Florence City Schools
|Florence City Schools|
|Grades||Pre-K – 12th|
|Superintendent||Dr. Jimmy Shaw|
|Students and staff|
|Colors||Silver and Blue|
Florence City Schools is the public school district of the city of Florence, Alabama. As of the 2004–2005 school year it has some 4,188 students and 235 full-time teachers. Florence City Schools offers 14 Advanced Placement courses, 52 career/tech courses, 14 competitive sports with 61 teams, and education from the "cradle to career."
According to 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools, Florence City Schools was ranked #17 out of a total of 370 high schools in the state of Alabama placing them in the top 5% of Alabama schools.
- Florence High School
- Florence Middle School
- Hibbett Middle School
- Forest Hills Elementary School
- Harlan Elementary School
- Weeden Elementary Schools
- Handy HeadStart. (The Handy Headstart program was officially removed as a part of the Florence City School System in October 2013 as part of the federal government shutdown and a lacking of federal funding. The program continues to operate, however.)
Board of Education
Board positions are on a 4 year election cycle.
- 2008: Ms. Vicky Kirkman (District 1), Mr. Bill Jordan (District 2), Mrs. MaLeah Chaney (District 3), Thomas F Wissert (District 4), Mrs. Laura Hardeman (District 5), Mr. Jim Fisher (District 6)
- 2012: Ms. Vicky Kirkman (District 1), Mr. Bill Jordan (District 2), Mr. Bill Griffin (District 3), Mr. Bill Gullett (District 4), Mrs. Laura Hardeman (District 5), Mr. Brad Dethero, appointed (District 6)
- 2016: Ms. Vicky Kirkman (District 1), Mr. Bill Jordan (District 2), Mr. Bill Griffin (District 3), Mr. Bill Gullett (District 4), Mrs. Laura Hardeman (District 5), Mrs. Britton Watson (District 6)
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