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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Franklin High School is an above average, public school located in Seattle, WA. It has 1,232 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1140
237 responses
Average ACT
22
50 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$97,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,501
National
$949
Median Home Value
$648,150
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
71%
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 70 responses
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  • Spirit Assemblies
    37%
  • Sport Games
    14%
  • Cultural Heritage Month
    13%
  • School Plays
    11%
  • School Dances
    10%
  • Multi-Cultural Night
    4%
  • Talent Shows
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,232
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,701
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.45 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.45 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,218/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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I love Franklin! An extremely welcoming school and the most accepting teachers. I am someone who needs a lot of assistance academically and I never once felt like I couldn't ask a specific teacher questions. Love the school spirit teachers have also, it makes students want to participate in school activities.
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Not the best but not the worst. Although Franklin is very diverse, that does not outweigh all of the improvements needed to make this school a better place. The academic rigor is very poor, little to no AP classes are available apparently to stop discrimination which is bull crap. Franklin praises how they are more diverse and care more for non-white students, which is true, but they do a TERRIBLE job of encouraging their non-white students to get more involved in their ACADEMICS and clubs. Staffs need to hold students accountable and let it be know that they expect more from them so students will feel the need to improve. This school only has 3 counselors and if you don't have a close bond with your counselor, don't expect them to help you out too much. As far as student life, it's what you make of it but from the eyes of a new student when you first walk in you will notice the lack of energy. Spirit sucks, students aren't very bright and it ruins the schools atmosphere in my opinion
I enjoyed my high school years at Franklin High School, due to the students who attended as well as the environment. Most of the staff at Franklin High School are caring and supportive of the students. I have experienced a staff member at Franklin High School who goes out of his way to greet students. He is an extremely cheerful and warm staff member. However, not all staff members are like him, I have seen and heard from my friend's experience with other staff members at Franklin High School. For example, some teachers at Franklin are much more strict and harsh on certain individuals. They are rude to certain individuals. The diversity and the overall environment of Franklin High School fills up the impression that the rude teachers dug.