B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
2855 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Telephone
(239) 337-8301

Lee County Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1100
1,769 responses
Average ACT
24
1,308 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
89,364
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,336
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$852,352,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,113/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Lee County Public Schools Reviews

103 reviews
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The Lee County School System is not stellar, nor is it completely incompetent. There are generally readily available resources, but some of the facilities are lacking. The hiring and firing of teachers has been a prevalent issue, and due to lack of funds, crucial teachers have been fired. However, strangely, new teachers have been hired in the same year for similar positions. Sports and clubs do not receive the necessary funding they need, and many teams have to fend for themselves with little direction. In regards to academics, the school system does foster some excellent programs, such as International Baccalaureate and Centers for the Arts. However, if a student is not involved in these types of programs, their education can be called average at best.
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Lee county schools has shown that they are actively trying to achieve success. They may need to stop focusing completely on test scores and allow students to free think. Overall, being in the district for 10 years, I'm impressed. Never stop improving!
The school I graduated from was a school that I was at for nearly my entire educational experience. I started there in kindergarten, then went to their middle school, then their high school. Everything was pretty spectacular up until 7th or 8th grade. I had noticed that the school functioned as a business, we were numbered and put into a system. We weren't students we were cattle. The kids who couldn't manage to stay afloat, sunk. This made the teachers or even the guidance counselors scramble at the end of senior year for students who were at risk for not graduating (30 including myself). Now that I am in college I have reached levels of academic success I was unaware I could reach myself. I managed to complete a life long goal, getting all A's one semester. This goal has became a repeated accomplishment.