Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    933
  • Type
    Public, Charter
  • Reviews
    146 3.8
  • Ranking

Franklin Towne Charter High School is a public charter school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has 933 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 83% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 146 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 146 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: Counselors are shi**y, teachers are okay, educational resources are great.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school is a National Blue Ribbon Award School for no apparent reason at all. The school is overrated. Majority of the teachers are crappy and lunch is disgusting. I regret applying to this school. It's local and crappy. Seriously... don't apply.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Food: The cafeteria is very clean and neat, the menu has some variety. However i feel there is too much weight on the healthy aspects of the food options because it limits what we can eat.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: The school is great and has taught me many important lessons and ideas. Its unique classes and college prep set up is very helpful and i wouldn't choose any other school.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers are caring and helpful, between after school tutoring sessions and beneficial class lessons.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School 0 mi. 567
2.33 Maritime Academy Charter School 0 mi. 742
2.00 James J. Sullivan School 0 mi. 650
2.00 Warren G. Harding Middle School 0 mi. 697
1.66 Mastery Charter School - Smedley Elementary School 1 mi. 704

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 59%
Male 40%

Overall Student Diversity

Franklin Towne Charter High School United States Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School James J. Sullivan School Maritime Academy Charter School Mastery Charter School - Smedley Elementary School Warren G. Harding Middle School
White 78.0% 51.6% 83.0% 18.0% 36.0% 4.0% 12.0%
Hispanic 11.0% 24.5% 7.0% 29.0% 20.0% 14.0% 29.0%
African American 6.0% 15.2% 6.0% 41.0% 40.0% 72.0% 54.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.7% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 9.0% 0% 7.0% 2.0%

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 13 responses

  • 54% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 23% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 45% Academics.
  • 36% We're like one big family
  • 18% Everyone is basically friendly. We're a community

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 45% Not many options for lunch
  • 45% Favoritism
  • 9% Racism

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 50% The teachers are more involved with students
  • 30% The 80 min blocks gives students more time to lear
  • 10% The academics
  • 10% The teachers are incredible

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 45% Focused,involved, and organized
  • 27% Focused
  • 18% Helpful
  • 9% Involved

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 70% Get to know your teachers and don't be afraid
  • 20% The school pick favorites
  • 10% If you are African-American, there IS racism

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 6 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% I love everything about this school.
  • 40% 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.
  • 20% I hate everything about this school.