Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, PA - Niche

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Franklin Regional Senior High School is a public school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. It has 1,221 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 82% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 263 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

3200 School Rd
Murrysville, PA 15668
(724) 327-5456

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3.7 from 263 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: some students are not very accepting
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I never felt unsafe in this school, and a variety of safety drills were routinely conducted throughout my 12 years of learning there. Occasional bullying happened, but it usually occurred outside of school or on social media, so it was not very visible in the physical school itself. If it did occur on the property, teachers or even other students would usually intervene to stop it. In terms of health, if you ever felt unwell you were always able to go to the nurse's office, and were allowed to decide on your own if you felt that you needed to go home early. As such, I never felt that I was not in control of my wellbeing.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: I always immensely enjoyed the extracurricular activities at this school, as they was always a myriad of programs and I was involved in many of them. They were varied and one could find a club related to almost any subject or cause that they were interested in. It was also relatively easy to participate in them as they were mostly held right after school and were a good balance between being active but not too demanding.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Almost every teacher I ever had was genuinely interested in relaying knowledge to their students and was especially intent on preparing them for college. Thanks to the great lengths many of my teachers went to in order to provide comprehensible lessons for us students, I am actually still doing fairly well in my college courses despite my slightly hectic schedule.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: After the stabbing, the school went back to the tougher security measures they ditched under a previous superintendent. The new security measures allow for better trained on-campus security and more security cameras. They employed an independent school security trainer who had a lot of experience with other schools and law enforcement. We still do not have metal detectors but I am not complaining. I wouldn't feel any safer with them anyway. I have little experience with the school nurse but I did get a physical one time from them and it was very easy and comfortable for me.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Franklin Regional Middle School Public
4.00 Newlonsburg Elementary School Public
Mother of Sorrows Elementary School Private, Religious
4.00 Sloan Elementary School Public
3.66 Level Green Elementary School Public
3.66 Stevenson Elementary School Public
3.66 Oblock Junior High School Public
3.66 Holiday Park Elementary School Public
4.00 University Park Elementary School Public
3.66 Sunrise Elementary School Public
Greater Works Christian School Private, Religious
3.66 Penn Middle School Public
3.66 McCullough Elementary School Public
3.00 Penn Trafford High School Public
Spectrum Charter School Public, Charter
3.33 Harrison Park Elementary School Public
4.00 Ramsey Elementary School Public
3.66 Dr. Cleveland Steward Jr. Elementary School Public
3.66 Gateway Senior High School Public
3.66 Moss Side Middle School Public
4.00 Gateway Middle School Public
3.33 Mamont Elementary School Public
3.66 Sheridan Terrace Elementary School Public
St. Bernadette Elementary School Private, Religious
3.66 Evergreen Elementary School Public
Christian Fellowship Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Pivik Elementary School Public
3.33 Trafford Middle School Public
3.66 Trafford Elementary School Public
2.66 Propel Pitcairn Charter School Public, Charter
Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children Private, Religious, Special Education
3.66 Norwin Senior High School Public
3.66 Hahntown Elementary School Public
3.66 Regency Park Elementary School Public
3.66 Norwin Middle School Public
3.33 Hillcrest Intermediate School Public
St. John the Baptist School Private, Religious
2.66 Jeannette McKee Middle School Public
2.33 Jeannette McKee Elementary School Public
Heritage Baptist Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Plum Senior High School Public
3.66 Center Elementary School Public
3.33 West Hempfield Elementary School Public
2.66 Washington Elementary School Public
2.33 Jeannette Senior High School Public
3.66 Stewartsville Elementary School Public
2.00 East Allegheny High School Public
2.33 Logan Middle School Public
3.33 West Hempfield Middle School Public
Praise Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Sunset Valley Elementary School Public
3.33 Propel Charter School - East Public, Charter
2.33 Penn Hills Senior High School Public
2.33 Linton Middle School Public
2.33 Fort Crawford School Public
Faith Christian School Private, Religious
2.66 Woodland Hills Academy Public
2.33 Wilkins Elementary School Public
Redeemer Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.66 Maxwell Elementary School Public
2.00 McClure Intermediate School Public
Francis Mcclure Primary School Public
Holy Family Institute - Turtle Creek Day School Private, Special Education
2.66 Penn Hebron Elementary Academy Public
3.33 Colfax Upper Elementary School Public
2.66 Green Valley Primary School Public
3.33 Greensburg-Salem High School Public
3.66 Nicely Elementary School Public
2.66 Forbes Elementary School Public
St. Angela Merici Elementary School Private, Religious
2.33 Shaffer Elementary School Public
St. Bartholomew School Private, Religious
Christ Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.66 Propel Charter School - Braddock Hills Public, Charter
Pace School Private, Special Education
2.66 Woodland Hills Senior High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Penn Trafford High School 5 mi. 1,360
3.66 Gateway Senior High School 5 mi. 1,255
3.66 Norwin Senior High School 8 mi. 1,644
3.00 Plum Senior High School 7 mi. 1,322
2.33 Penn Hills Senior High School 8 mi. 1,445

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Franklin Regional Senior High School United States Gateway Senior High School Norwin Senior High School Penn Hills Senior High School Penn Trafford High School Plum Senior High School
White 89.0% 51.0% 65.0% 96.0% 35.0% 97.0% 93.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.8% 6.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 21.0% 0% 61.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 4.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.2%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 26.3%

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 30 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 29% Quality of education
  • 27% Teachers/admin are very concerned and supportive
  • 19% Support
  • 15% Elective Classes
  • 10% Students

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

  • 27% Slow people causing you to be late for class
  • 23% The cafeteria
  • 13% Security too much now
  • 13% The restrictions
  • 13% Facilities
  • 10% Special treatment for sports members

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 33% Our grades
  • 30% Athletics specifically wrestling and football team
  • 26% Academic ability to suceed
  • 7% The academic level of our student athletes
  • 4% Franklin Regional Stabbing on April 9th, 2014

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 50% Driven
  • 42% What you make of it
  • 8% Diligent

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 56% Be prepared to work and get a quality education
  • 22% Stay organized!!!
  • 22% Use your resources

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 86% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.