I've attended Florence since Kindergarten. My elementary teachers were spectacular, my middle school teachers were supportive, but often, withe exceptions, I felt like the teaching methods weren't very effective. I've loved attending Florence in High School. I learn well, I pass AP exams, my teachers are excellent and very supportive. Throughout high school I will finish a total of 6 AP courses. We're underfunded, and yes, we lack a lot of diversity in our classes and student population, but I can approach anyone, students or faculty, friend or acquaintance, and I won't be turned away. Florence is a very supportive school with excellent teachers who go above and beyond to make sure their students understand the curriculum.
Our school District is struggling with declining enrollment which is creating an overload of Teachers and Administration. Our All-day Kindergarten program is nothing much beyond a glorified daycare. Fundamental curriculum is lacking in K-2.
In dire need of money management. Administration is in the pocket of the union and other employees. Another good ole boys club in action.
Sadly I must agree with the last few statements. This school is in disarray. The administration only cares about it's salaries and not about the students. As a parent who sent 4 children here, my last did not go to the high school. Lack of educational opportunities such as eleminating accounting 1& 2 in favor of yoga! The present school board leadership in total not open to the truth or the facts. It's so sad beacause they are the communities controlers and have failed miseraly. The school does not teach and the children suffer. The best of the best get denied access to the top c-rated colleges. How very sad. We need new board members and the removal of administrators whom must be held accountable for there failures.
A great school has... Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs Florence has none of the above! Florence needs a complete 100% turnover!
Not up to par. Horrible rating from Schooldigger. In dire need of new management.
This is a small school that strives to produce quality academics in a rural environment with minimal funding.
Our four children have attended Florence Carlton School from Kindergarten through high school graduation. They all have been well prepared for college. As with any school, what students and parents put in to education is what they will get out of it. There are more opportunities for specialized classes at other, larger schools, but among small, rural schools, Florence is tops.
I go to Florence and I must say that I really don't like it. There's not very many oppotunities in sports or classes. Students are very cliquish and it's hard to fit in. Not a very welcoming school. Over crowded and a lot of things are being cut. There are also elementary and middle school kids around every corner which besides being slightly annoying, it takes away from the fact that the kids are in high school and should have that separation from the younger grades.
Florence-Carlton High School is a very under-funded and small school. There are very limited electives and few if any (anymore) AP classes. Sports fees are expensive, but cheap compared to the fees of the larger A and AA schools in the area.
I've gone to this school my whole life. We have a low budget and they are cutting the things that we love most about our school. Most of the teachers are good and will help you if you ask them to. One of the things that I dislike about my school is that they have little control over the students when they are outside of the school building and are on the playground. This school has A-day B-day schedule. Teachers give the students a lot of homework because they think that the students have an extra day to do homework since the students only go into the teacher's class every other day, but the reality is that the students have to use that'extra day' to do homework from the previous day of classes so the students frequently get overwhelmed and become discouraged.
Great school with a good athletic program and good teachers. Budget is low however and many things (programs, teachers, athletic events, etc.) are being cut.
I have had 4 children attend all 12 years at the Florence-Carlton School. For a small school, the students have a wide selection of academics and extracurricular. College prep classes are available. School is overcrowded but is an excellent school. Prepares students very well for going on to higher education and the world in general. Great staff,they know and care about the kids.
I have 2 children in FCS, only school they have ever attended. They have done well academically, only complaint is the lack of support for extracirricular activities other than sports. Excellent, approachable staff in all levels & good admin. Small school, small town but overall satisfactory education. My kids are prepared to face the next educational level
As long as the student can handle aggressive classes, things will go well. If there are problems with reading, comprehension or other learning disabilities, there is little support. Testing is very basic and there is no guidance to help parents/families find alternatives. In fact, there is no mention that the testing is only basic or that there are alternatives.
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