Fort Myers school information

IndexFort MyersFloridaNational
Average Test Scores37%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools423,38879,221
Total private schools221,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools74667,963
The Fort Myers, FL educational system consists of 42 public schools, 22 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Fort Myers public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 24% lower than than the Florida average and 24% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fort Myers public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.5% have completed high school, 25.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fort Myers are 24% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 42 public schools in Fort Myers.
  • 76.9% of people in Fort Myers have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.5% of people in Fort Myers have completed high school.
  • 25.0% of people in Fort Myers have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fort Myers

IndexFort MyersFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade76.9%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school75.5%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college52.2%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.0%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.0%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters9.5%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.7%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Fort Myers (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sanibel, FL7,04487%77%
Three Oaks, FL3,95968%38%
Cypress Lake, FL11,65664%30%
Fort Myers Beach, FL6,80164%29%
Harlem Heights, FL1,29164%29%
Fort Myers, FL71,05137%24%

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Temple, TX71,13865%33%
Turlock, CA71,16631%37%
Lynwood, CA71,23324%51%
Lafayette, IN71,24967%37%
Gulfport, MS71,26536%28%
Fort Myers, FL71,05137%24%
Source: The Fort Myers, FL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.