Award Year: 2018

Sea Gate Elementary School

650 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL, 34103-2420

(239) 377-8300

Ms. Beverly Budzynski, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Collier District

School Website

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Mission

To encourage a caring and collaborative community of problem solvers who achieve their fullest potential as life-long learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 61%
  • Hispanic: 29%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 9%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 35%
Application
Sea Gate students enjoying the learning process.

Sea Gate students enjoying the learning process.

Sea Gate Elementary School was established in 1963. For the last 18 years, the school has been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as an "A" school. Our mission is to encourage a caring and collaborative community of problem solvers who aim to reach their fullest potential as life-long learners. We strive to create a positive school environment that enhances the academic, emotional, and social growth of our students. Parent involvement, community support, and teacher retention have helped to continue our tradition of excellence. Classroom teachers are masters at including our parents in their students' learning process. Academically, we strive to ensure that ALL students make gains. Proficiency is not enough. Even our highest performing students need to be challenged to continually show academic growth. We empower ALL students to own their learning and challenge themselves to grow. The most powerful practice at Sea Gate is the thoughtful and analytical way data is used to help make adjustments in our daily practices.

Content area curriculum integrates and guides instructional strategies, structures for collaboration, and a variety of resources for students to acquire the foundational skills necessary for academic success. The school leadership team meets with teachers monthly to review test data and make informed decisions about specific instructional practices, personnel shifts, and adjustments that ensure appropriate supports are in place to enhance student achievement. Teacher input is crucial to the decision-making process and feedback is gathered through meaningful dialogue that occurs during Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings.