Franklin Towne Charter High School in Philadelphia, PA - Niche

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Franklin Towne Charter High School is a public charter 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 201 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 201 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Ftchs is very safe and has good health.There are two wonderful ful time nurses on duty all day, so you can go to them when ever you get hurt or sick and they will help you out with all of your needs. We have about ten security guards which keep the students safe. Also we have regular fire drills and other school shooter drills in place. We also have many security cameras and all the doors are locked so you have to swipe an id to get in or out.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is the best i have ever attended. There is an equal mix of fun and education which makes it pleaseing to arrive ar Franklin Towne Charter High School every day vright and eaely in the morning. This school want to see the best that we can do right now and in the future. They strive to help us achieve what we want to do after school such a college or a career.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Teachers: All if the teachers are very nice and very helpful. They will go above and beyond for you and all of your need that need to be fit.They are all very approachable if you need any help inside or outside of the class room. They are also very intelligent and want to see the best for you so they hepl you achieve what you want to achieve. Overall, Ftchs teacers are the best teachers ever and there is no doubt about that.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are a lot of different clubs and activities and they are constantly working on making more clubs so everyone can find something interesting.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I loved the school, i learned a lot, and i had a great time at all the school activities that I've been to.

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


Female 56%
Male 43%

Student Diversity

Franklin Towne Charter High School United States 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% 20.0% 8.0% 42.0% 3.0% 0%
Hispanic 14.0% 25.0% 25.0% 33.0% 23.0% 19.0% 3.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 41.0% 54.0% 27.0% 66.0% 95.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0% 8.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 8.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 0%


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 30 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 39% We're like one big family
  • 35% Academics.
  • 26% Everyone is basically friendly. We're a community

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 26 responses

  • 46% The teachers are more involved with students
  • 27% The 80 min blocks gives students more time to lear
  • 19% The teachers are incredible
  • 8% The academics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 66% Focused,involved, and organized
  • 14% Focused
  • 10% 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 22 responses

  • 50% I love everything about this school.
  • 36% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 5% I hate everything about this school.