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Estero High School

Public | 9-12 | 1710 students

Our school is best known for our Cambridge program and our Medical Academy.

 

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Posted February 5, 2011

Coming from a California Distinguished high school really sets my standard up there. I went to Pitman High School in California and I loved the excellency of that district. It really gave me an academic challenge that I've grown from. So switching to this Florida high school for senior year has given me a lot of insight. The cafeteria lunches are disgustingly generic, nothing an average person would buy at home, but I guess the money for Estero has gone into the high tech Touch Boards in the classrooms. I have several teachers while they are good people, don't really challenge me to do better. They're quite easy core classes, and its not really an effort to keep a high grade. I'd say that Estero still has a long ways before they could reach the title of a great school. And I wouldn't say there is a huge drug problem, its only those few low-life students who think making the buck is by selling. I mean, you're always going to hear a rumor or two about weed and bars being on the market at school but in reality its mostly a static group of kids who have nothing better to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2010

I am concerned about balanced nutritious lunches for students at Estero High that provides healthy choices .....my student has informed me of small portions in comparison to cost and was told it was budget cuts ; is my child getting enough nutritious calories to carry her fromluch time until dismissal for the day?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

I've been at Estero all four years of high school, and loved every minute of it. Most teachers are extremely supportive. Rumors have spread around the district that we had drug problems, when in reality every high school in the country has drug problems. Our school is 22 years old, and yes there are kids who abuse such things, but in no way is there a problem. I've been involved in most clubs and enjoy every minute of it. The school spirit is outstanding, and it has truly made my high school experience the best. Things are changing in the school, and it is only getting better. I would encourage any parent to send their child to Estero, especially over South Fort Myers. If you think we have a drug problem? You should see that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2008

I went to Estero for 3 years. and then i had to move up north. But Estero High School is one of the best schools i have ever gone to. They have a really excellent medical academy. and a lot of other fields you can go in if thats what you want to do for college. i went from having a&b's to d&f at my new school up north. Estero high school is one of the best schools in southwest florida.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2008

I went to Estero and loved every minute of it. There were many activities and groups to get involved in and there were challenging classes if you looked for them. I took 4 AP classes, the rest honors and had amazing teachers and ended up with a GPA of 5.02 (weighted).
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

My son is currently a senior in EHS. There is only one word to describe this school - awful. The teachers are not supportive, the school has a major drug and alcohol problem, do not even consider putting you son or daughter in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

my daughter went from a b & c student to a & b so I would say what ever estero does is right and the teachers are committed to working with the students and the principle and vise principle are always there to help
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

My daughter is a senior and I am glad to finally get her out of this school. The academics are not up to par. The senior staff, principal and resource officer, are the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

My son had been a student here for two years. The academic programs of Estero are camparable to any other school. Nothing real special. They have an arts and music program, but again it's average. I am glad my child attends Estero. I just wish it was more challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

This school was great. We transferred from Palm Beach County and they made the transition so easy. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our daughter loved her teachers. The guidance was great. Sports teams are pretty good. Music department is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

Estero is an up and coming school with a diverse population. Like any school it has its problems. The teachers here work hard. Again, like all schools, not all teachers a scholars, but many are and do a wonderful job for the kids. I'm proud to be a part of this faculty.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 21, 2005

My daughter attended one year, school had drug problems and violence, the teachers were apathetic. The population boom has the class sizes at maximum. Budget cuts are now affecting the guidance department and extracurricular opportunities. This school was my third choice for the school choice lottery, I don't know anyone that picked this school as their first or second choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2005

The quality of the school's academic programs varies by the students placement. My oldest daugher was very ahead of the game and spent most of her high school career as a dual-enrolled student at FGCU, my younger daughter however has had trouble with the regular leveled classes at the school. All in all, it's an average public 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.

450 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

432 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

425 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%
Biology I

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

473 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

483 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
53%
U.S. History

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

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%
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 56%
Hispanic 39%
Asian 2%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 132%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 26%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 85%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Three Oaks Middle School
Bonita Springs Middle Center for the Arts
Bonita Springs Charter School
Colleges most students attend after graduation Florida Gulf Coast University
Edison State College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%66%61%
Master's degree 38%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Italian
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club: Latin
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:05 am
School end time
  • 1:35 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. GEORGE CLOVER
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (239) 947-5017

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Cambridge (AICE)
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Culinary
  • Engineering
  • Medical

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Latin
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • The Estero Medical Academy is our crown jewel. Preparing students with hands-on internership programs in hospitals and othe medical facilities.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Florida Gulf Coast University
Edison Community College
College preparation / awareness offered
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College presentations or information sessions
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21900 River Ranch Road
Estero, FL 33928
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Phone: (239) 947-9400

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