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Schools in the Tampa Bay Area

Great Schools in Florida

Schools in Florida are graded according to how well students have mastered the Sunshine State Standards. These standards are the skills Florida teachers determined our children must learn at each grade level and are measured by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) each school year. Schools earn points based on student achievement and are assigned a grade at the completion of each school year. See our Tampa Bay School Information page for more information on schools. Excellent schools have had a positive impact on the Tampa Bay Florida lifestyle.

Pinellas County is situated in the middle of Florida's west coast and is home to more than 150,000 pre-kindergarten through adult public school students. Ranked first in the state, Pinellas County Schools have a lot to offer in terms of quality education experiences. Pinellas Schools no longer participate in the School Choice Plan.  Recent changes allow students to attend a neighborhood school or apply for a magnet, fundamental, or other school outside their zoned boundaries.  Certain restrictions and deadlines apply, so be sure to check with the school board at 727-586-1818.

The School District of Hillsborough County was ranked as one of "the most outstanding school districts in the United States in the 14th annual Expansion Management Magazine report card of the nation’s best public schools. Scoring in the top one-third of the 2,800 districts studied, the School District received a second time designation, and received the top score of all Florida's largest districts. The district’s music programs were ranked among the 100 best in the nation for the fourth time in 2005 by the American Music Conference. Enrollment in Magnet programs, charter schools, and special programs is available, call for more details at 813-272-4000.

Attendance at Pasco County Schools are determined by street address but transfers are allowed for various reasons. Pasco County Schools have been recognized as significant examples of schools that meet and exceed the State's new higher standards for quality. In fact, twelve schools received the Commissioners of Education's Five Star School Award. This is the highest award available to exemplary school in the State of Florida. There are several charter schools in Pasco County, get more info at 727-848-6590.

Pinellas County Grade A Schools ~ 2009-2010

Elementary Schools

Anona Bardmoor Bauder
Baypoint Bayvista Fundamental Belcher
Belleair Blanton Brooker Creek
Cross Bayou Curlew Creek Curtis Fundamental
Cypress Woods Doug Jamerson Forest Lakes
Frontier Fuguitt Garrison-Jones
Highland Lakes High Point John W. Sexton
Lake St. George Lakeview Fundamental Lealman Avenue
Leila Davis Lynch Madiera Beach
Majorie Kinnan Rawlings McMullen-Booth Mildred Helms
Mount Vernon North Shore Northward
Northwest Oakhurst Oldsmar
Orange Grove Ozona Palm Harbor
Pasadena Fundamental Perkins Pinellas Central
Plumb Ponce De Leon Rio Vista
Safety Harbor San Jose Seminole
Shore Acres Skycrest Skyview
Southern Oak Starkey Sunset Hills
Sutherland Tarpon Springs Walsingham

Middle Schools

Joseph L. Carwise Madeira Beach Oak Grove
Osceola Palm Harbor Safety Harbor
Seminole Southside Fundamental Tarpon Springs
Thurgood Marshall

High Schools

St. Petersburg Collegiate

Hillsborough County Grade A Schools ~ 2009-2010

Elementary Schools

Alafia Alexander Anderson
Apollo Beach Ballast Point Bay Crest
Bellamy Belvis Brooker
Bryan Boyette Springs Buckhorn
Burney Cahoon (Magnet) Cannella
Carrollwood Chiaramonte Chiles
Cimino Clark Claywell
Collins Colson Cork
Corr Cypress Creek Deer Park
Desoto Dickenson Doby
Egypt Lake Essrig Fishhawk Creek
Gorrie Grady Hammond
Heritage Hunter's Green Kingswood
Knights Lake Magdalene Lee(Magnet)
Limona Lewis Lithia Springs
Lomax Magnet Lowry Lutz
Mabry MacFarlane Park (Magnet) Maniscalco
Mintz Mitchell McKintrick
Mosi Partnership Muller (Magnet) Pinecrest
Pride Progress Village (Magnet) Riverview
Robinson Springhead Summerfield
Symmes Tampa Palms Temple Terrace
Tinker Tomlin Town & Country
Turner Trapnell USF/Patel Partnership
Valrico Walden Lake Westchase
Wilson Wimauma Witter
Woodbridge Yates

Middle Schools

Adams Bartels Benito
Burns Coleman Davidsen
Eisenhower Farnell Hill
Liberty Mann Marshall
Martinez Monroe Mulrennan
Nelson Northwest Oak Grove
Oak Grove (Magnet) Randall Rodgers
Roosevelt Ruskin Schmidt
Schwarzkopf Seffner Seminole
Sergeant Smith Sessums Shore (Magnet)
Stewart Middle (Magnet) Terrace Community Excellence Turkey Creek
Walker Williams (Magnet) Wilson

High Schools

Newsome Sickles

Pasco County Grade A Schools ~ 2009-2010

Elementary Schools

Anclote Centennial Chasco
Chester W. Taylor Jr. Cotee River Cypress
Denham Oaks Deer Park Double Branch
Dr. Mary Geilla Fox Hollow Lacoochee
Lake Myrtle Longleaf Mittye P. Locke
Moon Lake Oakstead Pasco
Pine View Quail Hollow Richey
San Antonio Sand Pine Sanders Memorial
Schrader Seven Oaks Shady Hills
Trinity Trinity Oaks Wesley Chapel
West Zephyrhills Woodland Veterans

Middle Schools

Centennial Charles S. Rushie Chasco
Dr. John Long Gulf Hudson
Pasco Paul R. Smith Pine View
River Ridge Seven Springs Thomas E. Weightman

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