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Florence, AL
Students enrolled: 975
Before care: No
After care: No
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Dear Stakeholders, I am honored and privileged to be part the Florence High School Team. Our team is composed of dedicated individuals committed to providing students with excellent academic and social learning experiences. Florence High School is ranked as one of America s Best High Schools as reported Niche s Best High School report for 2015 and Florence High School has also been named as a Banner School by the Council of Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) for the second time. This year our 12 for Life Program is being recognized by CLAS for its innovation and service to students. This serves as a testament to the hard-work of our staff, faculty, and most importantly, our students. FHS is committed to providing students with rigorous and relevant curriculum. We provide the most extensive curriculum of any high school, public or private, in Northwest Alabama with more than 272 course offerings. Students may choose from among 19 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and nine Honors courses in the areas of science, mathematics, English, foreign languages and social studies. Students may also choose from among 52 Career/Technical Education courses in 20 different fields of study. In addition to opportunities to earn college credit by successful completion of AP courses and AP examinations on campus, students may also gain college credit via dual enrollment at the University of North Alabama and Northwest-Shoals Community College, as well as through selected on-line courses. FHS is committed to providing our students with the latest in technological advances as part of the school s one-to-one iPad initiative and through participation in the Florence Virtual High School. Students use the iPads in class and at home to access digital textbooks, correspond with teachers, submit assignment, and to preserve a record of student work in digital portfolios. Learning time is no longer confined to the traditional school day. Students have the opportunity to extend learning 24/7, anyplace, anytime by participating in virtual courses taught by our teachers. These important initiatives allow FHS students to extend the classroom beyond the walls of the school. With the use of iPads and participation in virtual classes, our students are engaged in instruction relevant for today s world. FHS is also committed to the pursuit of excellence in areas which support students personal interests. Whether it is participation in The Florence Academy of Fine Arts, which includes orchestra, show choir, drama, theatre, dance, band, chorus, studio art, creative writing or the 12 for Life Program, clubs, community services opportunities, athletics, engaging in leadership or producing Florence Falcon TV; there is an opportunity for our students to connect with their passion and excel. We invite you to join us on our journey to become #1 in Alabama and among the top in the nation! Lynne Hice Be sure to join us on Twitter at @fhsfalcons1
March 1, 2015

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Posted March 02, 2015
- a parent
Florence High School is a MAGNET school. We are building AWESOME programs!! SPORTS, FINE ARTS ACADEMY, ACADEMICS going above and beyond where we have ever been!!

Florence High School 5

Posted March 01, 2015
- a teacher
Florence HS is a great school filled with caring teachers and staff. The school offers Technical education, 12 AP courses, Fine Arts Magnet School, Virtual school, as well as the traditional course work. Students can also dual-enroll with the University of North Alabama to earn college credits while finishing high school. FHS has also partnered with a local manufacturing facility to offer students the opportunity to work while attending high school. FHS wants students to be ready for the future and provides them with numerous paths to get there!

Florence High School 5

Posted March 01, 2015
- a teacher
Florence High School is a place where i am proud to work. We offer so many avenues to success for all of our students. I can't tell you how many times the phrase 'because it is what is best for our kids' is used at faculty meetings. If you want a school that will work to find a way to help your child succeed, then Florence High School is a great fit. We offer numerous courses including AP courses in every area from English to Math to Foreign Language! We have various programs including UNA First30, 12 For Life and RESCUE to help all of our students prepare for their future path--whether it is Ivy Leage or a Technical Certification. Our students can take an astounding number of Fine Arts courses as well as compete with a variety of athletic teams. Our teachers and administrators are dedicated, bright, and caring. If you haven't seen FHS in a while, come visit--you'll see all of this for yourself!

Florence High School 1

Posted July 18, 2013
- a community member
Children are not recognized for their ability to process information, but they're rewarded for their popularity and athletic composition. The school also promotes one religion over other beliefs by conducting prayer at numerous events during the school year. Attendance at public educational facilities is mandatory for children and while this school is in session, the students are influenced to accept the beliefs this school promotes.
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Posted May 21, 2013
- a parent
Florence High School has been the worst thing to happen to my child since day one of his school career. It seems that wealthy children and those in the college bound classes and those who play sports are the only students who receive any attention and respect. The others are treated and spoken to very horribly and disrespectfully. The administrators made it a point to call the me for any minor infraction (such as my child forgetting their Ipad or being late to a class), but when my child's grades dropped to failing due to the stress of his treatment there by teachers and staff, not once did I get a phone call. Bottom line: they don't care about each individual student.
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Florence High School 1

Posted January 23, 2009
- a parent
I believe that a school should operate on the premise of what is best for each child. If you are looking for a school to hold to that principle, avoid Florence High School at all cost.

Florence High School 2

Posted December 17, 2008
- a parent
I agree with this parent. My son attends FHS and there is a problem with the communication with the administration and faculty. The school wants more parent involvement, but they do not want to communicate when the parent has something to bring to the table.

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Posted October 19, 2008
- a parent
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Posted October 14, 2008
- a parent
Florence High school teachers do not hae enough time in a class period to even teach!!!! My daughter always comes home with homework she doesn't even know how to do and she is very comited to her studies!!!!

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Posted October 07, 2008
- a parent
Florence City Schools are good with the exception of this high school. Teachers send home letters with improper grammar and punctuation. There is no cooperative effort to help students excel. There is an enormous problem with getting administration to help with anything. If I were moving to North Alabama, I'd avoid Florence High School.

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Florence High School
1201 Bradshaw Dr, Florence, AL  35630
(256) 768-2200
Last modified Florence High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Florence High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top