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Ida S. Baker High School

Public | 9-12 | 1715 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2011

This school has a very professional administration! From the first time I walked in the office there is a sense of "top notch" attitudes, cleanliness, smiles, and everyone is professionally dressed. This is not the norm for Lee County Public Schools...believe me! I wish I would have made Ida Baker my first choice for my daughter! The curriculum is set up for college minded students and they offer a Medical Program which fits my daughters goals!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

You guys need to have more activities for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

Best school in Cape Coral. No doubt it. Not said by me, but by the Lee County School Program. Wonderful School..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

My son is A 1oth grader at Ida S. Baker High School. He is doing well at this school. He is on the hip hop dance team and having A ball. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My son loves Baker and has made many friends at this school. The school is huge! My son is taking the criminal justice academy and seems to like it a lot. This school has a lot to offer it's students. There is something for everybody at Ida Baker. There are all sorts of teams to join and after school activites. The school is kept extremely clean. As A parent I'am very happy I chose Baker as my son's high school. Baker is great with academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

This school is by far the best school in Cape Coral, Florida. The administration is friendly and the school is all about career choices. Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

Hi, I'm a current student of Ida Baker High and I am going to be a junior now. I've attended to this school for 2 years, freshmen and sophomore years. This school is great and really nice inside as well as outside. The teachers are great and the school environment is great as well. Also, the good thing about this school is that it has a lot of classes and has 5 academies. But I'm going to be transferring to another school. Why? Well not because I don't like Ida Baker in general but because of soccer. Since Ida Baker is 5 years old school the sports aren't that good. For instance, I'm a soccer player and the sport in Baker isn't that good so I'm going to be transferring to another school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2008

teachers are great and helpful...school stays clean and parents get involved with angst
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

As i current student at Ida Baker i do have to agree that it is a beautiful and enlightening school. However if your looking for an environment were you'll get the clich'e high school experience you won't find it here. School spirit is minimul and most students pretty much stick to themselves and are weary of letting others in. Also dress code is very strict and there is little to no freedom at all at the school. The food which was supposedly 'amazing and yummy and cheap' is disgusting i can barely hold it down. Also most of the teachers are very young and inexperienced, but i will admit there are a handful of amazing teacher that are really here to help you. Basically Baker is a really nice school for academics, but you have to decide whats more important to you and to me its tradition and spirit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2007

hello ! my name is Fiorella Pierina Oyola Narro I used to be a student a Ida baker high school this was my last year there .. I love that school is amazing .. I had fun when I was there ... the teachers are great ! and mr.better is a nice guy !! one day I'm going to go back am a junior now I did my freshman and sophomore year in that school !! I miss the school so much ! Go Bulldogs!!!! bye bye
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2006

Hello I am not a parent but a soon to be student at Ida Baker High GO BULLDOGS anyway the school is beautiful it is full of so many extra curriculers its hard to decide what to choose . Also the dresscode is not so strict you know approite for a learning enviroment oh and this is great we can wear flip-flops.Now this might sound over-whelming for some but theres two floors jam packed with classes of all sorts there is 297 classrooms plus more ,7 sets of stairs,and 8 restrooms.Oh and the cafeteria also populary known as the 'Baker Bistro' IS AWESOME it has 5 lines all the time filled with pizzas ,chicken,salad,wraps,calsones etc. all freshly made each day the highest price is 4 dollars.Now the clubs they have NJHS,Key Club,SADD,Student Govt.,Marching Band,Foreign Language,Model UN,Football,Basketball,Golf,Soccer,Softball,Track,Art Club, Chess Club,Dance Club,Debate Team,Scholars club,academic teams,class officers,cheerleading,honor society,swimming,baseball,cross country,volleyball,wrestling,tennis,weight lifting,FFEA,color guard,DECA thats alot huh.NOW the academics a specialized curriculum students can choose one of many of them each year and they also change each year and you have to pass to go to the next level of the class.The next open house is thursday the 26th of January ay 3500 Agualinda Blvd. contact them at (239)458-6690 or check out there website leeschools.net/schools/ibh thank you and remember 'Success Is The Only Option'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2005

Students at Baker are able to have an enhancing academic education, through the highly qualified and committed instructors using their erudition to enrich the knowledge of the Students giving them best quality education possible, helping students to achieve their goal successfully. Students act in a conductive manner. The wide-variety of academic programs/extracurricular activities offers students a chance to enjoy the environmen.Parent involvement is accepted and highly appreciated. Being a transferring Student from North High, I can truthfully say that Baker lives up to its motto:where success is the only option! Darrell Knight '06 Student/SGA Vice President
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2005

I think Ida Baker High School is a great school. My son is a freshmen this year and is enjoying the school. He is in the muscial theatre and is getting prepared for his first preformance. I think Mr. Vetter is a great principal. We had him when he was at Trafalgar Middle and were very happy to see him go to the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

419 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

422 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

418 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

396 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

432 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

476 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
69%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

407 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 65%
Hispanic 27%
Black 4%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 91%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%66%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MRS. MELISSA ROBERY
Fax number
  • (239) 458-6691

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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3500 Agualinda Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33914
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Phone: (239) 458-6690

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