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Florence, AZ
Students enrolled: 706

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1001 South Main Street
Florence, AZ 85132

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(520) 866-3560
(520) 868-2329
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Map of Florence High School address.

April 09, 2015
Our school is a great school, only A-Rated school in Pinal County 3 years in a row! Our athletics are great and the atmosphere is even better.

- submitted by a student

October 14, 2014
This school is NOT good. The teachers aren't engaging and some are pretty lazy. Some of the staff/students are rude too. All this school cares about is athletics, especially football. If you're looking to pursue something in the arts, then this school is NOT for you. There's not even an orchestra, which I was looking forward to since freshmen year (and I'm now a junior and there STILL isn't one).

- submitted by a student

April 28, 2014
Florence High School It is a great school, great kids, and IB school and A rated. The staff is professional and leadership is very involved in continuously working to improve student achievement.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
This school is a great place to work. The teacher's are dedicated to helping each student reach their personal best. The administration is supportive. Students show peers and staff respect.

- submitted by a teacher

April 28, 2014
Great volleyball program. Amazing staff. Love this school . They have a IB program that is extremely hard but worth it.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
My school is the best school that I have ever gone to since my Freshmen year! I love all of the students there and all of the teachers and staff as wekk

- submitted by a student

April 18, 2014
The quality of the education the children receive in the Florence School District is OUTSTANDING from your special needs student to advanced placement student. truly, no child is left behind.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2012
I am the proud mother of three BEAUTIFUL children who have benefited from a positive educational experience at FHS! My oldest graduated with a 4.6 GPA in 2011. My second graduated as one of the three IB FULL DIPLOMA RECIPIENTS. And my son is thriving academically, challenged every day with the rigorous course study that will ensure his IB status, as well. My children have had THE BEST teachers and administrators that go over and BEYOND what is expected of them to be certain my kids are successful. I am quite pleased with FHS!

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2012
I went to Florence High for two years and I do recommend this for anyone who wants a quality education. The IB program is really taking off and is one of the only ones in the state. Although the band is so-so, the football team and other sports have done excellent. chess team and cheer team won state. My teachers were awesome and I learned alot for them, minus the exception of theband teacher that had recently changed. If you are in it for the band, go somewhere else but it really is a great place to get an amazing education

- submitted by a student

October 25, 2010
Being a new student at this school, I haven't been helped at all from the teachers or faculty. The teachers and faculty that don't know me give sarcastic remarks and don't really care about me or what I need help with. I've even been harassed by students just for following the rules and I know that even if I do report it, nothing will happen besides this "contract" that will be signed, which is illegal since schools must get a parent signature for contracts for it to be a legal document anyway. Much of the staff at Florence High School gossip about other students and seem like they don't do much while working. They are so lazy for out of district students that they won't even check for the required testing in other areas so students just have to take the required testing in Arizona.

- submitted by a student

December 16, 2009
This school has had a 100 percent turnaround. My daughter graduated in 2007 and the place was a nightmare. The teachers were horrible, there was no organization, customer service, security, or accountability of any kind. Now my youngest son is a JR and we have experienced the change for the better of Florence HS. Mr. Knutsen took over last year and he is very positive Principal. There is also another good principal who does the discipline and he is excellent and he doesn't take any crap from disrespectful kids, gang members, or pushy apologist parents who don't think their kids need to be held responsible. School spirit is at a all time high, my son and his friends love going to school, they feel safe and they are happy with their teachers.

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2009
This school is a joke. From their academics to their athletics to their staff. Unfortunately you cannot complain about this school to the disctrict because all of the disctrict representatives were born and raised in Florence, have taught at FHS, and their children are now teachers at FHS. This makes it impossible to get anywhere with a complaint or suggestion that goes against their small minded way of doing things as their opinions are completely bias. Florence is the worst city I have ever lived in and their school system has made it the miserable experience that it is. Stay as far away from this town as possible!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2009
The principal has done an amazing job turning this school around academically, athletically, and in raising morale and school spririt. Florence H.S. is better than ever. Mr. Knutson rocks!

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2008
I was a student at florence from 2003 until I graduated in 2006. This was the best school. The teachers truly care. Florence is a small town school trying to hold kids from the largest school district in arizona, what do you expect? yes the school is over crowded, no there are not books for students to take home. This school has it's problems, but you will find problems at every high school. The point is the teachers care and that is much more than most high schools can say. Florence is not a place for skate by students they have to want to learn, and if they do then they will have every chance to do so. So many of the teachers at florence are exceptional. I got some of the highest test scores there, I owe it to the teachers who were always dedicated.

- submitted by a student

September 11, 2007
They do not have enough books or paper for the teachers or students.

- submitted by a student

August 29, 2007
This school is really trying to get students a quality education. Teachers are only there for about 8 hours, parents should have the other 16. So we need to have a cooperative effort from all parties to succeed.l

- submitted by a teacher

August 24, 2007
the school is getting better than it was last year but it still needs improvement. and i think that the students will benefit if the parents are helping, and yes the school is small but if they did start on the new HS then yes there may be a grater improvement number than we expected

- submitted by a student

August 23, 2007
I am so dissapointed with this school. Way to small and way over crowded and to much violent. I am taking my daughter out and home schooling her.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 22, 2007
I am very disappointed in the Florence HS! There are way too many students and not enough teachers! I can't believe that we are in the 5th weeks of school and my son still does not have the subject books for some of his classes! And then to top it off, when they do get them in, there will not be enough for all the students, so they will not be able to remove them from the classrooms! The quality of education in this state is so poor! We have a teacher shortage, and I can see why! The teachers in this state are way underpaid! I think it would be in everybody's best interest if they would speed up the construction of the new HS!

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2007
Florence is too small a school. All the new rules are completely outrageous and I believe that Florence is going downhill. -Dawnetta Kellogg

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2006
I luv it... It's the best!

- submitted by a teacher

October 14, 2005
I have taken my child out of Florence High School. I find it to be not well equiped to handle the influx of students coming from the new areas surrounding it.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2005
I was a student at Florence High School, and it was of the best high schools that I have been to. The teachers and staff were great! Florence Schools are growing and more technolgy driven such as their tv studio. Every classroom has computers and hooked up to high speed internet.

- submitted by a student

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Florence High School
1001 South Main Street, Florence, AZ  85132
(520) 866-3560
Last modified Florence High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Florence High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top