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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Franklin High School is a highly rated, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 1,568 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
3905 SE 91st Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
Telephone
(503) 916-5140
Website

Franklin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1200
134 responses
Average ACT
26
103 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$61,532
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,109
National
$949
Median Home Value
$352,700
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Multicultural assembly
    19%
  • Teacher/student basketball games
    16%
  • The musicals!
    12%
  • Winter Formal
    11%
  • Football games
    10%
  • MAY FETE
    8%
  • Arts Alive
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,568
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,969
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 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
$12,937/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Junior going onto senior year! Amazing new facilities and good structures of rules in place. I always feel safe at school and most of admin care about the student body and try to stay involved. We offer so much that doesn't get taken advantage of because of lack of promotion (tutoring, college & career prep, etc). I've taken many AP classes and I would recommend them! The teachers are way more passionate about the subjects, its way more organized and they really do want you to succeed. Core classes are pretty standard, many teachers could care less if half the class fails and are terribly unorganized. Academics are really what you make of it. I'd say as a POC we are a pretty diverse school compared to many, I wish there was more of a push for students of color to sign up for rigorous courses as i'm usually one of the few in mine. Lots of chances to get involved we have a bunch of clubs and sports but I rarely see promotion for them all.
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The AP program is great, most of the teachers are engaging and care about the students, the work is challenging, and I feel like I'm actually learning. I also think the video production program is also great, the teachers have real world experience and enjoy being around the students most of the time.

The regular academic classes are mediocre at best. Most of the teachers fall into three categories, not engaging, weird or strict. A lot of the classes are unorganized and can get chaotic at times, especially in Freshman classes.

Also there is a lot of inequality between students. The students with higher financial background tend to do better academically then students with lower financial background. This is seen in the graduation rate, number of students who move onto to college and AP participation.
I love this school! beautiful, new campus and excellent theater program. the teachers are understanding, and if you have any issues it's very easy to report them and have something done. They take their school culture very seriously, and work really hard to provide an inclusive experience for everyone.