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Lehigh Acres, FL
Students enrolled: 1,750

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715 Thomas Sherwin Avenue South
Lehigh Acres, FL 33974

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(239) 369-2932
(239) 369-3213
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November 20, 2014
My son graduated from East Lee County HS in 2013. I currently have 2-daughters at the school. What I like about the school is that each of my children had multiple options of what THEY wanted to pursue during their time in HS. East has some really great teachers & a lot of them have real-world experiences that they bring to the classroom, & that each of my children were able to learn more than just about a textbook. The school has a lot of academic options -- It has all of the normal HS classes, plus Honors, AP & even Dual Enrollment. One of my daughters is currently taking an actual college class (not AP) that will count for both college & HS credit. I think that's Awesome!! I didn't have that in my HS. One of the "secrets" about this school that I think everyone should know is all of the Academies that they offer. One of my daughters is in their Criminal Justice Academy because she is thinking about going to college for Criminal Forensics or Criminal Psychology. I don't know if there are any other high schools in Lee County that offer a Criminal Justice Academy. (to be continued...)

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2014
This is my daughter first year. Great school. She will attend next year. I was afraid to let her attend this school when I saw previous rating but you have to let your kids have their own experience! Not bad at all!

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 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. !!!

- submitted by a community member

October 02, 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

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

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

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

April 05, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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

February 02, 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

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
no rating
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
no rating
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

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

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
no rating
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

December 05, 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
no rating
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

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

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

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
no rating
October 01, 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

September 19, 2008
I am a sophomore attending ELCHS since my freshman year. In all honesty, this school is greater than it appears. We had a bad rep last year but as strong as we are, the jags picked themselves up. The teachers are easy to get along with while making high school enjoyable and educational. Be kind to the kids and they will be kind to you.

- submitted by a student

August 05, 2008
i dont think this school is all that great. there is no structure. yes i get straight A's but the classes are not challenging enough. i got straight A's in math yet i failed the math fcat because i wasnt prepared enough for the test. if i have trouble passing the fcat, a state test, what does this say about how well I'd do in college? this school needs alot of work, i wouldnt recommend it.

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 09, 2008
This school is great my daughter gets straight A's. The teachers are great and I've never had a complaint against this school. LOVE IT.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2008
A good school evrybody should enroll

- submitted by a student

February 25, 2008
this school is one of the most interesting places to visit. the students and staff are great they really have a good atmospherefor the fact that many people say it's not.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 15, 2008
This school has an excellent program for student that are interested in teaching or working with young children. She loves that class and it is what keeps her wanting to go to school. I would recommend you child sign up for this academy if they are interested in young children.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2008
I'm a tudent at the school since freshman year, the first year it opened, and it was great at first, the best, but now...not so great. Ever since we switched schools, we've all lost our credibility. The school made MANY promises to the junior class, class of 2009, but they were soon yanked away when the 'seniors' were brought in. The seniors are probablly the worst of them all too, even the freshman. The school is racially unbalanced. There are too many gangs, drugs, fights, and racial disputes. I would NOT recommend this school for anyone. The only reason I'm there for is the academies, and well, it's not all that great. We're not active at all, and now that the new principle came in, the only good thing is the thugs are not sagging their pants as much. Take it from a straight A student. Do not send your kid!

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2008
It's the best in everything but in sports they need improval.

- submitted by a student

January 05, 2008
I think this school is wonderful I love it

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2007
the schools a bit getto but since its small all us students (thats right im a student) make friends with each other. some kids like to cause drama but people pay attention to all the bad stuff and not the good stuff. like the kids that are doing really good because of the awesome teachers. :D

- submitted by a student

October 22, 2006
Well, if your student is intelligent enough for honors classes, this is the last school I'd recommend. Nothing at all spectacular. The teachers are great, and the principle is amazing - but there's a lot of students causing trouble now. The school is too small for the amount of people. There's also the lack of role-model seniors to set good examples for the 9th and 10th grade classes. The only reason to send your student there is because of the quality of the teachers.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2006
Its a great school, my daughter love it. As my girl academic result, she leaned a lot from it. Of schools like this one all parents should be proud.

- submitted by a parent

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East Lee County High School
715 Thomas Sherwin Avenue South, Lehigh Acres, FL  33974
(239) 369-2932
Last modified East Lee County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Lee County High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top