Franklin County Schools (North Carolina)

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Franklin County Schools
Type and location
Type Public
Grades PK–12
Country United States
Location Franklin County, North Carolina
District information
Superintendent Lisa Martin
Schools 15
Budget $ 80,683,000
NCES District ID 3701530[1]
Students and staff
Students 8,573
Teachers 570.33 (on FTE basis)
Staff 488.81 (on FTE basis)
Student-teacher ratio 15.03:1
Other information

Franklin County Schools is a PK12 graded school district serving Franklin County, North Carolina. Its 15 schools serve 8,573 students as of the 2010–11 school year.

Student demographics[edit]

For the 2010–11 school year, Franklin County Schools had a total population of 8,573 students and 570.33 teachers on a (FTE) basis. This produced a student-teacher ratio of 15.03:1.[1] That same year, out of the student total, the gender ratio was 51% male to 49% female. The demographic group makeup was: White, 52%; Black, 31%; Hispanic, 13%; American Indian, 0%; and Asian/Pacific Islander, 0% (two or more races: 3%).[2] For the same school year, 58.79% of the students received free and reduced-cost lunches.[3]


The primary governing body of Franklin County Schools follows a council–manager government format with a seven-member Board of Education appointing a Superintendent to run the day-to-day operations of the system. The school system currently resides in the North Carolina State Board of Education's Third District.[4]

Board of Education[edit]

The seven members of the Board of Education are elected by district (five districts and two at-large seats) in staggered four-year terms. They generally meet on the second Monday of each month. The current members of the board are: Gilbert Johnson (District 5, Chair), Debra Brodie (District 4, Vice-Chair), Bernard Hall (District 1), Synthia Richardson (District 2), Dr. Elizabeth Keith (District 3), Rosemary Champion (At-large), and Paige Sayles (At-large).[5]


The Franklin County Schools superintendent is Lisa Martin. She began on January 2, 2014, taking over from Randy Bridges who was interim superintendent after the resignation of Eddie Ingram. Previously, Martin was an assistant superintendent at Stafford County Public Schools in Stafford, Virginia. She is the first woman to hold the superintendent position for the system.[6]

Member schools[edit]

Franklin County Schools has 15 schools ranging from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade. Those 15 schools are separated into four high schools, three middle schools, and eight elementary schools.[7]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Bunn Middle School (Bunn)
  • Cedar Creek Middle School (Youngsville)
  • Terrell Lane Middle School (Louisburg)

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Bunn Elementary School (Bunn)
  • Edward Best Elementary School (Louisburg)
  • Franklinton Elementary School (Franklinton)
  • Laurel Mill Elementary School (Louisburg)
  • Long Mill Elementary School (Youngsville)
  • Louisburg Elementary School (Louisburg)
  • Royal Elementary School (Louisburg)
  • Youngsville Elementary School (Year-round)(Youngsville)


According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, for the 2012–2013 school year: Bunn, Franklinton and Louisburg high schools are 2A schools in the Northern Carolina Conference. The early college does not have any athletic teams.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Franklin County Schools". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Percentage of Students in Each Demographic Group". North Carolina’s School Report Cards. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "2010–2011" (XLS). Free & Reduced Meals Application Data. NC Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Education Districts". NC State Board of Education. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Board Members". Franklin County Schools. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Cunard, Gary. "Alumna is first woman to head county schools". Spotlight. Virginia Commonwealth University. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Franklin County Schools". North Carolina's School Report Cards. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ "NCHSAA CONFERENCES 2012–13" (PDF). NCHSAA website. NCHSAA. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 

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