Franklin Towne Charter High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,013
  • Type
    Public, Charter
  • Reviews
    159 3.8
  • Ranking

Franklin Towne Charter High School is a public charter school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 1,013 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 159 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 159 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I could not have sent Shelby to an all around better high school.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: it's such a great school, from the beginning of freshman year my grades increased drastically due to how determined and involved the teachers are. if i could go back in time and restart highschool i'd definitely choose franklin towne again.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I loved the educations that I received at Franklin Towne Charter High School. If I needed help I knew who to go to. The teachers there are very helpful. My brother is attending in September and I am excited for him. I hope he has the same experience that I did.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Franklin Towne is my greatest decision ever!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Food: The food is pretty good. Not the worst lunch ever.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Maritime Academy Charter School 0 mi. 773
1.66 Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School 1 mi. 591
1.66 Samuel Fels High School 3 mi. 1,362
2.00 Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School 2 mi. 1,266
2.66 Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational/Technical School 3 mi. 680

Around Franklin Towne Charter High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 57%
Male 42%

Student Diversity

Franklin Towne Charter High School United States Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School Jules E. Mastbaum Area Vocational/Technical School Maritime Academy Charter School Samuel Fels High School Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
White 77.0% 51.0% 1.0% 2.0% 40.0% 2.0% 0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 81.0% 38.0% 22.0% 21.0% 5.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 14.0% 56.0% 32.0% 64.0% 94.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 9.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.3%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 25.1%
Grade 12 23.0%

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 15 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 20% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 38% We're like one big family
  • 38% Academics.
  • 23% Everyone is basically friendly. We're a community

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 54% Favoritism
  • 38% Not many options for lunch
  • 8% Racism

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 46% The teachers are more involved with students
  • 23% The 80 min blocks gives students more time to lear
  • 15% The academics
  • 15% The teachers are incredible

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 53% Focused,involved, and organized
  • 20% Focused
  • 13% Involved
  • 13% Helpful

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 77% Get to know your teachers and don't be afraid
  • 15% The school pick favorites
  • 8% If you are African-American, there IS racism

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% I love everything about this school.
  • 22% 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.
  • 11% I hate everything about this school.