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
4th Grade 64% 55% 9%
5th Grade 55% 52% 3%
6th Grade 44% 46% -2%
7th Grade 58% 59% -1%
8th Grade 69% 60% 9%

Reading Score Gains

4th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 18 41 63 24 6
School Scale Score Gains 19 12 13 8 -3
District Scale Score Gains 16 9 8 7 0
Difference 3 3 5 1 -3
5th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 26 44 57 24 11
School Scale Score Gains 17 11 9 5 5
District Scale Score Gains 10 8 8 8 4
Difference 7 3 1 -3 1
6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 48 59 59 27 2
School Scale Score Gains 9 6 5 1 -6
District Scale Score Gains 9 5 5 4 0
Difference 0 1 0 -3 -6
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 24 42 60 58 12
School Scale Score Gains 14 6 3 5 -1
District Scale Score Gains 12 6 5 5 2
Difference 2 0 -2 0 -3
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 34 58 55 35 15
School Scale Score Gains 12 12 10 6 -2
District Scale Score Gains 10 7 7 7 2
Difference 2 5 3 -1 -4

Math Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
4th Grade 59% 61% -2%
5th Grade 69% 59% 10%
6th Grade 43% 38% 5%
7th Grade 69% 68% 1%
8th Grade 13% 37% -24%
Algebra I (8th Grade) 73% 85% -12%

Math Score Gains

4th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 19 29 61 34 7
School Scale Score Gains 20 13 13 14 8
District Scale Score Gains 14 13 12 13 7
Difference 6 0 1 1 1
5th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 22 31 59 38 12
School Scale Score Gains 17 12 14 8 13
District Scale Score Gains 12 8 7 7 2
Difference 5 4 7 1 11
6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 63 56 44 28 5
School Scale Score Gains 9 8 2 -3 -10
District Scale Score Gains 6 2 2 1 -4
Difference 3 6 0 -4 -6
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 17 49 70 48 12
School Scale Score Gains 11 7 6 8 4
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 7 7 2
Difference 2 1 -1 1 2
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 26 14 12
School Scale Score Gains 11 8 -1
District Scale Score Gains 13 13 11 8 12
Difference -2 -5 -12

Algebra I Score Gains

8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 14 46 46 19
School Scale Score Gains 166 155 159 156
District Scale Score Gains 173 171 168 168 167
Difference -5 -13 -9 -11

Science Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Science 55% 51% 4%
Science 44% 49% -5%

Social Studies Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Social Studies (Civics) 61% 76% -15%

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.

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Digital Photography
  • Drama
  • Ignite
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Orchestra
  • Silent Singers
  • Theatre

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 57 57.00%
Masters degree 41 41.00%
Doctorate degree 2 2.00%