A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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
Address
5301 Tacony St Building 108
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Telephone
(215) 289-5000

Franklin Towne Charter High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1030
165 responses
Average ACT
23
15 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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Carnival day and spirit week
    40%
  • School dances
    21%
  • Overnight dance a thon
    17%
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl
    10%
  • NHS trips to the Ronald McDonald house.
    3%
  • Senior Trip
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
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%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 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
$11,442/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Franklin Towne Charter High School Reviews

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I graduated from Franklin Towne High School in 2016. I started this school not knowing one person. I was scared and had anxiety. But what Franklin Towne strives in is to include everyone..no matter your race, background, sex, size, and your learning abilities. When you begin a journey at Franklin Towne I learned you are not alone. They set you up with a mentor, which is an upper classmate. This helped me in so many ways that it made transition into high school a great experience. The teachers here are approachable, caring and some of the best I've ever had... I miss them so much! The friends I made here are forever friends. FTC prepared me for college. High school is a hard and scary time for teenagers..Franklin Towne is more than a school..its a family.
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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)
The goal of the staff at FTCHS is to prepare students for college and to ensure that they are surrounded by a kind and comfortable environment while they do it. The academics and college readiness is excellent at FTCHS because the teachers and staff make it known that their goal is to prepare you for college and adult life, they ensure you have all the knowledge you need to succeed, and they make it known that there will be rewards for those that do well as well as help and aid for students that have trouble in a subject. FTCHS has such a great environment for clubs and sports as well as safety, because the staff and students all support each other with through any hardship they have, whether it's at school or at home. Many people say this, but I feel in my case it couldn't be any more true; my high school was the best school a teen could ask for, and I am proud to be a graduate of FTCHS2017 !