Thursday, January 18, 2018
Education

Facts for Hernando County schools

Hernando schools

Elementary schools

Brooksville

885 N Broad St.

Brooksville, FL 34601

(352) 797-7014

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Principal: Mary LeDoux

Assistant principal: Debbie Shaw

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:50 p.m.

Chocachatti

4135 California St.

Brooksville, FL 34604

(352) 797-7067

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Principal: Maria Rybka

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:50 p.m.

Deltona

2055 Deltona Blvd.

Spring Hill, FL 34606

(352) 797-7040

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Principal: Debi Vermette

Assistant principal: Scott Piesik

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:50 p.m.

Eastside

27151 Roper Road

Brooksville, FL 34602

(352) 797-7045

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Principal: Timothy Urban

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:50 p.m.

Moton

7175 Emerson Road

Brooksville, FL 34601

(352) 797-7065

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Principal: Mark Griffith

Assistant principal: Joanne Gousse

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:50 p.m.

Pine Grove

14411 Ken Austin Parkway

Brooksville, FL 34613

(352) 797-7090

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Principal: Earl Deen

Assistant principal: Gina Michalicka

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:50 p.m.

Spring Hill

6001 Mariner Drive

Spring Hill, FL 34608

(352) 797-7030

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Principal: Terri Dewey

Assistant principal: Nancy Johnson

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:50 p.m.

Suncoast

11135 Quality Drive

Spring Hill, FL 34609

(352) 797-7085

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Principal: Lisa Braithwaite

Assistant principal: Charlie Smith

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:50 p.m.

Westside

5400 Applegate Drive

Spring Hill, FL 34606

(352) 797-7080

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Principal: Nancy Kesselring

Assistant principal: Joyce Lewis

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:50 p.m.

Middle schools

Fox Chapel

9412 Fox Chapel Lane

Spring Hill, FL 34606

(352) 797-7025

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Principal: Ray Pinder

Assistant principal: Vivian Sweeney

School starts: 7:30 a.m.

Dismisses: 2:20 p.m.

Parrott

19220 Youth Drive

Brooksville, FL 34601

(352) 797-7075

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Principal: To be announced

Assistant principal: Gary Buel

School starts: 7:30 a.m.

Dismisses: 2:20 p.m.

Powell

4100 Barclay Ave.

Brooksville, FL 34609

(352) 797-7095

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Principal: Jamie Young

Assistant principals: Tom Dye, Lisa Piesik

School starts: 7:30 a.m.

Dismisses: 2:20 p.m.

West Hernando

14325 Ken Austin Parkway

Brooksville, FL 34613

(352) 797-7035

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Principal: Carmine Rufa

Assistant principals: Lori Lessley, Sue Lisk

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 4:05 p.m.

High schools

Central

14075 Ken Austin Parkway

Brooksville, FL 34613

(352) 797-7020

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Principal: Joe Clifford

Assistant principals: Fran Howard, LaTressa Jones

School starts: 7:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 2:20 p.m.

Hernando

700 Bell Ave.

Brooksville, FL 34601

(352) 797-7015

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Principal: Leechele Booker

Assistant principals: Lorenzo Fields, Brent Gaustad, Jill Renihan

School starts: 7:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 2:20 p.m.

Nature Coast Technical

4057 California St.

Brooksville, FL 34604

(352) 797-7088

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Principal: Toni-Ann Noyes

Assistant principals: Tom Varn Jr., Pam Loder, Lorna Lowe

School starts: 7:30 a.m.

Dismisses: 2:10 p.m.

Springstead

3300 Mariner Blvd.

Spring Hill, FL 34609

(352) 797-7010

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Principal: Susan Duval

Assistant principals: Jacqueline Agard, Stephen Crognale, Dana Pearce, Wallace Selph

School starts: 7:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 2:20 p.m.

Weeki Wachee

121250 Vespa Way

Weeki Wachee, FL 34614

(352) 797-7029

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Principal: Troy LaBarbara

Assistant Principal: Bev Chapin, Susan Dean, Sarah Shelby

School starts: 7:30 a.m.

Dismisses: 2:10 p.m.

K-8 schools

Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics

13400 Elgin Blvd.

Spring Hill, FL 34609

(352) 797-7024

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Principal: Sue Stoops

Assistant principals: Ana Jensen, Michael Maine, Shari Meyer

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:55 p.m.

Explorer K-8

10252 Northcliffe Blvd.

Spring Hill, FL 34607

(352) 797-7094

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Principal: John Stratton

Assistant principals: Bob Beach, Laura Kane, Lillian DiTucci

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:55 p.m.

J.D. Floyd K-8 School of Environmental Science

3139 Dumont Ave.

Spring Hill, FL 34609

(352) 797-7055

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Principal: Rick Markford

Assistant principal: Nancy Vasquez

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:55 p.m.

Winding Waters K-8

12240 Vespa Way

Weeki Wachee, FL 34614

(352) 797-7092

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Principal: Dave Dannemiller

Assistant Principal: Kristina Garofano

School starts: 9:15 a.m.

Dismisses: 3:55 p.m.

Alternative schools

Endeavor Academy

1036 Varsity Drive

Brooksville, FL 34601

(352) 797-7013

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Principal: Debra Harris

Assistant Principal: Robert Dill

School starts: 7:35 a.m.

Dismisses: 2:15 p.m.

Hernando eSchool

1036 Varsity Drive

Brooksville, FL 34601

(352) 797-7013

Principal: Debra Harris

Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology (charter)

10444 Tillery Road

Spring Hill, FL 34608

(352) 688-5092

gulfcoastacademy.org

Director of administration: Nevin Ray Siefert II

Assistant director of administration: Diane Guillen

Director of curriculum and instruction: Joseph A. Gatti

School starts: 7:45 a.m.

Dismisses: 1:45 p.m.

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