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 165 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 165 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My experiences at this school have been nothing but amazing. I was very involved in high school. For example, I have played field hockey, softball and ran track. I was also part of the mentor program which was to help incoming freshman if they had any questions about the school or if they needed any help. At Franklin Towne, the faculty, staff and the students make you feel at home and there is no better feeling than that and the staff is always there when you need help with anything.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Super strict school that was all about the academics. Make sure you're prepared to study a lot as they will push you to get great test scores to meet their reputation.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love my school because it was so focused
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I wouldn't wanna be at any other high school then ftc! I love my ftc family!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The four years I spent at Franklin Towne have been great. I love their sports and the activities they do to make sure we are interacting with one another. The teachers there are really nice and will do anything to help you in getting good grades or getting in to college. The staff and security guards are also very helpful and always full of energy. The school is a good environment to be around because we have the student union where we can watch TV, play pool or ping pong, and do homework. My guidance councilor is so nice and helpful in getting me all the answers I need and is good when I need someone to talk to. So Franklin towne had been a good 4 years that I spent their.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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
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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


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%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 8.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 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 21 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 39% We're like one big family
  • 33% Academics.
  • 28% 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 19 responses

  • 42% The teachers are more involved with students
  • 26% The 80 min blocks gives students more time to lear
  • 21% The teachers are incredible
  • 11% The academics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 57% Focused,involved, and organized
  • 14% Focused
  • 14% Involved
  • 14% 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 15 responses

  • 60% I love everything about this school.
  • 27% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 7% I hate everything about this school.