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Lehigh Acres Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1054 students

 

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Posted February 23, 2014

This schools teachers and administrative staff are very poor for the exception of a few teachers that really care. The principal and asst principal don't care about students they are only there to collect a pay check. Don't send your child to this very poor school and they also lie about everything that goes on at the school regarding how well the students are doing!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

Lehigh Acres Middle School staff are some of the poorest in the state of Florida!! They don't teach or Instruct functional kids let alone some with LD or ADHD. The staff are there to collect a paycheck only with no concern whatsoever for the students and play on Facebook!! This school and its staff are garbage.. I would never recommend this school for anything but trouble..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

Love this school! Mr. Pitura the Principal is AWESOME, and so are the teacher's! The front office needs to be way more Friendlier, but glad I don't deal with them on a daily basis. My son started his 6th grade yr. last year, and loved it. He will continue to go there until he goes to HS. I recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2013

Lehigh Acres Middle School is a school which is getting better. Next year the Cambridge program will be offered.


Posted April 6, 2011

I'm a 7th grade student here at lams. don't bring your child here its not good. at lunch they don't let you talk. also the teaches don't care if you pee your pants well not all teachers. the food is horrible, sometimes its like its not cooked. but other teachers love to teach their students but it seems like others do not.


Posted February 17, 2011

My three years here have been the most amazing years of my school life so far . The teachers REALLY do try to comprehend each and every student in their own needs. They enjoy seeing the students try and encourage them . Students that do the normal tasks of school and behave are rewarded. The Principal listens to the requests of the students and he proposes options for us as long as we cooperate and do our best. I know this years fcat scores will be great , im ready and i belive so are all of my other freinds. We also have an AMAZING sports team and many activities like foreign langueges (french/spanish). I know many people listen to what former student's parents have to say about our school , but thats just the stereo type, we have changed , come and see all the positive things happening here at LAMS , AND GOOOOOOO BRUINS!


Posted February 13, 2011

Lehigh Acres Middle has a very stimulating gifted program in which students can participate in hands-on activities and communicate with people of their own IQ level.


Posted October 21, 2010

I have 2 children attending LAMS. I have only been disappointed with the lack of organization discpline and overall attitude of the entire staff. Meetings don't help the teachers won't show up. The administration and teachers don't get along with each other. The students are neglected intellectuakky and emotionally. I'm moving to another state so my kids might actually learn something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Positive things are happening at LAMS! My daughter loves this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

I love LAMS because all the teachers there are nice and smart. The schools principle is even better, he makes the school fun and we still learn at the same time. I went there 6th, 7th, and currently 8th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

I work there and it is the best!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

All our kids love their school, unfortunately their are many classes which kids share books. This is why our school deserves this help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

I am a former student of Lehigh Acres Middle School, and i would have to say that the current rating from this site is far off from the actual school. Though it is true that the school was very rough in the past, they have changed drastically. Of all the three years I attended this school, I never once doubted my decision to go there. It has an amazing gifted program that has changed not only me, but everyone I have seen in the program. The gifted program teaches in a style that keeps all students interested and actually wanting to go to school, but also teaching a large amount. The school is full of wonderful teachers and staff who are willing to listen and take care of your student. I strongly recommend to anyone who has this school as a choice that they should look into it greatly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

Lehigh Acres Middle School is a great school. True in the past they were bad, but they have changed. I myself was a student at LAMS and I was in the gifted program. The teachers were great and their style of teaching was superb they did not discriminate against anyone. I seriously recommend sending your child to LAMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2008

I was very happy with this school as a whole. We moved here mid-year from another state. At my son's last school there was a lot of violence, and the school had trouble getting kids under control. My son's whole nature changed at Lehigh Acres Middle School right from the start. He came home smiling, and was happy about his school experience. It means a lot to a parent when you know that your child is in a safe environment, and kudos to Lehigh Acres Middle School for being able to provide that. I had orginally planned on sending my son to a private school next year, but since my son is so happy at his present school I am letting him stay. I would highly recommend this school to those parents who wish their for their child to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

This school is the best middle school ever! You can express your own uniqueness and creativity in the greatest gifted program ever! I am a student in the gifted program and I recommend parents to try getting your kids into it! We go on many great trips and the classroom teaching techniques are not boring whatsoever.The school itself even without the gifted program is terrific!So parents if you want to send your child to the greatest middle school in lee county Lehigh Acres Middle School is the place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2006

We were not sure when our son got placed at Lehigh Acres Middle School but I have to tell you that after the first year of him being there, it has been great. The teachers are wonderful and keep great communication with the oparent and they have also brought out my sons personality. It is truely amazing. We love it and can't say enough!! Keep up the good work LAMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

This school provides a great many opportunities for students. It has a wonderful Gifted program in addition to a wide variety of other acitivities - academic, athletic and extra-curricular. A very fine quality educational experience is available.... each child's for the taking!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2004

I had two children attend this school and I would recommend sending your children to another school. They do not beleive in communication between student and teachers. They discriminate against anyone that is different from the standard. If your child is strong willed or independent they will try to crush your childs true nature. This is a hard school for any child strong willed or not. Please heed my warning do not send your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2003

I like this new principal. He is on the ball and a great asset to the school. The teachers my daughter has had so far are teaching her well.
—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.

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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 53% in 2014.

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

337 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

347 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

357 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

347 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
80%
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 78% in 2012.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
46%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 48%
Black 28%
White 20%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%66%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%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

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JOE PITURA
Fax number
  • (239) 369-8808

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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104 Arthur Avenue
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
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