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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Franklin Towne Charter High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 1,192 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
About Franklin Towne Charter High School...
Address
5301 Tacony St Building 108
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Telephone
(215) 289-5000
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Franklin Towne Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1060
251 responses
Average ACT
22
23 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,563
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Median Home Value
$101,224
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Carnival day and spirit week
    30%
  • School dances
    16%
  • Overnight dance a thon
    14%
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Senior Trip
    6%
  • NHS trips to the Ronald McDonald house.
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,192
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Franklin Towne because I was encouraged to be involved. My teachers and staff saw my potential and then pushed me to see it to. I feel the curriculum prepared we well for college. We had a block schedule where we sat in the same class for about an hour - hour and a half period which is very similar to college courses, an idea that is not encouraged at many other schools so I was honored. I felt my teachers looked out for me personally while also pushing me to educate myself more and broaden my horizons. For change, I would like Franklin Towne to maintain those small relationships within their larger knit community because I feel that it is very important. They are at a time where their school is on television and receiving awards which is phenomenal but I think it is key to ensure that the children and their knowledge is always put first. Overall, my experience at this school was amazing and I am so fortunate to attend such a school.
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I think Franklin Towne is a great school because they care for the students well being along with education. Franklin Towne organizes events to celebrate students hard work. Franklin Towne has helped many families with an event called Towne Wishes, where they give back to people in need. When I was a sophomore, my mom lost her job so it was difficult to buy things that we needed. Franklin Towne helped my family out by giving us a food basket and took me and my sisters shopping for things we needed. I was grateful because it helped my family so much. Right now, Franklin Towne is planning the best dance-a-thon yet. This year we have a partnership with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, to help raise money for kids that are not able to pay for treatments. A change I would like to happen is that they get more recognition for the work that they do. I believe Franklin Towne stands out from other schools in Pennsylvania because of their dedication to give back and help others out.
Franklin Towne is an amazing school. There are brand new facilities that the students can have fun in before or after school. The teachers at this school are great! They are very informative and get their point across. They make sure we are ready for the next step in our education . The Heads of the school make new and fun events every year that us students can enjoy. They make sure every staff member is able to help us in any way we need them. Saying this , our guidance counselors are the best around in my opinion . They can help anyone with any type of problem as well as any of worker at FTC! This is why I believe Towne is the best school around . It’s a family atmosphere where everyone is accepted.