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Welcome to John Hope Franklin!

Academic excellence is what we do at John Hope Franklin! We are a proud community that believes in educating the whole child by providing an equitable, joyful, top-notch learning experience. Named for famed historian Dr. John Hope Franklin, our students feel a sense of pride, culture, and history as we work to create a school that is equitable and connected to the community. Our third and fourth grade students conduct thematic lessons each year about the Tulsa Race Massacre, and our school is represented at the annual John Hope Franklin for Reconciliation Symposium.

A Community of Support

Our students have a multitude of partners in education who support our school. The Ed Darby Foundation and All Souls Unitarian Church host a family dinner each month feeding more than 200 people in our community. In addition, we have numerous organizations who provide transportation for field trips, one-on-one tutoring and clothing for students in need. As a neighborhood school, we are anchored by the support of a community that deeply cares for our students.

Focus on the Whole Child

We are one of five recipients of the Wallace Foundation's Social/Emotional Learning Grant, aimed at supporting the development of children's cognitive, interpersonal, and character-building skills through an improved curriculum. With strong social and emotional skills, our students are able to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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After School Clubs

We offer the Literacy for Everyone (L.I.F.E.) after school program through the Tulsa Dream Center. This free program consists of reading and math tutoring, homework assistance, STEM enrichment activities, field trips, and other exciting experiences for students.

In addition, our teachers and community partners sponsor a wide range of clubs, including ballet, tumbling, and debate.

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John Hope Franklin elementary

5402 M.L.K. Jr Blvd,
Tulsa, OK
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Phone: 918-746-9020
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