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Why Franklin?

Welcome to Franklin Community Schools with kite in the background

(pictured Rusty Hughes, 2022-2023 Indiana Coach of the Year; Mark Heiden, 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year; Molly Lueken, 2022 Elementary IMEA Teacher of the Year; David Clendening 2022 Indiana Superintendent of the Year; Eric Jenkins, 2024 Indiana Teacher of the Year; Monica Anderson, ISCA 2025 School Counselor of the Year; and Katie Smith, 2023 Elementary Principal of the Year)

Communities like Franklin don't happen by accident. It takes innovative thinking, dynamic partnerships, and collaboration. Serving nearly 5,000 students, Franklin Community Schools is one of the largest employers in the county, employing over 800 faculty and staff members who are committed to individual student growth. Franklin is the home to five elementary schools, an intermediate school (grades 5-6), a middle school (grades 7-8), and a high school. The district also hosts a developmental preschool and Cub Academy Preschool for children ages 3-4.

Teachers and administrators are recognized at both the state and national levels. Indiana Secretary of Education Katie Jenner said that we have over 65,000 teachers in the state of Indiana, and Eric Jenkins teaches here, in Franklin Schools. In an unprecedented turn of events, Katie Smith was named Indiana Elementary Principal of the Year, and Monica Anderson was named the Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) Middle School Counselor of the Year all within a few months of each other. The district’s commitment to creating a rich culture anchored to individual student growth, transformative experiences, and world-class instruction is unmatched.              

Curricular and extracurricular opportunities allow students to explore possibilities like farm-to-table experiences with the Ag Department, Harvard Model Congress, esports, cybersecurity, and Project Lead the Way. Through our physical education programming, students at Franklin can bike down Grizzly Cub Drive.  

Students have opportunities to explore STEM, the arts, work-based learning, and service learning. Students can travel abroad to France, Switzerland, Germany, and our sister city, Kuji, Japan.    

Our students can compete at any level and attend colleges, universities, and military academies across the nation.   FCS will help students engage as domestic and global citizens as they venture to their next adventure, whether that be the military, technical school, professional school, college, the workforce, or an unexpected opportunity. Franklin graduates are ready for anything. 

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year will open soon! If you would like to talk more about opportunities for your child in Franklin Schools, please call 317-346-8700.