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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Franklin County High School is a public school located in Rocky Mount, VA. It has 2,163 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.
Address
700 Tanyard Rd
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Telephone
(540) 483-0221
Website
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Franklin County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1130
267 responses
Average ACT
24
51 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$28,919
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$626
National
$949
Median Home Value
$122,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
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
Report
  • 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
2,163
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
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
$44,538
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
$11,214/ 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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I graduated early from Franklin County High School. I wanted to get out of there as soon as possible! I wasn't happy, a lot of people were very close-minded. It is a small town where everybody knows everybody. The demographics range from rednecks to city boys to foreigners to athletic people. This school is huge! My graduating class was around 500 people. I think because the school is so big it is hard to maintain friendships with people because you are so spread out. Location is beautiful!
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Franklin County High School is a 6A school with a very large campus. I really enjoyed having such an immense environment because it gives the school more of a college setting. All of the administration at Franklin County have a passion for what they do and are very caring to all the students. I do think that some of Franklin County High School needs remodeling or needs to be updated, due to it being an older school. I am very excited to go to college and experience everything the future holds for me, but Franklin County has been an amazing school.
Franklin County High School is a fairly large school for the area, but it is also the only High School in Franklin County. However, this school is spread out over 8-9 buildings with a very diverse range of courses to take, making it feel smaller than it really is. There are countless clubs (HOSA, Skills USA, FFA, ect.) available on campus, as well as extra-curricular activities (Drama, Odyssey of the Mind, ect.) a large band program (Marching Band, Indoor Drum Line, Jazz Band, Concert and Symphonic Bands, ect.) and athletics that are open to almost all students. Also, there are Pre-Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement, and College courses (with Dual-Enrollment options with the local community college) available to students looking for more challenging classes.