School Profile: Franklin-Simpson High School is the only high school serving Franklin (population approximately 8000) and Simpson County (population approximately 16,000). Located in a community with both strong agricultural roots and a growing industrial base, our school strives to provide learning opportunities which will allow all of its students to make a successful transition to adult life. Students planning to attend a college or a university may satisfy the Kentucky Pre-College Curriculum through classes designed exclusively for those who are college-bound and those with eyes on a job right out of high school can get a head start through our numerous vocational education programs.
Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, FSHS changed from a semester schedule to a trimester schedule. This gives students the opportunity to earn nine credits a year where they can take a challenging core curriculum and keep our elective programs strong. Some classes last 3 trimesters, thus giving students 1.5 credits in those courses.
Administrative Team and Office Personnel:
Assistant Principals—Jaxon Grover, Mark Dobbs
Vocational School Director—Brigitte Kilburn
School Social Worker—Jessica Johnson
Guidance Counselors—Amanda Bills, Misty Wade
Guidance Secretary—Terri Tyler
Total Enrollment: 895 students (79.30% White; 12.5% African-American; 4.2% Hispanic; 0.5% Asian; 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native; 0.1% Pacific Islander; 3.0% Other-2 or more races)
Grading Scale: The opportunity to receive a weighted grade in Advanced Placement courses is designed to encourage students to take more difficult and challenging courses. The weighted grade point average (5.0 scale) is used for class ranking and Beta Club purposes only. Transcripts sent to colleges reflect both the weighted and unweighted GPA and class rank. All classes with an AP designation or dual credit are weighted; all others are unweighted. While all unweighted GPA’s are determined using a four-point scale, the following scale is used for weighted GPA’s:
|Advanced Placement/Dual Credit
||All Other Classes
Senior Scholar Graduates: FSHS no longer recognizes Valedictorian and Salutatorian designations starting with the class of 2013; we will instead recognize our top Senior Scholars. Only students who have taken and passed at least 6 AP courses taught by school faculty (taking the exam in each), with at least one course in each of the four core areas will be eligible for consideration. Students must have at least a 26 on the ACT and a minimum 3.375 GPA to eligible for consideration. Eligible students must also participate in co-curricular, extracurricular, or community activities, with a leadership position or exemplary achievement in at least one of them. All students with the following GPA’s will be recognized as either Cum Laude (3.3750-3.7499), Magna Cum Laude (3.7500-3.8999), or Suma Cum Laude (3.900 and above).