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Franklin High School is a public school in Seattle, WA. It has 1,302 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 132 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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High School Senior

On Resources & Facilities: Hard to describe this. There are resources and facilities available, but I think the issue with it is more on the students' ends because if you ask them about tutoring, they most likely won't want to attend, even if it's available. The quality of the school buildings are average on the outside, but on the inside, they're at least decent--perhaps above average. The bathrooms have gotten better--hey, they have at least a mirror now--but they're still in somewhat poor condition. I've seen better bathrooms, but I'm not gonna complain much about it. Technology is available, of course. I can't say much about counselors because it differs with each counselor. I don't know much about college prep resources or parent involvement, but busing can be pretty dangerous. The neighborhood around FHS is pretty...shady at times. Maybe dangerous. I've seen FHS smoking, and the adults near FHS would just simply give FHS students a cigarette and light it for them. I can't say much about them, but waiting around for the eight bus is dangerous unless you're with a group of friends. If you're by yourself, you might get scared. I waited by myself for a couple of times, and I will admit that I've gotten scared. I'm still scarred from the incident when I got my iPod Touch robbed from me in the area near the shady side of New Holly (i.e., it's near the 36 bus stops, basically). So, yeah. I can't give a rating, but...I hope my review at least helps.

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High School Senior

On Student Culture & Diversity: If it's one thing I know about FHS, it's that every person is pretty much open and accepting about sensitive topics such as sexual orientation or ethic/racial diversity. Granted, there are some issues with the latter because honestly, there are morons (excuse me for that term) at my school--and this includes BOTH genders, not just the males nor the females. Student involvement is very, very common. The typical/average FHS student is involved in at least one club. Some go for more than that. As for peer pressure, I have no idea. However, overall, FHS seems to be pretty open--but then again, I keep more to myself and my group of friends, so this is based on what I've seen, not experienced.

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High School Senior

On Overall Experience: FHS is pretty diverse. My overall experience with this school is okay and pretty neutral, but only because I never involved myself with its extracurricular activities. If I did, I might've had a more enjoyable experience. But for me, FHS was pretty much neutral. I couldn't care less about this school, honestly. If I had to do it all over again, I'd probably try to be more involved because I missed out on some opportunities. However, I am thankful for FHS because I made friends that I felt like I could connect with, in comparison to my middle school years at Mercer. Spirit assemblies were always entertaining for me. I never once went to one of FHS' dances. Didn't want to. I saw no point in it. So really, I keep more to myself, which is another reason why FHS was pretty dull/neutral for me. If you ask the typical/average FHS student who's involved with ASB or sports, they'll probably be much more fascinated and in love with FHS than me.

3
High School Senior

On Academics: The academics offered at this school in my opinion are average for the first two years. It's not challenging at all. Or rather, it wasn't challenging for me. The first year, FHS pretty much babies you, so not getting a 4.0 is pretty difficult unless you don't do your work or something along those lines. Sophomore year, you might struggle a bit. It depends on which academy you're put into. I was put into Humanities, so I struggled with European History. I failed the AP test, but I passed the class with an A- or an A. This class requires an immense amount of studying, but let's be realistic here: not many students are willing to put that much effort into their school work. If you talk to the average FHS student, you'll see that many of them are involved with the community outside of school or with the FHS community. Many of us FHS students are active in that department, but I don't know what to say about it academically. There are the slackers, and there are the over-achievers. It just depends on which student you're speaking to. I'm a Running Start student, so I can't say much for junior and senior years. However, I have heard from fellow students that they struggle with chemistry, biology, or physics. Sometimes, they even end up struggling with math. Many students blame it on the teachers, probably because they can't get with the teaching style or because "the teacher don't teach, man." Then, there's the factor that English (or Language Arts) gets very difficult during your junior or senior year--at least, in the Humanities academy. I don't know about the others, really. Overall, FHS is okay. Academically, it's average. In my honesty opinion, teachers need to step it up. FHS does not prepare its students for college--for university, in fact. FHS gives out way too many easy 4.0's, and as good as that looks on a transcript, that means nothing if the student isn't prepared for college. So if anything, the academics need to be stepped up for the sake of the students.

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High School Senior

On Sports & Fitness: There are many sports you can join. The weight room is always open for use.

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Franklin High School is a public school in Seattle, WA. It has 1,302 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 132 reviews written and they have been mixed.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

77%

Test Performance

46
Franklin High School performed better than 46% of other schools on Washington math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1490

Based on 14 students surveyed
Math
530
Verbal
490
Writing
470
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Yes
  • 47% Not sure.
  • 7% No

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
52.3%
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Female
47.7%
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Racial Diversity

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Asian
53.1%
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African American
33.6%
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Hispanic
7.3%
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White
4.1%
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Native American
1.2%
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Pacific Islander
0.5%
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Multiracial
0.2%