The Franklin Tile program was started in 1990 at the time of Franklin’s renovation. The alumni took over the program at the request of the PTSA. Engraved tiles were incorporated into the floor and walls of the entry hall. The tiles have served to honor a Franklin graduates and teacher, have celebrated an entire class or family of Quakers, or have simply recognized a graduating senior.
The program closed as the number of orders decreased but was reinstated for a year when Franklin celebrated its centennial in 2012.
A book that describes where the tiles can be located is available in the Franklin office and at the Rainier Valley Historical Society located in Columbia City in the spring of 2016.