Franklin High School

267 reviews
  1. Seattle Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
3013 South Mt Baker Bv
Seattle, WA 98144
Telephone
(206) 252-6150

Franklin High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1070
84 responses
Average ACT
23
26 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
AP Enrollment
39%
AP Exam Pass Rate
33%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    3%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    16%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    79%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    3%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
  • Spirit Assemblies
    40%
  • Sport Games
    17%
  • Cultural Heritage Month
    16%
  • School Dances
    12%
  • School Plays
    12%
  • Multi-Cultural Night
    2%
  • Talent Shows
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,307
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,994
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,436/ year
National
$11,890
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses

Reviews

267 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    99
  • Average
    125
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    7
There are many options at school that appeal to each and every student. There is Lion Dance Club, Dance Posse, Key Club, National Honors Society, G.L.O.W (Gay, Lesbian, or Whatever), Earth Corps, Asian Student Association, etc. After school you can go to room 206 for tutoring help. Many students help tutor other students!
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
My overall experience at Franklin is great. I will never forgot all my teachers, my counselor and my friends because everyone support me everyone I need it. Some of my greatest experience were being involve at Franklin clubs in which it make me learn about different cultures and my own culture but I think the clubs were great because everyone that was involved love to participate and wanted to be involve with the club. This school is a great school because of how everyone single one is someone that makes you feel that they are your family, this school doesn't make distinction between students, like Franklin says we are a Community and that word no other school will understand. I would definitely choose this school and spend 4 years in this school because Franklin is a school that if you ever make mistakes they will keep enforce you to do better everytime which I think every student needs that help and at Franklin you will never be alone.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
Depending on the club you're in, the required level of commitment could vary. This also goes for adminstration support. One example would be Asian Student Association. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities through this club and has the Humanities Junior/Senior Language Arts teacher for their advisor. This is one of the more popular clubs at Franklin. Another popular organization would be X-Bot, where students who are interested in engineering get to work hands on with robotics engineering as well as support from Microsoft engineers. On the otherhand, Black Student Union is a club that gets a good amount of admistration support but is not that popular. The level of commitment is unrealistic, most students don't join or don't participate. The Gay-Straight Alliance is now called GLOW (Gay Lesbian or Whatever). This was once a popular club but as of recently, it's popularity has gone down. They have also gotten negative feedback for their club name because students feel as if it doesn't represent the rest of the queer community. There are plenty of other clubs and activities at Franklin that are extremely fun to be in but it depends on one's interest.
  • High School Junior
  • 10 months ago