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.”


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Special Ed Parent Mtg 6:00 pm
Special Ed Parent Mtg @ Franklin Elementary School Media Center
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The FSSD Special Education department is hosting its fourth support meeting of 2015-2016 for parents of students with disabilities on Tuesday, April 5th at 6:00PM at the Franklin Elementary School Media Center, 1501 Figuers Drive.The topic for[...]
Rising 5th Grade Honors Parent Meeting 6:30 pm
Rising 5th Grade Honors Parent Meeting
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A Parent Meeting for Rising 5th Grade Honors students will be held in the FIS Theater.
BOGO Book Fair
BOGO Book Fair @ Middle School Lobby
Apr 11 – Apr 15 all-day
Jamba Juice FSSD Spirit Night 3:00 pm
Jamba Juice FSSD Spirit Night @ Jamba Juice
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jamba Juice will hold a FSSD Spirit Night at both locations on April 14th from 3:00PM until 6:00PM. All proceeds (20% of ALL sales at BOTH Jamba Juice locations) to go the FSSD Playground FundLOCATIONSDowntown Franklin –[...]
Playground Work Day 9:00 am
Playground Work Day @ Freedom Intermediate School
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FIS Playground Workday Saturday 4/16 9 am at Freedom Intermediate Help … Save a Playground! If you can stop by Freedom Intermediate with a shovel and a smile, we can save a playground on Saturday![...]
Fire Facts Presentation
Fire Facts Presentation
Apr 18 all-day
The Franklin Fire Department will be presenting a program titled “Fire Flash” to our 5th Grade students at FIS. Please click here for more information!
School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
School Board Meeting @ Liberty Elementary
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A reception will be held at 6:00 PM 30 minutes prior to the School Board Meeting.
Executive PTO Mtg 6:00 pm
Executive PTO Mtg @ Franklin Elementary School
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rising 5th Grade Parent Meeting 6:00 pm
Rising 5th Grade Parent Meeting @ Freedom Intermediate School
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
There will be a Rising 5th Grade Parent Meeting at FIS in the theater on April 19th. Please join us for information and questions!
FIS Spring Musical 6:30 pm
FIS Spring Musical
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
April 21st Thursday (call time 5:00) SHOW @ 6:30 April 22nd Friday      (call time 5:00) SHOW @ 6:30 April 23rd Saturday (call time 2:30) SHOW @ 4:00 [Cast Party 5:30 – 6:15]
FMS Band and Strings Concert 7:00 pm
FMS Band and Strings Concert
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
Kindergarten Roundup
Kindergarten Roundup
Apr 22 all-day
Each spring, the FSSD holds a Kindergarten Roundup Day. This day is filled with fun and laughter as you and your child have an opportunity to tour the school, meet the teachers and administrators, and learn more about some[...]
FIS Spring Musical 6:30 pm
FIS Spring Musical
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
April 21st Thursday (call time 5:00) SHOW @ 6:30 April 22nd Friday      (call time 5:00) SHOW @ 6:30 April 23rd Saturday (call time 2:30) SHOW @ 4:00 [Cast Party 5:30 – 6:15]
FIS Spring Musical 4:00 pm
FIS Spring Musical
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
April 23rd Saturday (call time 2:30) SHOW @ 4:00 [Cast Party 5:30 – 6:15]
Budget Work Session 5:00 pm
Budget Work Session @ Moore Elementary Teacher Ceter
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FSSD Board of Education Budget Work Session
FSSD Retirement Celebration 6:00 pm
FSSD Retirement Celebration @ Freedom Intermediate School
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The FSSD Board of Education will host a Celebration to honor all FSSD faculty and staff who are retiring. This special event, which includes a light dinner, is open to the public as we honor those[...]



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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