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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
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
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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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1210
159 responses
Average ACT
26
129 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$65,652
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,288
National
$949
Median Home Value
$295,920
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 103 responses
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  • Multicultural assembly
    18%
  • Teacher/student basketball games
    17%
  • The musicals!
    13%
  • Winter Formal
    12%
  • Football games
    11%
  • MAY FETE
    8%
  • Arts Alive
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,745
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,605
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 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
$14,434/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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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.
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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.