229 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Charter
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
5301 Tacony St Building 108
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Telephone
(215) 289-5000

Franklin Towne Charter High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1010
135 responses
Average ACT
22
12 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
  • Carnival day and spirit week
    43%
  • School dances
    23%
  • Overnight dance a thon
    17%
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl
    9%
  • NHS trips to the Ronald McDonald house.
    4%
  • None
    2%
  • Prom
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,209
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,328
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,810/ year
National
$11,890
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses

Franklin Towne Charter High School Reviews

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Was at a catholic grade school. Came to Franklin towne feeling like grade school taught me nothing. That's ok because Franklin Towne was amazing! They have so many resources for students who struggle. I left there and am now graduating top of my nursing class in one of the top elite nursing programs in PA! They also have tons of resources for students like after school hours where there is a lounge for kids to hang out at if they choice not to go home or on the playground to stir up some trouble. They have tons of sports which are well ranked with really good college scouting! They are a family and I miss going there everyday and thank them for the person I became since they always made sure to help thoes student who even had at home issues(parents who suffered addiction)
I personally love Franklin Towne Charter. The teachers are constantly prepping the students for college and keystone testing all throughout the year. When you become a senior, it is required that the student and parents come in for a meeting to discuss colleges, which makes it feel like the parents are also involved. By the time most kids graduate from Franklin Towne Charter, they are ready and prepared to go off to college. Everywhere you go in the school, there is school spirit and kids/teachers wearing Towne logos. The food is nutritionist and there is even a day (Wednesday) dedicated to tutoring the students and making them better in their schoolwork. Even the sports prosper in excellence, winning championships each year for all different types of sports.
Franklin towne is overall one of the best schools to go too. The school holds it's students to a high standard, teachers spend countless hours of their own time to make sure students understands what they're learning in class or to just help a student if they need it. There is a numerous amount of sports, clubs, and activities that range from cooking club to flag football tournaments. Franklin Towne is beyond amazing at preparing students for college, they make sure students have all the materials they need for when they leave the school. The school is honestly a great school, the staff puts the students first and make sure to take in account of students opinions when making decisions. The only downside to Franklin Towne would be that students aren't able to use technology, for example, an iPad to read textbooks or laptops to take notes rather than notebooks but that still doesn't change the fact that Franklin towne is one of the best schools in the city.