Franklin High School in Seattle, WA - Niche

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Franklin High School is a public school in Seattle, Washington. It has 1,307 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 78% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 205 reviews written and they have been mixed.

3013 S Mt Baker Bv
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 252-6150

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3.4 from 205 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The environment is great and not restricted to cafeteria food as we can go out to have lunch. Teachers are great and there are lots of activities. I wish that the assemblies were a bit more fun.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: As ASB President, I have enacted great policies that both improve school spirit and increase student recognition, but there's still administration and student interactions that could be improved with friendlier encounters. Many teachers assume the worst in students because they've experienced many students lacking in motivation. The thing to remember, however, is that a few bad apples should not spoil experiences for everyone.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I am a bilingual student at Franklin High School, my experience at this school is that most of the teachers that I know are great, and friendly. The way that they teach make me understand every lesson, they help me improve my English skill, and they make me feel very comfortable sitting in the classroom.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school is unique because all the different types of people.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My school is very diverse. I enjoy meeting new people from different ethnic backgrounds.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Garfield High School 2 mi. 1,606
3.66 Cleveland High School 2 mi. 837
4.00 Mercer Island High School 4 mi. 1,384
3.66 Chief Sealth International High School 5 mi. 1,236
3.00 West Seattle High School 4 mi. 967

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


Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

Franklin High School United States Chief Sealth International High School Cleveland High School Garfield High School Mercer Island High School West Seattle High School
Asian 54.0% 4.8% 18.0% 42.0% 20.0% 20.0% 16.0%
African American 26.0% 15.0% 20.0% 35.0% 28.0% 1.0% 15.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 25.0% 24.0% 10.0% 8.0% 3.0% 12.0%
White 6.0% 51.0% 28.0% 5.0% 37.0% 71.0% 46.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 5.0% 3.0% 4.0% 2.0% 5.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.3%
Grade 10 24.6%
Grade 11 24.3%
Grade 12 25.7%

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 33 responses

  • 42% Yes
  • 45% Not sure.
  • 12% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 51% School spirit, community, diversity, friendliness
  • 19% There is SO much cultural diversity.
  • 16% Cultural Heritage Month assemblies
  • 14% Assemblies that are not serious

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

  • 49% This school is very poor and has a low budget.
  • 11% The food is terrible.
  • 11% There's not a lot of school spirit.
  • 9% Some students don't believe in themselves.
  • 9% Teachers make students feel like they aren't smart
  • 6% Many parents have to work multiple jobs
  • 6% This school doesnt have swimming pool for student

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 92% Diversity
  • 8% School Spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 88% Diverse
  • 12% Spirit

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

  • 43% Do your work then you will not slack off
  • 30% Don't skip class
  • 17% Not everyone you enter with, you graduate with
  • 9% Don't procrastinate

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 86% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.