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.
Franklin Central High School Rankings
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- A423 Students
- B362 Students
- B+359 Students
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- B-174 Students
- C+103 Students
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.79 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.79 responses
- 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
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.
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.