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 55% 51% 4%
10th Grade 42% 43% -1%

Reading Score Gains

9th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 110 112 83 74 34
School Scale Score Gains 11 7 3 0 -4
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 4 3 -1
Difference 2 1 -1 -3 -3
10th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 110 112 83 74 34
School Scale Score Gains 11 7 3 0 -4
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 4 3 -1
Difference 2 1 -1 -3 -3

Math Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Algebra I (9th Grade) 33% 28% 5%
Geometry 40% 46% -6%
Algebra II 33% 32% 1%

Algebra I Score Gains

9th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 45 57 44 18 4
School Scale Score Gains 152 151 154 153 156
District Scale Score Gains 152 146 144 143 144
Difference 0 5 10 10 12

Geometry Scale Score Gains

10th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 89 62 144 63 50
School Scale Score Gains 0 -12 -14 -14 -15
District Scale Score Gains 5 -8 -9 -10 -11
Difference -5 -4 -5 -4 -4

Algebra II Scale Score Gains

11th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 50 56 120 44 20
School Scale Score Gains -1 -3 -6 -2 -8
District Scale Score Gains -7 -13 -9 -7 -6
Difference 6 10 3 5 -2

Science Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Biology 48% 56% -8%

Social Studies Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Social Studies (US History) 50% 53% -3%

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 B 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.

  • Academy of Digital & Media Arts
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • Cambridge International Diploma Program (AICE)
  • Center for the Arts
  • Dual Enrollment

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 70 67.96%
Masters degree 32 31.07%
Specialist degree 1 0.97%