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Tell me about Franklin Elementary School

Franklin Elementary is a public K-2 elementary school in the Madison Metropolitan School District. About 60 teachers and staff serve 360 students.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Franklin was a preK-5 school serving a large minority population on the south side of the Madison. However, a 1984 district desegregation ruling paired Franklin with nearby Randall School to increase student diversity.

As a result of the desegregation ruling, Franklin's K-2nd grade program fed Randall's 3rd-5th grade program. Franklin now enrolls children from the widest range of socioeconomic groups, including one-third who live in poverty.

According to Dr. Dean Bowles, the history of political liberalism in the Franklin-Randall community has eased the implementation of ISD.

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