Fourteen Schools Honored with the Five Star School Award

Fourteen Schools Honored with the Five Star School Award
Posted on 01/08/2020
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The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that 14 schools are being recognized with the Five Star School Award for the 2018-2019 school year by the Florida Department of Education. The award is bestowed upon schools that are committed to incorporating family and community members into the school environment to enhance student learning. 

“Having parents actively involved in their children’s school and education is one of the best ways to ensure student success,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “We also need the community engaged and supportive of our efforts for the District to be a success. These Five Star Schools are some of the best examples of how we do both.”

The Lee County Schools honored for their exemplary community involvement are:

  • Bayshore Elementary School
  • Bonita Springs Charter School
  • Caloosa Middle School
  • Edison Park Creative & Expressive Arts School
  • Franklin Park Elementary School
  • G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School
  • Lehigh Acres Middle School
  • Lehigh Elementary School
  • North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
  • Pelican Elementary School
  • San Carlos Park Elementary School
  • Three Oaks Elementary School
  • Three Oaks Middle School
  • Villas Elementary School

The Five Star School Award was created by the Commissioner's Community Involvement Council and is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. In order to earn Five Star School recognition, schools must earn a grade of "C" or above, or school improvement rating of "maintaining or improving" for the year of nomination. Schools must also show documentation that they have achieved 100 percent of the established criteria in the following categories:

  • Family Involvement
  • Business Partnerships
  • Volunteerism
  • Student Community Service
  •  School Advisory Councils

“As an educator, I have witnessed the impact of engaging with stakeholders to support students in our schools,” says Jacob Oliva, Florida Chancellor of Public Schools. “The result of these connections is higher academic achievement and more students prepared for the future.”

The 14 schools receiving the Five Star School Award will be recognized by the School Board at their January 28th meeting.