Franklin High School (El Paso, Texas)

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Coordinates: 31°51′40″N 106°33′23″W / 31.8611°N 106.5564°W / 31.8611; -106.5564

This article is about the Franklin High School in Texas. For others of a similar name, see Franklin High School (disambiguation).
Franklin High School
900 N. Resler Drive

El Paso, Texas 79912

Type Public
Established 1993
Principal Carla Gasway
Grades 9 (Franklin Ninth Grade Center), 10-12 (Main Campus)
Enrollment 3,109 [1]
Campus Urban
Color(s) Black, Purple, Silver             
Mascot Cougar
Information (915) 832-6600

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[edit]

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[citation needed] for its award-winning drill teams[citation needed], high unit assessments[citation needed], and the success of its graduates outside of high school[citation needed]. The program has had two cadets move into the U.S. military academies.[citation needed]

Feeder Schools[edit]

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.

High Q[edit]

The Franklin Hi-Q team has enjoyed success in recent years[citation needed], 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 [1].

Student Council[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

The Franklin Drum Line has won the Coronado-Hosted Drumline competition, "Thunder Drums", numerous times, including 2008.[citation needed] The Ensemble got first place, Best Overall, and Best Front Ensemble.[citation needed]

The band website is: [2]

The Chronicle[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


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.


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