Franklin Central High School

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Franklin Central High School
FCHS Flash.png
6215 South Franklin Road


United States
Coordinates39°40′37″N 86°00′55″W / 39.67694°N 86.01528°W / 39.67694; -86.01528Coordinates: 39°40′37″N 86°00′55″W / 39.67694°N 86.01528°W / 39.67694; -86.01528
TypePublic high school
School districtFranklin Township Community School Corporation
CEEB code153665
PrincipalChase Huotari
Enrollment2,648[1] (2015-2016)
Athletics conferenceHoosier Crossroads Conference
Team nameFlashes
RivalsRoncalli High School

Franklin Central High School (FCHS) is a public four-year high school in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It is the only high school in the Franklin Township Community School Corporation.


Franklin Central High School was established in 1960, succeeding Franklin Township High School. The current school building was constructed during 1975 and 1976. Classes at the current building began in September 1976. The school underwent construction and renovation in 1990 and 2003. The Freshmen Academy, an addition to the main building, opened in the fall of 2009.


The demographic breakdown of the 2,503 students enrolled in 2015-2016 was:

  • Male - 51.7%
  • Female - 48.3%
  • White - 79.9%
  • Black - 6.2%
  • Hispanic - 6.1%
  • Multiracial - 4.0%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 3.6%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%

34.9% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]


Franklin Central's school colors are blue and white and their athletic nickname is the Flashes.

Franklin is a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and the Hoosier Crossroads Conference.[2]

Franklin Central High School is home to 12 boys' sports including Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, and Wrestling. Franklin Central also features 11 girls' sports including Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball.

Franklin Central's stadium, the Franklin Township Athletic Center, is a 13,120-square-foot (1,219 m2) multipurpose facility that is used for football and track and field. The stadium is six stories tall and has seating for 3,500 on the home side. The facility was built in 2004 at a one-time cost of $4.3 million.[3]

The football team were state champions in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1990. The boys' cross country team won the state championship in 1998.[4]

School media[edit]

  • Flashback is the school's yearbook.
  • WRFT the is high school radio station. The radio station operates 24 hours a day on frequency 91.5 mHz FM.
  • The Pilot Flashes, founded in 1917[citation needed], is the school's monthly student newspaper.

Historical notes[edit]

Super Bowl performance[edit]

During the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in Indianapolis, the Franklin Central drum line and three other local high schools performed with Madonna.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Franklin Central High School". USDOE. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Football: State Champions". Boys Football. IHSAA. Retrieved 2008-08-23.[dead link]
  3. ^ "FTCSC Referendum Information- Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Hoosiers perform with Madonna in Super Bowl halftime show". FOX 59. Retrieved 2012-02-06.

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