648 North Cherry
Florence, AL 35630
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Florence Middle School serves 705 students in grades 7-8.
Florence Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 705 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Florence Middle School's student population of 705 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
705 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Florence Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Florence Middle School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#469 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
22%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
44%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
9%
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Black
33%
32%
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White
47%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

How many students attend Florence Middle School?

705 students attend Florence Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

47% of Florence Middle School students are White, 33% of students are Black, 12% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Florence Middle School?

Florence Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Florence Middle School offer ?

Florence Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8

What school district is Florence Middle School part of?

Florence Middle School is part of Florence City School District.

School Calendar

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 705 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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