Marion-Franklin High School

1265 Koebel Rd, Columbus, OH 43207
(614) 365-5432

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1084 students 20 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

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Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
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About this school

Marion-Franklin High School is a public high school in Columbus. The principal of Marion-Franklin High School is Mrs. Pamela B. Diggs and can be contacted at 1,084 students go to Marion-Franklin High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 99% of the 1,084 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 81% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Marion-Franklin High School is 20:1. Alum Crest High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 63% 57%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 27%
Multiracial 2% 5%
Hispanic 2% 8%
Asian 0.8% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 79%
Economically disadvantaged 99% 98%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    they mostly care about students who play sports and forget about the other students lets just be honest. they care for the IEP students and students who play sports but the other students don't get the same treatment I would know I have a child in each category and I see the difference in each

  • (6 years ago)

    MFHS is a decent school. The sports program and coaches and teachers are great. Their band program is the best

  • (6 years ago)

    Above average school. Great athletics program committed coaches. Committed staff and excellent teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a very good school. It allows students to explore new things. Manythings that I thought I would never get toexperience I did. For MF as long as I'm concern I am proud to be an RED DEVIL for ever and always.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school along with all columbus public schools should have a dress code to deflect students from unimportant issues such as 'best dressed' etc. but to focus more on academics.

  • (9 years ago)

    Daughter graduated here. Super Honor Roll. Just on her dedication. Not alot of attention extra help available even if you ask. Principal belittles students and teachers. his way or the highway. if your child can work on their own and desires to graduate they can do it at Marion Franklin

  • (9 years ago)

    now this school is not all that bad that people say about it. the academics are very good all of the stuff the kids do after school keeps them from doing bad things teh sports is a good way for kids to get to know other kids as well. And the level of parent involvment is very high to me.

  • (9 years ago)

    Marion Franklin is not quite the academic horrible place that people see it as. It has changed a lot with the principle mr terrell taking control of everything.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a student I must say that I have seen better from this school. Our classes are overcrowded so that many students in my Calculus class have to sit at the computer seats. The students give the teachers no respect and our teachers have little control over our classes. My Spanish teacher can barely get the class to listen to her and do what she says. When the teachers have no way of getting the students to listen to them how are we supposed to get anything out of our education? Many times I have raised this question to my teachers and fellow students-- those of us who care about our future and where we go in life want to see major changes. Misbehaving student? My opinion is justifiable.... if you wish to contact me please do so.

  • (10 years ago)

    The overall quality of Marion Franklin is decent. Compared to the previous school I attended less students were wondering the halls and doing illegal things in the school (although there were few who cared less). The school is in no way rigorous to those who are preparing for university. The teachers and student relationship is not one of the best because the leadership is not on one accord with the teachers which trickles down to the students. Parents are rarely involved even if involvement is asked of them. Other than those problems it is one of the 'alright' school CPS has to offer.

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