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Franklin Educated

In our schools, education is student-centered and innovative and learners are inspired to become great! We offer students and their families a comprehensive education experience that features:

  • Dedicated teachers and staff who are committed to your child's classroom success.
  • Hands-on learning opportunities including STEM, world languages and trades.
  • Competitive athletics that play on and in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Fine arts programs including music, art and productions.
  • Strong parent networks and community that support and collaborate with teachers and administrators.
  • Unique experiential learning opportunities for students, such as Harvard Model Congress and Endress+Hauser international trips. 

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What to Know


New students should present as many of the following as possible:

  • Birth certificate.
  • Proof of residency.
  • Unofficial copy of the transcript and correct name, address, and phone number of previous school and accreditation information.
  • Health/Immunization records. (Note: These records are required before students may attend class.)
  • Any pertinent background on curriculum from the previous school (i.e., texts used, course description book from previous school, information helpful in correlating correct placement in courses here).
  • Special testing information and/or psychological background (if applicable).
  • Sports eligibility information (if applicable).

Students may also expect to take placement exams if needed to determine the correct level of placement. Students entering without one or more of the necessary items listed above may be asked to sign a waiver based on verbal information given to the receiving counselor.

If you live outside of the Franklin Community Schools' boundaries and would like your child to attend Franklin Community Schools, please complete and submit the Transfer Tuition Application. 

Transfer Tuition Application Fillable Form

Once you have the form completed, save it and send it to Natalie Campbell at campbelln@franklinschools.org

Transfer Tuition Application PDF (print and fill out)

Once you have filled out the form, mail it to the address on the application.

Please review the district boundaries to confirm which elementary school your child will attend. 

The following information will be needed when registering your child online: 

  • Proof of residency (utility bill, telephone bill, bank statement, rental/lease agreement, etc., that is dated within 60 days of registration and shows your home address). 
  • Student’s birth certificate (incoming Kindergarten students must turn 5 on or before August 1) .
  • Student’s immunization records 
    2024-2025 Required and Recommended School Immunizations.
Early Entrance Procedure
If your child will turn age 5 between August 2 and October 1 and you wish to enroll the child in the Kindergarten program, please review and complete the Early Entrance Procedure.
Children entering Kindergarten come to school at many stages of development. Franklin Community Schools screens all students entering Kindergarten through a program called Pre-KIDS (Pre-Kindergarten Inventory of Demonstrated Skills). This developmentally appropriate screening tool detects strengths and weaknesses in six areas. The areas are oral language, letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, fine motor, visual and auditory memory, number sense and other math concepts.
Information regarding specific screening times will be provided at registration.

Children entering kindergarten are encouraged to demonstrate success in these skills

For parents of elementary school students, you can identify your schools of attendance using this online tool.


Our Cub Academy offers preschool learning services for children ages 3-5. Learning experiences include problem-solving, decision-making, creative work and cooperation.


Franklin Community Schools partners with the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin to offer before and after-school care for elementary and intermediate school students. 

This is a perfect option for families who may need safe reliable care at your child's elementary or intermediate school throughout the school year. 

The fee for our before and after school program is $5 per session and billed weekly.


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Genuine Franklin, Indiana

When you are seeking a community to live and raise your children, one word best describes Franklin, Indiana  - GENUINE.

You see it in our businesses, organizations and neighborhoods. You feel it in our schools. You sense it in our community's quality of life, culture and local economy.

Franklin's rich history dates back to our founding in 1823, and includes being the birthplace of an Indiana governor, professional athletes, noted musicians and academic leaders.

With a population of approximately 25,000, our community features the beautiful Johnson County Courthouse, the outstanding academic institution of Franklin College, Victorian homes, tree-filled parks, miles of trails, a library and churches.

But our culture of being genuine to one another makes Franklin a special place to live, work, learn and play.




Franklin Features

Historic Downtown

Our city is a destination for dining, shopping and entertainment in beautifully restored buildings. The downtown features the Historic Artcraft Theatre and a new outdoor amphitheater.

Strong Economy

Our city's pro-business attitude and strategic location have attracted companies nationally and globally that provide excellent career opportunities for families and our graduates.

Quality of Life

Known as Festival Country, our community has lots of things to do with families and friends. Each year, Franklin and Johnson County have more than 1,000 festivals, events and concerts.

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Community Resources

4-H Clubs - Purdue Extension Johnson County

We improve lives and livelihoods by delivering tested and trusted educational resources. Our focus is on providing educational programming and resources in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human and Health Sciences, Economic and Community Development and 4-H Youth Development. We work with various partners, agencies, schools and community programs to make Johnson County the place we call home.


Central Nine Career Center

Central Nine is a public school that offers a wide variety of programs designed to provide education and training that meets today’s business, industry and college requirements. Central Nine programs stress academic achievement and technical skill attainment since each of these is invaluable. Central Nine Career Center is affiliated with nine area high schools.


Discover Downtown Franklin

Discover Downtown Inc. works to preserve and promote the businesses and support the city's effort to make the downtown beautiful and inviting.


Franklin Boys and Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Johnson County enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by providing quality programming to the youth of Johnson County that focuses on education, the arts, technology, health and physical fitness in a safe and positive environment. 


Franklin Education Connection

The Franklin Education Connection is a blend of the Franklin Education Foundation and Franklin Study Connection. 


Franklin Parks and Recreation

The parks and recreation department manages the parks, facilities and cultural and entertainment programs for the city.

Girls Inc. of Johnson County

Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas.


Johnson County Museum of History

The Johnson County Museum of History is a hub of year-round historic and cultural event programming.


Johnson County Public Library

Since 1911, Johnson County Public Library has worked toward improving the quality of life for all citizens of Johnson County, Indiana.


United Way of Johnson County

United Way of Johnson County organizes caring people to identify and meet human needs in our community.