Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Lee Charter Academy

Charter | K-8

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

14 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted September 20, 2011

While I understand the concept behind what most Charter Schools are attempting to do, I do not agree with it. The teachers and staff are indeed friendly and keep the parents informed on daily activities within this Academy, but low test scores a state raking of 1880 out of 2040 in academics is a sad thing. The kids at some point while here may be able to pass state requirements, but what happens in grades 9-12 and beyond when it matters most. These kids need to be taught not only education, but life skills as well. We can not afford to continue to allow the Dunbar community to lag behind. Lets all get up and do the right thing, this is not the school system that we once had back in the 1950s/60s.


Posted July 20, 2011

It's unfortunate this school has taken a beating in the news lately. What people don't realize is that these are kids that the public school system has basically given up on, but that Lee Charter has taken in and tried hard to bring up. My friend brought her nephews and niece to this school after they were falling behind in other schools, and they were given tutoring after hours for free and really given the support that they never got in the years prior. People don't see all the good that goes behind the scenes, but they see what's being hyped up in the media and reported unfairly.


Posted July 19, 2011

Test scores do not tell the entire story! With this school's limited enrollment, only 2 eighth graders failed the FCAT writing, however, since there were only 11 eighth graders that really hurt the school. Teachers are very dedicated and do after school tutoring all year. My children have learned so much since they have been in attendance. Two of them could barely read even though they were 5th and 6th grade students. Already so much improvement has been shown. I fully support Lee Charter Academy and their open door policy. The public should go to the school and see the good things that are happenings there on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

If Lee Charter Academy was in any other part of the city, it would be the most talked about school. But it is not. But that's all right too. You see, Lee Charter Academy is doing fine. It is doing great. Our principal, Dr. Chapman is like no other. She truly LOVES and CARES about EACH and EVERY student. She fights for the students. She gives them more chances than they deserve. The teachers are also dedicated. I'm glad that Dr. Chapman has a great support system from the community (sorority groups, retired teachers, fraternities and her mother). What is lacking is the support from the PARENTS. Dr. Chapman and the teachers CANNOT do this by themselves. It will take more than 6 parents at the PTO meeting to contribute and be a working force with the administration. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I cannot begin to say enough about the princpal and the instructional staff of Lee Charter Academy. My child started out below level. Even though he gained over nine hundred points his first year at Lee Charter, he still earned a level 1 on the FCAT. With hard work and a dedicated staff that refused to give up on my child, when the 2008 FCAT grades came in, my child scored Level 3. The principal even makes home visits when she cannot reach parents via telephone or mail. Keep up the excellent work, Lee Charter staff. Our students are the real winners in this situation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

Having taken notice of the dedication and hard work of the staff of Lee Charter Academy, two community based groups have decided to partner with the Zetas and Sigmas to help provide help necessary for the best academic, moral and social achievement for the students who attend this school. The new groups are the Isaac Anderson Bar Association and American Legion Post 192 Women Auxiliary. Plans for the year include eight seminars on issues that affect their lives, providing school supplies for those student who cnnot afford them, adopt one family from that school who needs assistance, try to provide some volunteer services that hopefully will include tutoring and purchase a PA system for the school. Test results clearly indicate that dedication and hard work really pays off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

Lee Charter Academy is a great school that focuses primarily on academics. The students, teachers, and staff continue to advance academically even though they are faced with many adversities. My children were in private schools before Lee Charter Academy and because I was paying they were getting the grades. Their first year at Lee Charter Academy they did not test well however with their hard work, extended days, and Saturday school they were able to turn that a round. One of my daughters received a 4 on FCAT math and a 5 on FCAT reading. My other daughter also increased her reading score tremendously after struggling for two years. Take a bow LCA you have done great a job and keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

I am so excited about the accomplishments of Lee Charter Academy. The students at this school have learned much more than academics, they are learning social graces as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

I am so proud of the hard work and dedication of Lee Charter's staff to obtain professional development in order to support student learning. As seen by this year s school grade of 'A' and meeting AYP it has paid off!


Posted July 8, 2008

Hard work + dedication = a school. Congratulations lee charter academy! this is an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

This is a great school. Lee Charter Academy went from a D grade to an A. Awesome job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

Lss Charter is steadily improving! A great choice for students in the area


Posted July 27, 2007

I was a student at GCHS when it first opened. My brother and I moved from WI and knew nothing about FL schools (after 3, now I do). I transferred out after the first semester, but my brother stayed for one more year until he graduated. He liked it, but I hated it because I was an A student and the school was just too easy. The teachers couldn't control the students and in 10th grade they were teaching things I had learned in 7th grade. My brother stayed because he has a learning disability and GCHS was a lot easier for him and he did well there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2006

The quality of learning is terrible. This was an F school for the 1st year and it looks as if the grade wont go higher than a D. There is a high teacher turnover and student turnover. The principal is very rougish. Most teachers are not trained in their subject and all but 2 teachers have no certification. I pulled my children out after the 1st semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
25%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
100%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
6%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
30%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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 81% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • 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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic N/A 29%
Two or more races N/A 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 178%N/A59%
Female 252%N/A49%
Male 248%N/A51%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 75%66%61%
Master's degree 13%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 13%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 58%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Shirley Chapman
Fax number
  • (239) 334-2241

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

3348 Edgewood Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Website: Click here
Phone: (239) 334-2235

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Edgewood Academy
Fort Myers, FL






ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT