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Florence Elementary School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded | 7 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2009

They are so good to my daughter. She has ADHD and needs extra attention and they are patient with her and all the kids there. The teacher's at the school are experienced and really love their jobs. They receive a lot of parent support and it shows. I had my children at private schools before but the Rankin Public school system is one of the main reasons we selected this area to move to. They have a great reputation with their public schools and from what I've seen the last 2 years it is well deserved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

A wonderful school with outstanding administrators and teachers who really care about each and every student . My wife and I each have advanced college degrees and we are extremely pro-active in our children's education . Our children's education at Florence is second to none , public or private in this area . They have laid the foundation for our children's future and been very receptive to us .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I had multiple problems with the teacher last year and when trying to calmly discuss the problems during a conference, I realized that it didn't matter what I said, the teacher is always right. In this case, there is no credible dispute. My children are being homeschooled this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

Florence Elementary is a great school.I am so glad my son goes there and it is a very nice school everyone is so nice. Heather McCrory
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Posted August 4, 2005

I am very happy with Florence School. we moved here from another county where my daughter had just finished 1st grade there and started second grade here. to me it is alot better school. they spent more time helping her. the teacher stayed in touch with me when she needed to tell me that my daughter needed help with certain stuff more at home and so on. they also have alot more activites they do. i love this school my second daughter will be starting k this time and im so glad!
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Posted July 6, 2004

I could not be happier with another school. We have had a wonderful experinece at Florence Elementary. The teachers are caring and knowledgable. The office staff is helpful. The cafeteria ladies are friendly. I'm thankful that my girls are going to be growing up in the Florence School District.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 46%
Black 13% 50%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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285 Hwy 469 North
Florence, MS 39073
Phone: (601) 845-8164

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