This school is great! It is such a friendly environment. My daughter is attending here and she has a good group of friends. There is always something going on to keep the students engaged in activities, but they have to get involved. There is a lot of learning going on in the Pre-AP classes and the teachers are wonderful (minus about 5). The principal and assistant principal's work well together to solve problems in a timely manner and show strong school leadership. There is no school without problems, and this administration keeps the school safe. Since the student body consits of 945 students, more parent involvement is needed. Overall - I am very pleased with the Franklin Falcolns!
the principal is great. Some teachers are just wonderful, but the fact of the matter is, there just is'nt enough. The students can be just as rude as the teachers. Don't get me wrong, there is good students. Next,year I'm going to dealey. I'm gonna miss some things, but I am happy to leave.
My daughter attends here and I'm grateful that it is her 8th grade year. She has been exposed to far more ridiculous and childish behavior from the TEACHERS than I ever thought possible. A couple of the teachers care more about meeting the children, and that's what they are, CHILDREN, on a somewhat equal level and to do that the teachers feel it necessary to use foul language, partake in middle school gossip and, most upsetting to me is that they do not use proper grammar and English when communicating with the students. Aren't they supposed to be a role models and lead by example? What happened to the importance of spelling correctly and using the correct words in a sentence? It's insulting to parents like myself that have to correct the teacher who is supposed to be educating our children. Granted, my daughter has been accepted by most students and she loves the friends that she has made. However, I feel that there needs to be more parental influence and supervision in their children's lives. I'm shocked by how many of my daughter's friends get away with the raunchiest clothes and the least amount of supervision.
This school is the worse school ever. They have some very horrible teachers, sometimes you wonder who the adults are. Some of the teachers act just like kids. Instead of kids bullying each other the teachers are the bullies at this school. They do have so good teachers there, but not very many. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The teachers make comments to students that is very disrespectful, and will embarrass students in front of other students, and think it is ok. They do have gangs, and drugs in this school. The teachers are not held accountable for their actions. What ever happen to the good schools with good teachers that care about the kids.
I am a former student at Benjamin Franklin Its an average school and is getting better by the year the teachers I had were great cause they always stayed on us and were strict and always knew we could go places wherever the school focuses a lot on the arts dancing singing art basketball track baseball all that and I think Benjamin Franklin Is One Of the best schools you could go to
Too much violence in this school. There are gangs. Boys threaten to jump others in so they can bully other unsuspecting kids. Too many unskilled & unqualified teachers. The Principal got a promotion to another school and now the teachers are left like chickens without their heads walking around. The kids in this school are extremely disrespectful and too busy with hooking up, looking fresh or skipping classes in plain sight of the staff to get an education. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE. Concerned parent of two in this school.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School went down hill in 2009. Other students treat other students disrespectful, students don't pay attention in school, and i heard that other students on cheated in the Taks test 2009- 2010. 2009 - 2010 WAS THE WROST SCHOOL YEAR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i am an 8th grade student at franklin. i have to say that one of the poor reviews about the school are somewhat true. the principals philosophy is great except that it needs to be enforced much more. i also agree with one of the reviews that stated that some of the pre-ap class teachers are not fit and not prepared to teach an advanced placement class.
Its terrible. Students aren't even learing as well, their mainly focusing on their own selves. And i dont see any improvement..Whatsoever.
Franklin Middle School is close to average at best. The so-called advanced classes are sub-par at best and the principal knows very little about academics and has a poor 'my way or the highway' philosophy in regards to parents, students and faculty. Needs to be moved. A lot of the teachers are poorly educated and prepared.
This is a great middle school in Disd. It has great teachers and the facilities are excellent. A great surrounding neighborhood is surrounding the school so safety is not a issue. Its great.
Benjamin franklin middle school is the best school I know. I am a student that comes here and I am learning so much and I am getting treated the way I want to be treated.All of the teachers are wonderful and the teachers are on track 24/7 ,it is just wonderful.Im just glad that I am hear and I am enjoying myself at this school.
THe parental involvmenet is not that great. The extra curricular activities are average. The reachers really don't spend that much time with a student individually but if you have no other choice this school isn't gonna kill you. Tutoring programs are horrible here. If you have another choice than Franklin, take it. I had a fun time here for 2 years but didn't learn much and I attend the Talented and Gifted Magnet now. It wasn't me, its the school.
Good school and good academic program. Very good programs.Good facilities and excellent library. Teachers very helpful and students involved in various clubs and music programs.
Franklin Middle School is an average middle school in Dallas I.S.D. The school is clean and the children are well behaved. The quality of academic programs are fair.
The academic programs are average for DISD. My girls have attended Dallas schools since 5th grade. They fall short from neighboring school districts. Extracurricular activities are well planned out at this school keeping parents informed. Level of parent involvement is very good. I do believe that the principal is over taxed with his duties. To get a teacher to respond to your concerns is at times lenthly. You have to keep on them to repond to you. Not all the teachers are like this. There are a few that if your child has a problem they will not lift a finger to help them understand. If you have a child that needs more explanation on things rather than staright text book coverage, Dallas School system as a whole will not help you. Dont be mislead by the metal detectors they dont catch everything.
My son entered this school from private school and has gain much needed confidence. Part of the confidence gain is that he is academically way above many of the other students in his class. The science and math departments even in the pre-ap curriculum is not preparing the students for more advanced math or science. There is a severe lacking in attitude from the principal on down. If you get in the wrong 'pod' you lose. Need a strong principal who can bring in quality teachers and get rid of the old ones who are just waiting to retire.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School, I find it odd, that the kids don't have books for all their classes, yet the PTA has over $5000 in their account. Why doesn't the PTA buy books? Kids are allowed to use notes for thier test, so are they really learning? NO! Music & Arts, okay. School Dress Code: Not the same for girls and boys, boys MUST tuck their shirts in, yet girls don't. Students (boys) will get ISS for not tucking thier shirts in, yet girls can wear skirts so short that thier butt is showing and shirts so short that thier tummy is showing.
Franklin middle school has great students but most are overrun by Hispanics. Ff ther were more ethnisity it could be better. The principle Mr. jones is terrific.
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