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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    C+
The Franklin Academy is a highly rated, private school located in Bellingham, WA. It has 330 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

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The Franklin Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1270
5 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
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  • House Events
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Joyeux Noel Movie Night
    13%
  • Knight's Days
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Sports events
    13%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
330
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$50,844
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$999
National
$949
Median Home Value
$347,100
National
$184,700
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The Franklin Academy Reviews

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Our daughter has been thriving at St. Pauls (Franklin). We made the switch in the spring of her kindergarten year, and she is currently finishing 2nd. The small classes are perfect for her as she has some attention issues. I love the community feel of this school. Parents are welcome and encouraged to be involved. I am not a Christian, but I support chapel in that it gives my daughter lessons in morality, social justice, and critical thinking. I am so happy they are moving in a STEM direction. It is wonderful to have a private school that offers clubs, before/after care, sports, and other extracurriculars. The kids get music and Spanish from a young age. I will also speak to differentiating instruction. There are at least three children from 1st grade who come up to 2nd for math. I think many children are above grade level in most subjects because of the small groups and quality instruction. Very pleased. Highly recommend!
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We've had a great experience sending our two daughters to Franklin! They are being challenged academically, while being supported socially and emotionally. The staff are engaged with the community and so many parents are heavily involved.
Former student here. I went to Franklin Academy for several years, and honestly regret the time spent there. There are bullying issues, small class size, few options for courses, and the school itself is incredibly insular. The worst part about this school is that children with wealthy parents that donate to the school don't get disciplined the way other students do and are allowed to continue bullying others without any consequences. Teachers that did attempt to discipline students (in the form of verbal reprimands) were let go. There was a fast employee turnover rate in the middle schools, with multiple long-term substitutes because the teachers had quit or been fired.
There used to be a school for grades 9-12 at Franklin Academy, but that got shut down without warning a week before the beginning of fall semester. All of the students were forced to either transfer to a public school in the district or enroll full-time at a community college.
Not worth the money spent.