Mission

“Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School’s mission is to establish a happy and nurturing environment that both promotes and cultivates a positive learning experience for our children. By involving staff, students, and parents we plan to create a challenging and supportive school where our students can learn and grow.”

  • K-8

    Grades Served

  • November 30, 2017

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

English/Language Arts
Significant time and effort is devoted to the development of students’ fundamental understanding and appreciation for reading both in school academically and independently at home.

Math
Our school uses a curriculum that not only solidifies basic mathematical learning but extends student understanding through real-world scenarios.

Computers and Technology
Students at every grade level are exposed to both technology and STEM education continually throughout the school year.

Music
In addition to the core academic program, students all receive music education, a powerful support in brain development and students’ academic development.

Course Offerings

Music, Physical Education, STEM, Technology

Extracurricular Activities

After School Program, Choir, National Honor Society, Sports Club, Student Council/Government, Yearbook

Reports

  • Annual Charter Evaluation (ACE)
    Developed annually by the Charter Schools Office (CSO) for all Philadelphia brick-and-mortar charter schools (except those up for renewal), these reports provide information on three main areas of charter school performance: academic success, organizational compliance and viability, and financial health and sustainability.
    2018 | 2017 | 2015
  • Notices
    Notices of Deficiency are issued to schools regarding significant instances of non-compliance or poor performance that may affect student well-being or access. Notices of Deficiency clarify actions schools must take in order to resolve the deficiency.
    2018: Pending
  • Annual Independent Financial Audits
    Financial audits are produced annually by independent auditors for all charter schools in Pennsylvania. All charter schools are required to have an independent financial audit completed every year.
    2018 | 20172016 | 2015 | 2014
  • School Performance Profile (SPP)
    Developed annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), these reports provide an overview of student academic performance in every Pennsylvania public school, including traditional District schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools, and career and technology centers. 
    2016-2017
  • School Progress Report (SPR)
    Developed annually by the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) for all traditional District and charter schools in the city, these reports provide information on schools’ achievement, progress, climate, and, for high schools, college and career readiness.
    2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015

Timeline

  • 2009

    Initial Charter

  • 2012

    Charter Renewed

  • 2017

    Charter Renewal Recommended

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review