Franklin High

Summary:

Franklin High is a public high school serving 1,005 students in grades 9-12 in Franklin, North Carolina, which is part of the Macon County Schools district.

Franklin High has a predominantly white student population, with 72.94% of students identifying as white, which is higher than the state average and nearby schools. The school has shown consistent academic performance, with students scoring above the state and district averages in several End-of-Course (EOC) exams, particularly in Math III and Biology. Franklin High has also performed well in certain student subgroups, such as Hispanic students and students with low socioeconomic status, ranking 195 and 185 out of high schools in North Carolina, respectively. However, the school has struggled with the performance of its gifted and talented students, ranking 270 out of 403 high schools in the state.

While Franklin High generally outperforms the nearby Union Academy, it lags behind the higher-performing Macon Early College High School, which is ranked 109 out of 626 high schools in North Carolina and has significantly higher proficiency rates in several EOC exams. Additionally, Franklin High has seen a significant increase in the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, from 32.3% in 2020-2021 to 51.44% in 2022-2023, suggesting that the school's student population is facing increasing economic challenges.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 100 Panther Drive
       Franklin, NC  28734-2785


(828) 524-6467

District: Macon County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
271st of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,457 Help


Feeder schools for Franklin High:

Elementary:    Cartoogechaye Elementary
    East Franklin Elementary
    Iotla Valley Elementary
    South Macon Elementary
Middle:    Macon Middle School
    Mountain View Intermediate

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6 Help
Number of students:  1,005

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.9%
Hispanic:
22.2%
Two or more races:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Franklin High ranks better than 56.7% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Macon County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.04. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Franklin High has the largest high school student body size in the Macon County Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (72.9%), Hispanic (22.2%), two or more races (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Franklin High is 16.6. 1 high schools in the Macon County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Franklin High is $9,457. 1 high schools in the Macon County Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Franklin High:

SchoolDigger ranks Franklin High 271st of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Franklin High in the ranking list.)

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Macon County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Macon County Schools 111th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Franklin High

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Rank History for all students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 56.99 170th 431 60.6%
2007 57.79 164th 453 63.8%
2008 50.86 240th 477 49.7%
2009 51.81 241st 490 50.8%
2010 50.22 279th 499 44.1%
2011 50.09 284th 506 43.9%
2012 51.20 218th 502 56.6%
2013 44.26 191st 505 62.2%
2014 44.04 197th 451 56.3%
2015 36.06 285th 531 46.3%
2016 40.55 228th 507 55.0%
2017 48.93 193rd 476 59.5%
2018 61.44 142nd 469 69.7%
2019 57.55 161st 514 68.7%
2021 56.16 228th 594 61.6%
2022 63.58 210th 621 66.2%
2023 53.04 271st 626 56.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 34.58 150th 226 33.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.71 33rd 173 80.9%
2023 35.92 124th 226 45.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.20 69th 424 83.7%
2019 62.08 72nd 446 83.9%
2021 71.24 30th 432 93.1%
2022 63.30 149th 544 72.6%
2023 60.08 185th 597 69.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.09 168th 449 62.6%
2019 59.52 144th 475 69.7%
2021 52.34 177th 475 62.7%
2022 66.43 183rd 594 69.2%
2023 55.93 252nd 588 57.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.39 109th 349 68.8%
2019 64.09 72nd 364 80.2%
2021 44.46 147th 334 56.0%
2022 59.80 78th 330 76.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.16 92nd 100 8.0%
2019 60.22 130th 325 60.0%
2021 52.85 194th 337 42.4%
2022 64.94 153rd 398 61.6%
2023 47.14 270th 403 33.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.95 140th 463 69.8%
2019 52.70 182nd 488 62.7%
2021 58.30 132nd 481 72.6%
2022 60.39 202nd 585 65.5%
2023 49.02 277th 602 54.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.91 239th 340 29.7%
2019 48.00 127th 354 64.1%
2021 60.97 60th 370 83.8%
2022 70.51 103rd 436 76.4%
2023 48.47 195th 449 56.6%
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Rank History for White students at Franklin High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.56 196th 427 54.1%
2019 45.36 218th 444 50.9%
2021 43.81 211th 439 51.9%
2022 50.70 260th 534 51.3%
2023 42.48 303rd 537 43.6%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Franklin High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 875 19 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 897
1989 822 13 4 3 1 n/a n/a 16 859
1990 794 9 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 811
1991 763 11 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 783
1992 808 10 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 825
1993 830 10 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 846
1994 852 7 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 865
1995 903 7 7 3 1 n/a n/a 0 921
1996 903 7 7 3 1 n/a n/a 0 921
1997 914 6 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 931
1998 936 8 10 6 1 n/a n/a 0 961
1999 956 13 8 8 2 n/a n/a 0 987
2000 982 17 10 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1014
2001 991 15 5 4 1 n/a n/a 0 1016
2002 1040 11 6 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1067
2003 1040 11 6 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1067
2004 1012 17 7 18 5 n/a n/a 0 1059
2005 987 30 10 27 5 n/a n/a 0 1059
2006 976 28 12 36 4 n/a n/a 0 1056
2007 936 15 8 47 3 n/a n/a 10 1019
2008 908 13 14 46 2 n/a n/a 9 992
2009 932 23 14 60 5 n/a n/a 0 1034
2010 899 13 11 57 7 n/a n/a 0 987
2011 880 17 3 70 6 2 26 0 1004
2012 834 13 6 74 3 1 29 0 960
2013 851 13 4 77 2 2 34 0 983
2014 785 11 6 82 3 2 27 0 916
2015 790 9 7 97 4 2 22 0 931
2016 799 10 8 119 6 2 28 0 972
2017 782 8 6 125 6 1 21 0 949
2018 766 5 5 138 3 0 25 0 942
2019 756 6 5 137 2 0 26 0 932
2020 736 8 3 165 1 0 26 0 939
2021 750 9 6 170 0 0 31 0 966
2022 747 9 10 192 2 2 31 0 993
2023 733 7 9 223 2 1 30 0 1005

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Franklin High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 897 62.0 14.4 10.4
1989 859 63.0 13.6 25.6
1990 811 59.0 13.7 25.6
1991 783 59.0 13.2 26.6
1992 825 59.0 13.9 7.3
1993 846 55.0 15.4 12.5
1994 865 56.0 15.4 11.3
1995 921 61.0 15.1 11.7
1996 921 61.0 15.1 11.7
1997 931 61.0 15.3 12.5
1998 961 68.0 14.1 13.3
1999 987 68.0 14.5 18
2000 1014 68.0 14.9 22.4
2001 1016 68.0 14.9 26.3
2002 1067 67.0 15.9 29.8
2003 1067 67.0 15.9 29.8
2004 1059 67.0 15.8 35.7
2005 1059 67.0 15.8 29.1
2006 1056 67.0 15.8 34.6
2007 1019 74.7 13.6 35.7
2008 992 75.6 13.1 39.9
2009 1034 73.5 14.1 38.8
2010 987 70.1 14.0 46.7
2011 1004 70.6 14.2 49.5
2012 960 72.7 13.1 54.8
2013 983 67.5 14.5 56.1
2014 916 64.5 14.1 60.7
2015 931 62.0 15.0 56.8
2016 972 61.0 15.9 53.5
2017 949 60.7 15.6 49.6
2018 942 60.4 15.5 49.2
2019 932 53.5 17.4 46.5
2020 939 53.1 17.6 45.9
2021 966 57.4 16.8 32.3
2022 993 57.5 17.2 18.7
2023 1005 60.4 16.6 51.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Franklin High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 897 62.0 14.4 10.4
1989 859 63.0 13.6 25.6
1990 811 59.0 13.7 25.6
1991 783 59.0 13.2 26.6
1992 825 59.0 13.9 7.3
1993 846 55.0 15.4 12.5
1994 865 56.0 15.4 11.3
1995 921 61.0 15.1 11.7
1996 921 61.0 15.1 11.7
1997 931 61.0 15.3 12.5
1998 961 68.0 14.1 13.3
1999 987 68.0 14.5 18
2000 1014 68.0 14.9 22.4
2001 1016 68.0 14.9 26.3
2002 1067 67.0 15.9 29.8
2003 1067 67.0 15.9 29.8
2004 1059 67.0 15.8 35.7
2005 1059 67.0 15.8 29.1
2006 1056 67.0 15.8 34.6
2007 1019 74.7 13.6 35.7
2008 992 75.6 13.1 39.9
2009 1034 73.5 14.1 38.8
2010 987 70.1 14.0 46.7
2011 1004 70.6 14.2 49.5
2012 960 72.7 13.1 54.8
2013 983 67.5 14.5 56.1
2014 916 64.5 14.1 60.7
2015 931 62.0 15.0 56.8
2016 972 61.0 15.9 53.5
2017 949 60.7 15.6 49.6
2018 942 60.4 15.5 49.2
2019 932 53.5 17.4 46.5
2020 939 53.1 17.6 45.9
2021 966 57.4 16.8 32.3
2022 993 57.5 17.2 18.7
2023 1005 60.4 16.6 51.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Franklin High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $662 (7.0%) $8,795 (93.0%) $9,457

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Franklin High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 161st of 514 High schoolsRanks 271st of 626 High schools
 12%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Franklin High)51.558.4
 6.9%
   End of Course Biology (Macon County Schools)52.954.2
 1.3%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Franklin High)57.553.7
 3.8%
   End of Course English II (Macon County Schools)60.755.1
 5.6%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Franklin High)64.136.9
 27.2%
   End of Course Math I (Macon County Schools)6340.8
 22.2%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Franklin High)6176.4
 15.4%
   End of Course Math III (Macon County Schools)60.368
 7.7%
   End of Course Math III (North Carolina)46.858.3
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students9321005
 7.8%
African American67
 16.7%
American Indian22
Asian59
 80%
Hispanic137223
 62.8%
Pacific Islander01
White756733
 3%
Two or More Races2630
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46.5%51.4%
 5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Franklin High

Franklin High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cartoogechaye Elementary
Elementary : East Franklin Elementary
Elementary : Iotla Valley Elementary
Elementary : South Macon Elementary
Middle : Macon Middle School
Middle : Mountain View Intermediate

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,005 students attended Franklin High.

Students at Franklin High are 73% White, 22% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

Franklin High ranks 271st of 626 North Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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