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East Lee County High School

Public | 9-12 | 1689 students

 

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Posted March 9, 2014

This School Sucks .. So Many Problems remain And Been Caused .. So Many Fight .. Gangs That Contribute Together .. Its Such A Disqusting School .. I'd Be Ashamed Of I Ever Had To Say I Graduated from elchs . It should be shut down. !!!


Posted October 2, 2013

I am a Lee County substitute teacher and as such I get to see and compare many schools in the area. I avoid working at this school - and if I had a child I certainly would not send them to this facility for an education. I encounter many more disruptive students in every class here than at other schools - Lehigh Senior High is a better school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 16, 2013

I have been going to East Lee County High School for the past 2 years and I will be attending for a 3rd.year. There are a lot of students at East Lee County High School that don't care about there education but there are some that do and I'm proud to say I go to East and I'm happy to have the teachers that I have had the past few years because to me they are the best teachers I have ever had the pleasure of leaning from and they have always tried to help me in my education and be better. That goes for coaches and a lot of the administrators.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2013

This is the first year my son will be attending East Lee High School. So I'm not sure yet about my rating. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

Amazing how teachers and administrators feel that even though they are in the middle of doing their jobs and have students counting on them for their education, these people feel that since they are out of contract for the year they could just drop everything they have in progress and it's okay. It's not their problem anymore. The students can just wait till next school contract year and deadlines and unanswered emails are not important. REALLY. I SAY YOU SHOULD BE FIRED NO NEW CONTRACT FOR YOU! How irresponsible of you working with a student and family since April and still you leave loose ends and feel it's your right. So ashamed of my sons school right now! I have had three students at this school, one has graduated and two are still there. I am not at all happy with the progress of it. It was a very promising school but if the school does not take offers from parents to help out on some of the work that goes into running awards and or other affairs then where does that leave the students. Some parents just want to help not run the school. It hurts to see the lack of teacher/administration presence at school functions also. If they don't care how are the students supposed to?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

AS a former teacher and now out of the school for several years, I think I can honestly say that not much has changed since I was there. The Principal and administrators do as much as they can for themselves and get rid of students that are problems. There are too many dropouts and not enough continuity in the teaching staff to help the students do better. This is definitely a problem school in many ways. I have heard that they are getting a ton of money from the Army to make the school into more of a military academy, that may help discipline but won't do anything for learning. The few friends I have left there work hard but the district and admin doesn't care. I wouldn't send my kid there at this point.


Posted June 17, 2010

I have two children who attend East Lee County High School. Although the school has made great strides to improve its image and perception in the Lehigh community, it still has a way to go. The teachers and administrators stress the importance of respect but show little respect to the students or parents. They seem to want to rule the school more than they want to educate the students. East Lee County High School needs to remember that they are entrusted with educating our children and that they do not superceed the rights of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

I honestly started to love this school until Davis came he doesn't cooperate with the student and he tries to do what's 'best' for us but he and the staff doesn't ask us what we want nor the teachers, with the decipline he's going overboard and majority of my friend and classmates say they're in jail not school. When Shaffer was here he did everything with us he asked us questions, he put our school straight with decipline it's like he was strict but yet FUN and memorable if you were to ask an student from East and ask what is one memory you can remember with East they would say sometihng about the decipline and how they don't like it, if you can lock your students down like animals ,you might as well say we are animals. Come here for a day and live the student life, you'll see.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2010

Both of my kids attended this school, one graduated last year, and the other is a sophmore this year. My daughter went there when it was in the old K-Mart, and that alone was unique. The school takes a lot of criticism when it actually is a great school, and I believe as it gets older, it will continue to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2010

This school is probably one of the most intimadating schools and because of that people dislike it. I, in fact, love this school. Never have I been to a school that has as much school spirit as this one. Anyone who wants to go to Lehigh instead of here is a fool because, sure they have a better grade and a better winning streak for football but give us a few years and we will be the one to beat!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2010

lehigh senior is way better than east! we have better education. we have higher level classes. our sports are also very good too! From what i'm hearing people from east would rather go to lehigh!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2009

I think East Lee has more school spirit than any other school I've ever been too. Also The teachers are great and I've learned aloy
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2009

At first I thought East Lee was a really bad school because of its grades, but then after I got there my opinion completely changed! The students are so friendly, and open with everyone it really makes you feel at home. And dont even get me started about the teachers! they are super amazing!! Really this school ROX!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2009

I don't recommend this school for students who are looking forward to higher education. From my opinion, it lacks spirit and very low in resources. It does not recognize good students who work hard to give the school a better reputation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2008

When I attended ELCHS, I was getting the education I needed aside from all the fights and referls that were given to all the students! Our classes started getting smaller when Mr. Davis gave us the strict new dresscode policy and if you get so many tardies you get sent to ALC and you don't get to come back!!! Half of the school has been sent to ALC because of this new principal. Even though i'm a former student i can still express what i thought of the school while i was attending it! I was sitting in my 2nd period class, we had a substitute for the day because our teacher was doing errands; This sub did not even care about the students and their concentration!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2008

I thought this school was going to be extremely bad, but as i became accustomed to it i found it wasn't too bad. Although it does have many pros and cons. For instance the school itself is well constructed, what i mean is, its large enough to accommodate the population. The teachers are really nice, and teach as much as is capable. In this school there is no 'divided' social groups, unless the students personality calls for it. Now the cons, firstly the resources are extremely low, the library are really lacking in reading material. The school is really uptight about there rules and tardiness.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2008

im a freshman at East lee and to me this school isnt that bad. i took people's word when they told me it was such a terrible school and now that im here i realize that everything i've heard is a bunch of BS. Every day the school gets beter from academic to sports, soon enough this school is going to be better than lehigh senior high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

I think that this school has the potential to be a good school. However, due to recent budget cuts, students have had less accees to needed materials such as textbooks. Many of the teachers are now obsessed with the discipline policy in our school, which in many cases is absolutely ridiculous. There are insane rules about no backpacks and locking classroom doors that has caused various interruptions of class, numerous tardies; which resulted in referrals, and even disputes among students and staff. I believe that the school prospered the most under Mr. Richard Shafer, who not only respected but understood the students. Our current principal, Mr. Davis is very distant from the students and is hardly ever seen during normal school hours. Many students feel that Mr. Davis is avoiding the students because He is afraid of us. I dont blame them. Honestly..I wouldnt send my child here. C/O 2009!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

I am a softmore at East lee county, i agree the teachers are great exept for the fact that they give you referrals for the dumbest things ever.. Instead of teaching they spend their time trying to get you in trouble. Dont get me wrong they are nice, and helpful but some just need to get busy teaching not finding out stuff to get you in trouble. Some students are to disrespectful with no manners.. but i ahev to say the school is not that boring
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

I am currently a junior at East Lee County High School and I personally think we are the best school ever created.
—Submitted by a student


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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 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
26%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 54% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

397 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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 64% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 State average
Hispanic 48% 29%
Black 28% 23%
White 22% 42%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 73%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%66%61%
Master's degree 26%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Brian Mangan
Fax number
  • (239) 369-3213

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball

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Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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715 Thomas Sherwin Ave S
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