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
9th Grade 33% 39% -6%
10th Grade 24% 27% -3%

Reading Score Gains

9th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 141 84 51 32 5
School Scale Score Gains 7 5 2 1 -8
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 4 3 -1
Difference -2 -1 -2 -2 -7
10th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 141 84 51 32 5
School Scale Score Gains 7 5 2 1 -8
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 4 3 -1
Difference -2 -1 -2 -2 -7

Math Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Algebra I (9th Grade) 21% 23% -2%
Geometry 32% 38% -6%
Algebra II 19% 21% -2%

Algebra I Score Gains

9th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 58 66 59 21 5
School Scale Score Gains 156 144 143 137 146
District Scale Score Gains 152 146 144 143 144
Difference 4 -2 -1 -6 2

Geometry Scale Score Gains

10th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 138 44 114 50 31
School Scale Score Gains 1 -17 -16 -10 -5
District Scale Score Gains 5 -8 -9 -10 -11
Difference -4 -9 -7 0 6

Algebra II Scale Score Gains

11th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 83 51 81 23 9
School Scale Score Gains -12 -15 -11 -7 -5
District Scale Score Gains -7 -13 -9 -7 -6
Difference -5 -2 -2 0 1

Science Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Biology 65% 67% -2%

Social Studies Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Social Studies (US History) 43% 49% -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
B B C C D

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

  • Academy for Digital Excellence (ADE) Adobe
  • Academy for Game Design & Programming
  • Academy for Technology Excellence (ATE) Microsoft, Certiport
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • Dual Enrollment
  • International Baccalaureate Career-Related Program
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB)
  • Leadership Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Program
  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW) College Prep BioMedical Academy
  • Project Lead The Way (PLTW) College Prep Engineering Academy
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (IB-STEM) Academy

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 55 62.50%
Masters degree 30 34.09%
Specialist degree 1 1.14%
Doctorate degree 2 2.27%