5602 Old Highway 93
Florence, MT 59833
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Florence-carlton High School serves 260 students in grades 9-12.
Florence-carlton High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11-19% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-59% (which is approximately equal to the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 260 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 1% in MT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Florence-carlton High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Montana for:

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School Overview

Florence-carlton High School's student population of 260 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
260 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Florence-carlton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 715 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Florence-carlton High School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#449 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
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White
89%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

School Reviews

3   1/19/2022
I have 4 kids who have attended this school and graduated with High Honors. The teachers are compassionate and truly care about giving the students the best education possible. They offer several dual credit courses as well for students heading to college. I love the small-town feel as well as the great education they provide.
- Posted by Parent - Parent of FCHS Students
5   8/16/2010
I attended this school, and have been involved in its activities and with its students, teachers, coaches, and staff recently. I have found that the school offers a strong education. The teachers that they have on staff now and when I went to school there are intelligent, dedicated, hard-working, and committed to the students' education. There are more sports programs now than when I went there and the teams have made successful showings at tournaments in recent years. Numerous students get athletic scholarships as well, so they are being seen by necessary people. There are also more AP classes offered than before and I believe all or most of the students pass the AP tests and are able to take those credits on to college. Students also recieve many academic scholarships, awards, and other recognition (newspaper articles, publication, etc.) I think the school does great based on what it has to work with. It is a small town with only some people being supportive of its students, teachers, administration, programs, etc. Parents should be more involved, but that is an individual choice that this review and anyone reading it has absolutely no control over (unless a parent of a Florence student is reading). When I went on to college from this high school I was very successful and I believe I owe it largely to my Florence education.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - dawnp
2   9/26/2007
I, regretfully, attended this inadequate establishment. The incompetent teachers lack both the capability and credibility to efficiently do their job, most of which being jaded/corrupted with little concern for student security and well-being. The educational standards are lacking and there are few/no AP or college prep. classes to speak of. All extracurricular activities are on a budget and most currently being cut for lack thereof. They're maintained at an insufficient level focusing on teacher salary instead of student benefit. Even parental involvement is low, and the few that actually do help out are the only reason this excuse for an educational environment is still running.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - right

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 260 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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