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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Franklin Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 2,726 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

Franklin Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1170
424 responses
Average ACT
26
220 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
Median Household Income
$46,442
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Median Home Value
$129,300
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.48 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 186 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
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,726
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.56 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 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
$9,196/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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Franklin Central High School Reviews

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I really enjoyed my experience at FC. Honestly some of the best years although I didn’t always think that in the moment. The only things I feel are negative is that the school itself could use more improvement. We have extremely crowded halls and the condition of the classes in the main are not the best. The Freshman Academy is very nice. One other thing is that I feel some of the teachers did not help me when I needed it. They would be there for questions but when you asked them you didn’t always get an answer. Some teachers didn’t understand that some students have different learning styles which caused them to mainly focus on one way of learning and it caused the other students to not benefit from the class as much as they could have. I genuinely love the school and most of the teachers and I do not wish I went anywhere else, but like every school they still have some things to work on!
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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.
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!