school system is not babying me, so that helps me learn on my own, and if i need help it is always there.

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August 29, 2008
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March 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 20, 2007
This is my daughters second year in Frankford High. The school works hard to provide the kids with a safe learning facility. The teachers take a great intrest in the children and what they learn.So far I am very pleased with my daughter atending frankford.

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September 19, 2006
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September 01, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 06, 2006
My Daughter went from a Catholic School to Frankford, I was scared for her, but The Teachers that I have encountered there have been very helpful and the Principal there is just Great. My Daughter had a lot of problems in the Private (Catholic) School that I sent her to last year, She has met some great Kids there, the only problem that I have seen is that Frankford does not get the funding that other Public Schools get and they really need and deserve more funding, I have never encountered Teachers that really care for their Students as much as the teachers who work there.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
Frankford has fallen a long way in 10 years. Whereas in the mid 90s, it was one of the city's finest high schools, it's now nothing more than just another inner city high school. Where once the school offered a number of A.P. courses, now there are barely students graduating with skills sufficient to succeed in college, if they even choose to attend college. Discipline at the school is a joke. There are metal detectors stationed at the entrances, but students with weapons bypass the metal detectors by cutting through the gymnasium in the morning. In short, this is not a safe or a quality school. Avoid this school.

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May 07, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
November 19, 2005
I think that frankford highschool is a ok school. Its just the kids in the school that make it bad, i went to frankford highschool and it is all about hanging with the right crowd and y'll stay out of trouble. The teachers are good and everything else except some kids but overall it is good.

- submitted by a former student
October 23, 2005
I attended franford in 2004 and I think it's a poor excuse for a learning environment. No one really cares about there students. Anyway I dont reccommend this school to no one. Richard franks,us navy, yokosuka, japan

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October 04, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2005
Frankford's academic programs are wonderful. They teach you how the real world will be after high school. They also have a wonderful choir, and their sport teams are the best in the country.

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February 19, 2005
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January 24, 2005
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January 20, 2005
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August 26, 2003
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August 10, 2003
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Frankford High School
5000 Oxford Ave, Philadelphia, PA  19124
(215) 537-2519
Last modified Frankford High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Frankford High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top