Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,172
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    248 3.6
  • Ranking

Franklin County High School is a public school in Rocky Mount, Virginia. It has 2,172 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 248 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 248 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I truly loved my high school. It was pretty large (population and campus), but it gave you an opportunity to meet a lot of people and find where you fit. The non-athletic activities were praised almost as highly as athletic, but equally recognized. What was expected from students each year increased in difficulty at a good pace and I felt well-prepared for college.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Its an okay school. The food could be better and the fact that it is the only public high school in the county means it is very crowded with over two thousand students.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: FCHS (VA) has many great characteristics like racial diversity, nice teachers, and varied courses, but overall it lacks open-minded students (and adults) and tends to pile too much stress on its students.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I enjoyed my time at the school and appreciate the experiences I earned there.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Too many parent are forcing their kids to take challenging class and do athletics. Boys are allowed to dress as they want, but girls are sent home for a small dress code issue.

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
3.33 Rocky Mount Elementary School Public
4.00 The Gereau Center 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
3.33 Ferrum Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Patrick Henry High School 18 mi. 1,947
2.66 William Byrd High School 19 mi. 1,182
2.66 Bassett High School 19 mi. 1,225
2.33 William Fleming High School 22 mi. 1,453
3.66 Salem High School 23 mi. 1,219

Around Franklin County High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

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% 51.0% 71.0% 51.0% 81.0% 87.0% 21.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 16.0% 35.0% 9.0% 6.0% 61.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 8.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0% 8.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 4.0% 2.0% 0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 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 28 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 25% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 30% Very supportive teachers
  • 23% There is a lot of students
  • 18% It has achieved a good repuation becasue of grades
  • 14% The handful of the truly amazing teachers
  • 14% Some harder classes and a few good teachers
  • 2% School Spirit

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 23% Food served to the students
  • 23% Too many students in our school
  • 13% Really big campus
  • 10% Close minded students
  • 8% Most staff
  • 8% The campus is usually dirty, inside and out.
  • 8% Not enough job specific electives
  • 6% Cold in the winter, hot in the summer
  • 2% Many students not driven-enough

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 35% It is a lot bigger than other schools
  • 22% We are all one big team
  • 17% Our wide variety of class choices
  • 13% We have more electives focusing in ag skills
  • 9% Our school spirit is great.
  • 4% AP program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 41% Overpopulated
  • 27% Friendly
  • 23% Positive
  • 9% Average

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 52% Apply yourself and you will find the right classes
  • 22% Pick the right classes
  • 13% Be involved and be your own advocate when needed
  • 13% Be kind to others and you will be treated the same

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 9% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.