Florence High School is an elite, public school located in Florence, AL. It has 1,053 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Florence High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
Florence High School Reviews
Florence is so large that each person is typically involved in the clubs that he or she cares most abput which makes for very pasiionate students involved in extracurricular activities. There are MANY clubs at this school but the most notable (aside from athletics) are drama club, show choir, GSA, Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, FCCLA, FBLA, FFA, HOSA, Scholar's Bowl, Science Olympiad, History Club, Spanish Club, Latin Club, French Club, FHS Classics, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the sign language club, cinema club and the multicultural club. The most popular or fun depends on what the student's future plans and passions are! Administration and faculty support is very high and the teachers are always available for aiding students when they miss school due to ECs. ALSO our 50 min lunch, or "Falcon Boost" allows for clubs to meet during the day limiting the time students have to dedicate to their clubs and organizations outside of school!
The teachers at Florence High School are extremely dedicated and this is evident in the way that they teach and interact with students. I would say that overall the teachers seem to really care about the subject that they teach and this care extends to the way that the material is taught. Teaching styles vary; however, the administration is very thorough in the continued training of teachers in order to ensure that every student is accomodated for. I have yet to have a teacher that was not either extremely passionate or extremely knowledgable about the subject being taught; anytime a student asks a question the teacher goes out of their way to provide an accurate and unbiased answer. Our 50 minute lunch ("Falcon Boost") allows students to meet with teachers and communicate any problems they have either with the material or with the teaching methods of the teacher. This openness and ability to communicate prepares studnets for college professor office hours and, personally, I now feel more comfortable going to teachers for help--a skill I intend to take to college with me! Consistency in grading is probably my only complaint, but this is largely subjected to inconsistencies within common core and standardized testing standards. Often times these inconsitensies lead to gray areas, but I believe that given the circumstances Florence High School teachers are dilligent in their grading and really try to keep it fair. Again, any problems can be brought to them before or after school and during falcon boost.
The extracurricular activities and flexibility of class schedules are really what make Florence High School a phenomonal school conducive to an exciting yet educational four years. Florence High School is extremely diverse and this allows for multicultarism to thrive and educate students. The diversity also allows for a wide variety of clubs and organizations to be present. Students come from all different walks of life and because of this you see a wide variety of social clubs from high school sororities to GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) and clubs for learning sign language and multiculturalism. Students come from all over the shoals to participate in Florence Academy of Fine Arts; however, any FHS student can take these classes and participate in the various programs. The Shoals area has a deep musical history and the arts are kept alive through this school! Athletics are very prominate and Florence does very well when it comes to sports. Some of my greatest experiences in High School have been from my participation in academic and service oriented clubs like Science Olympiad and Key Club. Florence has allowed me to pursue a variety of different interests and through these experiences I have met people from Florence, the Shoals, and all over the state. I have homed my interests and skills and I now have a better idea of what I wish to do in college and beyond. I am thankful for the opportunities that Florence provides its students with and the interesting background that a public school in Alabama is able to take advantage of!