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Yes, Lely was a D school 1 year and has been a C school all other years. However, Lely has improved its score for the past 3 years. This year, it was a C school even though it had the points required to be a B school. It was dropped because 50% of the 25% lowest performing students need to make certain gains. If only 49% make gains you lose a letter grade. The difference between a C or B grade can be under 10 students not making enough gains. My child went to TBE and had 5’s for math and reading all years. At MICMS he stayed flat in FCAT math and went down in reading while getting all A’s. After his first year at Lely he went up in both Math and Reading again. To say Lely is one of the “worst performing schools in the US” is not only ignorant but degrading not only to the teachers and parents of the school, but more importantly the students who attend Lely, many of which are Marco Island youth. The proponents claim it had nothing to do with Lely. They wanted a closer school on Marco. Now the truth comes out and they show their true colors.
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