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About This School

Franklin Middle School is a public middle school in Somerset. The principal of Franklin Middle School is Mr Ammon Barksdale, whose e-mail is abarksdale@franklinboe.org. 1,057 students attend Franklin Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Franklin Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 1,057 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Class size at Franklin Middle School is 21, and the ratio of students to teachers is 8:1. New Brunswick Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 44% 42%
Hispanic 22% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 21%
Asian 15% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Multiracial 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 40% 31%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I think that Franklin Middle School is a great school but does not get the positive press that it deserves. There are many great things that our students teachers and administrators are doing everyday that is not showcased by the local media. I think that if people came to see for themselves how good a school it is they would agree! The school is safe and provides a host of activities for students to participate in. It's diversity is unique and is the driving force that makes this school a great place for our students to learn and grow.

  • (4 years ago)

    At Franklin Middle school there is A.P. administration that puts children first. Whenever there is a parental concern Mr. Rich is quick to respond towards resolving the issue. Parents receive adequate interval student progress reports. Students are celebrated for scholastic progress.

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel that this school is huge! It holds the good the bad and the ugly. The good are kids that set goals the bad are kids that are the wonderers heading towards the ugly side and the ugly are the kids that s found power behind drugs and gangs which are heading nowhere. As a parent of a child attending Franklin High School there is very little support on filtering out the ugly kids. I ve notice much concussion on where do I fit in . What this school needs is more teachers that care and follow through a intervention process and help kids that are wondering on how to fit in and expel the ugly kids who have become the diseases of this school. Franklin High School needs to embrace kids that are trying to find their way through high school and guide them through programs that will best suit them in the future.

  • (4 years ago)

    i love my school and yes there could be some improvements but no school is perfect. i love that in every class i have there is all different races its not all white all asian all black its a wonderful mixture. also the teachers are super nice and extra helpful most teachers have office hours every single day to help students improve there grade. fms also has a lot of activities to participate in and that keeps kids from having nothing to do you can do yearbook club advanced dance sports and more! the security is very kind and their disiplin methods are very fair. i would not wanna be in any other school that fms. the only downside are the lunches haha but hey when it comes to a good school parents dont look for gormet(spell check) chefs. so hats of to fms I love my school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Very involed. Many great activitiesfor young adults.

  • (4 years ago)

    this is a great school part of that is due to the ethnic diversity children having to make right and wrong choices (which is part of life) i have two children in the franklin school system and could be happier. parents need to be more involved in teaching their children not blaming a school system!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Big time problems at FMS. The teachers and staff are wonderful even security. However this school has discipline and behavior problems. Mostly due to cultural and racial diversity of student body. The school needs to work harder to create an environment of tolerance and respect.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a diverse group of children and teachers with a lot to offer. The activities are great and the honors classes are challenging.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is a great place allowing every student the chance to succed. That is why the school deserves to be at least a 4 star school. The teachers can help by the great after school activities and to help students prepare for the future.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school needs more teachers like mrs.leyland who understand their students

  • (7 years ago)

    I was a student at this school and I loved it so much. The teachers are excellent and the extra school activites are very nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    Franklin Middle school is o.k.

  • (8 years ago)

    my daughter got a quality education that was well rounded to make a more interesting person. i was involved in everything she was involved in and then some. there are several parent teacher groups also. there was a new principle who i must say shooked the boat up alittle and heads did turn. the old ideas were scrapped for new innovation to my surprise. the only thing that was a problem this year which will no longer be a problem was overcrowding. no longer a problem because a new school was built this year so that overcrowding will nolonger be an issue. oh yeah the teachers actually gave a damn.

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