The FSSD places a deliberate focus on personalized instruction tailored to meet each student’s individual needs.




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The FSSD is a K-8 school system with approximately 3,850 students enrolled. Students are served by eight schools: four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and a K-8 school. The FSSD Board of Education has proudly committed itself to meeting and/or exceeding the state’s teacher-pupil ratio requirements, with ratios at: 1 to 20 in kindergarten through third grade, 1 to 22 in fourth grade, and 1 to 25 in grades 5-8. All schools and the Central Office are accredited by the AdvancED, one of the largest and most esteemed school accreditation agencies in the country.


SINCE 1906

The Franklin Special School District gets its unique name from a Special Act of the state legislature that provides the Board of Education its own taxing authority, enabling the schools to be funded appropriately in order to maintain “Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All.”


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Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 22 2016 – Jan 3 2017 all-day
Professional Learning for Staff
Professional Learning for Staff
Jan 4 – Jan 6 all-day
No School for Students
Honors Info Mtg (4th Gr Only) 6:00 pm
Honors Info Mtg (4th Gr Only) @ Freedom Intermediate School
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Parent Information Meeting about the 2017-2018 Honors Program, including qualifying criteria and eligibility.
Honors Info Mtg (Grades 5-7 Only) 7:00 pm
Honors Info Mtg (Grades 5-7 Only) @ Freedom Intermediate School
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parent Information Meeting about the 2017-2018 Honors Program, including qualifying criteria and eligibility.
School Board Retreat 6:30 pm
School Board Retreat
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Board of Education Annual Retreat
MLK Holiday
MLK Holiday
Jan 16 all-day
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
I-Guardian Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
I-Guardian Parent Meeting @ Freedom Intermediate
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
I-Guardian Parent Meeting @ Freedom Intermediate | Franklin | Tennessee | United States
The Franklin Special School District is again partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), to present Project I-Guardian. The information presented will include examples based on local investigations to help parents, teachers,[...]
School Board Mtg 6:30 pm
School Board Mtg @ Freedom Intermediate School
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
FSSD Frist Art Show 2:00 pm
FSSD Frist Art Show @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm



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  • Find Your Bus Route:  At the opening screen, simply type in your address (example: using the abbreviated suffixes of St., Ln., Rd., etc.) and you will be shown your bus number, your child’s closest bus stop, and the approximate arrival and drop-off times. 
  • Zoning Information:  There are five FSSD school zones. This link will allow you to view the five zoning maps.
  • Neighborhoods by School Zone:  This listing shows schools by neighborhood and subdivision.
ImageThe FSSD Transportation Department transports students safely to and from school and school activities; drivers are expected to display a positive attitude, strong character, willingness to learn, and to be cooperative and courteous with other school personnel, parents, and students.
The Transportation Department engages in continuous improvement. As concerns and special requests are presented, the Department reviews each one with safety and efficiency as the number one priority of the decision-making process. Improvements are made based on student safety and the needs of the school district. Scheduled and unscheduled group employee meetings are utilized to seek out improvement processes. Through group employee meetings, each employee is encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas to better serve the needs of parents, students and Transportation Department for an improved customer service environment. Diligent performance in serving the needs of students, parents, and school personnel establishes a good public image. The Transportation Department contributes to the district vision of “Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All” by offering a safe environment to all students, so they arrive and depart from school prepared and ready to learn.
Riding the Bus
The FSSD Transportation Department oversees a fleet of 31 buses which carry kindergarten through 8th grade students to eight schools.All bus drivers are trained in CPR and first aid and are provided ongoing annual training for school bus operation, as required by the state. Getting your child safely to school is of utmost concern to the FSSD and many safety precautions are in place. If your child will be riding the bus please note the following:
  • Students should be waiting for their bus at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. Bus times are approximate due to factors such as variable ridership, traffic tie-ups, mechanical difficulties, etc.
  • Students should stand at least 5 feet away from the bus stop staging area. This is for your child’s safety so that they are not in harm’s way of other vehicle traffic.
  • Students should NEVER walk behind a school bus while boarding or deboarding the bus. The bus driver needs to have a clear view of the student at all times.
  • Video monitoring equipment is on all buses to address student behavior issues.
Bus Rules and Regulations
Jesse Horne, Supervisor
Linda McKee, Secretary
Freedom Middle School
750 New Highway 96 West
Phone: 790-4704
Fax: 591-2805