Franke Park Elementary School is named for John B. Franke and the neighborhood in which the school is located. John Franke (1866-1927) was the founder and president of Perfection Biscuit Company and one of the civic leaders of his time. He donated a large tract of land to the city, which became Franke Park.
Franke Park School was built in 1960. In 2005, the school became a NASA Explorer School, forging a partnership with NASA that gave students the opportunity to learn from NASA experts and participate in NASA experiments and videoconferences with astronauts, scientists and students at other NASA Explorer schools.
|Franke Park is a Title I school and offers the English Language Learners program. Students attending Franke Park feed into Northwood Middle School and North Side High School. The school is located in the Board of School Trustees District 1.|