Select Page

Advertisement

Franklin Elementary School Breaks Ground For New Location

Franklin Elementary School Breaks Ground For New Location
Advertisement

Photo Credit: EGUSD Board Trustee Bobbie Singh-Allen

A ceremony on Tuesday May 14 broke ground for the new location of Franklin Elementary School. The new campus is located at Dorsey Drive and Gilliam Way.

Franklin Elementary has historical significance as it is one of the oldest schools of any kind in Elk Grove. Franklin School District was formed in 1859 and absorbed smaller schools. Originally, the school was opened to serve the needs of students from local farms. Notably, the current location was last renovated in 1994.

Almost 800 students currently attend Franklin Elementary. The new campus will serve 1,100 students.

Photo Credit: EGUSD Board Trustee Bobbie Singh-Allen

According to Xanthi Pinkerton, EGUSD Spokeswoman the school has long been in need of new facilities. “There really aren’t any sidewalks in that area, and there is really only one main entrance to the school. Other schools might have a drop-off area, and ways to enter the community from different locations. But there really is no safe route to school. The majority of parents drive or students take the bus.”

The old campus is by farmland at Hood Franklin Road and Franklin Boulevard. There is a historic cemetery nearby. However, the majority of Franklin Elementary students live closer to the new school site at Dorcey Drive and Gilliam Way. Spokeswoman Xanthi Pinkerton emphasizes that it just wasn’t worth it to keep making changes to the old site.

Students will begin attending school at the new campus in Fall 2020. Important to note, the project will cost $32 million.






Subscribe to Elk Grove Tribune via Email

Just enter your email address below and you’ll get an email every time we publish a new post!

Advertisement

About The Author

Mia Lam

Mia K. Lam is our Marketing Consultant & Staff Writer and comes to us with a diverse background. She is an entrepreneur and owner of multiple businesses including Crab City and ML Marketing Agency. With over 15+ years of television and digital marketing experience, Mia is able to work closely with local businesses and the community.

Dignity Health

Dignity Health Ads

Stratton Essential Supply

Pop’s Premium Meat Shop

Pops Ad

Cafe Yum

cafe yum

Cryo Me

Cryo Me

Law Office of Christopher Parkhurst Criminal Defense Law Firm

Christopher Parkhurst

Law Office of Cameron M. Fernandez Family Law Firm

CMF

Prodigy Children’s Shuttle Service

Prodigy

Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics

Journey To The Dumpling

Fish & Things Poke Bar

Fish & Things

SeaQuest Folsom

Sea Quest

Waza Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Waza Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Portfolio Real Estate

Porfolio-Real-Estate

Happy Garden

Happy Garden

HP Real Estate

HP Real Estate

Imagine Play

Elk Grove News

Ajay’s Karate

Grade Power Learning

Funderland

Funderland Amusement Park

Merryhill School

Please Support Our Partners

Sacramento4kids.com

Sacramento Kids Events | Things To Do in Sacramento with Kids