Simpson County Archives and Museum, Franklin

#82 of 125 in Museums in Kentucky
Specialty Museum · Museum
MOTTO: “A great place to learn, where Kids Matter Most!”

VISION: To be a world-class educational system empowering all students to graduate LIFE-READY - academically and socially prepared for college and/or careers!

MISSION: To develop each child to their fullest potential and prepare them for the next level of life!

Our mission is driven by five fundamental guiding questions:

How do we develop positive, professional relationships with our students, their families, and one another?

How do we ensure all students are taught the standards and skills needed to be college and/or career ready in the 21st Century?

How do we measure the progress of our students to these standards and skills?

How do we provide interventions for students who are struggling to achieve our learning goals?

How do we enrich and stretch the learning of our students who are meeting or exceeding our learning goals?

Key Beliefs

All students can learn and succeed.

All students can graduate college and/or career ready.

Everyone has strengths to build on.

Relationships that are healthy and positive will lead to increased student learning achievement.

We can empower every child to discover the “leader in me.”

21st Century skill development is essential for success.

All staff members can contribute in important and meaningful ways to the development and care of our students.

The community is a source of support, guidance, and resources for our schools. Our schools are a source of pride, resources, and connection in the community.

Important Goals

All students will develop the knowledge and skills to be academically and socially prepared for college and/or careers by graduation.

All schools will achieve outcomes on the state accountability system that place the school and SCS in the Top 25% of the state.

All students will have an adult in the school that they trust and who they know cares about them and their success.

All staff members are engaged and committed to the SCS Vision/Mission and making a difference in the lives of our students and others in our school community

All students and staff will develop the “leader in me” to live a principle-centered life. These principles of effectiveness will enrich our lives, relationships, and effectiveness in all aspects of life.

Student/Teacher Ratio

Franklin Elementary - 24 certified staff/338 students (14.08:1)

Simpson Elementary - 49 certified staff/657 students (13.41:1)

Lincoln Elementary – 32 certified staff/429 students (13.41:1)

F-S Middle School – 50 certified staff/717 students (14.34:1)

F-S High School – 66 certified staff/893 students (13.53:1)

Learning Opportunities Center – 5 certified staff/23 students (4.6:1)
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  • I took my daughter and son in law for a visit since they were visiting from out of state. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. There were a couple of rooms that we could tell...  more »
  • A fascinating newly extended museum and genealogical center near the center of Franklin. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. A personalized tour of the jail and the former jailor's...  more »
  • Beautiful place, cant wait to go in and see the way it looks. I hope they open up to the public so we can see the historical building and let us all see what they do
  • If interested in KY history, visit here

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