West Florence High School

West Florence High School serves 1,709 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
West 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 1709 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,709 students
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 93 teachers
Students by Grade West Florence High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 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 18:1 16:1
West Florence High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
2%
7%
Black
39%
37%
White
53%
52%
All Ethnic Groups West Florence High School Sch Ethnicity West 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.
0.57 0.41
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.
36%
51%
West Florence High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2013)
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.
4%
7%

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
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Choices Charter (2.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Henry L. Sneed Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Delmae Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • FlorenceDelmae Elementary School
    1211 South Cashua Dr
    FlorenceSC 29501
    (843)664-8448
    1.5 mi | 803 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • FlorenceHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Carver Elementary School
    515 North Cashua Dr
    FlorenceSC 29501
    (843)664-8156
    1.6 mi | 894 students | Gr. PK-4                      
  • FlorenceHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Royall Elementary School
    1400 Woods Rd
    FlorenceSC 29501
    (843)664-8167
    1.9 mi | 693 students | Gr.                       
  • FlorenceHenry L. Sneed Middle School
    1102 Ebenezer Rd
    FlorenceSC 29501
    (843)673-1199
    2.1 mi | 898 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • FlorenceMoore Intermediate
    1101 Cheraw Dr
    FlorenceSC 29501
    (843)664-8171
    2.1 mi | 809 students | Gr. 5-6                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 06, 2015 - I believe that West Florence High School is an excellent school for students who are academically competitive. As any school, there are both students and teachers who are indifferent about their career or position, however, for the most part, there are many bright students and excellent teachers. With those who are encouraging, peers and administrators, the WF environment is great for anyone who has goals and determination. As far as social influence goes, the school is not very diverse. Cliques are distinguishable but you either belong in one or the other. Bullying may occur occasionally, but for the most part, many of the WF students would not allow such behavior towards their peers, friend or not. I am currently a senior at this school and I don't necessarily partake in the social patterns of my peers within the school walls, but from what I can observe as a young person, it is a pleasurable school. WF administrators, teachers, ad staff are all great people with large impacts. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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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.