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9-12
Public
Naples, FL
Students enrolled: 1,500

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1 Lely High School Boulevard
Naples, FL 34113

(239) 377-2000
(239) 377-2001
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April 06, 2014
I graduated Lely in 2012. I am currently enrolled at a Four Year University. Lely is a melting pot of culture and diversity which is what I loved about going there. Lely is severely lacking in its faculty. The base of education. On countless times, I would have teachers (in honors and AP classes) who would hand out worksheets to fill out and color instead of providing hands-on learning opportunities or discussion that encourage student participation and involvement. If the teacher is not passionate about the job, what will motivate the student to reach academic success? I had positive experiences with the athletics and extracurriculars. The parents were involved, and the spirit and unity of our school was always booming with pride. That was the highlight of my four years spent at the school. Looking back, the diversity of Lely was a huge positive, essential to my growth and development. It is what makes me the person that I am today.

- submitted by a student
March 12, 2014
If you want your child to have a chance in life then stay well away from here, I've attended for a couple days now and this place is a school in name only, in reality it is a circus, i have yet to see a teacher actually teach anything and the students couldn't care less about school. the only way to fix this place would be to kick everyone out and start over entirely.

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2011
I went to Lely from 1975 to1977 and I thought that it was a great school ! I wasn't one of the "popular" kids and the staff showed me that this wasn't the most important thing in life--it really made a difference to me. GO LELY---LELY ROCKS !

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
There are a lot of really good teachers here that care about the students. There are a lot of really good kids here. There is a great school spirit. As a parent moving to this area I had concerns about the diversity of the school. It seemed intimidating at first. Don't let that fool you. The kids that want to learn are learning. Advanced placement classes and honors classes are available. My child has enjoyed going here. It is a fun place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
kids are afraid at this school, high school is hard enough how can they learn when there afraid, they are never going to get anywhere in life going to this school it needs serious help .This school places at the bottom compared to the rest of the country. I feel for any child that has to go to this school. its is rated a D for "Florida" now thats bad.

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December 15, 2009
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September 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Horrible school, I would list every reason but I don't believe cyberspace contains enough data space for the amount of failure that school can sum up. There are many teachers who teach well, know their information, and overall should be listened to but many things have inhibit their ability to teach. It's complicated and anyone who says they love the school obviously took the path of least resistance or graduated during a different time period.

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February 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 06, 2009
i think this school is great in many ways including ecademics my son loves it an is looking forward to graduate from here!

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October 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2008
This school is amazing! I am a current student and proud to say it. For those who say Lely is bad, I have a few questions for you: Have you ever stepped inside the school? Have you ever spent a week at Lely? Are you too close-minded to see past all the cameras and bad press and what not? Because this school, once you become part of lely and step inside our world, you'll never want to leave. 'learning for all...whatever it takes'-Lely High School Motto. Go Trojans!

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 18, 2008
Lely certainly rises far higher than its reputation has many believe. Many teachers are some of the most highly qualified in the county, with AP passing rates reflective of the success. There are plenty of extracurriculars and courses available to students, and the socioeconomic diversity of the students more closely mirrors the 'real world' than the other Collier County schools. This unique situtation provides both a great window of opportunity for students of lesser backgrounds to catch up and get ahead and a chance for more well-off students to understand and work with the students of financial hardship. However, students have Lely unfortunately must learn quickly which teachers and courses to avoid and which departments have strengths and weaknesses. It has its faults, but overall I d have a hard time recommending any other Collier County school over Lely, perhaps only Naples High matching both its diversity and opportunities.

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September 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 13, 2007
If i coould give Lely more stars i would, because it is the best school in Collier County and there is no doubt about that! When i attended Lely it felt like i was part of one big family. The teachers and administration care and the students have a ton of school spirit...Go Lely!

- submitted by a student
June 15, 2006
Lely High School is great! It has the best sports and activities! There are many parents who volunteer here!

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February 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
this is an awesome school, i woudlnt bring them to any other one.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 13, 2005
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- submitted by a student
October 07, 2005
I attended Lely High during '96-00. I was very involved in school and enjoyed attending Lely. I graduated from Lely and went on to College and majored in Elementary Education. Due to my excellent experience her, I choose to become and educator as well.

- submitted by a former student
July 02, 2005
excellent all round high school. Teachers really care.

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May 26, 2005
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May 20, 2005
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May 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
I have had two children graduate from Lely High School the last five years. Both of my children have gone to state universities to graduate with their bachelors. I currently have one child working on their masters. This is a great school!

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April 18, 2005
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January 10, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 31, 2004
Lely High School is a great school with a (usually) bad rap. Despite its wide range of diversity, it is like a huge family. The students are spirited, the teachers are top-notch, and the parents get involved with enthusiasm. The curriculum is excellent with a wide range of available classes. It was noted in the Naples Daily News that Lely has one of the widest range of extracurricular activities available in the county. Lely is noted for their marching band, basketball team, speech and debate team, and more!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
March 16, 2004
I am currently a sophomore attenting Lely High School and I think it is an excellent choice. As for the remarks about the new security cameras, they are to ensure our safety and well-being while at the school and eventually all high schools in Collier County are expected to have them. Despite some of the negative events that have appeared in the newspapers about Lely, I still firmly believe that LHS is a safe school with excellent opportunities for students. For the two years I have attented LHS, I have recieve an excellent education and I continue to keep my 4.1 gpa afloat.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2004
Lely High School is a fantastic place for your child to recieve an education. If you read some of the rather negative student reviews you will see that these are disgruntled, uninvolved kids. Yes, LHS has security cameras. They have been very helpful to the administration. Kids are behaving better in the halls and are not taking passes to wander around. Good! I graduated in 98 from Lely and was better prepared for an English major than many of my fellow collegiate classmates. Give Lely a break, guys. Get involved.

- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2004
I attended Lely and had a wonderful experience there. The classes were challenging, the teachers always showed a high interest in my academic career and there were many varied activities to be involved in. I was able to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from top tier schools and am now contentedly working in my chosen field. My younger cousin also attended Lely. After earning his bachelor's (with high honors) he has begun to apply to medical schools. For both of us, Lely helped to lay a firm foundation for our futures. The biggest problem at Lely during my time was parent involvement. There was a dichotomy: the first group were parents who were deeply involved (and perhaps overextended) and the second group were parents who weren't very involved (if at all). One thing I would like to see the school administration capitalize more on is the school's diversity. Lely has a unique opportunity to expand inter-racial and inter-ethnic understanding among its student population due to the varied cultures that attend the school. This is an experience that students will find especially useful when they enter the real world.

- submitted by a former student
November 07, 2003
This actually is my first year at Lely High school and I think that Lely is a great school. There is al ot of discipline to make sure that the teens that attend LHS can have a better future. My siblings all attended Lely and have all graduated. My first year I actually am enjoying it. Parent's LHS is a great school. There are so many programs you can be involved in. Go Lely!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2003
I am also a student at Lely High School. I am now a Senior and will graduate in May. I am going to be very proud to say I graduated from Lely. I think Lely provides a lot. Lely has great teachers and I also love how there is so many races in our school. We also have great programs here for assitance and also for the parents and students needs. As for the other comment of our school being to laid-back. I would like to say that you can only say those words of you are involved in that. School is for education. As for cameras for our security, I personally dont like the cameras but, I do think its nice to have them. Overall, I do think our school is one of a kind, well-developed and a great learning experience.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2003
I am a student at Lely and I think that it's a great school. Students have many opportunities to become involved in extracurricular activities and clubs. The school is very diverse and teachers are willing to help students out. I've been at Lely for four years and the teachers and guidance counselors have helped me prepare for college. Lely High School would be the best school to attend in Collier County.

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2003
Student accountability is non existent, teachers are way too lax, Newspaper is full of grammatical errors and misspellings. Volunteer program is legalized hookey, teacher assistant program is more goof off time. Thirty to forty absences is acceptable with or without notes. Some classes even offer soap opera viewing to kill time. Grades are way too easily handed out. Honors used to mean something when I was in school. I hope these kids can recover when they are in college and actually learn something.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
Lely High has alot to offer. Any student who choses to be involved in sports or extra curricular activities has a large number of choices. All schools have a few students who do not follow the conduct code and therefore officers and cameras are used for the safety of all. You can receive a quality education at Lely however the desire has to be the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
im attending this school at the moment, and im not happy with whats going on, this year they put camers all around the school and no other school, that says something about our school, why didnt they put the camers at barron? they got 3 new police officers, everyday my school feels like a prison, if ur thinkin of sendin your kids to this school dont do it, worst mistake u could make!

- submitted by a former student
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Lely High School
1 Lely High School Boulevard, Naples, FL  34113
(239) 377-2000
Last modified Lely High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lely High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top