285 reviews
  1. Franklin County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
700 Tanyard Rd
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Telephone
(540) 483-0221
Website
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Franklin County High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1100
117 responses
Average ACT
25
27 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
  • The pep rallies
    20%
  • Drive your tractor to school day
    16%
  • Senior privilages
    16%
  • Homecoming week and prom
    13%
  • High School Band Classic-Marching band performance
    11%
  • Home-coming week
    11%
  • Field trips
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,157
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,784
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,861/ year
National
$11,890
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses

Franklin County High School Reviews

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Franklin County has provided me with a great education for the area that it is in. I am fortunate enough to have had a school that employees for the most part well qualified teachers and allows students access to many programs at Virginia Western Community College. However, the AP program at my school is sad. I feel as if the school is trying to phase out AP classes and replace them with Duel Enrollment ones when those classes simply cannot be compared. There are no college bound classes here either which is unfortunate for students who simply cannot fit another AP class in their schedule but have no business being in a regular English or history class. Overall, I think that Franklin County should reevaluate its academics and realize that there are many intelligent students in the school, but given the class options and lack of adequate support to the AP program these kids are not able to flourish academically.
Franklin County High School has a fair amount of clubs and organizations. Our administration enjoys getting involved and helping any way that they can. Our school has right many clubs, giving a variety to students to involve themselves in. There's something for everyone! One of the most successful clubs at our school would be FFA (Future Farmers of America), because many students that attend Franklin County High School have an interest in learning about tractors, animals etc. FFA has an annual "Tractor Day", which allows students to bring their own family tractors to school and show them off. This gets a lot of the students involved.
The teachers that do take their classes seriously go into amazing depth on their lessons, using real world examples, and simplify their examples if needed for struggling students. Most of these teachers are the extra-curricular and at Franklin County those are the classes with the least amount of funds. But they have money to pay new coaches and such for our athletics. My drawing teacher is remarkable in her teaching styles because not only is she visual but for the people who are verbal learners she teaches amazing in depth lectures about each of our projects. She gives us full access to online sources to help with our ideas and supports every student. She also uses vocabulary that she was taught in her art classes in college. Other teachers I have had in the past grade on random she calls it class participation but if you voice your opinion on a subject related topic she takes off points if she doesn't agree. I had a Geometry teacher and everyone who has had her in the past has failed their SOLs. She was never available for one on one teaching. She didn't care about students as individuals, her grading was never done on time slots but at random. I have never failed an SOL. She didnt have a teaching style and most of the time didn't understand what she was talking about. She would explain a method one way then go back and look at her notes and make us rewrite everything (On more than one occasion). Most teachers in the math department students agree that they do not know how to prepare us for these tests. At Franklin County a few students and I tried to stand up for ourselves and go to administration only to be pushed out. This high school looks at their students as numbers and treats us the same. We have no funding but for the athletes, the people on top are all cheerleaders mothers and fans of sports. People with money are treated better at this school.