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Franklin Towne Charter High School 5

Posted January 14, 2015
- a parent
Watching franklin towne charter high school video Is so true the gentleman that speaks first was Mr Fields you can see in his face that he speaking fromthe heartyou can tell when you walk into the school from the girls at the desk to being greeted from somebody in the hall somebody's always says hello n smile kids are accepted for who they are and what they want to become and Mr Fields you do a great job and so does the staff I thank you for accepting my two children into your school I am a proud parent of franklin towne charter proud to say I say thank God for rules causes of rules and regulations because you got to go through life with rules and regulations if you don't have that at home and school as a family where would your child wind up Im so proud all this staff and the children for excelling as hard as they did and for the whole entire staff I commend you congratulations to all the staff for all the hard work you put in for our children and love and care for them like we do at home thank you all for being who you are im proud from Sandra and Joseph Graf parents of Richard Sadowski,Joseph graf III

Franklin Towne Charter High School 5

Posted October 29, 2014
- a parent
i looked into alot of schools for my son. But when I went to franklin Towne I was amaze its like a REAL school ! Reminds me of TV show schools they have so much to offer for our kids. There academics is 100 percent amazing. My Son is so happy to go there. I even want to go there and im a parent lol. I would recomend this school to anyone im so excited for many more years for my son.

Franklin Towne Charter High School 5

Posted October 01, 2014
- a teacher
has been selected as a Blue Ribbon School So proud to be part if this amazing Franklintowne Family

Franklin Towne Charter High School 5

Posted September 30, 2014
- a community member
National Blue Ribbon from DOE for 2014. Academics is top-notch, extracurricular activities are great, and there are no discipline/behavior issues to speak of.

Franklin Towne Charter High School 4

Posted August 20, 2014
- a parent
We are so happy that our son was accepted to FCHS! Our son was struggling in catholic grade school. Never failing, but constantly having tutoring. Once he started FCHS he started to pull ahead and has never looked back! His grades are now in the high 80s and 90s! The teachers and staff take the time and interest for their students! The children have a higher confidence level and better self esteem! Our son was never interested in college and now going into senior year, he cannot wait to graduate and move on. I believe Franklintowne Charter had everything to do with this! Sincerely, A SENIOR'S MOM in Port Richmond

Franklin Towne Charter High School 5

Posted August 11, 2014
- a community member
Franklin Towne is the best school out there. My freshmen year was the best year of my life. I think a strict school is exactly what Philadelphia needs in the world today. Franklin Towne preps you for college. 94% of class of 2014 are going to college. I really enjoy all the things this school does to go out of it's way to get kids involved and excited for school. They even have a mentor program where upperclassmen are assigned to Freshmen to help them. Towne is all about helping and being respectful. Not to mention our sports are pretty sick. You'd be sorry if you didn't go here.

Franklin Towne Charter High School 5

Posted August 04, 2014
- a community member
I love Franklin Towne Charter High School. Franklin Towne prepares their students for college. I love coming to Franklin Towne every day, Franklin Towne is such a great and fun school, yes Franklin Towne is a strict school but if the student just do what he/she has to do and not cause trouble that student would be fine and love Franklin Towne, I'm a freshman and trust me coming from a student, a parent and definitely the student would love Franklin Towne, Franklin Towne is so welcoming especially to their incoming freshman students also Franklin Towne has lots of clubs, sports, and activities and different events for their students, also Franklin Towne has lots of awards given to them because they are one of the tip High Schools in the state of Pennsylvania. I love Franklin Towne.

Franklin Towne Charter High School 1

Posted August 02, 2014
- a student
Worst school ever. Very cliquey and judge mental. Detentions are the smallest of the FTC's problems. Too many students and classes are too long. Teachers barely have enough time for every student, they assign after school appointments to reteach because apparently 80 minutes isn't enough time to carefully teach 25 students.

Franklin Towne Charter High School 2

Posted April 17, 2014
- a student
Everyone thinks oh wow a great college prep school and they are so wrong. I am only a freshman and I cannot wait to leave the only reason I'm in this school is because it looks good on a college application. Sure some of the overly strict rules make sense like no phone or follow dress code but others don't. I know people who had their phone go off on vibrate in their locker the security opened their locker by force and took the phone, she also got detention. Most of the reviews are right students are afraid to breath because of the strictness of this school.

Franklin Towne Charter High School 5

Posted April 15, 2014
- a community member
I am not going to lie, while I was at this school I hated it. I never understood why there were detentions for everything. But now that I have walked away I see why they do what they do. It is a college prep school. You parents can say that it isn't and that the rules are ridiculous and detentions for being late to class don't make sense, but as a senior in college graduating in a few months I am more thankful for FTCHS now more than ever. Get used to it! If you're late to class in college you get asked to leave, favoritism is what your college grades are based on and mommy and daddy can't fix your problems in college. FTCHS sifts through the students and pulls out the ones who can't do it and distract others from learning. I made it all four years without a single detention. It is possible. Getting to class on time and following the rules are possible and they prepare you for how to act in the real world. My brother was kicked out after two months and I have to say he deserved it. If you aren't going to take advantage of the school then go to public school! I am grateful for FTCHS and always will be.

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Franklin Towne Charter High School
5301 Tacony St Building 108, Philadelphia, PA  19137
(215) 289-5000
Last modified Franklin Towne Charter High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Franklin Towne Charter High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 164 reviews. Top