Understanding Naples’ Education System
We’ve commented extensively on the many reasons to move to Naples, Florida in previous blogs. But when relocating to a new city, the availability, and quality of schools in a district can be a major factor when deciding on moving.
While levels of education and the Naples’ scholastic system is superior on average compared to most other municipalities in the United States, certain schools in the city (and the greater Collier district) provide better educational instruction than others. So, to give some clarity, we’ve looked at which scholastic institutions are making the grade.
An overview of the Collier district
In total, the Collier district hosts 45,914 students, and the average student-t-teacher ratio is 16 to 1. The lower pupil-to-teacher ratios do have a positive impact on student performance.
However, schools in the Collier district vary sharply in quality which is why this county scores only a six out of ten on Zillow’s school review. Furthermore, as a rule, some of the very best schools are located in or to the north and northwest of Naples.
Prekindergarten through early elementary schooling
When it comes to the quality of early education, schools in Naples are located all over the map to serve the various residential areas. Like Naples’ higher education institutions, many of the kindergarten through elementary schools, such as Sea Gate Elementary, produce some of the best scholastically performing children in the state.
As previously mentioned schools like Sea Gate as well as Big Cypress, Lake Park, Laurel Oak, and Pelican Marsh are located in the north or west of Naples. Fortunately, the housing market for North Naples has been promising.
Public middle school and high school
Many of the middle schools in Naples are exemplary. High schools like Baron Collier, Gulf Coast High, Naples High perform above the state and national average.
Ranked 42nd of 716 of Floridian high schools, Lorenzo Walker Technical is a particularly good secondary, public school. Over the past decade this school’s students have attained top-tier national test score performance. Further, this school’s students perform well-above average in life science, history, and mathematics compared to all other schools in the district and state.
Charters and private schools
Naples also hosts several well run religious and secular private schools. Unlike most of the public schools, however, many of the private educational institutions provide schooling for a much wider age range of students.
For example, in addition to serving high school aged students, Mason Classical Academy provides K-12 education and is perhaps the best school in Collier County.
The Community School of Naples serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade and is among the best educational institutions in the county.
In general, whether they are public, private, or charter institutions, many of the other private and charter institutions have also received high praise.
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