Lely High School
|Lely High School|
|1 Lely High School Blvd.
Naples, FL 34113
|Color(s)||Black and Orange|
The school serves Naples Manor, Marco Island, and unincorporated areas of collier county. The school is a part of the District School Board of Collier County. Lely's Feeder Schools are East Naples Middle, Manatee Middle, and Marco Island Charter Middle. The newspaper is the Trojan Tribune.
Lely High School opened its doors to students in the winter of the 1974/75 school year. In the 1990s the population of Naples was rising. Lely was becoming overcrowded, so three new buildings were added onto the school. In 2004 construction for Golden Gate High School was complete. Golden Gate High School's completion relieved the overcrowding of both Lely and Naples High School. For the 2010/11 year zone change took place, in which students were placed in Golden Gate from Naples High and Lely High to keep the student populations equal.
Lely is 39.56% Hispanic, 35.85% White, 21.5% Black, 0.55% Asian. 58.93% are eligible for free reduced lunch.
Traditions and Spirit
For homecoming week Lely's Students participate in multiple events. For all five days, students dress for the theme for the certain day (for example: nerd day, and color day, in which the seniors pick the colors for the lower classmen). On Friday each grade level is assigned a part of the building and a stairwell to decorate. The grade with the best decorated is announced the winner.
Lely High School's Longstanding rival is Naples High School. Every year Lely has an extended pep rally the Friday of the Football game. The Football game is named The Coconut Bowl. Naples and Lely have played the Coconut Bowl since Lely opened. Naples has won the Coconut Bowl every time from 1999-2005. Their winning streak ended when Lely won in 2005. Since the 2009 game Naples has won every game. The Trojan Marching Band performs at the half time of the game.
Lely's JROTC follows a strict code of conduct. In 2011 the JROTC has given out more than $1,000,000 in scholarships. The JROTC participates in many events all around Naples and Marco Island. The cadets volunteer to help out at schools, parks and other public places. There are four teams for cadets. There is Drill Team, Exhibition, Color Guard, and Raiders. The Drill team Has a Drill Competition in March. Raiders also have a Raider competition. In the summer a handful of cadets get accepted to go to Summer camp with other schools in the area.
Clubs and Honors Societies
Lely High School includes the following clubs and societies: Academic Team, Foreign Language Society, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, Army JROTC, Art Club, Chemistry club, Drama Club, Debate Team, Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA), National Honor Society, Poetry Club.
The following are ensembles (or groups) that Lely High School currently offers to its students for participation: Trojan Marching Band, Jazz Band*, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Indoor Guard/Flagline, Indoor Percussion*, Chorus. Ensembles that do not meet for class during school time are noted with an asterisk.
Lely also offers additional music classes such as AP Music Theory, Guitar, and Keyboarding.
John Stein has served as the head of the music department and band director since 2004.
Boys and Girls
- Basketball (boys and girls)
- Cross Country (boys and Girls)
- Football (boys and girls)
- Golf (boys and girls)
- Lacrosse(boys and girls)
- Soccer (boys and girls)
- Swimming & Diving (boys and girls)
- Tennis (boys and girls)
- Track & Field (boys and girls)
- Keith Eloi, former NFL and United Football League wide receiver. He played college football for the Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks.
- Lauren Embree, tennis pro and University of Florida graduate
- Asmahan Farhat (Mercedes Farhat), a swimmer, who represented Libya at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
- Culmer St. Jean, former Wisconsin Badgers linebacker. He is the current head coach of the Lely football team.
- Steve Octavien, former NFL linebacker. He played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
- Jesse Witten, tennis pro and University of Kentucky graduate.
- School Home Page
- Lely High School JROTC website
- Lely High School Football Website
- CCPS Home Page