Fort Myers Beach Elementary School

Summary:

Fort Myers Beach Elementary School is a small public elementary school serving grades PK-5 in the coastal town of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, with just 80 students enrolled. Despite its small size, the school has consistently earned high ratings, ranking among the top elementary schools in the state.

One of the school's key strengths is its exceptional academic performance. Fort Myers Beach Elementary consistently outperforms the Lee County district and the state of Florida in assessments, with significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Math, and Science. For example, 91% of 4th graders were proficient in ELA, compared to just 42% in the district and 53% statewide. However, the school's student population is predominantly White, in contrast to the more racially diverse nearby schools like Tanglewood Elementary and Six Mile Charter Academy.

Another area of concern is the school's higher chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 9.8% to 23.1% over the past few years, which is above the state average. Additionally, the school has seen a significant increase in spending per student, from $17,444 in 2019-2020 to $62,390 in 2022-2023, substantially higher than the spending levels at nearby schools. While the school's academic excellence is commendable, these factors warrant further investigation to ensure the school is providing a well-rounded and inclusive educational experience for all its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2751 Oak St
       Fort Myers Beach, FL  33931


(239) 463-6356

District: Lee

SchoolDigger Rank:
164th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $62,390 Help


Students who attend Fort Myers Beach Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Bonita Springs Middle Center For The Arts
    Cypress Lake Middle School
    Fort Myers Middle Academy
    Lexington Middle School
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High:    Cypress Lake High School
    Dunbar High School
    Estero High School
    Fort Myers High School
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Student/teacher ratio:  10.2 Help
Number of students:  80

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.3%
Hispanic:
21.3%
Two or more races:
2.5%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Fort Myers Beach Elementary School ranks better than 92.7% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks 3rd among 58 ranked elementary schools in the Lee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.39. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.3%), Hispanic (21.3%), two or more races (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fort Myers Beach Elementary School is 10.2, which is the 2nd best among 58 elementary schools in the Lee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Fort Myers Beach Elementary School employs 7.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fort Myers Beach Elementary School is $62,390, which is the highest among 60 elementary schools in the Lee School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Fort Myers Beach Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Lee:

SchoolDigger ranks Lee 50th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fort Myers Beach Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 66.30 574th 1688 66.0%
2007 84.44 230th 1786 87.1%
2008 90.68 92nd 1789 94.9%
2009 91.85 62nd 1847 96.6%
2010 88.82 124th 1919 93.5%
2011 66.43 687th 1985 65.4%
2012 52.63 939th 1984 52.7%
2013 67.14 635th 2029 68.7%
2014 75.00 458th 2064 77.8%
2016 84.58 282nd 2087 86.5%
2017 77.13 448th 2112 78.8%
2018 73.52 521st 2118 75.4%
2019 82.31 348th 2182 84.1%
2021 93.60 92nd 2247 95.9%
2022 96.64 23rd 2219 99.0%
2023 96.85 20th 2240 99.1%
2024 90.39 164th 2256 92.7%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Fort Myers Beach Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 191 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 192
1989 194 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 195
1990 213 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1991 202 2 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 208
1992 178 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 180
1993 187 0 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 192
1994 170 0 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 173
1995 174 1 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 180
1996 174 1 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 180
1997 179 1 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 183
1998 193 3 1 5 2 n/a n/a 0 204
1999 176 3 0 8 2 n/a n/a 0 189
2000 180 2 0 14 0 n/a n/a 0 196
2001 176 1 0 20 0 n/a n/a 0 197
2002 184 0 0 12 0 n/a n/a 0 196
2003 184 0 0 12 0 n/a n/a 0 196
2004 183 1 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 195
2005 175 3 1 17 0 n/a n/a 0 196
2006 179 4 1 14 0 n/a n/a 0 198
2007 157 4 2 17 0 n/a n/a 10 190
2008 141 1 1 14 0 n/a n/a 7 164
2009 124 1 2 14 0 n/a n/a 10 151
2010 111 2 3 21 0 n/a n/a 7 144
2011 100 2 2 14 0 0 3 0 121
2012 117 0 1 18 0 0 2 0 138
2013 104 0 3 14 0 0 4 0 125
2014 114 0 3 14 3 0 4 0 138
2015 94 1 3 17 0 0 2 0 117
2016 94 2 1 24 0 0 2 0 123
2017 94 3 2 17 2 0 5 0 123
2018 83 3 2 19 0 0 4 0 111
2019 80 4 1 18 0 0 5 0 108
2020 76 2 0 18 0 0 3 0 99
2021 66 0 0 21 0 0 3 0 90
2022 65 0 0 16 0 0 2 0 83
2023 61 0 0 17 0 0 2 0 80

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Fort Myers Beach Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 192 9.0 21.3 30.7
1989 195 9.0 21.6 21.5
1990 214 11.0 19.4 15.9
1991 208 11.0 18.9 32.7
1992 180 9.0 20.0 27.2
1993 192 9.0 21.3 34.9
1994 173 10.0 17.3 27.7
1995 180 11.0 16.4 29.4
1996 180 11.0 16.4 29.4
1997 183 10.0 18.3 31.1
1998 204 12.0 17.0 25.5
1999 189 10.0 18.9 34.9
2000 196 12.0 16.3 33.7
2001 197 11.0 17.9 31.5
2002 196 11.0 17.8 29.1
2003 196 11.0 17.8 29.1
2004 195 14.0 13.9 28.2
2005 196 13.0 15.1 28.1
2006 198 12.0 16.5 33.3
2007 190 13.0 14.6 27.2
2008 164 14.5 11.3 31.8
2009 151 13.7 11.2 43.3
2010 144 11.0 13.0 47.4
2011 121 9.4 12.8 44.6
2012 138 10.1 13.6 48.6
2013 125 13.0 9.6 52.8
2014 138 13.0 10.6 55.8
2015 117 12.0 9.7 64.1
2016 123 12.0 10.2 48.8
2017 123 11.0 11.1 51.2
2018 111 12.0 9.2 45.9
2019 108 8.6 12.5 51.9
2020 99 9.0 11.0 52.5
2021 90 9.4 9.5 46.7
2022 83 8.4 9.8 38.6
2023 80 7.8 10.2 41.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Fort Myers Beach Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 192 9.0 21.3 30.7
1989 195 9.0 21.6 21.5
1990 214 11.0 19.4 15.9
1991 208 11.0 18.9 32.7
1992 180 9.0 20.0 27.2
1993 192 9.0 21.3 34.9
1994 173 10.0 17.3 27.7
1995 180 11.0 16.4 29.4
1996 180 11.0 16.4 29.4
1997 183 10.0 18.3 31.1
1998 204 12.0 17.0 25.5
1999 189 10.0 18.9 34.9
2000 196 12.0 16.3 33.7
2001 197 11.0 17.9 31.5
2002 196 11.0 17.8 29.1
2003 196 11.0 17.8 29.1
2004 195 14.0 13.9 28.2
2005 196 13.0 15.1 28.1
2006 198 12.0 16.5 33.3
2007 190 13.0 14.6 27.2
2008 164 14.5 11.3 31.8
2009 151 13.7 11.2 43.3
2010 144 11.0 13.0 47.4
2011 121 9.4 12.8 44.6
2012 138 10.1 13.6 48.6
2013 125 13.0 9.6 52.8
2014 138 13.0 10.6 55.8
2015 117 12.0 9.7 64.1
2016 123 12.0 10.2 48.8
2017 123 11.0 11.1 51.2
2018 111 12.0 9.2 45.9
2019 108 8.6 12.5 51.9
2020 99 9.0 11.0 52.5
2021 90 9.4 9.5 46.7
2022 83 8.4 9.8 38.6
2023 80 7.8 10.2 41.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Fort Myers Beach Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $366 (2.3%) $15,589 (97.7%) $15,955
2019 $506 (3.3%) $14,861 (96.7%) $15,367
2020 $551 (3.2%) $16,893 (96.8%) $17,444
2021 $1,203 (5.5%) $20,525 (94.5%) $21,728
2022 $2,252 (9.6%) $21,249 (90.4%) $23,500
2023 $3,694 (5.9%) $58,697 (94.1%) $62,390

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Fort Myers Beach Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 348th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 20th of 2240 Elementary schools
 15.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fort Myers Beach Elementary School)6780
 13%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lee)5848
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Fort Myers Beach Elementary School)6487
 23%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lee)6156
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Myers Beach Elementary School)9383
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lee)5552
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Fort Myers Beach Elementary School)100100
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lee)6259
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Myers Beach Elementary School)8491
 7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lee)5450
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Fort Myers Beach Elementary School)74100
 26%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lee)5851
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Fort Myers Beach Elementary School)6391
 28%
   5th Grade Science (Lee)5050
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5351
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students10880
 25.9%
African American40
 100%
American Indian00
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic1817
 5.6%
Pacific Islander00
White8061
 23.8%
Two or More Races52
 60%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.9%41.3%
 10.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fort Myers Beach Elementary School

Students at Fort Myers Beach Elementary School are 76% White, 21% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 80 students attended Fort Myers Beach Elementary School.

Yes. Fort Myers Beach Elementary School ranks in the top 7.3% of Florida elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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