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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
About Florence 1 Schools...
Address
319 South Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506
Telephone
(843) 669-4141
Website

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Grades
PK, K-12
Total Schools
24
Students
16,358
From Florence 1 Schools

Steeped in the tradition of pursuit of academic excellence, Florence 1 Schools continue to forge ahead in its goal to produce college and career-ready graduates. Our district is helping all students develop the World Class Skills of the Profile of the South Carolina graduate.

Florence 1 Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1070
594 responses
Average ACT
22
310 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,358
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.7%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $55,465
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    10.1%

    Finances

    Total Expenses
    $181,432,000
    Expenses Per Student
    $11,463/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      56%
    • Support Services
      39%
    • Other
      5%
    Living in the Area
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $47,008
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $724
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $157,500
    National
    $184,700

    Florence 1 Schools Reviews

    96 reviews
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    Excited with the hiring of superintendent O’Malley and his ongoing work for more progressive ideas! Disappointed in the community of taxpayers who refuse their students the ability to thrive by continued segregation of wealth based private schools cloaked in the guise of religion. Having relocated from the Northeast, it is yet another reminder of unflinching antiquated ideas on what constitutes an education.
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    I think the district’s new administration is aware of the changes that need to make this district exceptional. However, it is important that administration recognize the value of a certain professions within the school system. For example, a speech therapist can provide instruction in phonemic awareness. A school psychologist can provide mental health services, crisis intervention services, behavioral intervention services, and academic intervention services with typically developing children. Watching these professionals only work special education limits their work in prevention science and stagnates their professional growth.
    I would like to see overall cohesiveness within this district! Some elementary schools have programs (ie STEAM, Dual Language, Magnet, uniforms, new computer labs, year round school, etc) and some schools have none. Several schools are worn and torn, old buildings with inadequate lightning,
    heat and cooling and just uninspiring to young minds. All FSD1 schools should mirror each other. Also, I would love if the elementary school parents were given a syllabus for students on what lessons are going to be taught for the school year. It helps to know what our kids are being taught each nine weeks. I don't like that traditional books have been replaced with downloaded sheets of paper from websites and Chromebooks with no instructions given to parents except to charge at night and return in the morning.