Lely High School

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Lely High School
1 Lely High School Blvd.
Naples, FL 34113
Type Public
Motto Strive to do your best
Established 1975
Principal Ryan Nemeth
Enrollment approx. 1500
Color(s) Black and Orange   
Mascot Trojans
Feeder schools East Naples Middle, Manatee Middle, Marco island Charter Middle, North Naples Middle

Lely High School is a public high school (9-12) located in unincorporated Collier County, Florida, United States, east of Naples.

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. [1]

Traditions and spirit[edit]

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, colors are assigned for each grade to wear.) On Friday each grade level is assigned 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 JROTC[edit]

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 honor societies[edit]

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), Poetry Club. C.O.R.E. Society

Music department[edit]

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, Guard/Flagline, Orchestra, and Chorus.

In the spring of 2015, the LHS Symphonic Band received an overall rating of SUPERIOR at the District 18 concert band festival. This was the first time the group had received such a rating since 2004.

In the fall of 2015, The Lely Trojan Marching Band received straight superior ratings and in the spring of 2016, both the concert band and symphonic band received straight superior ratings for the concert MPA.

Mr. Lederian Townsend has served as the head of the music department and band director since Fall 2013. He is a 2011 graduate of Florida State University's College of Music.

Varsity sports[edit]

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Coordinates: 26°05′26″N 81°43′11″W / 26.0906485°N 81.7198087°W / 26.0906485; -81.7198087