School Details

Florence Elementary School

285 Hwy 469 North, Florence, MS 39073
(601) 845-8164
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-5 & ungraded 588 students 18 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

71%
70%
59%
83%
78%
67%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
72%
59%
89%
80%
69%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
96%
93%
89%

Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
72%
59%
79%
77%
64%

Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
82%
81%
63%

Mississippi Science Test (MST)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Science Test (MST) to test students in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MST is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Rankin Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Florence Elementary School is a public elementary school in Florence. 588 students attend Florence Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 40% of the 588 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Florence Elementary School is 18:1. Steen's Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 22%
Multiracial 0.7% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 2%
Asian 0.5% %
Hispanic 0.3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    They are so good to my daughter. She has ADHD and needs extra attention and they are patient with her and all the kids there. The teacher's at the school are experienced and really love their jobs. They receive a lot of parent support and it shows. I had my children at private schools before but the Rankin Public school system is one of the main reasons we selected this area to move to. They have a great reputation with their public schools and from what I've seen the last 2 years it is well deserved.

  • (5 years ago)

    A wonderful school with outstanding administrators and teachers who really care about each and every student . My wife and I each have advanced college degrees and we are extremely pro-active in our children's education . Our children's education at Florence is second to none public or private in this area . They have laid the foundation for our children's future and been very receptive to us .

  • (6 years ago)

    I had multiple problems with the teacher last year and when trying to calmly discuss the problems during a conference I realized that it didn't matter what I said the teacher is always right. In this case there is no credible dispute. My children are being homeschooled this year.

  • (9 years ago)

    Florence Elementary is a great school.I am so glad my son goes there and it is a very nice school everyone is so nice. Heather McCrory

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very happy with Florence School. we moved here from another county where my daughter had just finished 1st grade there and started second grade here. to me it is alot better school. they spent more time helping her. the teacher stayed in touch with me when she needed to tell me that my daughter needed help with certain stuff more at home and so on. they also have alot more activites they do. i love this school my second daughter will be starting k this time and im so glad!

  • (10 years ago)

    I could not be happier with another school. We have had a wonderful experinece at Florence Elementary. The teachers are caring and knowledgable. The office staff is helpful. The cafeteria ladies are friendly. I'm thankful that my girls are going to be growing up in the Florence School District.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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