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22 Lee schools earn Five Star School Award

By Staff | Nov 5, 2014

Twenty-two Lee County schools have earned the Florida Department of Education’s Five Star School Award.

This symbol of achievement recognizes schools that have demonstrated exemplary community involvement, according to a statement from the School District of Lee County.

To qualify for this award, a school must achieve 100 percent of the required criteria and maintain a portfolio that documents the achievement of criterion in five areas: Community/Business Partnership; Family Involvement; Volunteers; Student Community Service; and, the School Advisory Council. The Lee County schools earning this honor for 2014 are:

Bayshore Elementary

North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts

Bonita Springs Middle

North Fort Myers High

Caloosa Middle

Orangewood Elementary

Cape Elementary

Patriot Elementary

Challenger Middle

San Carlos Park Elementary

Cypress Lake High

Tanglewood Elementary

Diplomat Middle

Three Oaks Elementary

Harns Marsh Elementary

Three Oaks Middle

Ida S. Baker High

Trafalgar Elementary

J. Colin English Elementary

Trafalgar Middle

Mariner Middle

Villas Elementary

A former Florida Commissioner of Education and the Commissioner’s Community Involvement Council established the Five Star School Award in 1994 to recognize the vital role that community involvement plays in student success. Schools achieving this designation will receive the Florida Department of Education’s highest award for community involvement. The schools listed above will be honored at this evening’s (Wednesday’s) School Board meeting.

Source: School District of Lee County