Franklin High School receives Continuous Improvement Award

Published 1:41 pm Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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Franklin High School has been selected to receive the 2020 Board of Education’s Continuous  Improvement Award through the Exemplar School Recognition Program.

A school division news release added that Franklin High School received this award for being accredited in the 2019-20 school year and significantly improving academic and school quality indicators for each of the past three years.

“Franklin High School has outstanding students, teachers and staff who made this recognition  possible,” Principal Travis Felts said in the release. “It is nice to receive accolades from the Virginia Department of Education because it validates all of the hard work and effort that go into the school improvement process. 

“We have made significant gains in our data, but like all schools we still have areas of concern that need to be addressed. Our team is up to the challenge, and with the community’s support, we will continue to improve academically, increase our graduation rate, decrease our dropout rate, increase our attendance rate and close the achievement gap so all subgroups of students experience success.” 

To receive this award, schools must have demonstrated one or more of the following: an  increase in the academic achievement of all students in reading or mathematics; an increase in  academic achievement for two or more student groups in reading and mathematics; an  increase in attendance; or an increase in graduation rates and a decrease in students who drop out of high school.  

“The Virginia Department of Education values your school’s exemplary accomplishments and  focus on improvement,” Virginia’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. James Lane said in a statement. “Your continued dedication to students is greatly appreciated.”