Message from the Principal

Welcome to Franklin Elementary School!

At Franklin we follow the Park Ridge-Niles District 64 Mission: INSPIRE EVERY CHILD TO DISCOVER, LEARN, ACHIEVE, AND CARE.  Franklin Elementary School is one of the five K-5 elementary schools in District 64. Franklin students attend Emerson Middle School (District 64) and either Maine South High School or Maine East High School (District 207). Franklin serves approximately 500 students.  We pride ourselves in the language and cultural diversity of our school.   Of our 500 students 157 speak another language at home totaling 24 different languages.  In addition to the core academic subjects, each week Franklin students participate in Physical Education, Music, Spanish, Art, Technology, and Social Emotional classes.  We have a very active parent community and Parent Teacher Association.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our wonderful learning community at Franklin.  If you still have questions feel free to contact me at

Dr. Claire Kowalczyk