Franklin Towne Charter High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,190
  • Type
    Public, Charter, Coed
  • Reviews
    206 3.9
  • Ranking

Franklin Towne Charter High School is a public, charter, coed school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 1,190 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 206 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5301 Tacony St Building 108
Philadelphia, PA 19137
(215) 289-5000

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 206 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: For the most part , teachers do their job and going out of their way to make sure a student struggling doesn't struggle. They take time in helping a student on their own hours. They give a lot of work for students to do. The teachers are good at Franklin Towne, they actively engage with their students.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: People are always going to get bullied no matter what. Overall the building is pretty safe doors with outside access are always locked and only accessible to faculty. The school nurses actually are terrible they do nothing to help but offer cough drops. They can't take proper height or weight.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Best buddies is probably most popular. Most clubs have hands on activities a lot of students are committed to. Historical society is really interesting they tour downtown Philly museums and historical spots.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I personally didn't like the school. I had a few favorite teachers who really had an impact on my learning. One of my favorite classes I was given was Civics. I feel like it's a really great class that everyone should experience just to understand political aspects. My whole four years I only had one good friend. The kids are not that great. I wouldn't go back because the CEO has favorites who can get away with murder. The students are a bunch of pot heads and alcoholics. I feel like a lot of the kids are idiots and most of them don't do their work by themselves. This school is too easygoing and everyone including teachers get away with too much.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: A lot of the teachers are very knowledgeable and have much experience, in which they share with their students. Franklin Towne teachers have the option to give retests to failing students and usually they care enough for the students to pass so they will offer tutoring and the retest. Teachers keep students engaged in discussions and class activities. They are usually almost always available after school for extra help and make that known to any interested students. They take a while to enter grades in. Most teachers I've had keep class interesting and try their hardest to keep everyone engaged. Overall Ftc teachers I think genuinely care about their students. It was easy to build good relationships with ftc teachers they're really easy to talk to and get in contact with.

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2.33 Maritime Academy Charter School 0 mi. 780
First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School 1 mi. 1,290
2.00 Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School 1 mi. 645
1.66 Frankford High School 1 mi. 1,348
2.00 Samuel Fels High School 3 mi. 1,302

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

Gender

Gender
Female 56%
Male 43%

Student Diversity

Franklin Towne Charter High School United States Pennsylvania First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School Frankford High School Maritime Academy Charter School Samuel Fels High School Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
White 75.0% 51.0% 71.2% 20.0% 8.0% 42.0% 3.0% 0%
Hispanic 14.0% 25.0% 9.2% 25.0% 33.0% 23.0% 19.0% 3.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 13.3% 41.0% 54.0% 27.0% 66.0% 95.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 3.5% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0% 8.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.7% 8.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 31.8%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 22.7%
Grade 12 19.8%

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 31 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 16% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 38% We're like one big family
  • 34% Academics.
  • 25% Everyone is basically friendly. We're a community
  • 3% School spirit

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

  • 47% Favoritism
  • 37% Not many options for lunch
  • 11% Strict
  • 5% Racism

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

  • 48% The teachers are more involved with students
  • 26% The 80 min blocks gives students more time to lear
  • 19% The teachers are incredible
  • 7% The academics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 63% Focused,involved, and organized
  • 13% Focused
  • 13% Involved
  • 10% Helpful

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

  • 74% Get to know your teachers and don't be afraid
  • 21% The school pick favorites
  • 5% If you are African-American, there IS racism

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 48% I love everything about this school.
  • 35% 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.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.