Message From The Principal

At Franklin Pierce High School, we are proud to provide our students with an enriching and relevant education that will prepare them for success throughout their lives! Our theme this year is “CommUNITY: We are the community. The community creates the culture. The culture is what we EXPECT and ALLOW.” We have high expectations for all our students and encourage our students to create a vision for themselves beyond high school and dedicate and commit themselves to the hard work and perseverance required to achieve their goals. The path to success is rarely easy, but it is always worth it, and anything worth doing is worth doing well.
While academic excellence is our primary emphasis, we are also investing our time and energy into creating a school culture that emphasizes equity, social justice, and family and community partnerships. We encourage all students to take a strong stance against bullying and all forms of hate speech. We encourage every student to speak up and tell an adult if they or others being treated unfairly. Remember, “If you see something, say something.” We also provide our students with school-wide character lessons throughout the year to promote kindness, responsibility, and respect. We’ve adopted AC/DC as our driving pillars for success: Academic Excellence, Campus Safety, Determination, and Community.
We continue to build upon our robust CTE courses (Career and Technical Education) in order to provide students with real-world, hands-on experience in engineering, culinary arts, medical sciences, information technology, financial literacy, and video production. At the same time, we continue to emphasize the arts by offering ceramics, stained glass, community art, choir, band, drama, and guitar to create a well-rounded educational experience and tap into all our students’ interests.
We encourage all students to be involved in extra-curricular activities such as sports, clubs, and community service. Most of our clubs were formed by our students, so if a student has an interest in starting a club, just let us know. We are dedicated and passionate about our work, and we’re committed to providing our students with an education that will help them to discover, pursue, and achieve all their ambitions beyond high school. We talk about the “Three E’s” after high school: Enrollment, Enlistment, or Employment. We encourage students and families to select an E so that we can provide the appropriate supports and preparation to achieve that goal.
If you wish to be more involved in these efforts, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We welcome, encourage, and are grateful for a collaborative relationship with our parents and community members in order to best serve and prepare our students for success.

picture of Franklin Pierce High School principal Ron Hartley
Ron Hartley
Principal, Franklin Pierce High School
(253) 298-3800