South Florence High School

South Florence High School serves 1,646 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
South Florence High School operates within the Florence 01 School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1646 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,646 students
South Florence High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 87 teachers
South Florence High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade South Florence High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
South Florence High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
South Florence High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
2%
7%
South Florence High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
48%
37%
South Florence High School Black (1988-2012)
White
46%
52%
South Florence High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups South Florence High School Sch Ethnicity South 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.
0.56 0.41
South 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.
45%
51%
South Florence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2012)
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.
8%
7%
South Florence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 17,247 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Florence 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
22
7
Number of Students Managed 17,247 4,051
Florence 01 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 66%
Florence 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $151 MM $37 MM
Florence 01 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $155 MM $43 MM
Florence 01 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,606 $9,170
Florence 01 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,906 $10,604
Florence 01 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Florence Career Center (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Southside Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Choices Charter (2.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Florence Florence Career Center
    Vocational School
    126 East Howe Springs Rd
    Florence , SC 29505
    (843)664-8465
    Vocational School
    0  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Florence Southside Middle School
    200 East Howe Springs Rd
    Florence , SC 29505
    (843)664-8467
    0.1  mi  |  823  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Florence Choices Charter
    Charter School
    400 West Freight Rd
    Florence , SC 29501
    (843)664-8993
    Charter School
    2.5  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Florence Greenwood Elementary School
    2300 East Howe Springs Rd
    Florence , SC 29505
    (843)664-8451
    2.5  mi  |  805  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Effingham Dewey-carter Elementary School
    4937 South Irby St
    Effingham , SC 29541
    (843)664-8479
    3  mi  |  841  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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Did You Know?
Florence, SC public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.35, which is lower than the South Carolina average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Florence is Weeden Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Carolina or national school diversity statistics.