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 79% 73% 6%
5th Grade 59% 66% -7%
6th Grade 61% 59% 2%
7th Grade 58% 61% -3%
8th Grade 59% 61% -2%

Reading Score Gains

4th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 3 11 24 23 12
School Scale Score Gains 25 6 12 5 -6
District Scale Score Gains 16 9 8 7 0
Difference 9 -3 4 -2 -6
5th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 8 13 33 21 11
School Scale Score Gains 6 10 3 4 -7
District Scale Score Gains 10 8 8 8 4
Difference -4 2 -5 -4 -11
6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 23 49 44 47 12
School Scale Score Gains 9 8 3 2 -4
District Scale Score Gains 9 5 5 4 0
Difference 0 3 -2 -2 -4
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 22 32 39 51 17
School Scale Score Gains 3 3 3 4 1
District Scale Score Gains 12 6 5 5 2
Difference -9 -3 -2 -1 -1
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 35 35 46 34 12
School Scale Score Gains 9 3 8 3 4
District Scale Score Gains 10 7 7 7 2
Difference -1 -4 1 -4 2

Math Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
4th Grade 79% 83% -4%
5th Grade 60% 72% -12%
6th Grade 54% 55% -1%
7th Grade 63% 64% -1%
8th Grade 54% 54% 0%
Algebra I (8th Grade) 100% 95% 5%

Math Score Gains

4th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 2 6 19 35 15
School Scale Score Gains 27 11 9 9 4
District Scale Score Gains 14 13 12 13 7
Difference 13 -2 -3 -4 -3
5th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 8 7 29 31 13
School Scale Score Gains 5 -1 -2 2 1
District Scale Score Gains 12 8 7 7 2
Difference -7 -9 -9 -5 -1
6th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 28 35 55 37 16
School Scale Score Gains 6 -1 -1 -2 -3
District Scale Score Gains 6 2 2 1 -4
Difference 0 -3 -3 -3 1
7th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 25 38 50 39 11
School Scale Score Gains 5 9 7 7 -3
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 7 7 2
Difference -4 3 0 0 -5
8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 29 29 39 9 1
School Scale Score Gains 13 11 10 2 23
District Scale Score Gains 13 13 11 8 12
Difference 0 -2 -1 -6 11

Algebra I Score Gains

8th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 8 29 15
School Scale Score Gains 165 166 162
District Scale Score Gains 173 171 168 168 167
Difference -3 -2 -5

Science Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Science 66% 64% 2%
Science 48% 50% -2%

Social Studies Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Social Studies (Civics) 74% 76% -2%

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
A A A B C

Each school offers a unique combination of academic and other programs for students. Below are some of the major programs that this school offers.

  • Animation
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Costume Design
  • Dance
  • Digital Design
  • Gifted Program
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Orchestra
  • Set Design
  • 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 45 54.88%
Masters degree 34 41.46%
Doctorate degree 3 3.66%