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Franklin Twp High School4

Somerset, NJ | Somerset County


March 27, 2015

With its solid to excellent programs for academics and extracurriculars, Franklin HIgh School certainly has many of the elements of a great secondary institution. Opportunities for individual students to excel both in and out of the classroom abound. More strikingly, most of the students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds find here a place to grow academically and find their paths to good levels of success. However, the recent history of turnover in school leadership may hamper other strong efforts. We'll see. Go Franklin!

Submitted by a teacher

March 4, 2015

My child goes to Franklin High School and I want to know why the school does not teach students the proper way to type. It is important that students know how to sit for posture and also to know how to type without looking at the keys. I hope you will think about this and adjust the schedule for kids to learn the proper way to type.

Submitted by a parent

February 22, 2015

I currently go to Franklin and I can say that I would absolutely send my kids here. I cannot recommend this school enough. While some of the schools in the district have average facilities and construction, the high school is relatively new and absolutely state of the art. The teachers at Franklin are very driving, passionate, and committed to their students, especially the AP/Honors classes. The extracurriculars this school offers are simply amazing. The music department has fantastic teachers and the drama program puts on fantastic productions. The clubs offered in the school are varied and diverse, and greatly add to the experience. Language clubs are offered for French, Spanish, and Latin, business clubs such as DECA and FBLA, clubs for Hispanic and Asian culture, as well as a nationally ranked and recognized Model United Nations and Model Congress club. Athletically, Franklin has a winning tradition, often at a nationally recognized level for sports such as cheer or track. Franklin is a lot more diverse than other schools. It's a lot more real here because you actually get prepared for the real world, not some idealized version where only grades matter and learning doesn't.

Submitted by a student

January 21, 2015

Good school and the teachers care. My kids are learning and going to good colleges in September

Submitted by a parent

May 18, 2014

Garbage, Ridiculous , Despicable, Hardheaded, Filthy, Horrible Education, Terrible Teaching Staff, Mismanaged Children, Corrupted Faculty

February 24, 2014

The school is pretty great social and academic wise. This school year we are getting some really challenging materials and the teachers are pretty tough. Im a freshmen in the school and its a really good school and lots of clubs that can help you with your college application for example Model UN and FBLA . This year all freshmen were forced to take freshmen advisory to help us adjust to the school. The only thing to complain about is the kids.. theres alot of problems with drama and skipping class with the kids that don't care. Made ton of friends !

January 5, 2014

The school offers amazing programs for students to choose from and the teachers have a laser focus on teaching and helping their students advance to college. Yes, at times there is some drama but if your kids are smart, they will ignore the drama queens and focus on their career goals. The fact is that anyone can get a quality education at any school if they apply themselves. This school just happens to have an insane amount of resources available to help students succeed. That means, NO EXCUSES. The school is definitely doing it's part.

Submitted by a parent

June 13, 2013

Im not sure who these people who give it 4-5 stars are, but this school did absolutely nothing to set me, or my friends, up for college. School is suppose to be about learning proper studies and have the teachers help you understand if you dont. Most of the teachers could care less if you learn or not. If I were a parent I would not recommend at all. By the way, it only got worse after they built the new school. The first week of school, there were riots and fights in the cafeteria. NOT a good social setting either. Do some research before you move into this area, please!

Submitted by a student

November 9, 2012

As a graduate, I look back and see how Franklin prepared me for college. I'd honestly say I am comfortable in college. The only academic struggles are ones that are due to new environments (like having a lecture class with 300 other students). Personally, I enjoyed my time there and I look forward to visit some past teachers that have made such an impact on my life. The athletic program is magnificent. I've participated in the Boy's Varsity Soccer Team and I know plenty of others students involved in the many sport teams and no one was discouraged of going to practice. We wanted to be there because we made it something we love doing. The Performing and Visual Arts program, in my opinion, is the stronghold of the school (maybe besides the football team). Hundreds of students perform in the musicals, concerts, recitals, drama theater, choirs, dance teams and on top of this many students showcase themselves as capable soloists. The music faculty is outstanding and take it from a music major, they know their stuff. I'd say the music faculty at Franklin rivals faculties at Performing Arts High Schools. Overall, great school with amazing potential. I'd send my children there.

March 25, 2012

um the school is not that bad, its not the best school and it could uses some work. The teachers need to start paying attention to students. Students don't want to learn because the teachers aren't paying any attention to them. Teachers assign work, and don't care if the student understands it or not. All teachers focus on is giving alot of work and failing kids.Teachers need to spend less time assigning homework, but more time on their students. More after school hours.

Submitted by a student

February 16, 2012

I like Franklin's concepts and most of the teachers, however feel they are not very good at taking action to handle situations dealing with bullying and discipline for inappropriate behavior in a timely manner. I feel like my hands are tied since its the only HS in the township.

Submitted by a parent

January 11, 2012

My son is currently attending this school. I'm really impressed with the faculty and the administration's passion in making the school a safer place. They are giving more emphasis on anti-bullying and anti drugs/gang awareness. My son attends mostly honors classes and he is definitely enjoying it, it's a bit of a challenge but it's a good preparation for college. He also attends several after school clubs. Keep it up FHS!

Submitted by a parent

December 27, 2011

I have two children in FHS and I am very pleased with the school. Franklin offers so much to the students. My children participate in Orchestra, guitar ensemble, wrestling, swimming, cross country, and various clubs. The administration and faculty are always willing to hear and address my concerns and are very good at communicating via phone and/or e-mail. All of the teachers have ofice hours after school, at least one day per week. Mr. and Mrs. Spinella the heads of the orchestra and guitar ensemble are excellent teachers and the kids love them. They go above and beyond and as a result the music dept has won many honors and competitions. My daughter has gone to the national competition in Disney and Hershey, P.A. and she is going to Disney again this Spring and her brother is joining her this year as part of the guitar ensemble. The coaches are also dedicated and there is great team spirit, especially on the swim team. The student diversity is also great. The campus is also beautiful!No school is perfect and every school has its issues and Franklin is no exception. However, if a child is willing to apply him or herself and if the parents are involved, a child can succeeed.

Submitted by a parent

October 9, 2010

This school provides a very well rounded and diverse education. Students are challenged to succeed in all areas. They excel in academics and the arts.

Submitted by a parent

April 27, 2010

As an alumni of FHS, I have to say this school is exceptional. The curriculum prepared me for college and the teachers inspired me to be a teacher as well. The safety and discipline were amazing with a lot of securiy guards that prevent issues from happening and classroom control was outstanding. Offering Latin was an affective tool for taking the SAT's and with the extensive amount of extra curricular activities offered, every student can find something to join. The principal assignments of one per grade that stayed with you until graduation was a great idea. It made it seem like the principal could get to know you with such a large population of students, I can't really comment on parent involvement. I know the activities I was involved wit, if parent help was needed, they got it. Great school choice!

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