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Franklin County Schools is comprised of 16 schools and serves more than 8,500 students from the communities within Franklin County. Located just outside the state capital of Raleigh, Franklin County is a Research Triangle community that offers residents a taste of small town life, with the convenience of suburban living.

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  • Louisburg, NC

Franklin County Schools by the numbers

  • 676

    Dedicated Teachers

  • 8200

    Engaged Learners

About Franklin County Schools

  • About

    Franklin County Schools is comprised of 16 schools and serves more than 8,500 students from the communities within Franklin County. Located just outside the state capital of Raleigh, Franklin County is a Research Triangle community that offers residents a taste of small town life, with the convenience of suburban living.

    Public schools in Franklin County first surfaced in 1868 as a means to offer the masses an education, free of charge. Prior to this, schooling was reserved for the privileged—resulting in a mere fraction of Franklin County’s population receiving an adequate education. By 1885, the number of public schools in the county grew to 84—with an estimated 3,646 students being served in community-based school houses.

    In 1914, Franklin County Schools’ Superintendent, Edward L. Best led an effort to consolidate the public schools throughout the county. With the help of private and grant fundraising, Best was able to construct seven high schools and consolidate many elementary schools.

    Over the next 75 years, many milestones were achieved including the desegregation of schools and the construction and renovation of nearly all the facilities we use today.

    Most recently, the construction of Franklinton High School and the institution of the Franklin County Early College High School are making waves in our community’s educational future. The first Early College High School graduating class crossed the stage in 2014 with a diploma and Associates Degree—moments like these are what define our future, our commitment, our students.

  • For Teachers

    Our beginning and veteran teachers have a network of support that most school systems can't imagine. At the district level, the Office of Professional Learning oversees the Beginning Teacher Support Program and the Master Teacher Mentorship Program. Additionally, each new teacher will receive targeted professional development support based on their area of focus and schools assign personal mentors as an additional layer of support.

  • Salary, Compensation & Benefits

    Franklin County Schools currently offers a $1,000 signing bonus, 8% supplement and $1,000 retention bonus.

  • For Students

    With more than 8,400 students and 1,100 full-time staff members, Franklin County Schools (FCS) is the largest employer in Franklin County. We know that good leadership begins with great people, that's why FCS invests in its employees so we can continue to build strong school leaders for years to come.

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