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!

Last year our graduation rate was 91%, which exceeds the state average. We also met or exceeded the state average for Math and ELA state testing. FPHS ranked 58th out of 1,042 high schools in Washington according to US News and World Report.

We are excited to continue supporting, inspiring, and educating students in 2019-2020. Our ultimate goal is to create a community and culture that results in 100% of our students graduating on time and being successful beyond high school.

While academic success is our primary emphasis, we are also investing our time and energy into creating a culture that emphasizes strong character, community, and citizenship. We encourage all students to take a school-wide stance against bullying and hate speech. We encourage every student to speak up and tell an adult if they ever encounter students treating others unfairly (“If you see something, say something”). We challenge our students with school-wide character dares throughout the year to promote kindness, responsibility, and respect. We’ve adopted AC/DC as our driving pillars for success: Academic Success, Campus Safety, Determination, and Community.

We continue to build upon our robust CTE courses (Career Technical Education) in order to provide students with real-world, hands-on experience in engineering, culinary arts, medical sciences, information technology, and video production. At the same time, we continue to emphasize the arts by offering ceramics, stained glass, choir, band, guitar, and drama to create a well-rounded educational experience and tap into all our students’ interests.

We encourage all our students to be involved in extra-curricular activities such as sports, clubs, and community service. As an FPHS staff, we are dedicated and passionate about our work and providing our students with an education that will help them to discover, pursue, and achieve all their ambitions beyond high school.

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 1170 students for success.

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