501 reviews
  1. Lee County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
2635 Cortez Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Telephone
(239) 334-2167

Fort Myers High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1150
233 responses
Average ACT
26
158 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • Greenie Growl and Taste of the Greenies
    30%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Pep Rallies
    13%
  • Performances
    12%
  • Prom
    9%
  • All the band and choir concerts and musicals
    7%
  • Wearing green on Fridays
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,921
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,068
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,938/ year
National
$11,890
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses

Fort Myers High School Reviews

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I started out at this school going into the IB program, well, the Pre-IB program. Unfortunately my hopes for a good education sunk when I realized FMHS is more concerned about giving out work than they are about their students actually learning the content. So junior year I left the Pre-IB program, and joined the Dual Enrollment and AP programs. Dual Enrollment was fantastic. I got to take college classes at a real college, to get experience of what a college is like. All in all I would recommend the Dual Enrollment and AP Programs over IB. The teachers in the traditional program, (as in without AP, Dual Enrollment or IB), are honestly quite horrible. They don't care about their jobs much. It would be best to take Dual Enrollment, definitely. Thanks, and good luck!
The teachers at this school really care about the students. If a student is struggling, they give opportunities for test corrections, one on one meetings about concerns with the material,and they offer extra credit work. The teacher use multiple teaching style during a lesson to cater towards all students. This is really helpful because not all student process the lesson the same way. The teachers are very nice and passionate about their work and students. Teachers grade with the same consistency to all students. The teachers want you to learn the material, so if you do not do well on a test, they offer to go over the material or test again with the student after school. Fort Myers High has the best selection of teachers!
Fort Myers High School is the best high school in the Lee county area. It has many different programs that it offers such as advance placement, the International Baccalaureate program, dual enrollment, and the Academy of Finance. I am currently in the IB program and the Academy and have been enrolled in AP classes. The school and faculty works extremely hard to prepare its students for life after high school whether its college or the work field. The school is also very welcoming and has great school spirits at sporting and pep rally events. There are many ways to become involved through clubs like our various Honor Societies or the drama department. I have always had a pleasant experience at Fort Myers High with the students and teachers giving it an inviting atmosphere.