Formed in 1890, the Florence City school system has had a longstanding commitment to academic success for students in the Shoals. In recent years, the district has taken its success to new levels, adding new programs and technology, rethinking its approach to modern instruction and earning a spot as one of the top school systems in the state and the nation. "Our goal is to give students a deep, cutting edge curriculum and extracurricular offerings chat will allow chem to succeed at every level, and in doing chat, to become the top-ranked school system in Alabama and among the top in the United States,” says Superintendent Janet Womack.
 In the Florence City Schools (FCS), talented student actors, artists and musicians find a place to thrive. Students who want the skills needed to go straight to work have wide-ranging options. High-achieving students, determined athletes and curious learners all reach their potential and find opportunities to be challenged. With a rigorous instructional program, FCS offers 20 advanced placement courses, 59 career technical offerings, 15 competitive sports with 62 teams and education from the "cradle to career," Womack says. The district includes a Blue Ribbon School, two Alabama Torchbearer Schools and was one of only two districts in Alabama declared by the State Board of Education as an Innovative School District in 2011.
District Highlights
  • 96%- Graduation Rate
  • $14 Million- Class of 2015 Scholarships
  • 116- Fine Arts Courses
  • 70- % of Teachers with Higher Degrees
  • 63- Athletic Teams
  • 59- Career Tech Courses
  • 20- AP Courses
  • 15- Competitive Sports
  • 10- Top Ten locally funded Technology for ALL student
Travel Information

Florence City, AL

The best kept secret in Alabama!
This is southern living at its best. This is how life is supposed to be. From the houses on bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River to the beautiful and historic homes in the city's downtown area, life in Florence is is full of beauty. We have an excellent climate, with four gentle and distinct seasons; terrific recreation opportunities, and the beautiful Tennessee River at our southern boundary; a thriving retail and manufacturing economy; a reverent sense of history and culture; superior schools; and the friendliest people in the world. This is a great place to live, work, and play!

Nearby Points of Interest

  • Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House
  • University of North Alabama
  • Deibert Park
  • W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library
  • McFarland Park
  • Pope’s Tavern
  • Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall
  • River Heritage Park
  • Indian Mound & Museum;
  • Children’s Museum of the Shoals
  • Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts
  • Helen Keller Home and Museum
  • Golf Courses
  • Specialty Shops

Airport and Hotel Recommendations

Air Travel
  • Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field
  • Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  • Hampton Inn Downtown
  • Hampton Inn Midtown
  • Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
  • Residence Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Comfort Inn and Suites
Note: All registrations are final and non-refundable but transferable.
Please contact [email protected] for more information. There are no refunds for no shows.