The Franklin County Public School System is often recognized as one of the finest in the region. With all schools fully accredited, seven elementary schools have received the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence during the last two years, while some County schools have achieved the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon designation through the years (one such recipient as recent as this year). While school accolades are numerous, the overall school population continues to remain relatively stable. The average daily membership (ADM) in the County school system has increased by a nominal 0.54% or just 38 students over the last decade.
The school system continues to achieve academic results while serving a significant portion of children (49.7%) who qualify for free/reduced lunch.