Franklin High School (Virginia)

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Franklin High School
Address
310 Crescent Drive

,
23851

Coordinates36°41′29″N 76°56′52″W / 36.69139°N 76.94778°W / 36.69139; -76.94778Coordinates: 36°41′29″N 76°56′52″W / 36.69139°N 76.94778°W / 36.69139; -76.94778
Information
TypePublic Secondary school
MottoGo Broncos, and Lead the Stampede!
Established1967
School districtFranklin City Public Schools
PrincipalMr. Travis Felts
Grades9-12
GenderCo-Ed
Enrollment293 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Navy Blue, Gold   
NicknameBroncos
RivalsSouthampton High School
WebsiteOfficial website
[2]

Franklin High School is a public high school in Franklin, Virginia. It is a co-educational school serving grades 9-12. Franklin High School is a member of the Tri-Rivers District, Class A athletic conference. Franklin High School is part of the Franklin City Public Schools District.[3]

History[edit]

In 1990, the school was one of 15 high schools nationally to be honored by the White House for its efforts to reduce or eliminate teen tobacco and drug usage. As part of the honor, FHS principal, Sam Jones, went to the White House to meet the president..[4]

Up until 2003, the school's senior class had a tradition of writing goodbye messages and college information on a barn across from FHS. The "Senior Wall" came down, with the assistance of FHS alumni, in December 2003.[5]

Athletics[edit]

Franklin High School is a member of the Tri-Rivers District, Class A athletic conference. The following sports are offered:[6]

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Soccer (boys and girls)

State championships[edit]

In the year 2004, the school's varsity football team won the state championship over J.I. Burton High School.[7] In 2008 the Broncos won their second State Championship in four years against Clintwood 28-20.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Franklin High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Franklin High School". Franklin City Public Schools.
  3. ^ Franklin High School - Franklin, Virginia - VA - School overview
  4. ^ Pearson, Susie (1990-06-12). "WHITE HOUSE HONORS FRANKLIN HIGH". Virginian-Pilot. pp. D4.
  5. ^ SPEIDELL, PHYLLIS (2003-12-17). "FRANKLIN SENIORS' WALL COMES TUMBLING DOWN". The Virginia Pilot.
  6. ^ http://www.fcpsva.org/index.php/athletics
  7. ^ "TODAY'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL GAMES". Roanoke Times. 2008-12-06. pp. C3.
  8. ^ Rivals High - High School State Champions 2008

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