Franklin To Hold a Special Ceremony for Teachers and Staff to Celebrate its Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School designation

Posted by Community Relations on 1/21/2015

Franklin will hold a special ceremony for teachers and staff to celebrate its Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School designation by the U.S. Department of Education, Thursday, January 22 at 1:40 p.m. Each of the staff will receive a Blue Ribbon pin and a certificate to recognize the accomplishment. Governing Board members, Superintendent Kent P. Scribner and his cabinet will be present for the ceremony. Franklin was one of just four National Blue Ribbon schools in Arizona in 2014.

The small specialty school of 310 students that specializes in Law Enforcement and Firefighting Career and Technical Education programs, as well as a full high school curriculum, has been a high-performing school, earning an “A” status each of the last four years, according to Arizona’s A-F Accountability labels. It was recently cited as a Best High School Silver School by the U.S. World and News Report, putting it among the top 1800 schools in the nation among almost 20,000 public high schools, and 32nd best high school in Arizona. The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) recognized Franklin as an Arizona Higher Performing School, exceeding expectations in college and career readiness.  It is also a “Beat the Odds School,” as designated by the Center for the Future of Arizona.  In 2014 AIMS, 100% of Franklin sophomores passed the reading exam, and 99% passed writing last spring. The school’s most recent four-year graduation rate is 95%, and the small graduating class last year earned over $2 million in scholarships.