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Franklin Co High School

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Posted September 7, 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


Posted June 9, 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


Posted July 4, 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.


Posted 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.


Posted May 5, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted August 5, 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


Posted June 8, 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!)


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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


Posted February 9, 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


Posted December 7, 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 former student


Posted November 9, 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 former student


Posted October 2, 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 former student


Posted 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 former student


Posted 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


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%
U.S. History

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students57%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students41%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students57%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students64%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students53%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students38%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students94%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 67%
Black 7% 23%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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833 Bypass Rd
Winchester, TN 37398
Phone: (931) 967-2821

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