Franklin Middle School
District 6 educates today’s students in partnership with families and communities to succeed in tomorrow’s world.
Engage, Empower, Inspire
District 6 provides every student with a personalized, well-rounded and excellent education in a safe, caring environment.
School Hours:Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 3:55 pm
Office Hours: 7:00 am - 4:30 pmCallMain phone number: 970-348-3200
Main fax number: 970-348-3230
Attendance Office: 970-348-3214
Health Clinic: 970-348-3226
Transportation: 970-348-6800Visit818 35th Avenue Greeley, Colorado 80634click HERE for a mapPrincipal Dr. Suzette Luster
History of Franklin Middle School
Franklin Middle School was originally built as an elementary school in 1961. The school was named in honor of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. They were known as the Franklin Vikings, and the school colors were purple and gray.
In 1975, the building was converted into a middle school, serving students in sixth and seventh grades. At this time, the mascot was changed to a Falcon, and the school colors changed to red and white. According to a former student, the mascot change caused quite a stir with the students! Over the years, came the addition of the specials wing and the outbuildings. At one time, the present library was the cafeteria. Students were assigned to classes by their hallway "units," which were named after their locations: north, east and south. Most teachers taught one subject in the same room at the same time every day.
In the fall of 1999, Franklin Middle School was expanded to include eighth grade students. With this change came a new gym, new elective classes, competitive sports, and more complicated schedules. At this time, the north wing was assigned to eighth grade students, the east unit was assigned to sixth grade students, and the south unit was assigned to seventh grade students.In 2010, a nearby middle school known as Maplewood became an elementary school that would be the site and home for several consolidated elementary schools. Maplewood students became proud Franklin Vipers. There are now over 600 Vipers in our school. The staff and the students exemplify what is becoming a tradition and legacy of power and achievement.