Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,222
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    237 3.6
  • Ranking

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 237 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 237 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • N/A
    Educational Outcomes: I have not yet graduated.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Franklin County is a great school. A variety of classes are offered to students. I would choose this school again because it's a beautiful campus, and it has put me on the path to my future.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: Our menus have changed, but for the better. Our school now has many fresher options for sides daily, such as carrot sticks, grapes, fresh strawberries etc. Salads are always available.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: My personal opinion is that the dress code is taken more seriously than bullying. Wearing jeans that have a little hole on the knee will get you a referral, while bullying will most likely be ignored. Our administration does an okay job with their duties.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: Our school sports/pep-rallies receive a lot of attention from students and faculty. Spirit Days are big days for our school, because students enjoy dressing up and going crazy for our school sports!

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Franklin County High School United States Bassett High School Patrick Henry High School Salem High School William Byrd High School William Fleming High School
White 82.0% 51.6% 72.0% 52.0% 82.0% 87.0% 23.0%
African American 9.0% 15.2% 15.0% 34.0% 9.0% 6.0% 59.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 24.5% 7.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0% 7.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.6% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 23 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 26% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 34% Very supportive teachers
  • 28% There is a lot of students
  • 17% It has achieved a good repuation becasue of grades
  • 10% The handful of the truly amazing teachers
  • 10% Some harder classes and a few good teachers

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 26% Food served to the students
  • 21% Too many students in our school
  • 15% Really big campus
  • 12% The campus is usually dirty, inside and out.
  • 9% Most staff
  • 9% Close minded students
  • 6% Cold in the winter, hot in the summer
  • 3% Not enough job specific electives

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 28% We are all one big team
  • 22% Our wide variety of class choices
  • 22% It is a lot bigger than other schools
  • 17% We have more electives focusing in ag skills
  • 6% AP program
  • 6% Our school spirit is great.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 39% Overpopulated
  • 28% Friendly
  • 22% Positive
  • 11% Average

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 61% Apply yourself and you will find the right classes
  • 28% Pick the right classes
  • 11% Be kind to others and you will be treated the same

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.