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Franklin County High School is a public school in Rocky Mount, Virginia. It has 2,222 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 82% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 221 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 221 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 2
    Extracurriculars: I never joined any clubs because there was no incentive to do something at the school outside of the classroom. They weren't interesting and were more of cliques than actual clubs.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Educational Outcomes: Like any school, there were some teachers who really tried to help prepare students for life after college, and some who weren't as helpful. To get the helpful ones, you had to take advanced courses - which I don't think should be the case. Every teacher should be trying to prepare every student for the real world.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school is just like every other school and they do the best they can with so many students.
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Food: It's schoom food, it's going to be bad.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Sometimes the rules are enforced and sometimes they aren't.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Patrick Henry High School 18 mi. 2,024
2.66 William Byrd High School 19 mi. 1,131
2.66 Bassett High School 19 mi. 1,229
2.33 William Fleming High School 22 mi. 1,553
3.66 Salem High School 23 mi. 1,262

Around Franklin County High School

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


Female 49%
Male 50%


Grade 9 29.1%
Grade 10 24.6%
Grade 11 22.5%
Grade 12 23.9%

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 21 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 39% Very supportive teachers
  • 26% There is a lot of students
  • 17% It has achieved a good repuation becasue of grades
  • 9% The handful of the truly amazing teachers
  • 9% Some harder classes and a few good teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 26% Food served to the students
  • 23% Too many students in our school
  • 16% Really big campus
  • 13% The campus is usually dirty, inside and out.
  • 10% Most staff
  • 6% Cold in the winter, hot in the summer
  • 3% Not enough job specific electives
  • 3% Close minded students

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 31% We are all one big team
  • 25% Our wide variety of class choices
  • 19% We have more electives focusing in ag skills
  • 19% It is a lot bigger than other schools
  • 6% AP program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Overpopulated
  • 25% Positive
  • 25% Friendly
  • 6% Average

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 62% Apply yourself and you will find the right classes
  • 25% Pick the right classes
  • 12% Be kind to others and you will be treated the same

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 13 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 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.