School Performance Grades

School Grades Overview

School grades provide an easily understandable way to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its components to understand how well each school is serving its students. Schools are graded A, B, C, D, or F.

Components: A school’s grade may include up to eleven components. There are four achievement components, four learning gains components, a middle school acceleration component, as well as components for graduation rate and college and career acceleration. Each component is worth up to 100 points in the overall calculation.

Four Achievement Components: The four achievement components are English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. These components include student performance on statewide standardized assessments, including the comprehensive assessments and end-of-course (EOC) assessments. The component measures the percentage of full-year enrolled students who achieved a passing score.

Four Learning Gains Components: These components are learning gains in English Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as learning gains for the lowest performing 25% of students in English Language Arts and Mathematics. These components include student performance on statewide standardized assessments including the comprehensive assessments and EOC assessments for the current year and the prior year. The components measure the percentage of full year enrolled students who achieved a learning gain from the prior year to the current year.

Middle School Acceleration: This component is based on the percentage of eligible students who passed a high school level EOC assessment or industry certification.

Graduation Rate: The graduation rate is based on an adjusted cohort of ninth grade students and measures whether the students graduate within four years.

College and Career Acceleration: This component is based on the percentage of graduates from the graduation rate cohort who earned a score on an acceleration examination (AP, IB, or AICE) or a grade in a dual enrollment course that qualified students for college credit or earned an industry certification.

School Grades Calculation: The number of points earned for each component is added together and divided by the total number of available points to determine the percentage of points earned.

School Grading Scale:

  • A = 62% of points or greater
  • B = 54% to 61% of points
  • C = 41% to 53% of points
  • D = 32% to 40% of points
  • F = 31% of points or less

Percent Tested: Schools must test 95% of their students.

Elementary (K-5)

School 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Allen Park Elementary B B C B  N/A  N/A  C
Bayshore Elementary C A B B  N/A  N/A  B
Bonita Springs Elementary A A A A  N/A  N/A  C
Caloosa Elementary C A A B  N/A  N/A  A
Cape Elementary B C B B  N/A  N/A  A
Colonial Elementary B B C C  N/A  N/A  C
Diplomat Elementary A A B A  N/A  N/A  A
Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary D C C C  N/A  N/A  B
Edgewood Academy C C C C  N/A  N/A  B
Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts C C A A  N/A  N/A  B
Fort Myers Beach Elementary A A A A  N/A  N/A  A
Franklin Park Elementary C C C B  N/A  N/A  C
G. Weaver Hipps Elementary D C C C  N/A  N/A  D
Gateway Elementary C B C B  N/A  N/A  C
Gulf Elementary B A A A  N/A  N/A  B
Hancock Creek Elementary C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Harns Marsh Elementary C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Hector A. Cafferata Jr. Elementary C B C C  N/A N/A   C
Heights Elementary B A B B  N/A N/A   A
J. Colin English Elementary C C C C  N/A N/A   C
James Stephens Elementary # B C B  N/A N/A   C
Lehigh Elementary C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Manatee Elementary F D C B  N/A  N/A  D
Mirror Lakes Elementary D C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Orange River Elementary C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Orangewood Elementary B B B A  N/A  N/A  C
Patriot Elementary C B C B  N/A  N/A  B
Pelican Elementary B B B B  N/A  N/A  A
Pine Island Elementary A A A B  N/A  N/A  A
Pinewoods Elementary B A B A  N/A  N/A  A
Ray V. Pottorf Elementary C D C B  N/A  N/A  C
Rayma C. Page Elementary A A A A  N/A  N/A  A
River Hall Elementary C C C B  N/A  N/A  C
San Carlos Park Elementary C D C C  N/A  N/A  C
Skyline Elementary B B C C  N/A  N/A  B
Spring Creek Elementary C C B B  N/A  N/A  C
Sunshine Elementary C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Tanglewood Elementary B C C B  N/A  N/A  B
Three Oaks Elementary A A A A  N/A  N/A  A
Tice Elementary C D B C  N/A  N/A  C
Tortuga Preserve Elementary C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Trafalgar Elementary A A C A  N/A  N/A  B
Treeline Elementary B C B  N/A  N/A  C
Tropic Isles Elementary C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Villas Elementary C C C B  N/A  N/A  C

Combination Schools

School 2016 2017 2018  2019  2020  2021  2022
James Stephens International Academy (K-8) F # # #  #  #
Lee County Virtual (7004) A B A A  N/A  N/A  I
Lee County Virtual (7023) B C C C  N/A  N/A  I
N. Fort Myers Academy for the Arts (K-8) C B B B  N/A  N/A  B
The Alva School (K-8) C B B B  N/A  N/A  B
The Sanibel School (K-8) A A A A  N/A  N/A  A
Veterans Park Academy for the Arts (K-8) B C B B  N/A  N/A  C

Middle (6-8)

School 2016 2017 2018 2019  2020 2021   2022
Bonita Springs Middle B B B B  N/A  N/A  C
Caloosa Middle C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Challenger Middle B A A A  N/A  N/A  B
Cypress Lake Middle A A A A  N/A  N/A  B
Diplomat Middle B B A A  N/A  N/A  C
Fort Myers Middle Academy D C C C  N/A  N/A  D
Gulf Middle B A A A  N/A  N/A  A
Harns Marsh Middle C C C B  N/A  N/A  C
Lehigh Acres Middle C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Lexington Middle B A B A  N/A  N/A  C
Mariner Middle B B B B  N/A  N/A  C
Oak Hammock Middle C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle C B B B  N/A  N/A  C
Three Oaks Middle B A A A  N/A  N/A  B
Trafalgar Middle A A A A  N/A  N/A  A
Varsity Lakes Middle B B B C  N/A  N/A  C

High (9-12)

School 2016 2017 2018 2019  2020 2021   2022
Bonita Springs High  # # B C  N/A  N/A  C
Cape Coral High B B B B  N/A  N/A  B
Cypress Lake High C C B B  N/A  N/A  B
Dunbar High D C C C  N/A  N/A  C
East Lee County High D D D C  N/A  N/A  C
Estero High C C A B  N/A  N/A  B
Fort Myers High A B A A  N/A  N/A  A
Gateway High  #  #  #  #  N/A  N/A  C
Ida S. Baker High C B B B  N/A  N/A  B
Island Coast High C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Lehigh Senior High C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Mariner High C C B C  N/A  N/A  C
North Fort Myers High B B A A  N/A  N/A  A
Riverdale High C C B C  N/A  N/A  C
South Fort Myers High C C C C  N/A  N/A  C

Charter Schools

School 2016 2017 2018 2019  2020 2021   2022
Athenian Academy Charter  #  #  #  #  N/A  N/A  C
Bonita Springs Charter B A A B  N/A  N/A  B
Cape Coral Charter (Mid Cape Global Academy) C C C B  N/A  N/A  C
Christa McAulliffe Charter Elementary A A A A  N/A  N/A  #
Florida SouthWestern (Edison) Collegiate High A A A A  N/A  N/A  A
Gateway Charter Elementary B C A B  N/A  N/A  C
Gateway Charter High C C C C  N/A  N/A  C
Gateway Charter Intermediate B B B B  N/A  N/A  I
Harlem Heights Community Charter # # # C  N/A  N/A  B
Heritage Charter Academy of Cape Coral B C B C  N/A  N/A  D
Oak Creek Charter School of Bonita Springs C C C B  N/A  N/A  C
Oasis Charter Elementary - South B B A A  N/A  N/A  A
Oasis Charter Elementary - North  #  #  #  #  N/A  N/A  A
Oasis Charter High B B A A  N/A  N/A  A
Oasis Charter Middle A A A A  N/A  N/A  A
The Island School I A A A  N/A  N/A  A
Six Mile Charter Academy C B B B  N/A  N/A  C