The School District of Lee County uses a detailed method for examining student achievement in the District's schools. This allows district and school staff to see the strengths and opportunities for improvement in academic programs for a variety of student populations within each school.

Achievement

The District Score Card shows the percent of students that scored Level 3 or higher on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) broken down by and subject. The State designates Level 3 as "satisfactory."

Unlike the State grading system, the District Score Card takes into account the beginning achievement level of students in each school. By looking at the students' beginning achievement level, a target or "Expected" achievement can be determined. That can be compared to the "Actual" achievement which indicates how a school performed in terms of moving students up to satisfactory.

Actual Achievement: This is the percentage of students who scored a Level 3 or higher on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). There are five achievement levels, 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The State of Florida has determined that Level 3 is "satisfactory."

Expected Achievement: This is the percentage of students who should have scored at Achievement Level 3 or higher based on the District average performance at each achievement level.

Gains

The District Score Card also compares a school's FSA gains in Reading and Math with the average gains in the district as a whole. Gains are the increases in scores of students within each of the five achievement levels. For example, if a student scores 300 in grade 3 and 320 in grade 4, their gain would be 20 points. The gains are averaged within each achievement level group.

Color Coding:

  • Green indicates that this school's results were 3 points or higher than expected (for Achievement) and district average (for Gains).
  • Red indicates this school's results were 3 points lower than expected/district average.
  • No color coding indicates that this school's results were within 2 points above or below the expected/district average.

Reading Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
6th Grade 37% 39% -2%
7th Grade 36% 39% -3%
8th Grade 48% 51% -3%

Reading Score Gains

6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 97 108 80 26 8
School Scale Score Gains 7 3 5 3 -7
District Scale Score Gains 9 5 5 4 0
Difference -2 -2 0 -1 -7
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 90 87 79 37 8
School Scale Score Gains 9 5 4 3 -7
District Scale Score Gains 12 6 5 5 2
Difference -3 -1 -1 -2 -9
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 82 76 60 40 18
School Scale Score Gains 5 7 6 12 3
District Scale Score Gains 10 7 7 7 2
Difference -5 0 -1 5 1

Math Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
6th Grade 33% 41% -8%
7th Grade 41% 46% -5%
8th Grade 34% 39% -5%
Algebra I (8th Grade) 88% 88% 0%

Math Score Gains

6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 98 91 79 45 18
School Scale Score Gains -1 0 -2 -5 -9
District Scale Score Gains 6 2 2 1 -4
Difference -7 -2 -4 -6 -5
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 92 97 71 39 11
School Scale Score Gains 10 6 6 2 -1
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 7 7 2
Difference 1 0 -1 -5 -3
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 82 70 35 5
School Scale Score Gains 12 12 10 7
District Scale Score Gains 13 13 11 8 12
Difference -1 -1 -1 -1

Algebra I Score Gains

8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 7 32 35 22
School Scale Score Gains 177 175 171 181
District Scale Score Gains 173 171 168 168 167
Difference 6 7 3 14

Science Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Science 38% 41% -3%

Social Studies Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Social Studies (Civics) 55% 60% -5%

Each year the State of Florida issues school grades to all public schools that qualify.* School grades are based primarily on the results of state-wide student achievement assessments called the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) which includes End-of- Course Exams (EOCs).

The following components are included in the grade calculation:

  • Achievement (percentage of students scoring Level 3 or higher) in reading, math, science. Social studies achievement is also included for middle and high schools.
  • Learning gains in reading and math. Learning gains are generally measured by the movement of students from one achievement level (or sublevel) to another.
  • Percentage of students in accelerated courses like Algebra 1 and industry certification for middle schools and Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, IB, AICE, or Industry Certification for high schools.
  • Graduation Rate (high schools only)

* Some kinds of schools and special programs are excluded from the grading system (e.g. Dept. of Juvenile Justice centers, special education centers, etc.).

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
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Each school offers a unique combination of academic and other programs for students. Below are some of the major programs that this school offers.

  • Achievement Quest
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • Cambridge International Diploma Program (AICE)
  • Gifted Program
  • Peer Mediators
  • Robotics
  • Save Earth Environmental (SEE) Club

Below is the breakdown of the academic degrees of the full-time staff, administrators, and teachers currently working at this school.

Highest Education Level Total Percentage
Bachelors degree or Other Qualifications 53 74.65%
Masters degree 14 19.72%
Specialist degree 2 2.82%
Doctorate degree 2 2.82%