If you are looking for a progressive school district that focuses on developing the potential of each individual student, you have found your home. In the Franklin Township Schools, we work hard every day to provide our students with the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful in life. Our students are taught a rigorous and challenging curriculum by award winning educators. Our staff works hand-in-hand with our parents to set learning goals for students and to closely monitor student growth. We are partners with our families. Our commitment to winning is extended to our many extra-curricular offerings and championship athletic teams. In Franklin Township we understand that to be great you have to do the little things right.
The Franklin Township Community School Corporation is located in the southeast corner of Marion County, Indiana. We are a growing residential suburban area of Indianapolis. Our six elementary schools (Kindergarten-5th grade), two middle schools (6th-8th grade), and high school (9th-12th grade) were recognized in 2010 as the Lugar Education Patriot Award winners. Senator Dick Lugar and Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett selected our schools for this top honor for demonstrating, “leadership and initiative in improving the academic achievement and career preparation of Indiana students.” By focusing on each individual student, we are making extraordinary gains as a school district.
Our team of outstanding educators and dedicated parents are achieving unprecedented success. Our 2011 test scores are the highest in our district’s history. Indiana’s School Improvement Model, which assesses achievement and growth, places Franklin Township Schools among the highest performing school districts in Indiana. Our ISTEP+ scores are the highest in Marion County and continue to exceed the Indiana state scores in every category at every grade level. Franklin Central High School posted the highest end of course assessment scores for English and Math in Marion County out of the 27 high schools. South Creek Elementary and Kitley Intermediate School are 2010 Indiana Four-Star Schools for academic achievement. Franklin Township Schools have been labeled “exemplary” by the Indiana Department of Education in the P.L. 221 rankings.
Our high performing schools are led by award-winning staff members. Lisa Miniear, Franklin Central High School teacher, was selected as a top finalist for the Indiana Department of Education Teacher of the Year in 2010. Jennifer Monday, South Creek teacher, received the prestigious Armstrong Teacher Award from the Indiana University School of Education. Mary Nine, Thompson Crossing teacher, was named the 2011 Indiana History Teacher of the Year. Our food service director, Courtney Williams, was recently honored as Indiana’s 2011 Food Service Director of the Year and will compete at the national level. Our success is the result of our intentional efforts to ensure that our students are provided with the best possible education by the best possible staff.
When our students leave the Franklin Township School Corporation, we are confident they are well prepared to pursue their goals on whatever path they choose. Our graduates are making a difference in every field of study all over the world. Welcome to Franklin Township! Excellence is our expectation!