District Map & Zoning

School Zone Lookup

The map below is designed to help families learn which school their student(s) should attend based on the physical street address of their home. There may be other factors which ultimately affect the school a student will attend, such as Individual Education Plans (IEP) or other special considerations. For questions regarding transportation (bus routes/times), please visit the Transportation Department online.

Interactive Map

To find your zoned schools, type your home address in the Google Maps field below. Sorting options are available by clicking the PLUS sign to the right of the address field. 



Dual Assignment Zones

In 2012, the Board of Education adopted a policy which changed Poplar Grove from an open application school to a zoned school based on the student’s address. As part of this zoning change, students (and their siblings) attending Poplar Grove at that time were offered the option to remain at that school through the eighth grade. This zoning change created a Dual Assignment Zone (DAZ), providing the district the flexibility to zone new students to an alternate school if Poplar Grove is at capacity.

All students in the DAZ are assigned to Poplar Grove so new students register at either Poplar Grove Elementary (preK-4) or Poplar Grove Middle (5-8) based on their grade level. However, there is a small possibility that space limitations in Poplar Grove Middle School (5-8) could necessitate assignment to an alternate school – either Freedom Intermediate (5-6) or Freedom Middle (7-8) – based on grade level. Every effort is made to place students who live in the DAZ at Poplar Grove.

Ultimately, the need for a dual assignment zone will become unnecessary as student numbers stabilize, and all homes within the DAZ will be zoned for Poplar Grove only. 

If you still have questions, please call the FSSD Central Office at 615-794-6624.

Historical Perspective

The boundaries of the FSSD were frozen in 1986 (HB1236 of the Private Acts of 1987, Chap. 53) by the General Assembly. Prior to this date, the FSSD boundaries followed those of the Ninth Civil District. Because the population was growing rapidly, the city was annexing county land to provide services to its new residents. As a way to assist the school systems in planning for the new residents, the boundaries were frozen, preventing the massive adding and dropping of students from one district to another as land was annexed. It is for this reason that the FSSD boundaries do not encompass the city of Franklin as a whole.

Franklin Special School District