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Franklin Elementary School

The purpose of Franklin Elementary School is to provide a quality education for all students in a safe environment, in cooperation with parents and community. Franklin students have a wide range of abilities and come from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Franklin's parents are an integrated part of school programs, and there is much community involvement.


 5th to 6th Grade Transition


Tacoma School District is the proud recipient of a grant provided by the RAIKES Foundation to support students and families in the transition from 5th to 6th grade in the Mason/Truman region. The RAIKES Foundation is dedicated to the belief that regular participation in high quality programs leads to better personal, social and academic outcomes and higher self-esteem.

The focus of the grant for the 2011-12 school year will include:

  • Implementation of the AVID program in 5th and 6th grades
     Overview of AVID (pdf)
  • Strong collaboration between teachers  in the Mason/Truman regions
  • Increased communication with families about successful transition to middle school

Contact Information: Mason 253-571-7000 | Truman 253-571-2245

Putting Middle Grades Students on the Graduation Path: A Policy and Practice Brief


 School Information

Address 1402 S. Lawrence St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone 253-571-1400
Fax 253-571-1790

 School Map


For driving directions to Franklin, click on the green marker.



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