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North Fort Myers High School

Public | 9-12 | 1608 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2006

North Fort Myers High School was my first choice school to attend. Much of family attended North, going back a generation, all with positive reviews. North has a great principal and arts program. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2006

Most of the teachers and support staff at North High are wonderful and really have an interest in the welfare of the students, but some of them just move the children along. Dress code and discipline are non-existent and since it is an open campus students come and go unauthorized especially during lunchtime. Students this year were also unable to do research or printing reports in school due to the fact that they took away all the computers those students had access to. If students do not have a computer at home they have to go to the public library to get their work done. Since North High has become the school of the arts it has not changed for the better unless you want your child in band or chorus. For the student not in arts they get left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

This is a great school. Many of the teachers have remained throughout the years.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 22, 2004

from what i understand there are a few teachers there that would bend over backwards to help the kids in the school, but there are some teachers that just keep pushing the children along so they don't have to be bothered with them again next year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2003

North High is a great educational experience for students. I have 1 major concern about my childrens attendance to this school. It is just way to easy for students to walk off campus anytime of the day. I also know for a fact how simple it is for anyone to walk on to campus and around it unnoticed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

North is an open campus school, which does not make for perfect student control. However the teachers are excellent, the guidance and administrative areas are better than Mariner and Cape, and the overall educational opportunities are the best in the West Zone. My son is in band. The band is exceptional and has a relaxed but well structured environment. Several students in the North band have transferred to North from Ft Myers, CYCA, Mariner and Cape just to be in the band. If your kid wants a good education, and wants to be in band, this is the best choice in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

397 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

378 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

381 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
92%
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 84% in 2012.

398 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%
Biology I

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

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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
White 75%
Hispanic 16%
Black 4%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 89%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%66%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DALE HOUCHIN
Fax number
  • (239) 995-1243

Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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5000 Orange Grove Boulevard
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
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Phone: (239) 995-2117

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