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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Franklin Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 2,659 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
6215 S Franklin Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46259
Telephone
(317) 862-6646
Website

Franklin Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1160
334 responses
Average ACT
25
195 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,709
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$840
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 174 responses
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  • Riley week/dance marathon
    18%
  • Athletic Events
    16%
  • Spirit days
    14%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Plays
    11%
  • Show Choir competitions
    7%
  • Art Show
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,659
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,648/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.79 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.79 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.79 responses
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Franklin Central High School Reviews

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Franklin Central has an amazing staff! My teachers have never hesitated to help me when I struggled with a concept. The teachers really care about what is going on in your life and connecting with you, not just lecturing at you all class. The classes I have taken have prepared me for college. The only thing I wish Franklin Central could do better at is controlling sports events. I stopped going to a lot of football and basketball games because they got out of hand and people were doing certain things that are not legal. This resulted in a not very exciting environment. Aside from the sports, academics have never been a problem at Franklin Central and I am honored to be apart of this school.
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Franklin Central Administration seems to be more worried about their 100% graduation rate and giving student's any diploma without concern for how they will fair once they leave high school. I have a daughter, with an IEP, that is capable of attending college. She would like to take C-Nine classes and was told by her counselor that she could get a Tech diploma and doesn't have to take a foreign language, in fact, didn't recommend it. Doesn't she need that to attend any 4 year college? I just don't believe they put kids first!
In my time at Franklin Central High School I have experienced many improvements, especially in the last year. Under the administration of a new principal, our school began the "Bring Your Own Device" program in the Fall of 2018 which makes learning more convenient for the students and teachers. Additionally, as a member of the National Honor Society, I was given the opportunity to paint motivational murals on the walls of the bathrooms, which not only presented positive messages for students but also significantly decreased negative vandalism. I was heavily involved in both tennis and orchestra and although I was pleased with my experiences, I would like to see a more balanced budget towards the performing arts.