School Details

Florence-Carlton High School

5602 Old Hwy 93, Florence, MT 59833
(406) 273-6301

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 252 students 12 students/teacher (MT avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT)

In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Florence-Carlton K-12 Schls School District average
  • Montana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Florence-Carlton High School is a public high school in Florence. 252 children attend Florence-Carlton High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 26% of the 252 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Florence-Carlton High School is 12:1. Stevensville High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 92%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 0%
Hispanic 0.4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I've attended Florence since Kindergarten. My elementary teachers were spectacular my middle school teachers were supportive but often withe exceptions I felt like the teaching methods weren't very effective. I've loved attending Florence in High School. I learn well I pass AP exams my teachers are excellent and very supportive. Throughout high school I will finish a total of 6 AP courses. We're underfunded and yes we lack a lot of diversity in our classes and student population but I can approach anyone students or faculty friend or acquaintance and I won't be turned away. Florence is a very supportive school with excellent teachers who go above and beyond to make sure their students understand the curriculum.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our school District is struggling with declining enrollment which is creating an overload of Teachers and Administration. Our All-day Kindergarten program is nothing much beyond a glorified daycare. Fundamental curriculum is lacking in K-2.

  • (4 years ago)

    In dire need of money management. Administration is in the pocket of the union and other employees. Another good ole boys club in action.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sadly I must agree with the last few statements. This school is in disarray. The administration only cares about it's salaries and not about the students. As a parent who sent 4 children here my last did not go to the high school. Lack of educational opportunities such as eleminating accounting 1& 2 in favor of yoga! The present school board leadership in total not open to the truth or the facts. It's so sad beacause they are the communities controlers and have failed miseraly. The school does not teach and the children suffer. The best of the best get denied access to the top c-rated colleges. How very sad. We need new board members and the removal of administrators whom must be held accountable for there failures.

  • (5 years ago)

    A great school has... Excellent teachers Strong principal/school leadership Challenging academic programs Florence has none of the above! Florence needs a complete 100% turnover!

  • (5 years ago)

    Not up to par. Horrible rating from Schooldigger. In dire need of new management.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a small school that strives to produce quality academics in a rural environment with minimal funding.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our four children have attended Florence Carlton School from Kindergarten through high school graduation. They all have been well prepared for college. As with any school what students and parents put in to education is what they will get out of it. There are more opportunities for specialized classes at other larger schools but among small rural schools Florence is tops.

  • (7 years ago)

    I go to Florence and I must say that I really don't like it. There's not very many oppotunities in sports or classes. Students are very cliquish and it's hard to fit in. Not a very welcoming school. Over crowded and a lot of things are being cut. There are also elementary and middle school kids around every corner which besides being slightly annoying it takes away from the fact that the kids are in high school and should have that separation from the younger grades.

  • (9 years ago)

    Florence-Carlton High School is a very under-funded and small school. There are very limited electives and few if any (anymore) AP classes. Sports fees are expensive but cheap compared to the fees of the larger A and AA schools in the area.

  • (10 years ago)

    I've gone to this school my whole life. We have a low budget and they are cutting the things that we love most about our school. Most of the teachers are good and will help you if you ask them to. One of the things that I dislike about my school is that they have little control over the students when they are outside of the school building and are on the playground. This school has A-day B-day schedule. Teachers give the students a lot of homework because they think that the students have an extra day to do homework since the students only go into the teacher's class every other day but the reality is that the students have to use that'extra day' to do homework from the previous day of classes so the students frequently get overwhelmed and become discouraged.

  • (11 years ago)

    Great school with a good athletic program and good teachers. Budget is low however and many things (programs teachers athletic events etc.) are being cut.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have had 4 children attend all 12 years at the Florence-Carlton School. For a small school the students have a wide selection of academics and extracurricular. College prep classes are available. School is overcrowded but is an excellent school. Prepares students very well for going on to higher education and the world in general. Great staff they know and care about the kids.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have 2 children in FCS only school they have ever attended. They have done well academically only complaint is the lack of support for extracirricular activities other than sports. Excellent approachable staff in all levels & good admin. Small school small town but overall satisfactory education. My kids are prepared to face the next educational level

  • (11 years ago)

    As long as the student can handle aggressive classes things will go well. If there are problems with reading comprehension or other learning disabilities there is little support. Testing is very basic and there is no guidance to help parents/families find alternatives. In fact there is no mention that the testing is only basic or that there are alternatives.

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