Many previous principals of Fort Myers High have gone on to hold leading positions in the Lee County School District, including the current Superintendent of Lee County School District, Dr. James Browder, and Director of Student Services, Richard Shafer.
Fort Myers Senior High School offers the International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Vocational, Honors and general education classes. Additionally, FMHS is the only school in Southwest Florida with an Academy of Finance program. In addition to the educational programs, the school has thirty FHSAA athletic teams for both young men and women.
Fort Myers High School is home to several Nationally Board Certified teachers and several past winners of the Golden Apple award, given to six of Lee County's finest teachers by the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.
In the 2004-2005 school year, the Fort Myers Senior High School mathematics team placed twentieth in the Nation in the 2004 Ciphering Time Trials contest. In addition, in the 2006-2007 school year, the Fort Myers Senior High School Calculus mathematics team placed 9th in the nation at the Mu Alpha Theta National convention in Tampa, Florida.
It should also by noted that Fort Myers has a reputable JROTC battalion. It's Drill Team has won the Florida State Drill Meet twice, in 2004 and in 2006, the only school in the county to achieve this feat.
Additionally, three student teams from Fort Myers High School have been awarded the Future Business Leaders of America organization 1st place title in the Network Design category at the national level. The awards were received at the 2004, 2005, and 2006 National Leadership Conferences. The Fort Myers High School chapter of the FBLA organization also holds numerous past district, and state level titles in various categories of competition.
North Fort Myers High School: (The Red Knights) North Fort Myers High School is without a doubt the Green Wave's biggest rival. Football games between the two teams are usually very crowded, nearly always selling out. The Varsity Football game between North Fort Myers and Fort Myers, which took place on October 27th, 2006, was covered live by ESPNU.
Bishop Verot High School: (The Vikings) The Bishop Verot Varsity volleyball team is a significant rival for the Fort Myers Lady Wave Varsity Volleyball team, and the Green Wave Varsity Basketball team. The two teams play each other in the final game of the regular season. The game is usually sold out days in advance. The Vikings have won the last two meetings against the Green Wave, including a 77-59 win on February 1, 2008. Recent games between the two teams have become quite intense.