West Florence High School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
221 North Beltline Drive
Florence, SC 29501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
West Florence High School serves 1,790 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
West Florence High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

West Florence High School's student population of 1,790 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,790 students
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Total Classroom Teachers106 teachers
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School Comparison

West Florence High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West Florence High School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#329 out of 1142 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
43%
34%
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White
51%
51%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.560.62
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Graduation Rate
85%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFlorence 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Florence High School is Florence Career Center (5.0 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 Reviews

5  
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.
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