Franklin High School (Massachusetts)

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Franklin High School
218 Oak Street - Franklin, MA

United States
PrincipalPaul Peri
Enrollment1,729 (2015–16)[1]
Color(s)Blue and White        
AthleticsMIAA - Division 1
Athletics conferenceHockomock League

Franklin High School is a public high school located in Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.



  • William Klements, Deputy Principal
  • Cathy Klein, Assistant Principal, Special Education
  • Ryan Augusta, Assistant Principal, Student Services
  • Maria Weber, Assistant Principal, Student Services
  • Jennifer Santosuosso, Assistant Principal, Student Services

School Clubs and Activities:

  • Academic Decathlon (ACADEC)
  • Active Minds
  • Anime
  • Art and Empty Bowls
  • Best Buddies
  • Chamber Music
  • Chess
  • Community Service
  • Dead Poet's Society
  • DECA
  • Drama and annual Musical
  • Girl UP
  • SAGA (Formerly GSA)
  • Honor Societies (National, French, Latin, Music, Science, Spanish, Art)
  • Kangaroo Court (formerly Mock Trial)
  • Language Clubs (French, International, Latin, Spanish)
  • Literary Guild
  • Math
  • Music Production
  • Oskey
  • Panthers (Anti-Bullying)
  • Philology
  • Philosophy
  • Photography/Creative
  • Political (Democrat, Independents, Republican)
  • Powerlifting
  • Robotics
  • SADD
  • Ski

AP Courses Offered:

Department Courses Offered
Art AP Studio Art
English AP Literature and Composition
World Language AP French
AP Latin
AP Spanish
Math AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Statistics
Science AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1
AP Physics C-Mechanics
AP Biology
AP Environmental Science
History AP US History (I and II)
AP Psychology
AP Government and Politics
AP European History
AP Economics
Music AP Music Theory


The girls' soccer team won a state title in 2012.[3]

  • Mascot: Panthers
  • Athletic Director: Thomas Angelo
  • League: Hockomock


  • Baseball: MIAA Division 1A "Super 8" State Champions- Division 1 South Sectional Champions - 2011
  • Boys' hockey - MIAA Division 1 State Champions 2016
  • Girls' soccer - MIAA Division 1 South Sectional Champions - 2010, MIAA Division 1 State Champions - 2012
  • Boys' basketball - Hockomock Champions - 2012, 2016, MIAA Division 1 Central Champions - 2017, 2018
  • Boys' soccer Kelly-Rex Division Champions- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Boys' tennis Kelly-Rex Division Champions- 2015, 2016, 2019
  • Cheerleading: Spirit International Championships
  • Wrestling: 9 State Championships and the only team to win back-to-back titles in two different divisions (2 and now division 1), state runners-up 7 times, 14 sectional titles and 16 league titles
  • 13 teams qualified for the MIAA tournament in 2009.
  • Boys' cross country: Hockomock League Sportsmanship Award
  • Girls' cross country: Hockomock League Sportsmanship Award, MIAA Division II Champions 2002, 2003, 2004, Hockomock Champs 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Football: Hockomock League Champions - 2009

Fall sports:

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Boys' soccer
  • Girls' soccer
  • Volleyball

Winter sports:

  • Boys' basketball
  • Girls' basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Boys' ice hockey
  • Girls' ice hockey
  • Curling
  • Indoor track
  • Skiing
  • Boys' swimming
  • Girls' swimming
  • Wrestling

Spring sports:

  • Baseball
  • Girls' lacrosse
  • Boys' lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Boys' tennis
  • Girls' tennis
  • Boys' track
  • Girls' track

Music and performing arts[edit]

The FHS Music Department is a part of the Massachusetts Music Educator's Association Central District (CD-MMEA) and sends several students to join the senior festival every year. It is also a part of the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association (MICCA), where all ensembles participate in their respective annual festivals. The Jazz Band participates in their own separate festival.

The Drama Club participates in DramaFest, a competition for 1-act high school plays, advancing to semifinals in the 2016–2017 school year with Gathering Blue. 2017–2018 was FHS's first year hosting DramaFest.

During the 2012–2013 school year, FHS changed its marching band to a pep band, with simpler uniforms. While the marching band marched on the field at games, the pep band only marches on Memorial Day.

Musical ensembles:

  • Orchestra
  • Morning Orchestra
  • Concert Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Chorus
  • Chamber Chorus
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Combo
  • Jazz Trio
  • Pep Band

Annual performances, music:

  • All home varsity football games
  • Pep Rally
  • Thanksgiving Day Game
  • Two varsity basketball games
  • Memorial Day
  • Winter Concert
  • Spring Concert
  • Jazz Nights
  • Pops Night
  • Graduation

Annual performances, drama:

  • Cabaret
  • Fall Play
  • Lovefest
  • DramaFest
  • Spring Musical

Previous school plays and musicals:

Year Play Musical
2018/2019 Miracle on 34th Street* Seussical
2017/2018 Fahrenheit 451 The Addams Family Musical
2016/2017 The Giver/Gathering Blue Once on This Island
2015/2016 The Rose of Treason Beauty and the Beast
2014/2015 Rebel Without a Cause Shrek the Musical

*while usually the same play produced in the fall is performed at DramaFest, in 2018/2019, "Shaken" will be performed at competition instead of "Miracle on 34th Street".

Specialized programs[edit]

Franklin Arts Academy (FAA): An alternate course pathway, the FAA enables students that are accepted into the program to take courses only available to FAA students, requiring an art component as part of the application. The courses include FAA versions of regular English, history, and some science classes, as well FAA art courses. The FAA also holds fundraisers to go on one field trip a year to a performance and/or museum. Students can join beginning in their sophomore year, applying as a freshman. All fine arts students, including both the performing and visual arts, are able to join.

Senior Project: As a participant in Senior Project, students will increase their awareness of the necessary steps for achieving a set career, service, or artistic path by participating in a full-time externship during the final quarter of their senior year. Students will complete various project objectives including: 70 hours of professional externship experience, written reflection papers, a cumulative portfolio, and a final presentation to a panel. Students must submit a proposal for Senior Project by the end of their junior year. The proposal is reviewed by a panel who will determine if the Project had the potential to be completed successfully. Upon acceptance into the Senior Project, students will enroll in a preparatory course during the 3rd term of their senior year and then commence their externship during the final quarter of their senior year. Senior Project provides students with the opportunity to apply their academic, social, and civic skills developed throughout the course of their experiences at FHS and realize connections between their high school education and future careers.

Notable alumni[edit]


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Coordinates: 42°05′43.23″N 71°24′41.39″W / 42.0953417°N 71.4114972°W / 42.0953417; -71.4114972