Franklin Towne Charter High School

222 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Charter
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
5301 Tacony St Building 108
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Telephone
(215) 289-5000
Website
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Franklin Towne Charter High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1000
123 responses
Average ACT
22
10 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
AP Enrollment
7%
AP Exam Pass Rate
67%
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    55%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    33%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    13%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
  • Carnival day and spirit week
    43%
  • School dances
    23%
  • Overnight dance a thon
    17%
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl
    9%
  • NHS trips to the Ronald McDonald house.
    4%
  • None
    2%
  • Prom
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,190
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,328
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,810/ year
National
$11,890
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses

Reviews

222 reviews
  • Excellent
    76
  • Very Good
    79
  • Average
    54
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    4
I personally love Franklin Towne Charter. The teachers are constantly prepping the students for college and keystone testing all throughout the year. When you become a senior, it is required that the student and parents come in for a meeting to discuss colleges, which makes it feel like the parents are also involved. By the time most kids graduate from Franklin Towne Charter, they are ready and prepared to go off to college. Everywhere you go in the school, there is school spirit and kids/teachers wearing Towne logos. The food is nutritionist and there is even a day (Wednesday) dedicated to tutoring the students and making them better in their schoolwork. Even the sports prosper in excellence, winning championships each year for all different types of sports.
  • Senior
  • 23 days ago
Franklin towne is overall one of the best schools to go too. The school holds it's students to a high standard, teachers spend countless hours of their own time to make sure students understands what they're learning in class or to just help a student if they need it. There is a numerous amount of sports, clubs, and activities that range from cooking club to flag football tournaments. Franklin Towne is beyond amazing at preparing students for college, they make sure students have all the materials they need for when they leave the school. The school is honestly a great school, the staff puts the students first and make sure to take in account of students opinions when making decisions. The only downside to Franklin Towne would be that students aren't able to use technology, for example, an iPad to read textbooks or laptops to take notes rather than notebooks but that still doesn't change the fact that Franklin towne is one of the best schools in the city.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
Saying Franklin Towne Charter High School was an excellent school would be an understatement. This school is one of the best, not only because it pushes the students to have outstanding academics, but it also in a way causes the students to have great personalities, along with behavior skills. Since Franklin Towne is a college prep school it does almost everything it can in order to strive their students to want to go to college along with helping them with every step of the way. A lot of people in the city of Philadelphia look at Franklin Towne as a strict high school, somewhere they would not want to go, however those who attend this school come out intelligent and prepared for college. Franklin Towne is no doubt an amazing school.
  • Senior
  • 13 days ago