Science, humanities, literature, and history classes tend to do very well at this school but, I believe that the math field is extremely weak at this school. I have seen a lot of kids fail math class here.
I just graduated from Franklin and I have to say that it was one of the best experiences of my life. The administration was usually in the loop of what was going on in the school and could easily be approached. Then again, they were strict if you got into trouble. They tended to pick on some however that was due to the trouble that those individuals caused. The building itself was old and the air conditioning didn't work in some areas of the building but worked on high power in other places but that could easily be remedied by layers of clothing. There was lack of class space such as the orchestra and choir sharing a room when the other wasn't using it, but it led to fun things going on and a sense of a close community. The teachers are certainly memorable. If you prove to them that you're willing to learn and be serious about the class then they worked hard to help you learn. On the flip side, if you weren't going to put in effort, neither would they. It was determined by the student's attitude. Overall, Franklin pushed me beyond my expectations and has left college being easy for me now thanks to concepts I learned there (and I'm at Marquette University). Hats off to Franklin!!
As a former student of FHS I can say that I think overall this is a great school. If your a student that takes class seriously you will learn a lot from any teacher there, and it is possible to do well even with the toughest graders if you put in the effort. I appreciate the teachers here that don't just hand out A's they prepared me for college which is what High School is suppose to do. I'd say the biggest flaws with FHS is the the lack of college prep courses and the need to improve the schools amenities to include things like tennis courts, an auditorium and other things other schools of the same caliber have in the area.
As a former student, and now a substitute teacher for this school, I can say that what I learned here prepared me for college/life. It's not perfect, but for every negative, there are two positives about it.
Franklin High school misses the mark on leadership and teacher quality. The teachers and administration create a atmosphere of contempt for students rather than one of respect. It is very much an 'us against them' environment.
To say FHS is an average school seems fair. I am here to comment on the teaching staff. Some teachers have easy curriculums, and it's no wonder why no one ever fails their classes. Other teachers have little to no control over their classroom, and the students never learn anything substantial out of their classes - only the latest gossip. Others, grade unfairly, talk all class, and leave you with a pile of homework, or are new, and still have no idea how to teach at all. But amongst this, there are also great teachers! Teachers who refuse to allow students to fail. Teachers who motivate their students, teaching them not only the required curriculum, but how to apply it to real life. Teachers who refuse to allow their students to glide through class. Teachers who motivate students to want to do thier best!
I had a son attend FHS and was deeply disappointed in the teacher's uncaring attitude, lack of motivating the student's and how administration is run. I ended pulling my son out mid year and enrolling him in a private HS. He had since blossomed into an incredible young man with truly leadership abilities.
I am a junior at Franklin High. Although many think this school is a great place to send your kid, i beg to differ. Yeah, the educational standards are high, but a number of teachers fail at motivating and helping students to reach them. One English teacher grades his freshmen students at a college level. The result? It's nigh impossible to get a grade above a C in his class. Also, the administration is a total joke. I and a few other students have run into some trouble in the past year, and when we or parents tried talking to any of the three administrators we got nowhere. Phone calls were never returned, and unless a substantial amount of chaos was raised nothing was ever done or even 'checked on.' Although the academics are great, the attitude of the people in charge is less than admirable.