About Naples High School
The mission of Naples High School is to provide a secure environment in which all students can learn and achieve. The foundation of our school is excellence and our collective goal is to see the potential of every student realized. "All means all" is the collective belief and vision of our school staff. Our desired state is to continually re-evaluate through an ongoing cycle of improvement to identify needs among our students and staff.
Naples High School’s vision supports the District's mission stated simply: student achievement and development.
Brief History and Background
Naples High School was first established in 1928 as part of a K-12 school located on 6th Avenue North in the City of Naples. The school has existed at its current location in Naples as a Senior High School since 1960. It is located on 33 acres bordered by an established residential neighborhood to the north, US 41 to the east, and Collier County’s only large shopping mall directly across the street to the south. The school has seen two major renovations over the years. The first major renovation occurred in 1985-86 when the school’s science areas were renovated and updated, The school’s second major renovation was a comprehensive one which lasted over 2 ½ years (from 1993-96) and changed the look of the school completely. Three two story classroom buildings, a new media center building and a new cafeteria were all added during this time. The current campus layout consists of eleven free-standing buildings, with a football/soccer stadium on its east side and a softball/baseball complex on its west side. In the midst of the campus now is a “green space” or “commons.” This occurred as the result of the school’s original gymnasium demolition and the erection of a new gym at the east end of campus adjacent to the football/soccer stadium. This space changes the appearance and overall openness of the campus, a welcome change for students and staff at the start of the 2008 school year. There are many memorials scattered throughout the campus recognizing students and alumni. A growing recycling effort among students, staff, and visitors to the campus is reflected by the location of containers for bottles and cans and bins for paper located in classrooms, on outside walkways and where athletic contests take place. A striking Golden Eagle sculpture adorns the front yard/south entrance of the school as does a large eagle with its wings spread in the gymnasium’s Hall of Fame (gym lobby) at the entrance to the gym on the north side of campus. There are signs in view for all to see in areas frequently traveled by students that state, “You will LEARN here. You will GROW here. You will AMAZE yourself here.” The landscape on campus is well maintained, and the overall look and “feel” of the campus is one of pride and pleasure.
2010-11 NHS SCHOOL GRADE AND INFORMATION
Naples High School earned a B for the 2010.11 school year. The points necessary for an A are “at least 1050.” Naples High School earned 1233 points. Unfortunately, we failed to make large enough gains in reading among the lowest 25% of our students taking the FCAT which automatically drops the grade. We will continue to work reading for all of our students as we press on to benefit students as well as receive the grade our points suggest we earn.
While it is in some ways a little “anticlimactic” to receive last year’s grade when we are approaching the half-way mark of this school year, we can find affirmation that our efforts last year produced positive results and the suggestion that last year’s strategies in addition to some added this year are moving us in a forward direction. (Note the increases across the board in the summary at the top of the attached page. With the exception of accelerated performance, we show increased percentages in all areas. This makes some sense as we increased our participation in accelerated courses which often results in an initial dip in performance.)
Please take some time to review the information attached (CLICK HERE). In addition to the specifics re: Naples High School’s grade, there is a review of the formula regarding the 800 points based on the “non-FCAT” performance measures as well as the School Accountability Report noting which student subgroups at Naples High School need improvement in reading and math.
Parental and community support are a part of this grade, and Naples High School is grateful for both. If you have questions regarding this information, you may contact Dr. Nancy Graham, Principal, at 239-377-2203 or Grahamna@collierschools.com
For a listing of information on Naples High School including school grade, strengths, improvements, and other information, please click HERE.
|The mission of the Naples High School community--including students, parents, staff members, and community members as participants in the educational process and stakeholders in the school's success--is to provide a safe, orderly, nurturing environment in which all participants work together in mutual respect and pursuit of educational excellence.|
Naples is located in lower Southwest Florida in Collier County containing approximately 2,034 square miles of land and water. Our climate is best described as semi-tropical with a strong marine influence from the Gulf of Mexico. The population is approximately 251,000 with a major surge during the winter season. Six high schools serve a population comprising a wide range of economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We serve approximately 1700 students, having over 100 faculty and staff members.
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