Gateway Charter High School

12770 Gateway Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33913
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 552 students in grades 9-12, Gateway Charter High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 48%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 552 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • : ≥95% (Top 30% in FL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Gateway Charter High School's student population of 552 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
552 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Gateway Charter High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Gateway Charter High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (FL)
#2780 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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25%
48%
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42%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gateway Charter High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
49%
36%
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Black
21%
21%
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White
26%
36%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.65
This chart display the diversity score of Gateway Charter High School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥95%
89%
This chart display graduation rate of Gateway Charter High School and public school graduation rate of Florida by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Gateway Charter High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gateway Charter High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gateway Charter High School's ranking?
Gateway Charter High School is ranked #2780 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Gateway Charter High School often compared to?
Gateway Charter High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lehigh Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Gateway Charter High School?
The graduation rate of Gateway Charter High School is 95%, which is higher than the Florida state average of 89%.
How many students attend Gateway Charter High School?
552 students attend Gateway Charter High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of Gateway Charter High School students are Hispanic, 26% of students are White, 21% of students are Black, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Gateway Charter High School?
Gateway Charter High School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Gateway Charter High School offer ?
Gateway Charter High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Gateway Charter High School part of?
Gateway Charter High School is part of Lee School District.

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School Reviews

2   10/31/2011
I read the first review, looks like a grad of Gateway alraight, thinking that high school starts at the 7th grade. I have taught in 5 school districts in FL. This was the end. I can not imagine a worse place for kids. No discipline at this school is enforced. I feel sorry for the community. This will be status quo I guess in Lee County soon. Most teachers here are retired and have decided to teach here in FL a few more years, like myself. It is little better than part time pay with poor benefits. The FCAT is a joke at this school, only 25% are required to take it. If I had to rate the school, I am sure fairly it is a D school. Students that transfer here from out of state quickly get dumbed down. You will see it in their test scores. They make you pay for paper for testing if you teach here for cutbacks. They do not let you leave anyone behind. They just keep them going out to pasture. The average graduate will have a hard time in life after this. Sorry, the truth needs to be said.
- Posted by Teacher - randy
5   5/20/2008
I have been attending Gateway Charter School/Gateway Charter High School since I was in 7th grade. I am now in 10th grade, and I feel that this school has been nothing more than a huge family to myself and to others. Not only do you achieve a good source of education, but there are also many friendly people and teacher's that strive to help you learn as much as possible.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - fairw

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 552 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • : ≥95% (Top 30%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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