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 76% 74% 2%
5th Grade 89% 73% 16%
6th Grade 100% 78% 22%
7th Grade 90% 88% 2%
8th Grade 92% 86% 6%

Reading Score Gains

4th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 1 6 8 15 4
School Scale Score Gains 19 12 7 11 -2
District Scale Score Gains 16 9 8 7 0
Difference 3 3 -1 4 -2
5th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 3 2 8 7 7
School Scale Score Gains 12 20 15 8 -2
District Scale Score Gains 10 8 8 8 4
Difference 2 12 7 0 -6
6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 7 5 14 5
School Scale Score Gains 25 10 5 5
District Scale Score Gains 9 5 5 4 0
Difference 20 5 1 5
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 3 4 19 14
School Scale Score Gains 11 -1 5 4
District Scale Score Gains 12 6 5 5 2
Difference 5 -6 0 2
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 2 1 6 6 11
School Scale Score Gains 16 13 15 9 -1
District Scale Score Gains 10 7 7 7 2
Difference 6 6 8 2 -3

Math Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
4th Grade 91% 68% 23%
5th Grade 96% 79% 17%
6th Grade 84% 72% 12%
7th Grade 95% 88% 7%
8th Grade 94% 76% 18%
Algebra I (8th Grade) 100% 99% 1%

Math Score Gains

4th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 3 7 9 14 1
School Scale Score Gains 36 25 26 26 28
District Scale Score Gains 14 13 12 13 7
Difference 22 12 14 13 21
5th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 2 1 7 11 6
School Scale Score Gains 27 11 19 14 2
District Scale Score Gains 12 8 7 7 2
Difference 15 3 12 7 0
6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 3 1 12 11 5
School Scale Score Gains 21 19 8 5 6
District Scale Score Gains 6 2 2 1 -4
Difference 15 17 6 4 10
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 4 10 17 10
School Scale Score Gains 25 8 11 13
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 7 7 2
Difference 19 1 4 11
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 1 2 9 5
School Scale Score Gains 28 12 21 14
District Scale Score Gains 13 13 11 8 12
Difference 15 -1 10 6

Science Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Science 85% 72% 13%
Science 77% 78% -1%

Social Studies Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Social Studies (Civics) 100% 94% 6%

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.

  • Boat Safety
  • Community Service
  • Debate
  • Digital Design
  • Guitar
  • Photography
  • Shell Studies
  • Show Choir
  • Special Programs
  • Steel Drums
  • Television (TV) Production

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 14 60.87%
Masters degree 8 34.78%
Doctorate degree 1 4.35%