Franklin, Indiana




Home of the Grizzly Cubs

FCMS Logo Franklin Community Middle School serves more than 800 students from Grades 7-8. The only middle school in the Franklin Community Schools system, we offer a broad and comprehensive understanding of knowledge and skills. We help students prepare for their success in their high school education.

We follow the Indiana Development Standards established by the Indiana Department of Education, including:

  • Student Development and Diversity
  • Learning Processes
  • Instructional Planning and Delivery
  • Assessment
  • Learning Environment
  • The Professional Environment
  • Reading Instruction

Franklin Community Middle School l Franklin, Indiana

What to Know

Middle School Information

Franklin Community Middle School l Franklin, IndianaFranklin Community Middle School     
625 Grizzly Cub Drive
Franklin, IN 46131 

Phone: 317.346.8400
Fax: 317.346.8411
Attendance: 317.346.8405
When a student is absent from school, a parent must call the absence line by 9 a.m. each day of the absence. The absence line is operable 24 hours per day. Upon returning from an absence, students have the same number of days to complete missed work as they were absent.
School Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Friday
8:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Thursday Late Start
8:50 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Welcome to Franklin Community Middle School! It is an honor to serve the nearly 800 students attending our school.

I feel fortunate to have spent my entire professional career working for Franklin Community Schools. After spending the first 15 years teaching mathematics at Custer Baker, I spent 2 1/2 years as Assistant Principal before becoming the Principal in 2017.  

I love the community of Franklin and the wonderful teachers, counselors, support staff and administrators I am fortunate to work with each day.  

Each year we strive to provide each student with a safe, supportive, and positive learning experience, and encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year. Go Grizzly Cubs!

Rita Holman

Middle School Continuous Improvement Program
The Indiana Department of Education empowers Indiana’s families, educators, school administrators, and community leaders with a learner-centered, future-focused dashboard that displays how our students are building necessary knowledge and skills — in all grades and all schools — through the Indiana GPS dashboard.
As part of the National Breakfast Program and School Lunch Program, Franklin Community Schools offer healthy, nutritious meals to all students each day.


View schedules, results of varsity, junior varsity and middle school sports for boys and girls.


Follow performances and competitions of the marching and concert bands, and ensembles.


Find out about upcoming concerts and singing accomplishments of the various choirs.

Clubs, Organizations

Get involved in groups of common interests that help you learn and connect with others.

Guidance Department


The school counseling program is a collaboration benefitting students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the community.  We strive to be an integral part of students’ daily educational experience, and we work to partner in student achievement. We believe that all students can achieve success at FCMS.


Mission Statement

The mission of FCMS counseling is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that advances students’ knowledge and skills for academic, personal, social and career growth.

Counseling Services

Individual Counseling

School counselors implement individual counseling interventions designed to help students establish personal goals and develop future plans.  School counselors also work to meet students’ immediate counseling needs, usually caused by life events or situations and conditions in students’ lives. 

Group Counseling

School counselors offer group counseling on topics ranging from anger management to academic success skills. 

Classroom Guidance

School counselors implement a variety of classroom guidance lessons throughout the school year.  Lessons focus on academic planning, career exploration, and personal-social development.    

Student Advocacy

School counselors advocate on behalf of all students.  School counselors are committed to making a difference between children, families, and the community.    

School counselors collaborate with teachers, administrators, parents, community members and community agencies to provide the most assistance to students. 



The rules of confidentiality for counselors are very different from those of teachers.  Confidentiality is important to maintain a trusting relationship with students. 


Programs Offered

  • Student Ambassadors: School Leadership
  • JumpStart Mentoring: Youth Connections
  • Adult & Child: School-Based Services

This is a list of local community agencies for public knowledge. They are not endorsed or specifically recommended by the professional staff of the Franklin Community School Corporation.


Helpline for Health and Human Services Johnson County 317.738.4636


Adult and Child Mental Health Centers 317.736.7744


Valle Vista Health System, 898 East Main Street Greenwood, 317.887.1348


24-Hour Crisis Line 800.447.1348


Youth Connections 317.736.5191


Johnson County Juvenile Probation 317.346.4678


Independent Adolescent Therapists
Dorian Angebrandt, LCSW 317.346.6252
Kristin Hughes, MSW, LCSW 317.332.8839

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Franklin Community Middle School l Franklin, Indiana