I'm guessing through a parents perspectives, it's a great school, through the eyes of a student it's really not. I've been here for 3 years and can't wait to leave, because this school is rapidly declining. It used to be a school where I can say I like to go to, but now I just want to leave. The staffs perspectives of school is way too much. There is never anything new at this school and its like the feeling of sameness, plus, I think the staffs are quite unfair and impossible to compromise with. Another thing I could not survive with about this school is about the Lunch, When will the people ever notice that the same music is being played, its annoying and irritating. I also think this school is one of the most unorganized in the city. They are giving Physical Ed to Freshmans next school year, and i have pity for the Freshmans now who are entering their Sophomore year in September.I always looked forward to 3:00 so I can get out of this so called jail. I reallized they never to anything new to their schedule, its always 3:00 and 1:30 being the dismissal time, they cant try to do 11:00 dismissals once every 2 months. An advise, If you are becoming a freshman in Sep.14. Dont go here
Before anybody thinks "oh" she is a student she doesn't understand the value of education hear me out. Franklin Towne Charter is possibly the worst school anyone could send their child. In the mission statement they claim to be college prepatory and give off a family like atmosphere. The atmosphere is so far from family like, more like a military school with guards to cover the perimeter. They have pictures and videos of the students smiling and having fun on the website when in reality everday I hear a student says this school sucks! I hear " this school is like jail" , " this school sucks". I went around the school and asked the freshmen did they like the school and majority of them so " no!" Favoritism is shown all throughout the school, you have to be known to succeed succesfully in that school to get anything. Also, that school might be the greediest school in the history of Philadelphia, they get probably get about 100,000 off of the students alone. If you're a parent you won't understand how much your child will suffer going to this school till they get there. I had to give up the biggest oppurtunity of my life beacuse of this school. Ponder this when you choose your school.
My son is a freshman at FTCHS and he loves the school. He is thriving academically and getting involved in extra curricular activities as well. The teachers and entire staff are awesome at FTCHS, they are caring individuals who want to help your child recognize and achieve their own potential. The school has a set of strict guidelines in place that serve to keep the students safe and focused on learning. It has only been a few months and already we feel like part of a big family, my son is not getting lost in an overgrown highschool setting with unfamiliar faces and less than attentive teachers. I am very impressed with FTCHS so far and we are looking forward to the next 4 years.
Please don't listen to the negative reveiws , My Child graduated from FTC in June 2011, The school is wonderful , teachers , staff and student body. FTC is a family , plain and simple. I have found those who complain about the school are the parents who have a child that was in trouble. I was so impressed by FTC , I pulled my other child from Catholic school and he attends the grade school. My child who graduated from FTC struggled through 8 years of Catholic grade school to keep her head above water grade wise , she made 1st honors all for years at FTC, They are amazing.
My daughter is a junior in this school. The school is awesome and the teachers are helpful and very intelligent. The only compaint I have is with the Disciplinarian. He was the basketball coach last year and this year he is the Dean of Students. I think he's in way over his head in that position and is not really qualified to do it. He should go back to B-ball....
My son is a Junior and he is doing great. He is in the NHS and is a Mentor. I'm so happy that he was accepted in Franklin Towne. He's been an A student since Freshman year and . The teachers are great and the old staff and NEW staff are wonderful. No complaints from this parent.. Keep up the good work Frankline Towne.
My son is a freshman and he absolutely loves it at FTCHS. I have seen such a change in him in the short time he has been there. He comes home excited about the day.The school has lots of rules and the kids seem to follow them. But they balance their strictness with fun activities for the kids and they eve have an incentive program. I am so happy my son was accepted to FCHS and look forward to the next few years.
My daughter is graduate June 2011 and i highly recommend this school because they are safe and no tolerence and my youngest daughter will be attending Sept 2011
franklintowne is one of the best school anyone can go to its safe its clean its no tolerence and the teachers are very helpfull.
The teachers are very good at this school. The administration has my concern. The administration should follow their on guidlines, "child find" to keep children in school rather than suspend/expel as if second nature. Handbook of rules for the teens but they are not followed by the administration. Rules are great, but if not followed by EVERYONE they are useless. Can not dictate that only the teens have to follow the codes. Accountability is for everyone.
I love Franklintowne, my daughter is doing great, the teachers are so helpful, everything in this school is in place to help a child succeed. I am praying my son gets accepted for this year as a freshman. A safe school, with teachers who care, and rules that work. Keep up the great work!
My son graduated from FTCH in 2009 & my daughter is going to be a graduated from FTCH in 2012. FTCH is a blessing, the teachers go above and beyond to make the children feel safe, trusted and and above all else worthy of a GREAT education. I would never and could never ask for anything more then the wonderful experience my children have had at FTCH. My daughter said it best herself just the other day...."Mom, when I have children some day their going to Franklin Towne Charter!"
This school is nothing short of amazing. Our Son is a Sophomore and he loves going to school. He is learning, he makes friends and the teachers are nothing short of amazing. The administration is doing a fantastic job! Keep it up. DO NOT listen to negative posts here., They are most likely written by the same person.... so it seems. It was most likely a student who did not follow rules and get in trouble and has an axe to grind.
My son is a senior and I feel that the school has declined over the 4 year period he has been there. Dramatically in the past 2. Communication to parents is almost non existent! I am glad that he is graduating this year. I don't think we could take another year of this school.
All of the positive reviews are written by parents of freshmen. For those of us that have been here and no what is missing, united, we are sad. Were is the pride that Franklin Towne once held?
I have a son who is now a junior in Fraklin Towne, my 3 older children also attened and i could not have asked for a better school for my children,i can not wait for my youngest child to attend. They offer the best of everything for your child to enjoy the best experience of any school!
All of the positive reviews are coming from the parents of freshmen. For those of us that have had children at Franklin Towne for more than 8 months, we know where the school was and were it is now. Franklin Towne has lost its heart. We need our pride back.
My son is a Freshmen at Franklin Towne this year. It has been a very good experience. I think the teachers and administrators have been doing a wonderful job. I could not be happier with FTCHS. It was a great choice. My son like school and adjusted well to the new school. Thank you to everyone at FTCHS for making this school great!
I am very disappointed wth recent events at Franklin Towne. The school has lost its focus. This would not have happened two years ago. Then the focus was on the kids. Now it is on the adults. We need Mr. Field back.
I am sad to say, that I too have seen a decline this past year. My son is a senior and we are happy and proud that he will be graduating from Franklin Towne. But, my son and I both feel like the school has lost its focus during this past year. In the past we used to hear such wonderful stories when he would come home, but now all we hear are stories about the kids not wanting to be there anymore. He told me that someone recently got in trouble for starting a facebook page about how much he hates the school and that half of the seniors joined the page as friends. Why would half the class hate thier school? Something has changed, it did not used to be like this?
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