The Estero Education Initiative works with the public schools that education Estero students.

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Clayton Simmons

Principal: Clayton Simmons

Estero High School

21900 River Ranch Road             Number of students:  1652
Estero, Fl 33928                           Number of teachers:   87
Phone:  239-947-9400

School rating:    “A” School Grade

Estero High School is a public school in the School District of Lee County. Estero has an “A” rating from the Florida Department of Education and serves approximately 1,700 students.

Estero High is a Cambridge International School and provides a rigorous education for every student and houses multiply academies where students can earn industry certification. These include the culinary, medical, hospitality and tourism, construction trades, robotics, early childhood, and information technology academies.
Estero High School is student centered and strives to provide an extracurricular experience for all of our students. There are over 30 clubs and academic organizations for students and we offer a full selection of varsity sports. Estero has multiple state championship teams and many individual state champions.

We are proud of our tradition of excellence and remember, “It’s always great to be an Estero High School Wildcat!”

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Michael Carson

Principal: Michael Carson

Three Oaks Middle School

18500 Three Oaks Parkway                    Number of students:  1057
Fort Myers, Florida  33967                     Number of teachers:   64
Phone:  239-267-5757
Fax:    239-267-4007

School rating:    “A” School Grade
TOMS is also designated as a Florida Department of Education Five Star School (23 years running)
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Model School, earning Silver Status

Three Oaks Middle is continually one of the top performing middle schools in Lee County. This year, school enrollment has climbed to nearly 1060 and Three Oaks continues to be one of the over selected schools in the South Zone. Recently, Three Oaks Middle School added the Career and Professional Academy (CAPE).  CAPE is a research-based program that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with an industry-driven career curriculum.  Students who complete a CAPE program will receive the highest industry certification available at the middle school level.

The curriculum is a sequential, grade-specific content, becoming more sophisticated & detailed in each successive grade. The goal is to guarantee that all children have access to the same knowledge base to ensure later educational success. We are focused on academic achievement so that all students meet or exceed rigorous district and state standards. In addition to the classroom experience, students are active participants in community projects geared toward increasing their sense of responsibility to the world in which they live and the community they call home. Exploratory classes include Physical education, Health, Spanish, Technology, Orchestra, Band, Choir, Guitar, Art, Culinary, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Leadership, STEM, Codester, Robotics, and Business Keyboarding.

The school’s positive behavior support program or PBIS focuses on providing opportunities for the students to learn from mistakes, not hyper focusing on negative behaviors, and recognizing positive behaviors to ensure TOMS provides equitable outcomes for all of our students.  Positive rewards range from homework passes, game passes, free meal coupons, freeze pops, admission to special performances at the school, dances, field days, and the opportunity to attend our annual Positive Behavior Marine Lab Field Trip.

Clubs, activities, and extracurricular activities include:  Free after school tutoring program, Book Battle, Cadet Leadership, Interact club, Junior Achievement,  Math Club, National Junior Honor Society, Scholar’s Club, STEM club, Student Council, musical theatre performances, community music performances, community service projects, and school dances.  Three Oaks also offers an intramural sports program, which includes, Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Track and Field, Golf, and Tennis.

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Jody Moorhead

Principal: Jody Moorhead

Three Oaks Elementary

Three Oaks Elementary School                  Number of students:  919
19600 Cypress View Dr                              Number of teachers:  66
Fort Myers, Florida  33967                         Total staff: 101
Phone:  239-267-8020

School rating:    “A” School Grade

Our mission is to provide all students an excellent education through a solid, specific, sequenced curriculum.  Along with the standards based curriculum and engaging classroom environments, it is our goal to provide the highest level of safety and security throughout the day to all of our students, staff, and community members. This is the 30th Anniversary of our amazing school.  Please help us celebrate 30 Years of Excellence!

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Leslie Gunderson

Principal: Leslie Gunderson

Pinewoods Elementary

Pinewoods Elementary School             Number of students:  1135
11900 Stoneybrook Golf Drive             Number of teachers:  2 Administrators,
Estero, Florida 33928                                                            74 teachers, 44 staff

School rating:    “B” School Grade

Pinewoods Elementary first opened in 1994 and is home to over 1,100 Pre-K to Fifth Grade students. We are passionate about the success of our students and provide engaging and practical lessons through our whole environment, including our campus boardwalk and beautiful garden. We have a strong relationship with our parents and community, including collaborative projects with Florida Gulf Coast University through their College of Education and Service Learning Department, as well as the Village of Estero.

We are also pioneers in inclusion and co-teach settings. We strongly believe in inclusive educational experiences for all students, from all backgrounds and abilities. The needs of our students drive our decisions.  Most importantly, we strive for the highest level of safety and security. We are always looking for ways to improve and keep our students, staff, and community as safe as possible.