Our Mission: To ensure that each student achieves his/her highest personal potential
Our Vision: To be a world-class school system

Our society will understand, value, and effectively apply science skills and knowledge. 

Science teachers will prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to participate in a positive way with our global society and to more fully comprehend and appreciate our universe. 

Lee Hughes                        Coordinator, Science K-12                                             239-337-8697

Carlos Negron, Ed.D.          Coordinator, Elementary Science (P-SELL)                     239-337-8341

Jill Beck                             Curriculum Master Teacher, Elementary Science              239-461-8421

Jacqueline Curls                Curriculum Master Teacher, Secondary Science               239-337-8177

Rick Tully                            Professional Development Resource Teacher                   239-337-8628

Biology 1 EOC Assessment

Statewide Comparison of Biology 1 EOC Assessment Scores (PDF, 94KB)

FCAT 2.0 Science

Statewide Comparison of Science Scores (PDF, 103KB)

  • State and District Scores for All Curriculum Groups
  • School Scores for All Curriculum Groups

Additional Resources and Reports

Understanding Statewide Assessment Reports

Content Focus Reports

Standards for Science Curriculum and Instruction
Common Core State Standards
            Next Generation Science Standards
Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards


DRAFT Grade 5 FCAT 2.0 Science Test Item Specifications
FCAT 2.0 Annually Assessed Benchmarks – Grades 3-5 Science (PDF)

DRAFT Grade 8 FCAT 2.0 Science Test Item Specifications
FCAT 2.0 Annually Assessed Benchmarks – Grades 6-8 Science (PDF)

Biology 1 EOC Assessment Test Item Specifications
Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Annually Assessed Benchmarks – High School Biology (PDF)

Florida Department of Education: Frequently Asked Questions

FCAT Explorer
Science Station (Elementary Science)
Science Voyager (Middle School Science)
Science Mission (High School Biology EOC)
Parent & Family Guide
Educator Resources

District Science Resources

District Preschool Inservice – August 2013
            Secondary Science: Shifting Beyond the Facts

District Preschool Inservice – August 2012
            Secondary Science: Text Complexity

District Preschool Inservice – August 2011
Elementary Science    
            Secondary Science

 Science Lab Safety, Storage, and Disposal
Science Safety Contract – English
            Science Safety Contract – Spanish
            Science Safety Contract – Creole
            Waste Disposal – Coming Soon

Resources for Science Inquiry
Grade 6 Comprehensive Science 1 – Marquee Inquiry Activities (MIA) Guide (PDF)
Grade 7 Comprehensive Science 2 – Marquee Inquiry Activities (MIA) Guide (PDF)
Grade 8 Comprehensive Science 3 – Marquee Inquiry Activities (MIA) Guide (PDF)

            High School Biology – Marquee Inquiry Activities (MIA) Guide (PDF)
            High School Integrated Science 1 – Marquee Inquiry Activities (MIA) Guide (PDF)

            AIMS Education Foundation
Engineering is Elementary (EiE)
Laying the Foundation (LTF)
The JASON Project
Vernier Software & Technology
WeatherBug Achieve

Resources for Science Literacy
            Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
Recommended Science Reading Books K-2
List of Recommended Science Reading Books K-2
My Capstone Library – Science eBooks (Username: leeschool, Password: student)

            EE - Environmental Education Program
            Key Science Contacts

Science Enrichment: Web Resources
(The following links are third-party sites that are neither hosted nor endorsed by The School District of Lee County.)

ISEF - International Science and Engineering Fair
FFFS - Florida Foundation for Future Scientists
TAERSEF - Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fairs

NSTA - National Science Teachers Association
Florida Association of Science Teachers
Science Matters

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP)
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
The Imaginarium Science Center
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida