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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

In response to the global pandemic, and Governor Cooper’s Executive Order, The Franklin School of Innovation is closed for in-person instruction. The Governor’s order now extends through May 15. The school will have spring break as planned, April 6 – April 10. This is a developing situation, and we encourage you to check the link below for up to date information. Learn More

  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
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
The Franklin School of Innovation is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Asheville, NC. It has 517 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

The Franklin School of Innovation Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
27
11 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$47,803
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,500
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
100%
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 13 responses
  • Homecoming
    31%
  • Pep rallies
    31%
  • Spirit Week
    31%
  • The school has none and no interest in creating an
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
517
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
100%
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
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses

The Franklin School of Innovation Reviews

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The Franklin School of Innovation has been a good fit for both my kids. The teachers and administration have been great. FSI focuses on a more hands on approach, rather then learning straight from books. With smaller classes at Franklin, the teachers are able to get the students more involved and interactive. I’m glad we found FSI!
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These are awesome people that make this awesome school! Our experience here has been fantastic. The teachers are excellent, and my daughter is excelling.
The FSI community is designed for kids to be super-engaged with their peers, teachers, and over-all learning experience. My kids have been at Franklin for five years. The teachers are thoughtful and amazing!