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. The AdvancED Review Team wrote in its 2013 report that the FSSD “shows its commitment to children in academic accountability by providing the best trained educators that can be found. These teachers and administrators carefully examine the learning needs of each student, collaborate, and develop specific learning goals that are monitored and adjusted as needed.”


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
“Food Allergies” Information Mtg 6:30 pm
“Food Allergies” Information Mtg @ Johnson Elementary Library
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A Health Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the library at Johnson Elementary School to discuss the very important issue of Students and Food Allergies in School.[...]
FES Fun Run
FES Fun Run @ Franklin Elementary Track
Nov 9 all-day
Fun Run Schedule Pre-K 12:15 – 1:00pm Kindergarten 8:45 – 9:45am 1st Grade 1:20 – 2:20pm 2nd Grade 10:50 – 11:50am 3rd Grade 9:50 – 10:50am 4th Grade 2:20 – 3:20pm
School Board Meeting 6:30 pm
School Board Meeting @ Liberty Elementary
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Veterans Day Parade 11:00 am
Veterans Day Parade @ Downtown Franklin Main Street
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Line Main Street as the FSSD helps the City of Franklin honor its veterans. All FSSD fourth-grade students, Be Nice Student Ambassadors, the Freedom Middle/Poplar Grove Middle marching band, and the Freedom Intermediate Bulldog Council will[...]
Fall Scholastic Book Fair
Fall Scholastic Book Fair @ Middle School Lobby
Nov 16 – Nov 20 all-day
Early Dismissal
Early Dismissal
Nov 20 all-day
Schools dismiss 3 hours early. Lunch service offered.
Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 23 – Nov 27 all-day



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  • Kindergarten Registration
Each spring, the FSSD holds a Kindergarten Registration Day. The 2016 Kindergarten Registration date is April 22. This provides the schools with a “best guess” as to the number of new students to expect in the fall so that classrooms can be adequately staffed and prepared to meet students on the first day of school.
  • New Student Registration

Please go to the school to which you are zoned to register your child for school. You will need the documents listed below:

  • Registration Packet: Download enrollment and other forms in English or Spanish or pick them up when you are at the school
  • Entrance Requirements

Age: Tennessee law requires that a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 15 to enter kindergarten.

Birth Certificate: A birth certificate is required of all children entering school for the first time to verify name and age.

Immunization Record: Tennessee requires proof of immunization for school attendance. A Tennessee Department of Health “Certificate of Immunization” is required before the student’s first day of class. This certificate is available from the local Health Department or the child’s physician. Students who are exempt from immunizations are still required to have this certificate signed by a physician and have proof of a physical exam. For more information, check the Student Health Services page.

Required Immunizations In order to provide the safest environment possible in the schools, the State of Tennessee requires proof of immunizations. For specific information, please visit the State’s Required Immunizations web site.
Medical Examination: Tennessee law requires proof of physical examination for all students initially entering Tennessee schools. This includes students entering pre-K, kindergarten and students transferring from another state. This certificate is available from the local Health Department or the child’s physician.
Proof of Residency: Each year, parents are required to show two forms for proof of residency in the FSSD, such as a current utility bill, cable bill or lease agreement with your name and current address on the document. If you reside with another family, the person with whom you reside must fill out a Residency Affidavit notarized by a Notary Public. Along with the affidavit, that person must also present two documents as proof of residency under his/her name and a photo I.D.

Examples of acceptable proofs of residency:

  • Utility bills (gas, electric, water) for last month prior to enrolling
  • Copy of signed Lease Agreement (including renewed Lease Agreements), signed valid non-contingent real estate contract, or signed executed Settlement Statement with supporting documentation

Special Notice: The Tennessee Legislature has declared it a compensable offense to intentionally misrepresent the address for the domicile of a student for enrollment purposes. The FSSD will file appropriate legal action in all cases where it is determined that parents or guardians have fraudulently represented their address for purposes of student enrollment in the Franklin Special School District. Further, the FSSD will seek restitution for tuition and legal expenses in such cases.



  • 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