Franklin Local School District serves the children, families, and communities of Chandlersville, Duncan Falls, Philo, and Roseville, staying true to its mission of building an academic foundation for students’ future successes. Our district consists of Duncan Falls Elementary K-5; Roseville Elementary K-6; Philo Jr High 6-8; Philo High School 9-12; and Franklin Local Community School 7-12. We have four pre-school units for children ages 3-5. Two units are located at Duncan Falls Elementary and two unit is located at Franklin Local Community School in Roseville. The preschool program curriculum provides meaningful learning experiences that are aligned with the Early Learning and Development Standards.
The district office is located in Duncan Falls, Ohio, two minutes off State Route 60. Nestled along the shores of the Muskingum River within a total population of nearly 12,700, Franklin Local is conveniently located about 20 minutes from Interstate 70 and Zanesville. Franklin Local also is proud to partner with Mid-East Career and Technology Centers, Muskingum University, Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, Ohio University-Zanesville, and Zane State College, on a variety of educational projects.
Curriculum is aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards to prepare all students to be college and career ready. K-12 curriculum, supported by instructional strategies and resources aligned to the standards, promotes a deep understanding and rigor of content, knowledge, and skills for all students to achieve high levels of academic achievement. Districtwide use of effective assessment practices is aligned across Ohio’s Learning Standards, grade levels, and subject areas to promote a high level of student achievement. Data/evidence from formative/summative assessments are used to monitor student progress and analyze and interpret student’s data to make informed decisions about teaching and learning.
Franklin Local Schools offer strong core academic programs, as well as fine arts options, enrichment programs, new learning technologies, and extracurricular activities to support a well-rounded educational opportunity to promote life-long success for all students.
The importance of being college and career ready is a driving force in our district’s mission of preparing students to be college and career ready through creative, relevant, and real-world instruction. Career exploration and career planning activities in grades 6-12 provides opportunities for students to develop a vision and realistic plan for their future.
Our College and Career Readiness (CCR) course exposes our high school students to the requirements and skills needed to continue their education and/or develop their career paths beyond high school. The course will focus on helping students decide what life path they will pursue after high school. While taking CCR, students are exposed to various career paths as well as different types of post-secondary education options (4 year traditional, 2-year military and technical career based, etc.). Some of the skills students learn are: how to fill out an application, how to interview, and what they need in order to obtain funding for their education. This course helps students make the transition from high school student to productive career-oriented adults.
Our district offers many opportunities for students to obtain college credits while attending Philo High School through the College Credit Plus (CCP) Program. Students can enroll in college credit courses during the regular school day taught by our CCP credentialed staff at Philo High School or online through our affiliation with Hocking College and Rhodes State College. Students may also choose to obtain college credits at one of the nearby colleges, as we are in close proximity to Ohio University-Zanesville, Zane State College, Ohio University-Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.
The introduction of technology in education is continuing to create great opportunities for students and teachers in the Franklin Local School District. The opportunities include a greater access to robust, digital curriculum, the opportunity for students to gain college credit through dual-enrollment, the availability of mobile devices in order to provide more meaningful learning, and expanding knowledge of social networking tools for learning and professional development.
As more technology emerges, the Franklin Local School District has been adept with keeping up with the constant changes to avoid creating a digital divide. Rather than just being able to provide simple internet access, Franklin Local can exceedingly provide enough bandwidth and wireless connectivity to support 21st Century Learning.
During the 2019-2020 school year, Franklin Local School District implemented a program that provides students in grades K-12 with direct one-to-one access to an educational technological device that supports and maximizes student learning. Also, students in Preschool have access to classroom devices that support learning.
To further support next-generation learning, teachers are provided with up-to-date modern professional development. This professional development has enabled teachers to successfully implement digital curriculum, online based learning, blended learning, digital assessments, and increased student-teacher collaboration.
We understand that high performing schools pay attention to the whole child to improve the quality of life for our students and community members.