Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,121
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    279 3.6
  • Ranking

Franklin County High School is a public coed school in Rocky Mount, Virginia. It has 2,121 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 80% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 279 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

700 Tanyard Rd
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
(540) 483-0221

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 279 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Student Culture & Diversity: The culture and diversity at FCHS is also great.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Academics: Franklin County High School has a great curriculum and the academics are great.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Franklin County High School is great when it comes the health and safety of the students, as well as, of faculty and staff.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are so many extracurricular activities to choose from at this school. From clubs to sports.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: The support and encouragement of the parents is what gets most of us students through.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Lee M. Waid Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Benjamin Franklin Middle School - East Hall Public, Coed
3.33 Benjamin Franklin Middle School - West Hall Public, Coed
3.00 Rocky Mount Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 The Gereau Center Public, Coed
2.66 Christian Heritage Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.33 Sontag Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Boones Mill Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Burnt Chimney Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Glade Hill Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Dudley Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Callaway Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Ferrum Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Patrick Henry High School 18 mi. 1,891
3.00 William Byrd High School 19 mi. 1,174
3.00 Bassett High School 19 mi. 1,171
2.66 William Fleming High School 22 mi. 1,438
3.66 Salem High School 23 mi. 1,200

Around Franklin County High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

Franklin County High School United States Virginia Bassett High School Patrick Henry High School Salem High School William Byrd High School William Fleming High School
White 81.0% 51.0% 52.2% 70.0% 49.0% 82.0% 85.0% 23.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 23.2% 16.0% 38.0% 8.0% 5.0% 57.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 4.7% 3.0% 2.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 13.1% 8.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 10.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 6.3% 0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 4.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 28.5%
Grade 10 26.5%
Grade 11 22.0%
Grade 12 22.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 23% Very supportive teachers
  • 20% There is a lot of students
  • 17% The handful of the truly amazing teachers
  • 17% It has achieved a good repuation becasue of grades
  • 13% Some harder classes and a few good teachers
  • 4% Wide range of extra circular activities
  • 4% School Spirit

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 20% Food served to the students
  • 20% Too many students in our school
  • 12% Really big campus
  • 11% Close minded students
  • 8% Not enough job specific electives
  • 8% Cold in the winter, hot in the summer
  • 6% Most staff
  • 6% The campus is usually dirty, inside and out.
  • 3% Not big enough school for the amount of students
  • 3% Student to teacher ratio is high
  • 2% Many students not driven-enough

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 29 responses

  • 31% It is a lot bigger than other schools
  • 17% We are all one big team
  • 17% We have more electives focusing in ag skills
  • 14% Our wide variety of class choices
  • 10% Agriculture Education
  • 7% Our school spirit is great.
  • 3% AP program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 46% Overpopulated
  • 21% Friendly
  • 18% Positive
  • 11% Average
  • 4% Different

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 52% Apply yourself and you will find the right classes
  • 20% Pick the right classes
  • 12% Be involved and be your own advocate when needed
  • 12% Be kind to others and you will be treated the same
  • 4% Be careful with which crowd you hangout with.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.