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Franklin Middle School

Address: 1501 Aldrich Ave N.
Minneapolis, 55411
Grades: 6-8
Principal: Karon Cunningham
Enrollment:
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.2600
Fax: 612.668.2649
Email: Karon.Cunningham@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: franklin.mpls.k12.mn.us

Franklin is a Community School with a focus on providing a strong STEAM education for students in grades 6 to 8. Students who currently attend Bethune, Hall and Lucy Laney and live in the Franklin attendance area, are able to attend Franklin. Franklin will put students on the path to be successful in North High School's Communication Arts and Summatech Programs.
 

Academic Opportunities

  • Dance
  • Gifted and Talented
  • History Day
  • Interdisciplinary STEM Curriculum (PLTW)
  • Levelled Reading
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science Fair
  • Support Math
  • Theatre/Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages

After-School Activities

  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drum line
  • Girls in Engineering (GEMS)
  • Guys in Science and Engineering (GISE)
  • Sports
  • Stepping
  • Student Council
  • Student Newspaper
  • Swim Club
  • Tutoring
  • Yearbook Club

World Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Family and Student Support

  • Home visits
  • Individualized Learning Plan for students
  • Family Nights
  • Mentoring
  • Site council
  • Student leadership
  • Tutoring

School Information

  • Mission:  Implement Strategies To Engage Artistic Minds in preparation for success in high school, college and career.
  • A 3 year middle school (6, 7 and 8)
  • Colors:  royal blue, white and gray
  • Mascot:  Rocket
  • Team Name:  Rockets
  • Grade Point Average:  A = 4.0; B = 3.0; C= 2.0; D = 1.0; F = 0
  • Gold Presidential Awards:  students must maintain a 3.75 GPA or higher
  • Silver Presidential Awards:  students must maintain a 3.50 to 3.74 GPA
  • Accelerated courses: band, English, mathematics, science, world language
  • Teachers use Standards Based Grading
  • Enrolment:
What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 3 % 4 %
African American 77 % 36 %
Asian American 3 % 6 %
Hispanic American 16 % 20 %
White American 1 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 12 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 96 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 30 % 14 %
1501 Aldrich Ave N.
Minneapolis, 55411

Franklin's building is in the process of being completely renovated.  The schematic design of the building will result in Franklin being a state of the art building.  This design in addition to the strong STEAM skills of the teaching staff will propel Franklin students to be successful with 21st century technology skills.  

In addition to reading and writing, students will experience project-based learning in an interdisicipinary approach to learning.  

 


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