Florence school information

IndexFlorenceSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores46%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools1993279,221
Total private schools1636924,874
Total post-secondary schools2967,963
The Florence, SC educational system consists of 19 public schools, 16 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Florence public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 1% lower than than the South Carolina average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Florence public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.0% have completed high school, 31.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Florence are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in Florence.
  • 87.8% of people in Florence have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.0% of people in Florence have completed high school.
  • 31.2% of people in Florence have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Florence

IndexFlorenceSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade87.8%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school87.0%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college62.3%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.9%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.2%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters11.9%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Florence (high school & post-secondary)

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Florence, SC38,22146%7%

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Florence, SC38,22146%7%
Source: The Florence, SC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.