School Details

Franklin LC

616 North 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 684-5916

(out of 10)

Public Grades 11 & ungraded 674 students 19 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Philadelphia City School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Franklin LC is a public high school in Philadelphia. The principal of Franklin LC is Joyce A. Hoog. 674 students go to Franklin LC and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 100% of the 674 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Franklin LC is 19:1. Franklin Benjamin High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 56%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 14%
Hispanic 20% 19%
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Multiracial 1% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is one of the best schools by far. They offer extra ciricular activities. I am a freshman at FLC and every moment I am at FLC I reccomend it to others as well. )

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student here at f.l.c and it isn't what most people think or believe. Overall the school is ok. I say this becuase they lack extra-curricular activities the credit system is unreasonable because there is no point for it and the funding isnt great neither. For example the building is old and for most of our sports we share with other teams and i dont believe that that is the best thing to do. I want to transfer out of this school to a better one such as Central High Franklin Towne Charter or Northeast Magnet and i hope that i can very soon.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student here and it is a really cool place. The teachers are really nice and they help. Our programs and extra curricular activities are alright. But overall this school is very good

  • (5 years ago)

    Great staff support staff administrators.

  • (5 years ago)

    overall this school was one of the best school ever the teachers were great and very helpful with me i felt welcomed and happy in school

  • (6 years ago)

    There are so many factors that make this school below average but it is not what outsiders would think it is. To keep it short most of the teachers and the principal are terrible. It lacks funding and the building is very old. You can't tell from the ground floor and first floor but once you get to the second floor you'll see all the work that needs to be done even in the auditorium.

  • (8 years ago)

    I chose Franklin Learning Center for my daughter because of the different programs they offered small setting and the mix of races. Overall FLC is a good school. I just don't like their credit system. They are really laid back about when the kids have to turn in their work and will actually allow some things to be turned in very late and still get credit. With my child this is not good she needs due dates. The credit system is very hard to understand and really I see no reason for it.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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