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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
South Florence High School is a public school located in Florence, SC. It has 1,645 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

South Florence High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1050
195 responses
Average ACT
21
88 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
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  • Prom
    19%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Pep Rallies
    12%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Class night
    9%
  • Spirit Weeks
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,645
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,465
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,463/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Academics here are amazing. The teachers encourage us to take AP classes to earn college credits. South Florence is big on college readiness. There are many opportunities for you to take AP classes and also dual credit. Me personally, I recently took 2 dual credit courses and aced them! Starting next semester I'm taking 1 dual credit course. During my senior year, I'm definitely planning on taking more dual credit courses. I'm going to be walking into college with 9+ credit hours and I love it! I'm so thankful that this opportunity is offered at my school.
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This is my first year attending South Florence High School. On my first day the staff was very welcoming and caring, always making sure I was okay and checking on me. I cannot say south Florence is the best school because it does in fact have a few flaws. However, the few things that I like about this school is the administrators here, and the several different types of classes they offer. This school also holds a few college classes on campus instead of having students drive out to the college campus. South Florence staff also does their best to talk to students if there are any personal issues going on. In addition, South Florence helps seniors when it comes to college; by offering college application day, college fair, and sending emails regarding scholarships. Even though South Florence does many good things, I would prefer to see the communication among staff to improve. It is pretty difficult to know what is going on in this school without asking the right person.
South Florence is a decent school but every school definitely has its up and downs. They need more support with the arts programs since South Florence is suppose to be the art school out of the three schools nearby. Parent support is definitely needed as well with all the things we have going on between clubs and supports. In my four years of being a students at South Florence, mostly things are student ran. From drill meets in ROTC and to our induction ceremony for Beta Clubs, either ran by a few teachers or mostly students. We would love more parent support in anything besides sports.