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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Franklin High School is an above average, public school located in Somerset, NJ. It has 2,121 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
500 Elizabeth Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
Telephone
(732) 302-4200
Website
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Franklin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1110
533 responses
Average ACT
25
64 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$137,473
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$479
National
$949
Median Home Value
$475,500
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
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 194 responses
Report
  • School play
    19%
  • Student Run Activities (They're usually more fun!)
    16%
  • Senior Sell-Off
    9%
  • Dance Concerts
    9%
  • Football Halftime (Marching Band)
    8%
  • Girls Basketball championship games
    8%
  • Safe halloween
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,121
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,605
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.5%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.94 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.94 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.94 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,328/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.107 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.107 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.107 responses
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My high school experience so far has been amazing. The school is fairly large, holding 2,000+ kids. My freshman year it was a lot to grasp, especially being with three other grades of kids who much older than me. Ages would range from 13-19, which was very intimidating. The school in itself was very nice, the beautification as the years went on only got better. The staff and administration team are beyond helpful. Everyone is looking out for you and wants the best for you. The high school offers such a wide variety of classes, sports, activities, clubs, and electives. The list is endless, whatever you are interested in there's something for you at Franklin(there are a few exceptions but you get the point). Diversity is 6/5 stars! It is a great place to get an education.
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Franklin High School is the best school. I love my school. This school has a number of athletics and social programs available for students. There are clubs and opportunities that allow the children to grow. With its solid to excellent programs for academics and extracurriculars, Franklin High School certainly has many of the elements of a great secondary institution. Opportunities for individual students to excel both in and out of the classroom abound. More strikingly, most of the students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds find here a place to grow academically and find their paths to good levels of success. However, the recent history of turnover in school leadership may hamper other strong efforts. We'll see. Go, Franklin!
FHS is often stereotyped as a rowdy, unsuccessful high school filled with delinquents. Prior to my attending it, I feared I would end up in a completely unsafe environment. However, I learned soon that the case really depended on who you decided to befriend and hang out with. This school is filled with so many good people- people who are simply not afraid to hide their true personalities! The same situation applies to academics as well. As long as you keep pushing to have the best grades possible, you will definitely end up meeting good teachers amongst the sea of good and bad. I actually perish in some of my classes from the difficulty, and keeping my grades up as an all-honors student, some, AP-level classes, proves quite difficult, but I manage. Simply put, don't judge a book by its cover. This school is a perfect example of that metaphor.