221 North Beltline Drive
Florence, SC 29501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
West Florence High School serves 1,655 students in grades 9-12.
West Florence High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

West Florence High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

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School Overview

West Florence High School's student population of 1,655 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 101 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,655 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
101 teachers
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School Rankings

West Florence High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Florence High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#171 out of 1149 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
11%
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Black
39%
33%
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White
46%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Graduation Rate
85%
84%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   1/6/2015
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 - adahy

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,655 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63

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