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Awards/Achievements

The Franklin Regional School District is proud to have earned the following recognition:
 

2021-22

US News & World Report - Franklin Regional Senior High

  • Ranked #1 of 17 in Westmoreland County
  • Ranked #11 in Pittsburgh (PA Metro Area High Schools)
  • Ranked #35 of 718 in Pennsylvania
  • Ranked #1168 of 17,843 High Schools in the United States
  • AP Participation Rate: 52%
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2022 Pittsburgh Business Times Rankings
  • Ranked #27 of 489 districts state-wide
  • Ranked #1 of 17 in Westmoreland County
  • Ranked #11 of 102 districts (7 county area surrounding Metropolitan Pgh.)
  • Franklin Regional Ranked in the Top 20 in every grade level (Grades 3-8)
 
2022 Best Communities for Music Education - Fourth Consecutive Year
 
 
2020-21
US News & World Report - Franklin Regional Senior High
  • Ranked #1 of 17 in Westmoreland County
  • Ranked #11 in Pittsburgh (PA Metro Area High Schools)
  • Ranked #37 of 711 in Pennsylvania
  • Ranked #1093 of 23,553 in the United States
2021 Pittsburgh Business Times "Decade of Excellence" Rankings
  • Ranked 32 of 492 districts state-wide
  • Ranked 10 of 102 districts (7 county area surrounding Metropolitan Pittsburgh)
  • Ranked 10 of 102 in Keystone Exams
  • Ranked 9 of 102 (Grade 8)
  • Ranked 14 of 102 (Grade 7)
  • Ranked 14 of 102 (Grade 6)
  • Ranked 11 of 102 (Grade 5)
  • Ranked 9 of 102 (Grade 4)
  • Ranked 14 of 102 (Grade 3)
2021 Best Communities for Music Education
 
2018-19
2019 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year (Dr. Gennaro R. Piraino, Jr.) 
DENny Awards (3) - Discovery Education
National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations in Computer Education
Dr. Jean E. Winsand Distinguished Woman in Education  (Dr. Mary Catherine Reljac)
US News & World Report - FRSH ranked #1 in Westmoreland County and #63 in Pennsylvania 
Best Communities for Music Education
 
2017-18
Westmoreland County Chamber Member of the Year Award (Dr. Gennaro R. Piraino, Jr.)
US News & World Report - FRSH - Silver Medal - ranked #1980 nationally and #74 in Pennsylvania

2016-17
Newsweek Top 500 US Schools (FRSH)
Pittsburgh Business Times Top 10 Pittsburgh Area High Schools (FRSH)
Tri-State Study Council's D. Richard Wynn Distinguished School Board Award (FR School Board)
PenSPRA Award of Honor - FR in Focus (District cable TV show)
PenSPRA Award of Honor - PawPrints (District e-newsletter)
University of Pittsburgh's Pre-K-12 Award (Dr. Mary Catherine Reljac)
Keystone Distinguished School Award - High Progress School (Heritage Elementary)