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 61% 55% 6%
7th Grade 54% 55% -1%
8th Grade 66% 65% 1%

Reading Score Gains

6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 43 101 99 53 21
School Scale Score Gains 12 9 8 8 1
District Scale Score Gains 9 5 5 4 0
Difference 3 4 3 4 1
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 55 67 91 68 32
School Scale Score Gains 11 5 4 5 0
District Scale Score Gains 12 6 5 5 2
Difference -1 -1 -1 0 -2
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 56 80 77 79 46
School Scale Score Gains 8 9 5 8 2
District Scale Score Gains 10 7 7 7 2
Difference -2 2 -2 1 0

Math Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
6th Grade 64% 52% 12%
7th Grade 67% 59% 8%
8th Grade 55% 52% 3%
Algebra I (8th Grade) 97% 94% 3%

Math Score Gains

6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 50 84 93 71 23
School Scale Score Gains 11 8 5 5 0
District Scale Score Gains 6 2 2 1 -4
Difference 5 6 3 4 4
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 67 73 88 60 32
School Scale Score Gains 17 11 12 10 8
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 7 7 2
Difference 8 5 5 3 6
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 51 58 60 16
School Scale Score Gains 10 13 11 5
District Scale Score Gains 13 13 11 8 12
Difference -3 0 0 -3

Algebra I Score Gains

8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 4 27 48 75
School Scale Score Gains 180 175 171 171
District Scale Score Gains 173 171 168 168 167
Difference 9 7 3 4

Science Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Science 55% 55% 0%

Social Studies Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Social Studies (Civics) 76% 72% 4%

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.).

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FLDOE School and District Grade Reports

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
  • Color Guard
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Gifted Program
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Orchestra
  • Personal Development & Career Planning
  • Steel Drums
  • Thespians

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 38 62.30%
Masters degree 22 36.07%
Specialist degree 1 1.64%