As a College Professor and a parent of teenagers, I am constantly exposed to how undereducated our recent graduates are. The average ACT score of this school last year was a 27, whereas the national average was 21.1. The students are obviously prepared and are above college ready, despite what some of the reviews below are saying. My oldest child graduated, and entered college as a Freshman, and he was very successful. This is an exceptional high school, and the students graduating from FHS are more prepared than freshmen in the classes I teach which represent schools nationwide.
My son is a sophomore at FHS. If you are considering moving to Williamson County, I could not more strongly recommend this high school. Their band program and director are outstanding. They achieved Tennessee State Champions for marching band this year. If your son or daughter is interested in marching band, FHS is tops. Academics are very strong as well as parental involvement. There is so much to like about Williamson County and FHS is one of those blessings that we have been able to enjoy. Franklin Rebels are the best!
I have always wanted to either go to this school or Siegel high school because both schools have really talented kids and I have talent. How many teenage recorder players do you know in Tennessee? Not any most would say. Sadly I can't go to either cause I am zoned for... Antioch.
Very weak school with a problems the leadership won't own up to or address. I am sad with how poorly the students act and how the school is run. I would not sent my children here if I were a new parent looking at schools.
I am a recent graduate of Franklin High School. The education I got here over-prepared me for college, and I was able to enter as a sophomore. The teachers were great and always willing to help. The administration was willing to listen to students. I was an AP student and we were always prepared for the tests. In response to other reviews, I was never in a class where texting was allowed, phones were taken up on a daily basis. I was never in a class where plagiarism was tolerated (I witnessed numerous zeroes were given out by teachers). If you want your children held to a higher standard, send them to Franklin. In my recent experience at college, Franklin High grads were more prepared, comfortable, and able to adjust better than Williamson County private school grads.
My experience with this school the past two years has been disappointing to say the least! The academics are extremely weak and the goal seems to be graduation not education. They hold the kids to a very low standards even in the honor classes. I have 4 adult children and have never experienced such a poor school. Your child can flunk every test they take and still end up passing with a C. They can plagiarize an entire paper and still receive a passing grade in spite of a parental request to give them a zero. The kids are allowed to text throughout class time. If you are a parent who wants their kid held to the same high standards you hold at home, don't sent them to Franklin High!
This is a great school. I love the teachers especially the band director. Since moving to this school my grades have improved from low C's to high B's and A's. I also love how supportive all the teachers are.
I have had 3 children attend FHS and currently two are still there. My oldest was offered full and partial scholarships for academics to every school she applied to. My youngest has some learning difficulties and he has never had a single problem with the teachers as far as his accomodations are concerned. In fact he is in mostly honors classes and is doing very well thanks in part to the many fantastic teachers he has had at FHS. There are many clubs and sports to participate in. Definitely something for everyone at FHS. Highly reccommend it over any of the area private schools or public.
I had my children in private schools and put them in public when we moved to Franklin. I love the schools diversity and academic variety. It is a great school and has a lot to offer. I highly recommend.
I go here, and the school part is decent. The best thing it offers is diversity, and there are a plethora of classes to choose from. Sports are amazing, and clubs and other things of that matter are pretty well, too. The principles are way too attentive to their own needs and wants than the better direction of the school. Most of the teachers are great, but a few of them crush the others's reputation. But, all of the other Williamson county schools hate FHS, and I guess they're just jealous. Andrew Combos
Overall a good school. If you need help from the administration or your child has some needs that cause more work for the admin its an uphill climb.
i love franklin high school it is the best school my kids have been to they love it
I am currently a student at Franklin High School involved in the International Baccalaureate Programme there. I must say that through my experience in my first year in the IB program has led me to believe that this school is atrocious. The administration does not put any effort or money into what they tend to boast about on their letter heads so often. As IB students, we have no IB text books and the administration groups the IB courses with the normal or AP courses. Our Math class was not ironed out until we were a fourth of the way through our junior year. Spending is wasteful and operations are detestable. While it provides a challenging environment, it is not an environment challenging students academically, but instead challenging the students to see how much work they can do in a minimal amount of time. In short, it deserves this rating.
Franklin isn't all it's cracked up to be. You disappear in the crowds. Teachers don't really care about you. For the year I went there, I saw the principal two, maybe three times.
I have a student who graduated from FHS in 2006 and went to one of the best colleges in the south. Guidance Center did nothing to help my child get in to this school. My student is now saying that FHS did not prepare my student in any way in math and science although my student was in honors and AP. There are some excellent teachers at FHS, but there are many who have no idea what they are doing. Many of the classes ended up being self taught at home. If you are planning on moving to the area come in and interview the principal before you make your decision.
I am currently a student at Franklin High School and we just moved into the fabulous brand new building. I love FHS, the teachers really are there to teach! im proud to be a Franklin Rebel!
Very good school; good teachers, good activities, good community. Principal more concerned with political correctness and image than actually educating kids and growing citizens. Bit of a power trip . . .
I was a 'regular education' student at FHS and I loved it! I graduated in 1995 and took advantage of all that was offered (band, chorus, student goverment, etc). I never took the honor classes, but never did I feel cheated in my education. They prepared me greatly for college (David Lipscomb University). Parent involvement was GREAT when it came to band activities, but not so good when other activities needed parents. I thank my parents for moving to such a great area and having me attend FHS with such wonderful teachers and principals!
Really a terrible school. Some programs are better than others -- especially if you're an AP student. But if you're just a normal student, you'll suffer from indifferent teachers and an administration that doesn't know what it's doing. Touted as one of the best in Tennessee, but keep in mind that TN public schools are among the worst in the nation. When I went to private school after going here, there was NO comparison to the classes. They were a joke at Franklin, and didn't prepare me at all for college courses.
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