Franklin High School in Seattle, WA - Niche

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Franklin High School is a public school in Seattle, Washington. It has 1,448 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 200 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 200 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I think my experience at this school has been pretty good. I honestly didn't think I would like it when I first came here since I didn't come in with a lot of friends but unlike the negative stigma around the students here, many of them are down to earth. There are a lot of different cliques here and the Asians tend to stick together the most except for the popular ones, they're a lot more outgoing. The orchestra isn't the best one in the school district but we all have a pretty good bond with each other and currently improving the group. Best class I've taken so far is AP European History. Ms. Dunn really changed my life and she's by far my most favorite teacher at Franklin. If you're a freshman and is deciding which academy to join, don't be afraid of Humanities. There's this negative stigma that it's the hardest academy but honestly, if you work hard and focus, it'll be easy to pass and you'll enjoy all the seminars that we have.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I was a student of Franklin High School few years ago, and I really liked this school. The teachers were very nice, they took care for students and helped them learn better. By my own experiences, I was a immigrant, and I didn't know any English when I come to America, life was hard for me both in school and in working. However, the teachers in this school had tutor in every class to help students like me, and I felt very happy about that. Moreover, students in this schools were very friendly. If I could choose my high school all over again, I still choose Franklin High School.
    • 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

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Garfield High School 2 mi. 1,671
3.00 Cleveland High School 2 mi. 838
4.00 Mercer Island High School 4 mi. 1,456
3.33 Chief Sealth International High School 5 mi. 1,274
2.66 West Seattle High School 4 mi. 974

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


Male 53%
Female 46%

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 53.0% 4.8% 17.0% 39.0% 20.0% 19.0% 17.0%
African American 28.0% 15.0% 20.0% 36.0% 31.0% 1.0% 18.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 25.0% 22.0% 11.0% 7.0% 2.0% 13.0%
White 5.0% 51.0% 31.0% 5.0% 36.0% 73.0% 44.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 4.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 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 29 responses

  • 45% Yes
  • 45% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 58% School spirit, community, diversity, friendliness
  • 16% Cultural Heritage Month assemblies
  • 13% Assemblies that are not serious
  • 13% There is SO much cultural diversity.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 67% This school is very poor and has a low budget.
  • 10% This school doesnt have swimming pool for student
  • 5% Many parents have to work multiple jobs
  • 5% The food is terrible.
  • 5% Some students don't believe in themselves.
  • 5% There's not a lot of school spirit.
  • 5% Teachers make students feel like they aren't smart

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 90% Diversity
  • 10% School Spirit

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 85% Diverse
  • 15% Spirit

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 42% Do your work then you will not slack off
  • 37% Don't skip class
  • 21% Not everyone you enter with, you graduate with

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.