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Florence High School

Public | 9-12 | 143 students

 
 

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Posted March 10, 2008

I Was a student at Florence High School Until 2007 and I would have to say it was the best experience of my life, I appreciate all the help from the teachers and faculty, without them, I wouldnt have gotten this far.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2005

I'm a student at Florence high school. I have many fond memories of past years in these halls. There was no bullies, no racism, no fighting, just very friendly people. There are no groups of students people are people no matter where you go and I'm glad to go to a school were it doesn't matter who your friends with everyone likes you, it also doesn't matter what your interests are wheather you want to be a doctor are a lawyer doesn't matter, everyone is your friend. Also with such a supportive school community your ablity to succeed is better. And sure some bad financial decisions were made, but that doesn't mean everyone there is a horrible person. In fact the school body is one of the most helpful and accepting schools I've went too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2005

The review from September is right. Florence is all about sports and who your parents are. There are 'groups' in Florence, and the teachers will play favorites. Florence is no better than any other school around here, including Niagra. I've been attending Florence for the past nine years, but because my parents are not from around here, I'm still considered to be an 'outsider'. Not everybody gets along here, because If your family doesn't have a past and you don't play sports, you won't be considered the 'popular' type. Florence is NOT 'the perfect school' like people claim.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2005

I read the recent review and I strongly disagree, this school may not be the best in the land, but it certainly provides a warm and healthy environment for students to act with one another. In most schools there are so many 'groups' and you can only be freinds with certain people, at Florence, you can walk down the hall and start a conversation with anyone, everyone is accepted and there are no bullies there are great student to teacher relationships and this school has a wonderful sports program..up until about 2 years ago, we were one of the best football teams. we still have great basketball, volleyball and baseball teams! whoever wrote that letter, that said florence was horrible, I have no intentions of letting your opinion change mine! Florence is a wonderful school and I wouldnt go anywhere else! Go FLO-TOWN!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2004

This school is vindictive and the community believes that the school is great and treats everyone equal and fair, but the truth is it depends on what your last name is and how much money each child's parent can contribute to the school and its limited extracurriculars, which is basically just football. The schools morale is horrible. In the beginning of the 2001 school year, the school took a turn for the better, but the concerned members of the community who didn't even send their students to the school decided to act ruthlessly and stop the great changes. The school has gone downhill ever since then, and the budget is surplussed beyond fixable reason. This is a terrible school to send your child to. They allow students to graduate without being able to read or spell correctly-I graduated with at least 15 of 62. Hope those students can find real success.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students84%
Female90%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Math

All Students60%
Female70%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students64%
Female80%
Male53%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students84%
Female90%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Not disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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, not Hispanic 95% 73%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 15%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 84%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 29%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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425 Olive Ave
Florence, WI 54121
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