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North Fort Myers High School

Public | 9-12 | 1627 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2013

I have two students of North im my family.A daughter that was a graduate last year and a son who is a junior this year. I feel like they are getting the ultimate high school experience by attending here. So much going on and for them to be involved in.We aremoving to Georgia and it just breaks my heart that my son won't be able to finish his high schooling there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

I currently attend this school. And I am not an artsy person. What if you were sent to this school by a parent and you HAVE to go here? They need more classes other than Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Acting 1 and Acting 2. It s just crazy. From all of the students that switched from here to Island Coast about 5-10, said they like Island Coast a WAY better school. Everyone I know that switched liked it better at their current school. I just think North needs an update. Plus, this school is so old and its outside (which is NOT FUN during the summer in Florida!!). The school has cracks on the second floor in the hallways and there are cracks in the walls of the office. It is a very old school. I get anxiety walking upstairs. I can t look at the ground. The teachers do care about your grades. But don't put an effort on you. Plus, some assign WAY to much work. I am trying to get my parents to let me switch out of here next semester. On the outside and at the events North looks like a fantastic school and that's what I thought but it's nothing what I expected it to be. The bullying is OUTRAGEOUS here also. Take it from a current student that CAN NOT stand it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2011

Removing my daughter from this school, due to bullying. Constant harrassment by girls who are complete thugs inside and outside the school. The students absolutely rule the school and the administration has no control over the constant harrassment. Due yourself a favor and choose another school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

The school itself is good, some of the teachers however, need to be replaced. Alot of them are VERY rude and do not teach well. The programs offered at North are very limited too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2010

Better school? Where? North High is an A school. Our gifted daughter will be a freshmen next year in their new AICE program, and she's ecstatic since most of her friends are going to North as well. Their AICE teachers in particular are just phenomenal. Its easy to toss out rumors about fights and bullying. If you really want to see what the school is like, visit their web site and schedule a tour like we did. Then you'll be able to see (and judge) for yourself. I think you'll be just as impressed as we were...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Honestly...find a better school. My daughter has several teachers who put no effort into class assignments. There are fights in the lunch room every week, and the bullying is out of control. This principal has her head in the sand with the discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

teachers are ridiculous and the principal doesn't support the arts in anyway what so ever. I Hate This School
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2009

An outstanding school. Back-to-back A ratings, great school spirit, and now a magnet for kids interested in design and technology. Their web site is second to none. The school has come a long way from years past, and now ranks just behind Fort Myers...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Myself, my brothers, my son are alumni's and now my daughter attends. This school is the most spirited, and has become an A school which is almost unheard of at the high school level
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

north fort myers high school is the best high school. so full of spirit and comradary, its really a family. most all the teachers are great, they really help the us exell :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2009

This is an excellent school. Very spirit oriented. It's a class 'A' rated school. Both my children went & go there & they lov
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

I agree that this is a great school but I give credit to the students who attend there. I feel that Ms. Lunger and all staff need to be more supportive of the arts program. This IS an ART school. I did not see Ms. Lunger attend any of the dance performances in the 2008-2009 school year and that is very discouraging considering she attends the sports games. It takes a lot of dedication and muscle strength for these dancers to achieve their skill & they need to see that their principal appreciates what they represent. I hope to see more support in the coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

I love NFMHS, I am in the arts program and it is the best program around:) nothin beats big red<3!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2009

Our school is the best in our county we have an amazing arts program,sports,clubs,and school spirit to say the least the teachers are great and can help you wwith just about anything your free to learn and grow more freely than other schools which gives us a sense of individuality and makes school mre enjoyable :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

North Fort Myers High is the best school I think anyone could go to. There's not a high school out there that can beat our ratings and the way they teachers handle us. GO BIG RED!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

This school has everythinbg I want. Great teachers, amazing Principal and staff, Arts Program, big campus, unique campus, amazing school spirit, and hot people! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2008

This school has a wonderful art program. Its principal, Mrs. Lunger, is very sctrict but she gets along great with the students. Fights are considered very serious here, I have never seen a school punish fighting as seriously as North High. The teachers are very willing to communicate with parents and work great with the kids. Most teachers will help students after school if they need it. There are a wonderful amount of clubs and extracurricular activities. There also are many oppurtunities to get community service hours. There are a good variety of electives ranging from arts to foreign languages to many great computer related classes and many more. I think anyone would enjoy going to this high school. I also believe that any parent would enjoy sending their child there because the staff is very open and friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2007

This school has everything to offer accept failure, the teachers are accepting nice caring and thoughtful.The principle always strives to do her best and make the school a better place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2007

This school is excellent. Even though it is an arts school they have a large focus on academics such as math and science. The security is very tight at the school and thanks to the security cameras placed around they can monitor almost every corner of the campus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2007

It's an 'arts school,' yet all the teachers and staff focus all of their attention on superfluous activities like sports instead of the arts program. Unfortunately, it seems like this will never be corrected.
—Submitted by a student


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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 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

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 State average
White 75% 42%
Hispanic 17% 29%
Black 4% 23%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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. Jeff Spiro
Fax number
  • (239) 995-1243

Resources

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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 Blvd
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
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