Franklin High School is a highly rated, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 1,745 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Franklin High School Rankings
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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.37 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 103 responsesReport
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.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 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.52 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
Franklin High School Reviews
The administration is competent enough to keep things running, but in my time there, while the schedule itself became consistent, they cut passing periods in half on a fairly large campus. I rated the sports teams lower because they disproportionately get more funding compared to arts and CTE programs, and the proof is in the pudding, the pudding being the renovations to the building. I felt extremely unprepared to go to college afterwards, I ended up taking 3 years off to figure out if I even wanted to go. Lunches always made me nauseous. The computers never worked so assignments I'd normally be able to finish in 20 minutes took two to three class periods to complete.
For the average high school, Franklin ranks high. Franklin high school ranks highly for academics, and has many events for students throughout the year. However, the teachers at Franklin and all over Portland Public Schools are systemically oppressing historically oppressed groups, from female students to african-american students. I do recognize that these problems exist in high schools across the nation and that compared to other schools, Franklin is amazing for almost everything else. As a part of Franklins leadership program, I know first hand all the events put on by our school. This combined with the numerous AP classes offered makes Franklin one of the best public high schools in Oregon, but with the problems that continue to occur concerning groups that have traditionally been oppressed, I cannot in good conscience give Franklin a fifth and final star.
I have had many experiences at Franklin High School only being a Sophomore but the one thing that stands out is how the teachers interact with the students. Their teaching skills are beyond what I expected high school to be like and I’m so grateful to be attending this school. Teachers work with the students and they get on the same level as the student and help explain things almost all the time. On the negative note, something that has occurred at Franklin is that there isn’t enough school spirit. I’ve noticed that a fair amount of students get angered at assemblies occurring for important, fun events that the school holds and puts on for us students. Those assemblies are specifically for students and they’re there because it’s something fun to go out of class to and it’s almost always lighthearted with games and music and small speeches referring to events that’ll happen soon.