FLORENCE ELEMENTARY

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3914 1ST AVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
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Phone: 619-344-5900
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: San Diego Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher:
  • Students/Grade: 83.3
  • Number Students: 500
  • Number Teachers: 20
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5777
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Mary Estill
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (31 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (28 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-13
    "Teachers are wonderful here. Ms. Mckenzie, Mrs Holcomb and Mrs.Miller are fantastic and really love the kids and school. Makes a big difference"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-24
    "I am a single father and when it came time to enroll my preschooler I was scared, nervous and very naive. The ladies at Florence,( especially Mrs. Estill the principle) were so educational and supportive. My son is now going to the 6th grade and has graduated out of Florence. I am grateful to have had my son surrounded by the dedicated educators for 7 years."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-08-11
    "My daughter attended this school in K and 1st grade, and struggled throughout. I think the teachers are good, and doing the best they can under the circumstances, but its evident that they are stressed and need some help. They also don't seem to have much room for individual teaching styles or creativity. There is a substantial amount of homework every night, and not much of it is very engaging, it was a 1-2 hour struggle to get through homework every night. For 1st grade, this is too much. It wore my daughter out and made her dread school. Its clear that the goal is to do well on testing. Parents are not very involved at this school, and there is no PTA to speak of. No extracurricular or after school programs that I'm aware of either. We changed schools for 2nd grade and the positive transformation with my daughters learning was amazing and immediate. I hope that SD Unified solves it budget issues so that schools, and teachers and students, can get the support they need. I think Florence has a lot of potential for improvement."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-04
    "The administration in this school is terrible. Communication between the school and parents are bad, and then they are blaming the parents, of course. I would make English language necessary to work for a school. Seriously how do you get a job in this country without knowing its language? Anyway, if you speak Spanish, it's a good school, but if you don't there will be a lot of miss communication..."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-08-04
    "My child's teacher (Ms. Fox) did a great job (Kindergarten). My child learned so much during this year, it is amazing! The teachers are great, easy to communicate, however I'm disappointed with the Principle not trying to solve basic problems, like parking, or there is no crosswalk of front of the school, no sign or paint that there is a school, so cars are "flying" on that street, it is very dangerous. I thought it is mandatory to have the right signs and paint where there is a school."
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