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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Franklin County High School is an above average, public school located in Rocky Mount, VA. It has 2,083 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

Franklin County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1140
288 responses
Average ACT
25
51 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$34,205
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$648
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,500
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 104 responses
  • The pep rallies
    18%
  • Senior privilages
    16%
  • Drive your tractor to school day
    14%
  • Homecoming week and prom
    13%
  • Home-coming week
    11%
  • High School Band Classic-Marching band performance
    9%
  • Field trips
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,083
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,529
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
60%
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
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,760/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Despite having a rough time mentally, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with FCHS. I had teachers who were vital to me becoming who I am in all of the best ways, such as the choir teacher, who shaped me into a leader that I never couldve achieved with the amount of anxiety struggles that I’ve had in my life, and the art teacher who was the friend that I needed so badly. It was an amazing school with amazing faculty and a BEAUTIFUL campus! Almost a college campus. Loved it!
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Like many other schools Franklin County High School has its flaws. It lacks in teachers and administrators who actually care and wish to help you, and the same could be said for their guidance department. It also unfortunately lacks in supporting the artistic clubs around the school while the average sports teams receive an abundance of praise. However, it does excel in providing college courses for students to take. Even though this high school does have improvements to be made, it gives many great opportunities to its student with regard to college, internships, and careers. This school also provides helpful CET programs.
My experience with Franklin County High School was pretty good. The school gives you a wide variety of different classes to choose from, which is incredible to help reach your lifelong goal for life. Also, most of the teachers there are almost always willing to help with students, even if they need a little extra push. The students most definitely is the teachers number one priority, which is an amazing thing to feel. When it comes to the students, most of them are friendly and there is a wide variety of friendship click. I truly do not have really anything bad to say about Franklin County High School, my overall experience was pretty incredible.