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700 Tanyard Rd
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

(540) 483-0221
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February 07, 2014
I am a parent that lives in Philadelphia & I've made several attempts to contact & set up a line of communication with the FCHS staff. My son attend this school & he's expected to graduate in May 2014. Even though I have court paper that allows me (by right) to inquire grades, events, etc; the faculty has ignored my emails as if they were the judge and jury. I am so upset cause I have now missed out on his graduation pics, because his father could not afford them. I am financially supporting my son and if the school would've answered my email anytime during the last 3 years maybe I could have those valuable photos.

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September 13, 2013
FCHS is an excellent school that services a huge demographic area. Because of this, a student at FCHS can expect exposure to diversity in addition to the typical high school experience. The school is very safe and offers an amazing array of courses for students to choose from. If your child is interested in sports FCHS consistently ranks in the top-3 within a 50 mile radius. If your child is college bound, FCHS has a program that transfers to most colleges and allows them to enter college as a Sophomore. That's an entire year of college for free! If your child has any type of disability, the school has amazing resources available. The personal approach this school takes with its students is nothing short of inspiring. You will find that (with parent involvement) FCHS has fantastic opportunities for your son or daughter. There are drugs in all public schools and FCHS is no exception, however, there are a lot of safety nets in place to allow an engaged parent to detect this type of problem early. For example, a parent can monitor test grades, attendance and communicate with teachers online. My children went to FCHS and they found it prepared them well. A+++!

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2013
This school is "claiming" it does not have enough funds to issue each student a textbook. How are we supposed to be teaching our kid's the "right" way and give them the proper education without a textbook for them to bring home and study for the tests and quizzes? I withdrew both of my children today, due to poor decision making on Franklin County's part, and have enrolled them in a private online Christian Academy. When the school claims they have no money, however they had over a 2 million dollar surplus, they are miss-spending "our" money, and an example of this would be them spending $170,000.00 on fruit cakes last year??? This County is a joke, and so are the teachers. Franklin County school systems are an embarrassment to the education system. They are rude, and very unprofessional. This comes from a former alumni of 1996. My husband graduated from Radford University in 2001 with his Bachelors Degree, also he is almost finished with his Masters Degree with Liberty University, I, myself am almost finished with my Bachelors from Liberty University, so this comes from individuals who actually know about education. I will not name any name's, but a certain Administrator, Ms. "J"

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March 07, 2013
FCHS is a great school. We have plenty of resources and great teachersthe admin. are very caring. There soccer team is amazing, but the baseball leaves something to be desired.

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February 26, 2012
I'm graduating from FC this spring and I have to say I couldn't think of any other place to spend four years of my life. Everyone here is so helpful and caring. The AP teachers are pretty much the best ever. I've enjoyed my life here in FC and I plan on coming right back after college. It really is a great school and a great community.

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January 30, 2012
First of all there is only drugs and violence if you choose to involve yourselves in them. The community is very caring and looks out for each other. The school has overqualified teachers, some being both professors and high school teachers. Having educations from Pennsylvania Univeristy and Oxford, are only a few of the great schools the teachers have attended. They are willing to tutor and help you out as much as they can. The school will definitely prepare you for college if you choose to take challenging classes. I currently am taking AP Calculus, AP Biology, College English, and Advanced Accounting, getting college credits already. My brother took similar courses and is now majoring in Bio-Chemistry at Virginia Tech and doing well.

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May 07, 2011
There is a lot of violence, drugs, and alcohol involved at this school. The environment is highly oppressing and the students have no values.TERRIBLE school..

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April 20, 2011
I attended Franklin County High School, and do not feel that it truly prepared me for college. I graduated with a high gpa, but did not feel truly challenged. One of the teachers that I had refused to offer assistance when I was having great difficulty with the subject matter, and was prone to ridicule students. My mother contacted the admisistration, and no solution was ever found. There were some good teachers, but for the most part they were adequate.

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September 28, 2010
The teachers are very dedicated, and there are a lot of excellent pprograms to prepare students for a trade, pretty impressive. The only weakness is the fact that the school is overcrowded, as it is the only high school in the county. They do a great job making it work, and have very good structure in place for those with an IEP. I was impressed with this considering the huge student population.

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November 21, 2009
There are many factors that make our school great. Students, staff, administration, athletics, parents, the list could go on forever. Our school has a small school atmosphere with the benefits of a large school. (Where else could you take sign language or small animal care?) We have caring teachers and administrators who don't take the easy way out (even if that makes us unpopular sometimes). I would not ever consider leaving this school to teach in another. I have traveled all over the state and the country and have not ever found a school to top ours. We may not win big championships with our sports teams, and we may not have the highest test scores in the country, but what we do have are intelligent, respectful and mature young adults that are a credit to our county (thanks to our parents, teachers, and community).

- submitted by a teacher

January 21, 2009
Even though I'm in my junior year this year, this is my second year being at FCHS. Out of the 6 schools I've been to, I highly say that this school is the best. The teachers are really helpful and the other kids there are great. I love it there. I'm going to miss it when I graduate there next year. The school is like home to me now. Go FCHS! Go Eagles!

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2008
I have recently graduated from FCHS and I could not have asked for a better high school experience. We are an excellent community at FCHS. The learning experience is top notch and all the teachers are excellent. Leaving FCHS at graduation was like leaving home. =]

- submitted by a community member

August 11, 2008
I went to Franklin County when the football program had very little support. There have been improvements in both the athletic and academics at the school. The thing is, nobody is gonna stand and cheer when the ribbons are cut on the CATCE center. All the attention is put on money spent for sport, which if people would realize it is this type of spirit building and pride cultivation that makes people want to support the school as a whole! Go eagles, oh yeah if your kid cant play a sport, they spend plenty of money on the band as well!

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2007
My boys have a forty minute bus ride to school. The administrators were very cold and zero tolerance was promoted after ten days of entering this new world. By the time they got to high school, the quality of teachers had diminished. The teachers would comment on how overwhelmed they were. My boys would have 30-40 in a classroom. I hope others have a better experience than we had. We are leaving Franklin County.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2006
It is rather amusing to me to see people frustrated with the spending on the football program, do you know the amount of players that never in a million years would have made it to college without the support of the athletic programs at FCHS. Franklin County improved the stadium because there are people who believe in Franklin County and who come out to cheer on your football team. It is important that funding also go to other aspects of the school, and being a graduate of 2005 and a very involved student I can assure you there are other things going on at the school academically and not athletically. Yes, we have an athletic school full of spirit; however, we also have an academic school full of extremely intelligent people who are going to do great in life with what FCHS has taught them. Go Eagles. :)

- submitted by a student

September 30, 2005
I'm not a parent, but a 2004 graduate. I enjoyed my schooling in Franklin Co. Of course every school has a few negative aspects, but FCHS is a great school. There are many opportunities available for sports, hobbies and for future careers. The staff is there and ready to help out as much as possible. And Franklin Co. is a beautiful and quickly developing community which also offers many opportunities for students. I would recommend this FCHS.

- submitted by a student

September 13, 2005
As a 2005 graduate of FCHS, I am currently going to college and I am amazed at how much I was prepared for this phase of my life by attending the high school. We were challenged in every possible way, but it was for our own good. I had a great high school experience. I thought that going to a school with over 2000 people in it would be difficult to get involved and make new friends. But I wasn't I was involved in HOSA, the international club, NHS, Senior Class cabinet, JV and Varsity softballl (8-12), and many other activities. My graduation class was over 400 and I knew 99 percent of them. Everyone at FCHS will do anything for the student.

- submitted by a student

June 27, 2005
I think franklin county schools are great! I went to franklin county high and graduated in 2002, it was a very well rounded atmosphere, and discipline was not a factor, because there were rules and regualtions, about the million dollar new stadium that is coming, it is needed! I never miss a football game, in fact i get season tickets, i have a brother in law that plays football right now! i think football is a great sport is keeps kids out of trouble and keeps there grades higher!Its just a popular sport and doesnt take anything away from anything else.

- submitted by a student

November 27, 2004
As a parent of two students at Franklin County High, I agree that way too much time and effort is put into Franklin County's Football Program. I ahve also found several of the administrators unconcerned with many aspects of the school. I have witnesses too much favor to students whose parents have an influence in the county.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2004
I think FCHS is a very good school, but I tend to agree with the comment about the Football. They seem to worship the football aspect of the school, which is not the reason for the school. But, overall, when we moved here last year from Northern VA, we specifically looked in Franklin County because of the overall quality of the High School. There are a lot of opportunities for education here and the staff of teachers do seem to really take an interest in the students.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2004
FCHS is a very large school, but has many teachers there that care about their students. There are many activities for students to becom involved in. It is a positive aspect of the community. The campus is nice and there are many academic options for the ever-changing student population.

- submitted by a student

August 31, 2004
The school can get a two million loan on a football standium but we really don't need that really we need things for the students. Telecommunications need some kind of money to help them get started. They are pushing back on the education of students for a stupid stadium. This school is to involved in the football then they are on the education of the children. So I have to say that the school is going down hill. Somebody needs to come in and rerun the school cause its just not happening with the supervisors now. They care more for a certain group of people then they do for the whole school. The school is separated and they really don't care. So franklin county is not a very good school.

- submitted by a student
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Franklin County High School
700 Tanyard Rd, Rocky Mount, VA  24151
(540) 483-0221
Last modified Franklin County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Franklin County High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top