Franklin High School in Seattle, WA - Niche

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Franklin High School is a public school in Seattle, Washington. It has 1,415 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 74% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 195 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 195 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: This school gives students opportunities to engage with one another through activities.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at Franklin was great. If I could do it again, I would go to Franklin. The teachers are great and care about the development of their students.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Food: If you are concerned about how many calories you eat I'll suggest going off campus to buy your lunch. The food is repetitive every week.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The school disciplinary staff meets the expectations but do not apply the same rules equally to everyone.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: The soccer and lacrosse field is in great conditions. Also, the basketball court is new and looks great.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Mercer Middle School 1 mi. 920
3.66 Washington Middle School 2 mi. 1,121
4.00 Garfield High School 2 mi. 1,723
3.00 Cleveland High School 2 mi. 823
3.33 Sealth High School 4 mi. 1,232

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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 Cleveland High School Garfield High School Mercer Middle School Sealth High School Washington Middle School
Asian 53.0% 4.7% 35.0% 21.0% 52.0% 16.0% 23.0%
African American 30.0% 15.2% 40.0% 30.0% 26.0% 23.0% 29.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 24.5% 11.0% 7.0% 13.0% 20.0% 10.0%
White 5.0% 51.6% 4.0% 37.0% 4.0% 31.0% 29.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 6.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 2.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0%


Grade 9 26.6%
Grade 10 24.3%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 25.3%

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 24 responses

  • 38% Yes
  • 54% Not sure.
  • 8% No

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

  • 64% School spirit, community, diversity, friendliness
  • 23% Cultural Heritage Month assemblies
  • 9% There is SO much cultural diversity.
  • 5% Assemblies that are not serious

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

  • 92% This school is very poor and has a low budget.
  • 8% Teachers make students feel like they aren't smart

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 93% Diversity
  • 7% School Spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 87% Diverse
  • 13% Spirit

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Do your work then you will not slack off
  • 43% Don't skip class
  • 7% Not everyone you enter with, you graduate with

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 85% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.