Lee District school grades: 18 schools improve, 7 receive worse grade than year before

Posted on July 17, 2019, 10:55 am
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The Lee County School District operated 83 schools in the 2018-19 school year. And just like the children who attend them, the schools themselves are all graded on their performance.

While parents and students are waiting to receive their report cards in the mail, the Florida Department of Education has already released the report card for every school in the state.

So how did LCSD schools do?

The school district had 21 schools achieve “A” ratings, up from 19 the year before, while 31 schools received “B” ratings, up from 26 last year. Meanwhile, the number of C schools dropped from 37 to 30, while the LCSD had no schools rank “D” or “F” – they had one “D” school the year prior. One school did not receive a rating.

For its performance, the school district itself received a “B” rating from the state.

The only area of concern were among the high schools. Nine out of the 14 high schools operated by Lee Schools maintained their rating, however 4 high schools all went down one grade (all 4 from “B” to “C”) while only East Lee County High School increased their grade (from “D” to “C”). The 4 schools to drop were Estero High School, Riverdale High School, Mariner High School, and Bonita Springs High School (again all 4 went from “B” to “C”).

Fort Myers High School and North Fort Myers High School both maintained their “A” ratings.

But over-all, the district as a whole did a tremendous job.

The Lee County School District was the only district in the top-10 in terms of student population that did not have a school with a failing grade.

Here are the list of schools which improved their grades over the prior year: East Lee County High School, Harns Marsh Middle School, Lexington Middle School, Allen Park Elementary School, Diplomat Elementary School, Franklin Park Elementary School, Gateway Elementary School, James Stephens International Academy, Manatee Elementary School, Orangewood Elementary School, Patriot Elementary School, Pinewoods Elementary School, Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School, River Hall Elementary School, Tanglewood Elementary School, Trafalgar Elementary School, Treeline Elementary School, Villas Elementary School.

And here’s the list of schools which saw their grade go down from the year before: Estero High School, Riverdale High School, Mariner High School, Bonita Springs High School, Varsity Lakes Middle School, Caloosa Elementary School, Tice Elementary School.

Lee County resident since 2012. Owner of restaurant delivery service Florida Food Runner.

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