About Us » Awards/Achievements


The Franklin Regional School District is proud to have earned the following recognition:
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 Best Communities for Music Education
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
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

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)