701 North 37th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Franklin Military Academy serves 367 students in grades 6-12.
Franklin Military Academy placed in the top 30% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Franklin Military Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Franklin Military Academy's student population of 367 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
367 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Franklin Military Academy is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Franklin Military Academy is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#528 out of 1800 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
4%
16%
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Black
94%
22%
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White
1%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
If you are a concerned parent like we were with a child going into high school in the city of Richmond, this school is for you! A little back story, my partner and I took in his two younger brothers a few years ago, literally two weeks after buying our first home. At that time, one was in elementary and the other was in middle school. Our youngest went to the closest elementary school, but our oldest went to Binford Middle School for the programs that they had. We also did not want him to go to Martin Luther King Middle, which was where he would normally go based on where we live. We are so fortunate that he got into Binford since on the second day of school that year kids at MLK Middle witnessed someone getting shot in pain day directly across the street from the school. They were also both coming from Chesterfield County and Richmond City Public Schools was a real eye opener!Binford was great, but we went to the open house and personally I was floored by the lack of care and direction I witnessed there. Granted our eldest did great there, but then he was ready to go into high school. We thought we were going to have to move! I went down to the school board at City Hall and got the best advice ever and was introduced to Franklin Military Academy. We signed up and went for the open house. I admit I was a bit nervous and my partner couldn't make it that night. OH MY GOODNESS - parents that cared!!!! Parents that asked questions and students that were there to talk with us about their own experiences. It was a totally different impression than what I expected! A huge weight was lifted, and we started the process of enrollment then and there. We even lined up, enrolling our younger child. Throughout our four years of both children going to Franklin, our oldest, a true loner pre-Franklin now has multiple friends that are supportive and caring. Our youngest is in the same boat, and he was further behind the curve academically, he is now in honors courses and has even gotten two perfect scores on his SOL''s. I never got that high of an honor - Mayor Stoney even came to Franklin to give out awards due to the high scores the entire school received. Now we like to brag that it was our youngest that brought him to others, but it really is the entire environment within those walls and those minds that did it!I am happy to report our oldest is graduating with the best GPA of his student career and the same can be said for our younger child that is going into 10th grade. They were both getting mostly B''s and C''s with the occasional D going into Franklin and now are all A''s and B''s! Franklin Military has totally helped us and our kids to grow into respectable young men. They have also assisted with lining up Colleges for our oldest to attend both in state and out, including the military. We as a family totally support and recommend Franklin to our friends, neighbors, and family!
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My name is Alexa Amaya and I am not a student but hopefully I will be. I Sent a from I am in 5th grade in esh greene. I have good grades and good grades. Hopefully u except my application
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in VA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.12 (Btm 50%)

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