PROFICIENCY 45% 25% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
31%Florence Unified School District

Poston Butte High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Florence Unified School District" in Florence, AZ. There are a total of 1,801 students and 80 teachers at Poston Butte High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 368 free lunch students and 150 reduced lunch students.

Poston Butte High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 44.5%, which is 25% higher than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch368
Reduced lunch150


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment217
Taking some courses199
Taking some courses (not tests)18
Passing some courses138
Passing no courses42

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Poston Butte High School, there are a total of 217 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 199 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School40%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School49%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Poston Butte High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 53.5% 53.3% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 11.0% 8.6% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 1.7% 1.6% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 30.6% 32.6% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.0% 1.7% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.3% 0.9% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.0% 1.3% 2.2% 3.1%

Florence demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,4135791
Median age31.737.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)59%53%55%
Speak English86%73%79%
Speak Spanish11%20%13%

Education level achieved in Florence

Completed 8th grade87.9%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school87.5%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college64.1%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.7%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.9%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.6%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Poston Butte High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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