2020-21 Campaign Partner


About Us

Franklin Towne Charter High School opened in 1999 and is one of 89 public charter schools in Philadelphia. Franklin Towne prides itself on meeting the needs of its nearly 1,200 students in grades 9-12 through three strands: providing a rigorous college preparatory program; integrating performance, applied, and service learning into the regular school clay; and maintaining choice and variety as real student options.


Mission & Vision

The following Mission Statement was generated as a collective effort between FTCHS administrators, parents, community members and our students.

It is our hope and desire that each member of the Franklin Towne community use it, as a guideline, when making all decisions that affect our students and school.

“Franklin Towne Charter High School is a college preparation program willing to do whatever it takes to provide a warm and encouraging, family-like atmosphere for all of our students.”


Our Culture, Diversity & Equity

The school’s student: teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years. The diversity score of Franklin Towne Charter is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.


Our Recruitment

FTCHS is an institution of exemplary academic achievement whose primary mission is focused on college readiness. The school’s outstanding track record has garnered recognition on the state and national levels.

The school’s transformation from one of the lowest-performing schools in the city to one of the highest-achieving schools in the state began in 2006 when a new team of administrators, parents, staff members, and community members led a change using Breaking Ranks reform practices.

Teachers Salaries & Benefits

High School Teacher salaries at Franklin Towne Charter Schools can range from $46,405-$50,697.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We believe……

Franklin Towne is Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Franklin Towne to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law.

5301 Tacony Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137

Phone: 215-289-5000