Newsweek Magazine recognizes Fort Myers High as one of the best high schools in the country!
For 2009, the school was ranked 97th out of approximately 1,300 schools that were reviewed by the magazine. For the past several years, Fort Myers High has been ranked highly on the magazine's list and maintaining that high level of instruction is a tremendous accomplishment.
"Once again Fort Myers High's hard work has resulted in this national designation," said Dr. James Browder, Superintendent of Schools. "The school has established an unwavering commitment to academic excellence, and they are a model for other schools to follow."
The way in which Newsweek's ranks the high schools is to look at the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge tests taken at a school and divide it by the number of graduating seniors. The AP, IB and Cambridge tests are an indication of the academic rigor a school provides its students.
Additionally, Fort Myers High was the number one IB diploma school in the North American/Caribbean region. Fort Myers High students earned the most IB diplomas in the entire region. Fort Myers High was also honored as the third-best IB High School in the world. Out of 1,311 IB schools in 90 countries across the globe, only two had more students earn IB diplomas than Fort Myers High.
All newcomers must register their child at one of the district's three Parent Information Centers:
- 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, Lee County Public Education Center
- 360 Santa Barbara Blvd., N, Cape Coral, in Lee County High Tech Center North
- 9 Beth Stacey Blvd., Lehigh Acres, off Homestead Road in the Community Health Association Complex
Steps to Enrolling your Child in School in Lee County
Bring your child's original birth certificate, proof of recent health exam or immunization; Social Security card, if available; proof of residence; proof of custody if child doesn't live with both natural parents; name and address of previous school; and a copy of the individual education plan if your child has special needs.
Not all public schools in the county are traditional. Twenty are charter schools – tuition-free schools operated by private entities that enter into agreements with schools boards to educate district students. Some are run by private corporations such as Charter Schools USA. Others are run by the City of Cape Coral.
The school district maintains a list of all schools, including charter schools within its borders, at www.leeschools.net/schools
Lee County Private Schools
For information on Private schools in Lee county, please visit: www.floridasmart.com/local/counties/lee/education_private.htm
Collier County Public Schools
Collier County's school mission is to provide high quality educational experiences enabling all students to develop and achieve their potential.
Steps to Enrolling your Child in School in Collier County:
To find out which school(s) your child is zoned for, please either contact Student Services at (239) 377-0505 OR enter your address in our Bus Stops database. For more information on School Zoning and School Choice, please visit the Zoning Information Page.
To register, you must go to the school you are zoned for to register your child. Please bring your child's original birth certificate, proof of recent health exam or immunization; Social Security card, if available; proof of residence; proof of custody if child doesn't live with both natural parents; name and address of previous school; and a copy of the individual education plan if your child has special need
For information on Private schools in Collier county, please visit: