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South Florence High School

Public | 9-12 | 1646 students

 
 

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Posted July 29, 2013

SFH is a GREAT school and over the years we as a body have improved greatly. Not only are teachers and administrators exceptional, the student body has gotten to the point were we can be insured that we a on the path to a successful future. I love my school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2011

its a good school the teachers there are nice. its a great school to go to also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2008

Although, the physical appearence of the school may not be the cleanest, or the more up to date I feel that the school does indeed serve it's purpose. The teachers are great at their jobs, they really care about their students, and have loads of school spirit! The teachers are all willing to try their best to help a student. It's just the fact of if the student is wlling to recieve the offered help. I, myself even found a teacher thrilled to come in early to help me! The school is old, but we have a new science lab, and new course classes, plus great technology. This school is like family almost every one knows each other, and pass in the halls with smiling faces. In a more simple term, the building doesn't make the school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2008

SFHS is like any other high school around the nation. It has its share of problems, but what school doesn't. I am a graduate of the school as is my husband. My children are/were students there as well. There is an apparent problem with students not learning how to spell properly (see next review). The changes I have seen this school go through over the past several years are positively headed in the right direction. The parking lots have been resurfaced, so no more potholes. This school also just won the red carpet award.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

this school is distgusting, the teachers don't care wether the student learn all they care about is their paycheck. The expectations of this school are so low, it's hard to succeed without being accused of copying off the internet!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2005

I'm a jr at SFHS and this school is changeing so much sence I been in the 9th grade. Its grown (the Student body)the class size are larger than before going from 1,576 to 1700 with in two yrs the teacher and pincipal(s) are cool and will help out. The school has good sports activites I play football and track and field. It a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2004

SFHS is one of the dirtiest, grubbiest schools in the state. Administration is impotent and can't make custodians properly clean. Potholes in the parking lot, gang activity on the rise. A turnstile school for new teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


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

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African-American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals87%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled62%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male81%
African-American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals75%
Full-pay meals90%
Disabled42%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant81%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

407 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 36%
White 46% 53%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3200 South Irby St
Florence, SC 29505
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