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Winchester, TN
Students enrolled: 1,399

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833 Bypass Road
Winchester, TN 37398

(931) 967-2821
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September 07, 2012
FCHS has been mostly a waste of time for my senior (class of 2013), but thanks to that she has an excellent GPA. The teachers and staff seem more concerned with what the kids are wearing rather than actually educating these poor kids. Who cares if their shirts have stripes??! A lot of the teachers are not qualified to teach the subject they are "assigned," but they don't really have time for that anyway when they are busy handing out detention slips for dress code. The block system is a joke and in no way prepares them for a real work load. There is hardly work at all and my child has been in all honors classes. I'm afraid she's is in for a rude awakening when she gets to college. Perhaps the problem could be resolved with new upper management.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2012
I am disappointed. I graduated in 1988, & my father in the 1960's. We both had wonderful experiences. My daughter graduated in 2011, & my son will graduate in 2013. What a difference in quality of education & experiences! The block schedule prohibits diversity in classes, there are few pep rallies to encourage school spirit, & students who love band are oft times forced to quit due to scheduling conflicts caused by only having four 2-hour classes a day. There are some excellent teachers, but many are near retirement. The majority of teachers do not know their subject, have a minimal grasp of the English language, and are incapable of enforcing a reasonable dress code even though they only "teach" three classes a day. The director of schools and principal are pathetic, even allowing teachers to ridicule students who have surgery & have psychotic meltdowns in class for an entire semester before finding a sub. I wish my children could have had the same wonderful experiences and education that my father and I had. I will give kudos to the band director Mr. Isbell, drama teacher Mr. Williams, math teacher Mrs. Fuller_Boswell, Mrs. Pops, and guidance counselor Mr. Brannon.

- submitted by a parent

July 04, 2011
I went to this school 1975-1977 and just got my school a copy of my school records. Whoever said they throw them away is wrong. They made a copy, did not offer to give them away, and sealed the envelope. I liked Franklin County, good school. I even liked alot of the teachers. They tried to help me but I wouldn't let them in. They care, that is why they teach, it takes a caring person to want to teach cause I know the pay isn't all that great. Thank You Franklin County Teachers from 1975-1977. Hey Mr. Brown and Mrs. Blevins especially You 2.

- submitted by a community member

May 14, 2011
I went to this school from 1993 - 1995 and I can not belive what I am hearing. They even throwed away the students records from thgose years. They did not even try to let the students know and ask us if we wanted to come pick our school record up. There was stuff in my main school record I would have loved to keep. But they screwed that up for me and it can never be replaced. My lawyer is working on a class action cases becouse of this.

- submitted by a community member

May 05, 2011
My Grandson attends school here and it is the WORST most IMPERSONAL school I have ever seen. They act like they are running a maximum securtity juvenile detention center. No individuality.Every one is a criminal. Terrible operation of this school compared to others!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2011
Good school with a good staff. This school with all schools must maintain control of the students and visitors. Keep up the good work and strive to improve.

- submitted by a community member

November 30, 2010
i am a former student of FCHS and i think that the school has gone down hill since i have left i have a brother and a sister-in-law that goes there and they tell me that it feels like they r in prison there. I also thimk that it is rediculous that u wont allow outsiders to come in the school cause the way i look at it is that it is a public school for a reason and our tax dollars pay for that school and some of us former students who would like to come and visit some of our old teachers can't cause yall won't allow us to come in. There is a lot i could say bout the school but i won't cause it will do no good to say it. but other than the students that go there r feeling like they r in prison the school is a great school and i would recommend that anyone should go there but at the rate everything is going i will not let my children go there unless things go back to the way they were when i went there from 2006-2009.

- submitted by a community member

May 24, 2010
There is no drama club, and now they've dropped choir! What kind of high school has no school plays. It's a travesty to the students seeking to pursue a future in theater arts. It breaks my heart to know my daughters who love theater as much as I did at their ages will not have the same experiences that I hold dear even 17 years later. If I had my way They would go else where.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2009
I think the children should be watched closer and not be allowed to get away with everything because the parents have some pull in the community.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2009
I think this is a terrific school! I'm not very pleased with it being clean! But overall Mrs. Spalding has a wonderful school! I also like Mrs. Spalding she is very nice and keeps this school running. I love FCHS.( its even better than Huntland!)

- submitted by a community member
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March 21, 2009
I am a former student of FCHS and I wouldn't recommend that this school be considered as a first choice. In all honesty, there are some excellent teachers there; However, I found it lacking due to the majority that chose favoritism or social status over true academic performance and accomplishments made. Some accomplishment has been made for the school to become less isolated and more involved in the real world. That being stated, take FCHS into consideration but, also think about driving the extra miles to have your child attend another school with better performance.

- submitted by a community member

February 11, 2008
I attended a nearby high school growing up, now my son is a sophmore at franklin county high , winchester....so much difference ...even today, my old high school still the same...my son is learning so much and I am proud of him and the school.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2007
Franklin County High school is a wonderful school. The teachers and administrators are amazing. I, myself attended the school three years and enjoyed every minute of it. I recommend this school to anyone who wants their children in a safe and healthy environment. The teachers are very well educated and teach you so much more then just what is involved with the specific class, they teach you about life, tell you what to expect. I absolutely love FCHS and if I ever have kids in the future they will be attending it, definitely.

- submitted by a student

October 10, 2006
Fchs has it's pros and cons, just like any high school in america. I have 3 kids attending. 2 Are heavily involved in band, which they love! All three could do great in school, if they tried. One of mine is an a student. I think fchs is a good school to send your kids to. Like with anything involving kids, you just have to know what they are doing and with whom they are doing it with, and when to point them in the right direction. Plus...The school is very new and very huge, compared to the old one!

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2006
I think that the students and staff members in this school are laking a sort of respect for eachother and i would not recomend a child of a family that just moved into the area to start their child off here because of that although some of the teachers and students are great and my child loves it here i let my child stay. I just think that if this school had more respect it would be a better school so i would rate this school 3 out of 5! <someone who cares>

- submitted by a parent

December 07, 2004
I think this school is a wounderful school and i would send my childern to it without even thinking this school is like no other.

- submitted by a student

November 09, 2004
I went to Franklin County schools most of my live ( up until 2003 when I moved to Jacksonville, Alabama)! FCHS is very educational and the staff of the school is superior! I just wish the Jacksonville High school was like FCHS! The major differences are the school factualy, student envolvement, extracuricular activities, and etc! Overall FCHS is a great school! Go Rebels Go!

- submitted by a student

October 02, 2004
My mother went to Franklin County High School in 1965 and I graduated in 2003. I enjoyed the three years I was there and will always take the values from FCHS throughout my college career, future job, and life. I respected the entire faculty and staff. I recommend this school to ANY parent sending their high schooler here. Not to mention, Franklin County has a NEW school that is Beautiful and great going into this new milennium. I wish I'd had that..I was the second to last class graduating from the new HS. Franklin County is growing!

- submitted by a student

September 15, 2004
I myself used to go to Franklin County and it is a great school. It comes highly recommended by me to anyone who is sending a child there.

- submitted by a student

August 23, 2004
This school is severely lacking in many of the higher education level classes. For 10th grade it is a fine school, for higher level high school students go elsewhere. After school activities are a plus but many of the students suffer in school because of them, a big no-no. In any case this school is a 3 out of 5, I chose to send my son to Manchester.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2004
I would highly recomend this school to any one who is just moving into the area.Overall the teachers are great and the students realy seem to respect their principal.

- submitted by a student

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Franklin Co High School
833 Bypass Road, Winchester, TN  37398
(931) 967-2821
Last modified Franklin Co High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Franklin Co High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top