Florence High School

1001 South Main St,

Florence, AZ, 85132-0829

Tel: (520)866-3560
Grades: 9-12

706 students

Florence High School serves 706 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Florence High School operates within the Florence Unified School District.
The school district's 58% graduation rate is lower than the AZ state average of 74%.

Overview

The student population of 706 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 706 students
Florence High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Florence High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Florence High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 18:1
Florence High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
5%
Florence High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
1%
3%
Florence High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
28%
43%
Florence High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
9%
5%
Florence High School Black (1988-2012)
White
56%
42%
Florence High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Florence High School Sch Ethnicity Florence High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.64
Florence High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
34%
36%
Florence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
11%
Florence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,230 students has grown by 26% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 58% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name Florence Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
1
Number of Students Managed 9,230 285
Florence Unified   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 58% 74%
Florence Unified   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $91 MM $2 MM
Florence Unified   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $119 MM $2 MM
Florence Unified   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,420 $9,374
Florence Unified   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,262 $8,323
Florence Unified   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cavit - Florence Unified High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Aoc-pinal County Juvenile Detention Center (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Florence Virtual Academy (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Florence Cavit - Florence Unified High School
    Vocational School
    350 South Main St
    Florence , AZ , 85232
    (520)868-2300
    Vocational School
    0.4  mi  |  4  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Florence Florence K-8 Elementary School
    460 South Park St
    Florence , AZ , 85132
    (520)866-3540
    0.4  mi  |  733  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Florence Aoc-pinal County Juvenile Detention Center
    Alternative School
    450 West Adamsville Rd
    Florence , AZ , 85232
    (520)868-7178
    Alternative School
    0.4  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  Inquire with school
  • Florence Florence Virtual Academy
    225 South Orlando St
    Florence , AZ , 85132
    (520)866-3552
    0.5  mi  |  55  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Florence Summit School
    225 South Orlando St
    Florence , AZ , 85132
    (520)866-3500
    0.5  mi  |  44  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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