This article is presented by Maryland Injury Guys, the dog bite lawyers of Franklin Knolls. Discover the history and many features within this community.
Franklin Knolls is a neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland. The census-designated place (CDP) is bounded to the north by the Capital Beltway, to the west by University Blvd., to the east by the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River, and to the south by the neighborhood of Montgomery Knolls. Nearby communities include Four Corners, Woodmoor, Clifton Park Village, Langley Park and New Hampshire Estates.
The history of Franklin Knolls started from the early to mid-1800s when the land was a rural, agricultural area. In the 1950s and early 1960s, Franklin Knolls was established as a residential development by the Cafritz Construction Company. Headed by Morris Cafritz – an influential developer who used racial restrict covenants before the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act to exclude African Americans and other racial minorities from living in all-white suburban communities – the neighborhood of Franklin Knolls was entirely white. It consists of mostly Jewish and Catholic residents because of its close proximity to the Conservative synagogue Temple Israel and the Roman Catholic school and church Saint Bernadette. However, over time, the neighborhood has grown to become more ethnically and racially diverse with a mix of whites, African Americans, Asians, Latinos, and more. In 2003, the Franklin Knolls Civic Association's newsletter was even translated into Spanish and Vietnamese to help residents in the area who don't understand English.
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Eastern Middle School is a magnet school in Franklin Knolls. Serving students in the neighborhood and its surrounding areas, the school is part of the Montgomery County Public Schools System. The school caters to 970 students from 6th through 8th grade. It has a minority student enrollment of 80%. Its economically disadvantaged students make up 48% of the population. 48% of the students are male, and 52% are females. There are 72 full-time teachers and 3 full-time school counselors. Based on state test scores. 45% of the students are at least proficient in reading, and 38% are in math. Eastern Middle School has a SchoolDigger Rank of 126 out of 316 Maryland middle schools. It can be found on the corner of University Blvd. E. and E. Franklin Ave.
Franklin Knolls Pool is an outdoor recreational facility on the east side of the Franklin Knolls neighborhood. Home to the Franklin Knolls Gator Swim Team, it features the following amenities:
Activities and programs hosted by the pool include weekly "No Cook" evenings, Crab Feast, Ladies Nights, Men's Night, Christmas in July, Dive-in Movies, Middle School Nights, High School Nights, and many more. Franklin Knolls Pool is only open during spring and summer. When school is in session in spring, the hours are Mondays through Fridays from 3 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. During the summers, it is open from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. from Sundays through Saturdays.
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