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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lee County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Fort Myers, FL. It has 94,410 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1120
3,688 responses
Average ACT
24
2,285 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
94,410
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,983
Teachers in First/Second Year
42.4%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,605/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$43,474
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$969
National
$949
Median Home Value
$208,200
National
$184,700

Lee County Public Schools Reviews

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I love the flexibility I have been able to have. I have worked with my counselors and mentors to find a schedule that works for me. They are very understanding, and I know they really do care about me! Although they are overworked and can barely keep up with demand they always say ¨hi¨ and ask me about my school work. The classes for traditional students compared to IB students are somewhat lacking...actually everything but the counselors for traditional students is lacking. The whole system is taught to favor IB students. Traditional students are looked down on by teachers and students alike. Certain things such as parties and clubs are reserved purely because they choose a different take on education. The school prides itself on being very tradition, this seems to hinder it instead of helping.
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What I really liked about Lee County Public Schools is that the teachers really try their best to teach us. For some teachers this is just a job but for Lee County teachers it is a fun day at work. They take their time out to make learning fun, which makes me feel like they actually care. They teach us how to take Cornell notes correctly and how to organize our binders. They also keep us on our toes by not letting us slack off. These teachers treat us like college kids which is understandable because we are very close to college life. I believe that they want the very best for us and that is why they encourage and lift us up. I would not trade Lee County Public Schools for the world!
I've attended a Lee County Public School for about 6 years and I've never had any problems. My teachers are awesome, the majority of my classes have always been so easy. The majority of the students are wonderful, thoughtful, considerate, and smart. The one thing I would change about Estero High School is the start time from 7:07 am to about an hour and twenty-three minutes later at 8:30 am. We could use that extra hour of sleep! It may even help improve our grades. The schools that I had attended are Fort Myers Middle school, Fort Myers High School, Cypress Lake High School, and East Lee County. All of them all so amazing in their own way.