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Principal Scott Genzmer
120 S. Emerald Avenue
Modesto, CA 95351
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Franklin Elementary School is an urban, public school located in west Modesto, California, approximately one mile from the District’s central office, which was the original location of Franklin Elementary School. Over the past two decades, our enrollment has averaged 800-1,000 students.

Before the millnieum, Franklin (2-6) had a feeder school named Pearson that housed K-2 stuudents. Around 2006, Franklin absorbed Pearson’s student population for Kindergarten through sixth grade student body. A Head Start and State Preschool facitliy was built on campus, off of Byron Lane. In 2019, Kindergarten went to a full-day schedule and 2 Transitional Kindergarten classes were added.

In the near future, Franklin Elementary will begin transforming the 12 acre site with modern buildings.