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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Franklin Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Wake Forest, NC. It has 1,644 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
648 Flaherty Ave
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Telephone
(919) 570-8262
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Franklin Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
131 responses
Average ACT
27
65 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$85,155
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,037
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,600
National
$184,700

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.31 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • Musical Theatre Productions.
    18%
  • Ball games. Band concerts. School musicals.
    16%
  • Theatre Arts Productions
    15%
  • Quarterly Arts Showcases
    13%
  • Powder Puff
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,644
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Franklin Academy is blessed with several advantages: iPads for all students, well-funded art departments, and teachers who typically grade assignments a few days after submission. However, the administration is unimpressive. Most students cannot recall a time the administration set forth a rule that was helpful, nor can they distinguish a truly unjust or unreasonable motion. While some students and teachers feel like they cannot express themselves because of guidelines set by said administration, it is often because of a minor issue that is more aggravating and restricting than unreasonable or offensive. For example, unnaturally colored hair or facial piercings are prohibited. The hoodies sold by Franklin Academy will not be dress code compliant in the 2018 school year. Backpacks are not allowed to be carried around the halls during class. Overall, Franklin Academy provides a great education for its students yet its codes and guidelines are annoying and irritating.
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Good experience! Well prepared for college ( engineering). The leadership opportunities in clubs were helpful in getting into colleges. The senior project was great to show leadership and writing skills and presentation confidence. Going to Imagineers at Disney was once in a lifetime experience.Faculty care about your success and provide mentorship.
Math classes allow for AP placement into the college level. English writing courses prepare you for MLA format in college and I even had to assist other students who he no experience with MLA.
The academics here are excellent. I feel very prepared for college and life. The teachers are kind and easy to approach. They also are willing to help with a variety of problems you may have during high school. The workload can be a lot, but it teaches you organization and time management. I have had a very good experience at Franklin Academy and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an academically strong school.