Franklin Township Public School District (35-1610)

Franklin Township Public School District

The Mission of the Franklin Township Public Schools is to provide excellent educational opportunities that meet or exceed New Jersey Student Learning Standards for every student; maintain an environment that engenders an appreciation of the value of every student; develop every student to their highest potential; and instill the core values, skills, and knowledge necessary to become independent, contributing members of our democratic, multi-cultural society. The District is committed to creating a “culture of learning” by strengthening and expanding professional development and learning opportunities for all staff in support of the District mission and individual student academic needs.

Students receive instruction in a full range of academic subjects and the arts. Offerings include a host of courses that support literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, world language, health, music, art, and technology. To meet the diverse needs of our students, we offer a variety of programs and services aligned with State mandates and the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. These programs enhance the educational experiences of our students, and include academic support, English as a second language, bilingual instruction, and a host of Special Education programs.

Extended learning opportunities are offered at all schools and include academic enrichment, tutorial support, performing groups, and recreational activities. A fee-based, before and after-school childcare program is provided for students in grades K-6.

Students at the secondary level enjoy extensive co-curricular and interscholastic athletic programs and consistently place among the top in our State. Our award winning Fine, Visual and Performing Arts Program is robust and includes music, art, theater, and dance. Middle and high school music students have performed at State concerts, corporate events, and the White House. After-school enrichment programs include activities such as: Mock Trial, Math League, Science League, Model United Nations, Academic League, and J.R.O.T.C.

High school graduates have attended Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and many other competitive four-year colleges and universities. A wide variety of Advanced Placement courses are offered in the District providing students with college credit during their high school years.

We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining the highest quality teachers and continue to improve student achievement through extensive professional development, ongoing curricular revision and the infusion of technology into our instructional practices. We have a high reliance on formative assessment in literacy and mathematics using data collected to drive targeted skill instruction, small group instruction and academic interventions aimed to address students’ needs quickly and effectively.

The community is committed to providing the children of Franklin Township with top-notched educational experiences as evidenced by the high level of support offered by district support groups such as individual school PTOs, PTSOs, Boosters, and Band Parents. In addition the citizens of Franklin Township approved two multi-million dollar referendums. The first referendum allowed for the construction of a brand new state of the art high school that opened in 2005 and the more recent referendum which allows for the construction of a new state of the art elementary school targeted to open in September 2018 and additions to several of the existing elementary schools.

Franklin Township, Somerset County, occupies an area of 46.9 square miles in central New Jersey. The school community enjoys a population representative of diverse economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds and fifty-seven (57) different native languages.

The Franklin Township Public School District is a Pre-K through grade 12 educational system, which offers a six-hour full-day Kindergarten program. Our district is comprised of nine (9) schools with approximately 7,500 students and approximately 800 certificated staff members.

We are committed to providing each and every one of our students with the highest quality education to become independent, contributing members of our democratic, multi-cultural society.