Eighteen Schools Honored with the Five Star School Award

Eighteen Schools Honored with the Five Star School Award
Posted on 12/21/2018
Eighteen Schools Honored with the Five Star School Award

The School District of Lee County is proud to announce that 18 schools are being recognized with the Five Star School Award for the 2017-2018 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.

“One of the best ways to ensure student success is to have parents actively involved in their children’s school and education,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “For our District to be a success, we need the community engaged and supportive of our efforts. 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
  • Franklin Park Elementary School
  • G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School
  • Hancock Creek Elementary School
  • J. Colin English Elementary School
  • Lehigh Elementary School
  • Pelican Elementary School
  • San Carlos Park Elementary School
  • Tanglewood Elementary School
  • Three Oaks Elementary School
  • Villas Elementary School
  • Caloosa Middle School
  • Lehigh Acres Middle School
  • North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
  • Three Oaks Middle School
  • Veterans Park Academy for the Arts
  • Cypress Lake High School
  • Ida S. Baker High School

To earn Five Star School recognition, a school must show that it has achieved all of the benchmarks and criteria in five categories – Community/Business Partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteerism, Student Community Service and School Advisory Council. Schools must also earn a grade of “C” or above or a school improvement rating of “Maintaining” or “Commendable” for the year being recognized.

“It is an honor to recognize these schools with the Five Star School Award,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “As a former teacher and principal, I have seen firsthand the positive impact family and community involvement can have on the lives of students. When school leaders and educators engage the community, the result is higher academic achievement and more students prepared for future success.”