"Im not sure who these people who give it 4-5 stars are, but this school did absolutely nothing to set me, or my friends, up for college. School is suppose to be about learning proper studies and have the teachers help you understand if you dont. Most of the teachers could care less if you learn or not. If I were a parent I would not recommend at all. By the way, it only got worse after they built the new school. The first week of school, there were riots and fights in the cafeteria. NOT a good social setting either. Do some research before you move into this area, please!"
"As a graduate, I look back and see how Franklin prepared me for college. I'd honestly say I am comfortable in college. The only academic struggles are ones that are due to new environments (like having a lecture class with 300 other students). Personally, I enjoyed my time there and I look forward to visit some past teachers that have made such an impact on my life. The athletic program is magnificent. I've participated in the Boy's Varsity Soccer Team and I know plenty of others students involved in the many sport teams and no one was discouraged of going to practice. We wanted to be there because we made it something we love doing. The Performing and Visual Arts program, in my opinion, is the stronghold of the school (maybe besides the football team). Hundreds of students perform in the musicals, concerts, recitals, drama theater, choirs, dance teams and on top of this many students showcase themselves as capable soloists. The music faculty is outstanding and take it from a music major, they know their stuff. I'd say the music faculty at Franklin rivals faculties at Performing Arts High Schools. Overall, great school with amazing potential. I'd send my children there."
"um the school is not that bad, its not the best school and it could uses some work. The teachers need to start paying attention to students. Students don't want to learn because the teachers aren't paying any attention to them. Teachers assign work, and don't care if the student understands it or not. All teachers focus on is giving alot of work and failing kids.Teachers need to spend less time assigning homework, but more time on their students. More after school hours."
"My son is currently attending this school. I'm really impressed with the faculty and the administration's passion in making the school a safer place. They are giving more emphasis on anti-bullying and anti drugs/gang awareness. My son attends mostly honors classes and he is definitely enjoying it, it's a bit of a challenge but it's a good preparation for college. He also attends several after school clubs. Keep it up FHS!"
"I have two children in FHS and I am very pleased with the school. Franklin offers so much to the students. My children participate in Orchestra, guitar ensemble, wrestling, swimming, cross country, and various clubs. The administration and faculty are always willing to hear and address my concerns and are very good at communicating via phone and/or e-mail. All of the teachers have ofice hours after school, at least one day per week. Mr. and Mrs. Spinella the heads of the orchestra and guitar ensemble are excellent teachers and the kids love them. They go above and beyond and as a result the music dept has won many honors and competitions. My daughter has gone to the national competition in Disney and Hershey, P.A. and she is going to Disney again this Spring and her brother is joining her this year as part of the guitar ensemble. The coaches are also dedicated and there is great team spirit, especially on the swim team. The student diversity is also great. The campus is also beautiful!No school is perfect and every school has its issues and Franklin is no exception. However, if a child is willing to apply him or herself and if the parents are involved, a child can succeeed."