School Details

Ida S. Baker High School

3500 Agualinda Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL 33914
(239) 458-6690
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1715 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

62%
55%
53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
53%
55%
64%
58%
64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
91%
85%
84%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
65%
66%
63%
64%
68%
63%
63%
64%
66%
63%
65%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ida S. Baker High School is a public high school in Cape Coral. The principal of Ida S. Baker High School is MRS. MELISSA ROBERY, who can be contacted at MelissaSR@leeschools.net. 1,715 students go to Ida S. Baker High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Ida S. Baker High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 1,715 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ida S. Baker High School is 19:1. Oasis Charter High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 15%
Hispanic 27% 35%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 65%
Limited English proficiency 4% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has a very professional administration! From the first time I walked in the office there is a sense of "top notch" attitudes cleanliness smiles and everyone is professionally dressed. This is not the norm for Lee County Public Schools...believe me! I wish I would have made Ida Baker my first choice for my daughter! The curriculum is set up for college minded students and they offer a Medical Program which fits my daughters goals!

  • (5 years ago)

    You guys need to have more activities for the students.

  • (6 years ago)

    Best school in Cape Coral. No doubt it. Not said by me but by the Lee County School Program. Wonderful School..

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is A 1oth grader at Ida S. Baker High School. He is doing well at this school. He is on the hip hop dance team and having A ball. The staff is very friendly and helpful. My son loves Baker and has made many friends at this school. The school is huge! My son is taking the criminal justice academy and seems to like it a lot. This school has a lot to offer it's students. There is something for everybody at Ida Baker. There are all sorts of teams to join and after school activites. The school is kept extremely clean. As A parent I'am very happy I chose Baker as my son's high school. Baker is great with academics.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is by far the best school in Cape Coral Florida. The administration is friendly and the school is all about career choices. Excellent school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Hi I'm a current student of Ida Baker High and I am going to be a junior now. I've attended to this school for 2 years freshmen and sophomore years. This school is great and really nice inside as well as outside. The teachers are great and the school environment is great as well. Also the good thing about this school is that it has a lot of classes and has 5 academies. But I'm going to be transferring to another school. Why? Well not because I don't like Ida Baker in general but because of soccer. Since Ida Baker is 5 years old school the sports aren't that good. For instance I'm a soccer player and the sport in Baker isn't that good so I'm going to be transferring to another school.

  • (6 years ago)

    teachers are great and helpful...school stays clean and parents get involved with angst

  • (6 years ago)

    As i current student at Ida Baker i do have to agree that it is a beautiful and enlightening school. However if your looking for an environment were you'll get the clich'e high school experience you won't find it here. School spirit is minimul and most students pretty much stick to themselves and are weary of letting others in. Also dress code is very strict and there is little to no freedom at all at the school. The food which was supposedly 'amazing and yummy and cheap' is disgusting i can barely hold it down. Also most of the teachers are very young and inexperienced but i will admit there are a handful of amazing teacher that are really here to help you. Basically Baker is a really nice school for academics but you have to decide whats more important to you and to me its tradition and spirit.

  • (7 years ago)

    hello ! my name is Fiorella Pierina Oyola Narro I used to be a student a Ida baker high school this was my last year there .. I love that school is amazing .. I had fun when I was there ... the teachers are great ! and mr.better is a nice guy !! one day I'm going to go back am a junior now I did my freshman and sophomore year in that school !! I miss the school so much ! Go Bulldogs!!!! bye bye

  • (9 years ago)

    Hello I am not a parent but a soon to be student at Ida Baker High GO BULLDOGS anyway the school is beautiful it is full of so many extra curriculers its hard to decide what to choose . Also the dresscode is not so strict you know approite for a learning enviroment oh and this is great we can wear flip-flops.Now this might sound over-whelming for some but theres two floors jam packed with classes of all sorts there is 297 classrooms plus more 7 sets of stairs and 8 restrooms.Oh and the cafeteria also populary known as the 'Baker Bistro' IS AWESOME it has 5 lines all the time filled with pizzas chicken salad wraps calsones etc. all freshly made each day the highest price is 4 dollars.Now the clubs they have NJHS Key Club SADD Student Govt. Marching Band Foreign Language Model UN Football Basketball Golf Soccer Softball Track Art Club Chess Club Dance Club Debate Team Scholars club academic teams class officers cheerleading honor society swimming baseball cross country volleyball wrestling tennis weight lifting FFEA color guard DECA thats alot huh.NOW the academics a specialized curriculum students can choose one of many of them each year and they also change each year and you have to pass to go to the next level of the class.The next open house is thursday the 26th of January ay 3500 Agualinda Blvd. contact them at (239)458-6690 or check out there website leeschools.net/schools/ibh thank you and remember 'Success Is The Only Option'.

  • (9 years ago)

    Students at Baker are able to have an enhancing academic education through the highly qualified and committed instructors using their erudition to enrich the knowledge of the Students giving them best quality education possible helping students to achieve their goal successfully. Students act in a conductive manner. The wide-variety of academic programs/extracurricular activities offers students a chance to enjoy the environmen.Parent involvement is accepted and highly appreciated. Being a transferring Student from North High I can truthfully say that Baker lives up to its motto where success is the only option! Darrell Knight '06 Student/SGA Vice President

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Ida Baker High School is a great school. My son is a freshmen this year and is enjoying the school. He is in the muscial theatre and is getting prepared for his first preformance. I think Mr. Vetter is a great principal. We had him when he was at Trafalgar Middle and were very happy to see him go to the high school.

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