Franklin High School (El Paso, Texas)
|Franklin High School|
|900 N. Resler Drive|
|Grades||9 (Franklin Ninth Grade Center), 10-12 (Main Campus)|
|Color(s)||Black, Purple, Silver|
Franklin High School is a public high school located on the west side of El Paso, Texas which is part of the El Paso Independent School District. It opened in 1993. Its name refers to the nearby Franklin Mountains. The student population of the school hovers around 3,000 students annually.
Air Force JROTC Program
Franklin High School is home to TX-9410, a unit formed jointly with nearby Coronado High School. Consisting of one cadet squadron, the unit is reputable for its award-winning drill teams, high unit assessments, and the success of its graduates outside of high school. The program has had two cadets move into the U.S. military academies.
Franklin's middle school feeder schools include: Hut Brown Middle School, Hornedo Middle School, and Lincoln Middle School. Franklin's elementary school feeder schools include: Polk, Lundy, Tipin, Kohlberg, Oran Roberts, Rosa Guerrero, Mitzi Bond, and Herrera Elementary.
The Franklin Hi-Q team has enjoyed success in recent years, taking 3 consecutive second place trophies at the Ysleta High School Invitationals, losing only to in-city rivals and local powerhouse Coronado High School The team has also reached the bracket championship on KCOS' televised tournament .
The Franklin Student Council is currently the Texas Association of Student Council (TASC) state President as well as the District IX Vice President. (2013-2014) Franklin Student Activity Manager: Sarah James
The Franklin Band is directed by Mr. Bruce Beach and Mr. Daniel Allen. The Franklin High School Band includes: • Marching Band • Color Guard • 2 Concert Bands • 2 Jazz Bands • Winter Guard
All of Franklin High's ensembles consistently receive 1st Division ratings at EPISD, UIL Area Contests and other festivals locally, statewide and nationwide.
Each year, there are a large number of students that participate in All Region Band, advance to the Area level, and make the Texas All State Band. The "Star of the West" band hosts the district's Solo and Ensemble each year.
The Franklin Band has a nationally recognized drumline which was awarded second place at P.A.S.I.C. in Austin, Texas, in the Stand-still division in 2006.
The Franklin Drum Line has won the Coronado-Hosted Drumline competition, "Thunder Drums", numerous times, including 2008. The Ensemble got first place, Best Overall, and Best Front Ensemble.
The band website is: www.fhsstarband.com 
The Chronicle is Franklin High School's student newspaper. It has won numerous local and national awards. On March 20, 2009, The Chronicle was presented with a Silver Crown award at Columbia University in New York. In 2012, The Chronicle also earned a second Silver Crown. Glenda Jai Tanner was the adviser of The Chronicle from 2005-2012. Krista Avila has been the adviser since 2013.
- Cris Valerio - News anchor and interviewer.
- Fernando Rodriguez - Major League Baseball relief pitcher.
Pride is the Franklin yearbook. It has been recognized as one of the best yearbooks in the nation by the National Scholastic Press Association and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. For the 2013 20-year anniversary yearbook, themed Icon, Pride earned both a CSPA Gold Crown and a Pacemaker, a feat accomplished by only five yearbooks in the entire nation. Pride was named a Pacemaker Finalist in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Pride was awarded a CSPA Silver Crown award for the 2009 and 2010 yearbooks and took the Gold Crown for the 2011 and 2013 yearbooks. In addition to these national awards, Pride also received the ILPC (Interscholatic League Press Conference) Gold Star Award and the ILPC Award of Distinguished Merit. ILPC is particular to the state of Texas. Glenda Jai Tanner has advised the yearbook from 2005-2014. Ian Baker was the editor in chief of Filter, the 2012 edition of Pride. Alonso Munoz was the editor in chief of Icon.