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 198 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.4 from 198 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Our school is very diverse and even though many of the students' parents work multiple jobs to support their families and are unable to support their children at school events, classmates and teammates are very supportive of each other. We are able to go to teachers for support and they're always there to answer questions and get us through each class/day. There's a sense of community or better yet "Qmmunity" (because we are the Quakers, so Quaker Community) within this school. Our sports teams may not all be the best, but the welcome and support from teammates brings the players together into a family. I remember my mom trying to get me to go to a different High School but I was set on Franklin and I would not have it any other way for my high school life. I am a part of Franklin and Franklin is now a part of me.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Best part about going to this school was being surrounded by the same kids I went to middle school with. There was also the overall pride and excitement that came with going to a top boys athletic school, the anticipation of rivalry games was felt throughout the school.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Our school not very known to be good at sports
    • 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.

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 27 responses

  • 41% Yes
  • 48% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 61% School spirit, community, diversity, friendliness
  • 18% Cultural Heritage Month assemblies
  • 11% Assemblies that are not serious
  • 11% There is SO much cultural diversity.

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

  • 87% This school is very poor and has a low budget.
  • 7% Many parents have to work multiple jobs
  • 7% Teachers make students feel like they aren't smart

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 18 responses

  • 94% Diversity
  • 6% School Spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 89% Diverse
  • 11% Spirit

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 41% Do your work then you will not slack off
  • 35% Don't skip class
  • 24% Not everyone you enter with, you graduate with

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% 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.