Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, VA - Niche

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Franklin County High School is a public 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 255 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.6 from 255 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Health & Safety: There have been multiple shooting threats. Nurses barely have funding. Bullying is awful. There are 4 cliques; Rich Girls, Country, Art Dorks, and Depressed. Not safe.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I still have yet to find the club for me. There isn't a variety. Its also really hard to find out about the clubs and were to go to get started. Fees also aren't mentioned until after you've joined.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Franklin County is unique in a agricultural way. Students are all very involved in the local crop and dairy farms. There are endless amount of clubs you can join for agricultural. Its not very diverse but the programs we have for agriculture and farming are excellent.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: 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
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school staff are great. And bullying isn't to bad. The main thing I don't like about my school is the way we treat the teachers sometimes. Some students are very disrespectful to our teachers. Another thing is the "clicks" at our school, each click makes the other clicks feel unwelcome. Which is hard for me because I can get along with almost any group of people. So when one group that I hangout with starts arguing with another it's hard for me because they make me feel like I have to pick between the two.

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Nearby Schools

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

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

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


Female 51%
Male 48%

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 81.0% 51.0% 70.0% 49.0% 82.0% 85.0% 23.0%
African American 9.0% 15.0% 16.0% 38.0% 8.0% 5.0% 57.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.0% 2.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 8.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 10.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 4.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 32 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 12% No

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

  • 25% Very supportive teachers
  • 20% There is a lot of students
  • 18% It has achieved a good repuation becasue of grades
  • 16% The handful of the truly amazing teachers
  • 14% 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 26 responses

  • 35% It is a lot bigger than other schools
  • 19% We are all one big team
  • 15% Our wide variety of class choices
  • 15% We have more electives focusing in ag skills
  • 8% Our school spirit is great.
  • 4% AP program
  • 4% Agriculture Education

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 48% Overpopulated
  • 24% Friendly
  • 20% Positive
  • 8% Average

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 26 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 77% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.