Franklin Police and Fire Recognized as AZ Higher Performing School

Posted by Community Relations Department on 12/18/2013

Franklin Police and Fire High School has been recognized as an Arizona Higher Performing School, according to the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc.  The school was honored, December 6, at the Arizona Business &Education Coalition’s “Advancing Toward College and Career Readiness” luncheon.




NCEA identifies Higher performing Schools based on one or both of two measures: Growth and/or Performance.  Franklin was cited for student growth in reading and writing, based on three years of achievement scores. The Growth Measure evaluates schools whose students perform better than predicted for a school with similar demographics and prior achievement using statistical analyses.



It was the second year Franklin was named one of 145 Higher Performing Schools in Arizona.  The small school that includes public safety career training in law enforcement and fire fighting, has been an “A” school for the past three years, according to the state’s Letter Grade accountability system.




According to the NCEA, a Higher Performing School indicates a school’s deep commitment to raising student achievement and putting more students on the path to college and career readiness- regardless of socio-economic barriers or any other obstacles that might otherwise impede success.