April 20, 2016

Franklin Home Page
by Emily West

This year’s U.S. News and World Report along with the Washington Post placed several of Williamson County’s high schools as some of the top in Tennessee.

Brentwood ranked the highest, at No. 5, with Ravenwood and Franklin High School following in slots No. 7 and No. 8. Though the scores came out Wednesday, Williamson officials said Brentwood’s ranking could go higher up on the list.

“Although we know how hard our students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators work towards a standard of excellence, it is both flattering and reassuring to be recognized nationally for our academic accomplishments,” Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools Charles Farmer said.

Still in the Top 20, other high schools – Centennial and Independence – found their way on the list. Page High School fell right behind at No. 21.

In comparison, the Washington Post named several more of Williamson high schools on their list, but ranking in a different order.

Brentwood took the highest in their list, coming in at No. 3. Franklin, Ravenwood, Independence and Centennial were all in the top 10. Page, Summit and Fairview High Schools followed in the Top 20.

“I am so proud of our high schools’ staff and students for their continued focus and excellence,” Superintendent Mike Looney said.