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Franklin High School
6400 Whitelock Pkwy, Elk Grove, CA 95757

Named one of America's Best High Schools by Newsweek magazine in 2010, Franklin High School is known for its strongMore academic program and large numbers of Advanced Placement classes. Parents stay involved in their children's education by serving on a range of advisory committees focusing on everything from sports to English language learners. The school's career academies prepare students for jobs in agriculture, technology, engineering and media. A staff of over a dozen counselors and resource specialists serves students with special needs.

Franklin shares its campus with Toby Johnson Middle School and a public library. The high school's facilities include a performing arts building, audio-visual production lab, two gyms and two computer labs.

Cosumnes Oaks High School
8350 Lotz Pkwy, Elk Grove, CA 95757
An attractive collection of earth-toned buildings that sits on the southern edge of Elk Grove, Cosumnes Oaks High SchoolMore was built for a population boom that never materialized. About 1,000 students now attend a school intended to serve twice that many, a situation the school district is trying to rectify through changes in attendance boundaries. In the meantime, Cosumnes Oaks' current students enjoy a brand-new campus including a library, auditorium and sports facilities. They can sharpen their knife skills at the on-site culinary school or learn about green building at the school's architecture and urban-planning academy.
Monterey Trail High School
8661 Power Inn Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Monterey Trail High School shares a sprawling campus, complete with a brand-new football stadium, with its feederMore middle school, Edward Harris Jr. Middle School. The school has over 2000 students, over half of whom qualify for free or reduced lunches based on federal family income guidelines. Monterey Trail offers honors and advanced placement classes, as well as bilingual teaching assistants for those students learning English. A career academy trains students for jobs in engineering and computer science. In addition to sports, after-school activities include band, a dance company and cultural and topic-specific student groups, including Fashion Club and Hmong Club. For parents, the school offers a Parent Institute, a nine-week course on how to help teenagers prepare for and gain acceptance to college.