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Franklin Elementary School

9
16 reviews
Grades
K-6
Students
738
Type
Public
1753 East 8th Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 472-0200

Community Reviews

Read what parents are saying about Franklin Elementary School
Love this school!! Teachers, parents and administration involvement is top class and have their best interest at heart for children to succeed!! My kids absolutely love the school. My son went there from k-6 no problems and excellent grades!!! I have another son that is going to start 4th grade and my daughter starting 2nd grade this year. They have also excellent grades and as long as they continue to grow and improve than other children their age who do not attend Franklin East I will continue to send my other children there.
Posted by a parent on 7/30/2013
Franklin used to be a great school but unfortunately has changed. They micro manage kids so badly that the children are like robots spitting out answers and not ever thinking for themselves. Taking my kids out was the best thing I ever did for them there personalities have really developed and they are no longer afraid to ask questions and explore new ideas at their new school. Franklin kids memorize answers but have little comprehension. Also the principle is not very honest!
Posted by a parent on 3/25/2013
This is without doubt one of the best schools in Mesa, the 1 Star Haters who's kids couldn't hack it are obviously not helping their kids. Yes the curriculum is tough and it requires a great deal of parental involvement for the kids to be successful. No - a child with learning difficulties is not going to keep up here, so if your kid struggles at a normal paced district school - probably not a good idea to move them into Franklin. If my 4th Grader wasn't a Straight A Student and had struggled - I'd obviously be writing a different review, but she thrives here and there's no district school that can even compare.
Posted by a parent on 5/14/2012
Let me start out by saying I attented Franklin East, my neices and nephews went there, my friends have children that go there and I absolutely love their curriculum. However, I am giving this school one star simply for the fact that the new principle is terrible. She handled a situation so badly my husband and I were required to get a lawyer to keep our son out of harms way. When we brought this to her attention she wouldn't speak to us, instead she contacted her own lawyer and had us talk to him. This proved to me that she knew she had taken the wrong action and was trying to cover her own tail. She lacks the same attitude of responsibility that the school teaches the children. Now after talking to other parents and to a former PTO president I have found that she is less than desirable in many parents eyes and that I am not the first to withdraw my child from Franklin because of her actions. Please be mindful of this as you research Franklin and be careful if you send your children there. I would hate for another family to go through the heartache we did.
Posted by a parent on 1/4/2012
Now that we have seen the difference this school has made for our children we won't move out of the area! A proven curriculum and stellar music program has given my children advantages that I didn't have growing up. And Thank You, Franklin East for still having 2 half day class options for Kindergarteners!!
Posted by a parent on 10/7/2011

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Mesa schools - Franklin Elementary School is located at 1753 East 8th Avenue, Mesa AZ 85204. Franklin Elementary School is in the Mesa Unified School District. Franklin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-6.

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