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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Florence High School is a public school located in Florence, CO. It has 365 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
2006 State Highway 67
Florence, CO 81226
Telephone
(719) 784-6414
Website
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Florence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1080
17 responses
Average ACT
24
24 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$44,712
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$786
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Band concerts
    25%
  • Football
    20%
  • Pep assemblies
    15%
  • Jazz Band concerts
    10%
  • Volleyball games
    10%
  • Baseball
    5%
  • Choir concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
365
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,064
Teachers in First/Second Year
23%
36%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,988/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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If what you are looking for is a small school with big opportunities, Florence High School is the place to be.
The school offers the typical sports programs, including football, basketball, and more. The school also offers a competitive marching band, cheer team and more.
Florence is also fantastic in it’s size. FHS hasn’t had more than 400 students in years. Florence’s small size also means that students, get more time with teachers who actually care about their jobs.
Although Florence High School has many positives going for it, it is also important to talk about what hinders it.
As a student I feel that administration cares only about the scores we get rather than the enjoyment we could get from school.
Florence High School is a great place to be if what you’re looking for is a small size, big opportunities, and many fun programs to be part of. It does have it’s downfalls but overall, the goods out weigh the bads.
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Florence High School was nice to be in because of it's size. Since there was no more than 450 students in the school, you can really get to know everyone. This helped a lot when it came to working as a team in sports and clubs because it was so tightly woven. This high school offers a lot of good health and science classes that may not be for college credit, but they do set you up to be college ready.
In my experience, Florence high School has been a very safe environment. This goes for emergencies like fires, tornadoes, and so on, but also for the lack of bullying that occurs there. I rarely hear of bully cases at the school and people are pretty good at being welcoming. There are fine lines between "jocks, hicks, preps, ect.", that make the school a welcoming place. A downfall of the school is some experiences with transfer students. My friend was transferred his junior year from a private school in Canon City, CO. The transcripts didn't go through the school somehow so his first two years of high school were completely erased. This happened on multiple occasions to other students transferring in and sometimes out of Florence High School's system. Then, when they set up his schedule, they gave him classes that he had to pay to take like chemistry, art, and welding. They hadn't even asked if he'd taken physical science (which he hadn't) and they wouldn't allow him to transfer to another class until the beginning of the second semester, though he didn't understand anything about chemistry because he didn't take the required class before that. What I'm trying to get across is that Florence High School has some big pros and some big cons.