One of Franklin's strongest resources, the excellent Franklin City School System, lives by this informal motto: Large Enough to Serve You -- Small Enough to Know You. Franklin has had only one school tax increase since 1985, and the district projects a stable enrollment into the next century. Programs are available for students of every need and skill level.
The district's strong academic program has attracted a number of students from surrounding areas. Franklin graduates, who have included National Merit Scholars and National Merit Commended Students, have been accepted at and have attended a wide variety of public and private colleges and universities including Carnegie-Mellon, Denison, Harvard, Miami of Ohio, Yale, and West Point.
Technology in the District
The use of technology continues to be emphasized through the district. Grades K-6 have at least 5 computers per classroom. The Junior High has modular labs in the life skills classes, industrial tech lab and the art department. The library offers on-line research computer stations, library catalogue inquiry and distance learning equipment.
Franklin High School offers students 4 (30 station) computer labs (2 open labs-2 teaching labs) Cisco Academy Networking lab, modular labs in the areas of vocational life skills classes, industrial tech lab and art department. The library houses computer stations for on-line research, library catalogue inquiry and distance learning equipment.
The district offers Citrix Network Services to staff for at school and at home access.
Franklin Schools are proud of the personal education offered in the six elementary schools. Building enrollments range between 200-340 kindergarten through sixth grade. Among the schools you will find both facilities with separate grade levels and those with multi-age programs.
The general curriculum covers language arts, science, health, math, social studies, reading, music, and physical education. Special programs include special education, reading specialist, the Talented and Gifted program (grades 3 through 6), academic and aptitude testing, Outdoor Education (sixth grade), and Drug Free Schools continues to be emphasized with computers in each K-6 grade classroom. Hands-on activities are emphasized in math and science programs.
Junior High/Middle School
The Junior High School operates under a middle school concept with each teacher and student being assigned to one of four teams. The team method will allow teachers to better evaluate the needs of the students on a regular basis and to work more closely with parents. A study skills program is implemented for seventh graders.
All students are required to take a language arts, math, science, and social studies, including Ohio and American history. In addition, the college prep curriculum offers algebra and foreign languages. Other programs include instrumental and vocal music, home economics, industrial technology, health, physical education, and art. There are also special education programs for students with special needs.
Franklin High School has a wide variety of courses to fit the needs and skills of every student, including a full college prep program, and a four-year honors program. Tech Prep vocational education is provided at the Warren County Career Center by the Warren County Joint Vocational District.
Extracurricular activities are too numerous for an exhaustive list. They include a variety of clubs, music activities, National Honor Society, student government, academic completion teams, and every major sport including swimming.
Should private education be preferred, it is offered at several area schools including Middletown Christian, Ridgeville Christian, John XXIII Elementary, and Fenwick High School.
The Cincinnati-Dayton area is rich with opportunities for higher education, with a number of readily-accessible colleges and universities. Universities in the area include Central State University, Miami University, The University of Cincinnati, The University of Dayton, Wilberforce University, Wright State University, and Xavier University. There are numerous colleges in the area offering both two and four-year degrees.