Overall Niche Grade
- College ReadinessB
- Clubs & ActivitiesB
- Health & SafetyC+
- Resources & FacilitiesB-
Franklin County High School Rankings
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- A+119 Students
- B98 Students
- C96 Students
- A-73 Students
- A72 Students
- A+67 Students
- C66 Students
- B+46 Students
- A-39 Students
- B+39 Students
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
- Very Good109
Franklin County has provided me with a great education for the area that it is in. I am fortunate enough to have had a school that employees for the most part well qualified teachers and allows students access to many programs at Virginia Western Community College. However, the AP program at my school is sad. I feel as if the school is trying to phase out AP classes and replace them with Duel Enrollment ones when those classes simply cannot be compared. There are no college bound classes here either which is unfortunate for students who simply cannot fit another AP class in their schedule but have no business being in a regular English or history class. Overall, I think that Franklin County should reevaluate its academics and realize that there are many intelligent students in the school, but given the class options and lack of adequate support to the AP program these kids are not able to flourish academically.
- 22 days ago
Franklin County High School has a fair amount of clubs and organizations. Our administration enjoys getting involved and helping any way that they can. Our school has right many clubs, giving a variety to students to involve themselves in. There's something for everyone! One of the most successful clubs at our school would be FFA (Future Farmers of America), because many students that attend Franklin County High School have an interest in learning about tractors, animals etc. FFA has an annual "Tractor Day", which allows students to bring their own family tractors to school and show them off. This gets a lot of the students involved.
- High School Senior
- Mar 22 2015
The teachers that do take their classes seriously go into amazing depth on their lessons, using real world examples, and simplify their examples if needed for struggling students. Most of these teachers are the extra-curricular and at Franklin County those are the classes with the least amount of funds. But they have money to pay new coaches and such for our athletics. My drawing teacher is remarkable in her teaching styles because not only is she visual but for the people who are verbal learners she teaches amazing in depth lectures about each of our projects. She gives us full access to online sources to help with our ideas and supports every student. She also uses vocabulary that she was taught in her art classes in college. Other teachers I have had in the past grade on random she calls it class participation but if you voice your opinion on a subject related topic she takes off points if she doesn't agree. I had a Geometry teacher and everyone who has had her in the past has failed their SOLs. She was never available for one on one teaching. She didn't care about students as individuals, her grading was never done on time slots but at random. I have never failed an SOL. She didnt have a teaching style and most of the time didn't understand what she was talking about. She would explain a method one way then go back and look at her notes and make us rewrite everything (On more than one occasion). Most teachers in the math department students agree that they do not know how to prepare us for these tests. At Franklin County a few students and I tried to stand up for ourselves and go to administration only to be pushed out. This high school looks at their students as numbers and treats us the same. We have no funding but for the athletes, the people on top are all cheerleaders mothers and fans of sports. People with money are treated better at this school.
- High School Junior
- Dec 26 2015