Franklin Elementary School

Elk Grove Unified School District

Franklin Elementary School

General Info

School History

Franklin school district was formed in 1859 and since that time has absorbed all the little schools in the southwest part of the Elk Grove district: Point Pleasant (1866 to 1928); Goethe (a district formed in 1910 that never built a school); Mokelumne (1861 to 1949); and Prairie/East Union (1856 to 1914). The school was organized as Franklin Academy, an ambitious plan to serve all the area’s farm students including those of high school age. The name comes from the Franklin House, a stage stop built by Andrew George whose mother’s maiden name had been Franklin. He had not intended to name the town after her, for he preferred that the town was Georgetown, after himself. But, it appears that the people over the years liked Franklin better than Georgetown, and it has been said that there was confusion with the Georgetown in the foothills. We continue to call the place Franklin today as it has been for many years.

UPDATE:  Franklin has a NEW CAMPUS!  The 2020-21 School Year will be our first on our brand new campus located not too far from our original campus at:  5401 Dorcey Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757.

Our Mission Statement

Franklin Elementary School is dedicated to developing respectful and responsible citizens who seek to make positive contributions to our diverse society. We resolve to accomplish this by:

  • Maintaining a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • Demanding high academic expectations of our students, staff, and parents
  • Sustaining a strong and lasting sense of community
School Hours & Lunch Schedules

Due to Distance Learning some content within our website is not applicable.

Office Hours for Fall 2020:  7:30 am -3:30 pm

In-person by appointment only

Grades 1-6:  8:00 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.
AM Kinder:  7:50 a.m. – 11:10 p.m.
PM Kinder:  10:49 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Early Out Wednesday (Grades 1-6 only):  8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Minimum Day (Grades 1-6):  8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Office Hours

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

School Enrollment for New Families

Welcome to Franklin Elementary!  We accept new registrations between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Our office staff will be happy to provide assistance with explaining required documents and any other question you may have. Please view this link to find out more.


If you need a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in any program, service or activity offered you, please contact Franklin Elementary School (916.684.6518), at least 48 hours before the scheduled event so that we may make every reasonable effort to accommodate you. {Government Code Section 54953.2; Americans with Disabilities Act 1990, Section 202 (42 U.S.C. Section 12132).]

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