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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Franklin Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Wake Forest, NC. It has 1,639 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 64% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.

Franklin Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
64%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
151 responses
Average ACT
27
76 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$88,394
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,083
National
$949
Median Home Value
$285,000
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 128 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
1,639
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Overall going to Franklin academy has been an interesting experience. The school has an outstanding academic focus. They give many opportunities for students improve their grade with giving them the option of tutoring from both teachers and fellow peers. While the school is very academically focused, we lack the involvement of sports. Sports are available to students however the spirit and involvement with student body lacking.
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As a middle school student at Franklin Academy the people are polite, nice, caring, etc. The main overall "problem" for me is the diversity of people, but this is also coming from someone of color so what a problem is to me may not be to you. I am one of somewhere near 6-7 african americans. Not including other races but trust me there are no more than 15 people of other races in my grade. But other than that I really don't have a problem. The staff is great, the food is actual food and not that weird cafeteria stuff. So if you are considering joining you definitely should try.
I like how this school is a very safe and a smaller school. It isn’t too big of a school where you know no one, but one where you can know almost everybody and meet a lot of people without getting too caught up or lost in the shuffle of thousands of kids. The school is tough academically but prepares you for your future. The administration is tough and there isn’t much room to have to much fun at all. Overall it is a good school for your future but not so much socially.