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7-9
Public district
Florence, AL
Students enrolled: 716
 

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648 North Cherry St
Florence, AL 35630

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(256) 768-3100
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March 12, 2015
Fantastic school and staff members. Students here are engaged and excited about learning. The staff is very caring and nuturing.

- submitted by a teacher

March 12, 2015
Florence Middle School is a wonderful school. It has so much to offer students. Students can take honors classes and electives that were not even thought of when I was in middle school. FMS also offers several extracurricular activities, such as sports, band, and various clubs. One thing that I have enjoyed while working here at FMS is how nice and helpful the other teachers and staff are. I have really enjoyed working at FMS. I think everyone strives to help students see their potential and reach that potential in all aspects of middle school life.

- submitted by a teacher

March 12, 2015
Florence Middle School is a wonderful place for students to learn. The teachers and staff truly care about the students.

- submitted by a teacher

March 12, 2015
Florence Middle School is located in beautiful Florence, Alabama. Our school specializes in catering to the specific academic and social needs of 7th and 8th grade students. We strive daily to meet the needs of diverse learners in a safe, orderly environment. Our kids are encouraged to engage, innovate, and explore.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
Florence Middle School is a great place to teach. The staff gets along great with each other.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
I am a student at FMS andFlorence Middle School is one of the best schools. Just by looking at it you may think it isn't very good, but on the inside, even though it's a little old the faculty are nicest people I have ever met. Some people say they don't like it because it's "school", but they don't try to understand. I have found that if you get to know the faculty then school isn't bad. The curriculum, even though it is challenging, we have technology and teachers to help us study. With our iPads we can make slide shows and quizlets to help us study. We also have a lot of extra curriculars like band, different sports, and FAFA. Another thing, it's not all, but we have honors classes and different opportunities to learn. We also have some of the best teachers. If you try to see you can tell that people care.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I absolutely LOVE teaching at Florence Middle School. Our faculty and staff work extremely hard to make sure that we give our students the most opportunities for academic and personal growth and development. We offer more courses to our 7th and 8th graders than any other school in the area. It is an awesome place to grow and learn!

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
The Administration empowers the staff to do the great job they are trained to do.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
Florence Middle School has so much to offer! The students here at FMS are extremely lucky to have so much available to them. There are over twenty electives for students to choose from, and students also have the opportunity to take advanced classes. Every students has an iPad, which is not something that most schools offer.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
It is a progressive school with an excellent faculty. We have alot to offer our students.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
Florence Middle School is a wonderful place to work! All teachers at FMS engage their students in the classroom daily!

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
I am a student at Florence Middle School. FMS is a great school and offers many types of ways to learn and be successful through your school year(s). We have many clubs and organizations that fits everybodys interest and personalities as well.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I am a student at fms. Florence middle school is challenging, they will put you up against what you can handle. And as you start warming up to new things to learn you are ready to go to the next challenge and the next etc. you can get envolved in a lot of activities at fms.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I'm a student at FMS, FMS gives you many opportunities. It's amazing, teachers here are the best.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I am a student at FMS, and they have wonderful system of teachers, this school is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, it's a bunch of ways to get involved like I said lets do a TBI week and the whole school is participating in it now, this school system has done alot for me

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I am student at FMS. There is lots to do at FMS, extracurricular and core classes are offered to improve your understanding of future career options.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I am a student at FMS. Florence Middle School is a great way to make friends and mix fun and education, while keeping it simple. I believe Florence is a wonderful middle school to attend, and my education has soared, much like our awesome mascot, the Falcon. We symbolize leadership, responsibility, and education, and I belive attending here at FMS will make you a better person.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I am a student at FMS. The school is filed with teachers who care. We have lots of extra curricular activities to choose from including strings, band, cheer, football, basketball, and many others. Our academics are great.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
I am a student at FMS. We have many extracurricular activities that many other schoold do not have. We also have teachers that care about their students grades.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2015
I am a FMS student. This school is fairly good about putting in grades on time and being nice to students. I feel like there are plenty of after school activities like sports.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I am a student at FMS. The teachers care about your education and the students. We have a lot of cool sports. For example we have football, cross country, equestrian, and many others. We also have many activities to do. FMS has band, strings, and many more. There are so many other great things about Florence Middle School and these are just a few of the great things about this school.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I am a student at FMS. There are many ways you can feel comfortable at our school. We have chorus,band,and MANY sports. I personally stress over every grade and I didn't have that problem anymore once I came here and had great teachers to help me. This is a great school. We are a bully free school. This school cam help you with any problems.

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I am a student at Florence Middle School. FMS is one of the best! Florence provides so much for us! There are so many things you can participate in! We have dance classes, art, speech and debate, sports, advanced classes and non- advanced classes, there is also so much more!!! Florence is full of teachers who care about us. They help us through the day and push us to do our best!

- submitted by a community member

March 11, 2015
I'm a student at florence middle the school is a good way to learn because we have ipad as a resources and we have a lot of extra curricular activities from student council all the way to science Olympia . Teachers are really nice and they will help with anything in after tutoring

- submitted by a community member

March 10, 2015
FMS is the best kept secret in Florence, Alabama. Grades 7/8 are challenged and guided to prepare them for high school and beyond.

- submitted by a teacher

March 10, 2015
Florence Middle School has a place for every student, no matter their interests. We offer multiple opportunities for students to be engaged in academics, extra-curricular activities, and athletics. I don't know of another school with such a diverse population and with so much available for students. The teachers definitely want what is best for the students.

- submitted by a teacher

March 09, 2015
This school is alright, I love the teachers. I just really don't like the environment here at school.

- submitted by a community member

March 09, 2015
This school is an amazing place to learn and grow. The physical activities are not only fun, but there is a wide range of opinions to choose.

- submitted by a community member

March 09, 2015
It is an excellent school and recommend it to anyone who wants a public school

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
FMS is a great place to learn. The staff is very dedicated to making sure students master the material. There are many elective courses and extracurricular activities to choose from. There is a place for everyone.

- submitted by a teacher

March 08, 2015
Very collaborative, fun, entergetic staff! It is obvious the staff enjoys their jobs. I feel there are multiple resources for my child and the teachers are willing to help any way possible.

- submitted by a community member

February 25, 2015
Our faculty and staff is like family. I love that I get to see my friends everyday at work! It would be difficult to find a faculty and staff that cares more about the success of our students. At the risk of sounding cheesy I have chosen a job I love therefore I will never work a day in my life.

- submitted by a teacher

February 24, 2015
FMS is a 7-9 school.It has many class offerings for all students.All teacher have highly qualified status.

- submitted by a teacher

February 24, 2015
Florence Middle School has one of the most dedicated group of educators I have ever had the privilege to work with. These educators are also a family who take new teachers under their wing and help them to succeed through a strong support system.

- submitted by a teacher

February 24, 2015
The FMS faculty takes pride in engaging its students in authentic learning experiences. Hands-on activities, project-based learning, and meaningful field trips are the norm. Student success is our top priority.

- submitted by a teacher

February 24, 2015
It is a 7th through 8th grade AMSTI school that supports a 1:1 iPad initiative.

- submitted by a teacher

February 24, 2015
I love teaching at Florence Middle School. The atmosphere between our faculty and staff is great. The teachers and students are provided with many opportunities that other schools do not have; for example, every student and teacher has an iPad. Furthermore, at the middle school level they have an extensive amount of extra-curricular activities and elective classes available.

- submitted by a teacher

February 23, 2015
Florence Middle School is located in Northwest Alabama in the city of Florence. Florence Middle School is a school of excellence for many reasons. Firstly all of the employees at Florence Middle School truly care for the students here on campus. We want them to be successful students. Students are not only taught the core curriculum, but have many encore classes they may choose from to meet their needs and goals. We are a community focused school. We want our students to continue to make our community a wonderful place to live.

- submitted by a teacher

February 23, 2015
Great school nestled close to Downtown Florence and The University Of North Alabama. The school offers over 20 elective courses that include career tech, arts, music, and Agriscience. Great teachers who try to bring rigor and relevant lessons to life everyday. The school is very diverse, yielding a great community of learners who recognize the talents and abilities of all learners.

- submitted by a teacher

February 23, 2015
Florence Middle School is a wonderful school. All of the teachers are always helpful when I need guidance or help with my work!

- submitted by a community member

February 23, 2015
Florence Middle School is an amazing place to work! I get to work with my best friends, and I get to do what I love. Fill students with skills needed to become productive citizens.

- submitted by a teacher

February 23, 2015
Great school! Multiple communication channels for parents to access school-related information. There is a very large variety of extra-curricula activities to be involved in so there is something for all interests.

- submitted by a teacher

December 04, 2014
the school is cramped full of 7th graders and also 8th graders who should be in like 10th or 11th grade and the 7th grade teachers don't care most of them they just want money also the school is a social suicide hole full of children mostly girls sending pictures to football players which is a felony and they brag about the photos and curse teachers out and say racial slurs most of the football players are bullies also and say they wont get in trouble cause they know the principle also if you don't play sports then they wont give 2 nothings about you .to me this is like sending your child to hell don't even go

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2013
some people say your "odd" years of schooling are the hardest. Florence Middle has proven it wrong...but not in a good way. I have been thru both grades (7-8) and both have been incredibly hard. teachers don't really pay attention to the student's needs and worry more about disciplining student for very minimal infractions. also the administrators allow the teachers to have their own rules for their classroom and every teacher's rules are different. I have not enjoyed being at this school at all. just transfer to brooks..... anything would be better.

- submitted by a community member

September 13, 2012
this school is the worst anyone could put there child in. talk about a sardine can, they are cramming more and more kids into this one school then they can handle. how can the children get any one on one time with the teachers. my daughter hated it. this was formerly coffee high school, i would like to know who the genius was who came up with the idea of compacting so many students into one school. stop buying ipads for the teachers and put it to use on fixing the schools. be sensible with the tax payers dollars. these kids are our future.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2012
florence middle is terrible! the teachers and staff worry to much over dress codes and not enough on other things such as basic academics! i am a student here and i believe these things should be changed!!

- submitted by a community member

November 08, 2009
I am a student at Florence Middle School. In my opinion, this isn't the greatest school to go to in the county. The teachers are strict and often freak out about things that really have nothing to do with class. For example, instead of teaching our classes, the teachers obsesss about our dress code. IN my opinion, the dress code should be looked at and changed a little. It is very hard to find clothes that fit the dress code and thruthfully, i'd rather just have uniforms. They offer poor administration here, and unfair rules and policies. They are very strict about things that dont really matter and the teachers dont really pay attention to things that do matter.

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2009
Florence Middle School is a great place to be. Unfortunately, the next step is Florence High School and that is a school fraught with problems, poor administrators, extreme discipline. It's sad that the only option for our children after the wonderful experience that is FMS, is that one high school.

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2005
Florence Middle School, which was formerly Weeden Middle School, has been fantastic for our son. The teachers are fantastic and caring. Students are given oportunity to seek extra help if it is needed. We have been extremely impressed with the principal; he is truly the most gifted individual I have ever seen interact with this age children. We are so fortunate to have such an exceptional middle school. If only the Florence High School could carry on the excellent education these children get in the middle school, we'd have a superior system. Unfortunately, the high school has a lot of work to do to achieve the quality of education these kids are accustomed to and deserve.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2004
We transferred here last year. To be honest, I was concerned about Weeden before enrolling. I certainly did not need to be. This is a wonderful school. The prinicpal is outstanding! Discipline issues are managed with excellence. Academic achievers are honored and encouraged, while lower achieving students are nurtured. We have been delighted with the quality of education.

- submitted by a parent
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November 10, 2003
My daughter attended Weeden for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. I can truthfully say that Weeden provided the only positive school experience for her. She was challanged by the teachers, respected by other students and greatly encouraged by the administration. Even she would readily tell you what a great experience Weeden was for her. I am proud to let people know that I was a Weeden parent.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2003
My child attended both 7th and 8th grades. She regained a love of school that she had lost. The entire staff goes beyond what would be expected. Florence City is blessed to have a Weeden Middle School.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2003
Thankfully, there are a few good teachers at Weeden but most of them seem completely out of touch with what is happening among the students. It is a poorly run school from the top down. This is so unforunate as the lives of these children will be affected for the rest of their lives. I hope they get their act together at Weeden before it is too late for the students.

- submitted by a community member

May 19, 2003
This is the worst school my child has ever attended. The latest of a whole list of complaints that I have is that the asst. principal insists on displaying a flyer with a quote that is grammatically incorrect after this has been pointed out to her on more than one occasion. She 'created' this flyer herself, thereby showing her lack of education to the entire school. Our children should expect schools to teach them the right way to do things, not the wrong way!

- submitted by a community member

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Florence Middle School
648 North Cherry St, Florence, AL  35630
(256) 768-3100
Last modified Florence Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Florence Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top