School Details

Tropic Isles Elementary School

5145 Orange Grove Boulevard, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(239) 995-4704
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 898 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
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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 2012
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
66%
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61%
61%
51%
52%
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.
86%
85%
81%

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 2012
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
58%
56%
60%
59%
61%
52%
53%
54%

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 2012
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tropic Isles Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Fort Myers. The principal of Tropic Isles Elementary School is MS. BRANDY MACCHIA, whose e-mail is BrandyAM@leeschools.net. 898 students attend Tropic Isles Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 5% of the Tropic Isles Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 95% of the 898 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tropic Isles Elementary School is 15:1. Peace By Piece Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 45%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 29% 35%
Asian 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 65%
Limited English proficiency 5% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has bent over backwards and gone above and beyond to get our child into a IEP program. She has ADHD and is dyslexic with an IQ of 141 at age 7 (she is now 10 ) she is now a full time gifted student with straight A's thanks to the effort of the teachers and administrators at Tropic Isles.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in 2nd grade at Tropic Isles and has attended since K. She has made tremendous growth! Not only is this staff willing to work hard to help all kids succeed they offer many offer school things for students and parents. They have after school a choir group Odyssey of the Mind Future Prblem Solving Recorder Club Fitness Club Newspaper Club Eco Club extended day dances and probably more that I do not know about. They also offer parents many chances to learn about their child's progress and how to help them. They have SAT 10 info. nights curriculum nights reading nights student led conferences Coffee with the Principal etc. I toured many schools and when I realized how well Tropic Isles was doing I knew that it was the best place to send my daughter! And I was right!

  • (6 years ago)

    i love tropic isles because it teaches you alot of stuff!

  • (6 years ago)

    I chose this school due to the fact the my child is in the all day gifted program. Of the choices in my district this school had the most A's in the last 5 years. I believe it was 4 which were all consecutive. I have been very happy with the gifted program and the teachers are excellent. My son has just blossomed in this school and I would recommend that if your child is to be in a gifted program you chose Tropic Isles!!

  • (8 years ago)

    It wasnt one of my first choice schools but I was convinced after one year of schooling. I was inpressed by the teachers and their skills in dealing with my child and other children. The teaching staff is teriffic. However the office staff could use a little more customer based help.. The seem to think every parent that walks in there is an idiot.. I often went to my childrens class parties to volenteer as well as my family and found the main office staff of no help at all.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. Tremendous gains in student achievement have occurred over the last several years and students are treated well.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very pleased with Tropic Isles! The gifted program us phenominal! I am convinced that it is the teachers and staff that can make a difference in children's lives and here at Tropic Isles they do just that. I highly recommend this school!

  • (10 years ago)

    I feel this school is unequipped to handle certain circumstances in which they feel they are qualified. Due to the recent hurricanes my child suffered from 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder' which led to a diagnosed case of Turettes Syndrom. This school handled this situation poorly and actually restrained my child because of disruptive behavior which could have been prevented if I were allowed to sit in class for 10 minutes to get him adjusted gradually.

  • (11 years ago)

    Our experience with this school has been great! All around from the office staff to the teaching staff! The Gifted Program here cannot be beat!

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(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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