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 35% 39% -4%
10th Grade 36% 40% -4%

Reading Score Gains

9th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 140 107 106 75 21
School Scale Score Gains 10 3 2 1 -3
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 4 3 -1
Difference 1 -3 -2 -2 -2
10th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 140 107 106 75 21
School Scale Score Gains 10 3 2 1 -3
District Scale Score Gains 9 6 4 3 -1
Difference 1 -3 -2 -2 -2

Math Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Algebra I (9th Grade) 18% 24% -6%
Geometry 22% 26% -4%
Algebra II 12% 15% -3%

Algebra I Score Gains

9th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 80 95 90 30 7
School Scale Score Gains 150 144 141 140 144
District Scale Score Gains 152 146 144 143 144
Difference -2 -2 -3 -3 0

Geometry Scale Score Gains

10th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 207 51 102 30 10
School Scale Score Gains 3 -10 -14 -13 -14
District Scale Score Gains 5 -8 -9 -10 -11
Difference -2 -2 -5 -3 -3

Algebra II Scale Score Gains

11th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 146 71 107 16 6
School Scale Score Gains -4 -9 -14 -7 1
District Scale Score Gains -7 -13 -9 -7 -6
Difference 3 4 -5 0 7

Science Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Biology 69% 65% 4%

Social Studies Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Social Studies (US History) 45% 53% -8%

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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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.

  • Academy of Business, Finance and Information Technology (IT)
  • Academy of Information Technology (IT)
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Advanced Placement Capstone Program
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  • Automotive Academy
  • Business Communication Academy
  • Comprehensive High School
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Engineering Academy
  • Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Leadership Academy
  • Medical Academy
  • Public Service Academy
  • Veterinary Assisting 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 66 56.41%
Masters degree 48 41.03%
Doctorate degree 3 2.56%