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).
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!
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
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.