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 47% 50% -3%
5th Grade 51% 44% 7%

Reading Score Gains

4th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 24 23 14 23 5
School Scale Score Gains 12 9 8 8 -1
District Scale Score Gains 16 9 8 7 0
Difference -4 0 0 1 -1
5th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 25 24 25 14 3
School Scale Score Gains 13 8 12 8 25
District Scale Score Gains 10 8 8 8 4
Difference 3 0 4 0 21

Math Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
4th Grade 60% 50% 10%
5th Grade 63% 49% 14%

Math Score Gains

4th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 26 21 17 13 13
School Scale Score Gains 16 20 16 23 8
District Scale Score Gains 14 13 12 13 7
Difference 2 7 4 10 1
5th Grade L1 L2 L3 L4 L5
Number of Students 27 17 24 17 7
School Scale Score Gains 14 16 15 12 7
District Scale Score Gains 12 8 7 7 2
Difference 2 8 8 5 5

Science Achievement (Level 3-5 Achievement)

Actual Expected Difference
Science 42% 44% -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 B B B B

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 36 75.00%
Masters degree 10 20.83%
Specialist degree 1 2.08%
Doctorate degree 1 2.08%