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Students move to charter schools, in some cases by the hundreds

Greco Middle School has the most students leaving for a charter school.


Greco Middle School has the most students leaving for a charter school.


Once lagging behind other districts in charter school enrollment, Hillsborough County is catching up. • More than 11,000 students were enrolled in these tax-funded but independently run schools last school year. • More are anticipated this year, which is why the district is expanding its administration department to include a director of charter school programs. • Where do the students come from? • District officials recently released a breakdown of the students' original schools. • The numbers vary widely, depending not just on conditions in the neighborhood school but also on the popularity of charters nearby. • Henderson Hammock, a charter school just south of Citrus Park, for example, enrolled 625 students last year, according to state records. Not surprisingly, nearby Cannella Elementary lost 117 and Bellamy Elementary lost 124. • Lutz Preparatory Academy, similarly, had 478 students in a year when nearby Lutz Elementary School lost 105. • District officials track these trends, in part, because when students switch to charters, it affects their operating revenues. By their calculations, charter transfers caused $68 million to leave the district last year.

Students who left for charter schools

Area 1

Anderson Elementary8

Ballast Point Elementary9

Chiaramonte Elementary 17

DeSoto Elementary8

Gorrie Elementary 14

Grady Elementary 10

Just Elementary 31

Lanier Elementary 16

Mabry Elementary8

Mitchell Elementary5

Roosevelt Elementary3

Tampa Bay Boulevard 39

Tinker Elementary1

B.T. Washington Elem. 20

West Shore Elementary 19

West Tampa Elementary 15

Coleman Middle 14

Madison Middle 70

Monroe Middle47

Stewart Middle9

Wilson Middle10

Blake High58

Jefferson High34

Plant High18

Robinson High3

Total 486

Area 2

Alexander Elementary 17

Bay Crest Elementary 65

Bellamy Elementary 124

Bryant Elementary 8

Cannella Elementary 117

Citrus Park Elementary 38

Crestwood Elementary 89

Davis Elementary 28

Deer Park Elementary 17

Dickenson Elementary 21

Hammond Elementary 14

Lowry Elementary 24

McKitrick Elementary 39

Morgan Woods Elem. 35

Northwest Elementary 28

Schwarzkopf Elementary 27

Town 'N Country Elem. 18

Westchase Elementary 18

Woodbridge Elementary 33

Davidsen Middle 37

Farnell Middle36

Martinez Middle 33

Pierce Middle 102

Smith Middle54

Webb Middle84

Alonso High35

Leto High47

Sickles High17

Steinbrenner High 18

Total 1,223

Area 3

Chiles Elementary 28

Clark Elementary 33

Claywell Elementary 22

Essrig Elementary 43

Heritage Elementary 21

Hunters Green Elem. 36

Kimbell Elementary 61

Lewis Elementary 53

Lutz Elementary 105

Maniscalco Elementary 93

Miles Elementary 113

Mort Elementary 30

MOSI Elementary 39

Pizzo Elementary 33

Pride Elementary 27

Riverhills Elementary 62

Shaw Elementary 88

Tampa Palms Elem. 10

Temple Terrace Elem. 94

Turner Elementary 75

Witter Elementary 67

Bartels Middle 123

Benito Middle 177

Buchanan Middle 74

Greco Middle 255

Hill Middle49

Liberty Middle 183

Freedom High 107

Gaither High38

King High 142

Wharton High 171

Total 2,452

Area 4

Broward Elementary 38

Carrollwood Elementary 42

Cleveland Elementary 39

Edison Elementary 19

Egypt Lake Elementary 19

Forest Hills Elementary 116

Graham Elementary 47

Lake Magdalene Elem. 47

Mendenhall Elementary 49

Oak Grove Elementary 60

Potter Elementary 65

Seminole Elementary 38

Sulphur Springs Elem. 35

Twin Lakes Elementary 43

Adams Middle99

Memorial Middle 107

Chamberlain High 87

Hillsborough High 150

Middleton High80

Total 1,180

Area 5

Alafia Elementary 24

Bevis Elementary 5

Bing Elementary 13

Boyette Springs 81

Brooker Elementary 74

Cimino Elementary 44

Clair Mel Elem. 20

FishHawk Creek 39

Frost Elementary 116

Ippolito Elem. 196

Lithia Springs 21

Mintz Elementary 90

Palm River Elem. 16

Stowers Elementary 41

Symmes Elementary 96

Barrington Middle 62

Burns Middle 56

Dowdell Middle 28

Giunta Middle 213

Randall Middle 38

Bloomingdale High 59

Newsome High 19

Spoto High 52

Total 1,403

Area 6

Bailey Elementary 39

Bryan Elementary 80

Buckhorn Elementary 19

Burney Elementary 99

Cork Elementary 58

Dover Elementary 25

Jackson Elementary 99

Knights Elementary 91

Nelson Elementary 55

Pinecrest Elementary 36

Robinson Elementary 19

Springhead Elementary 57

Trapnell Elementary 40

Valrico Elementary 35

Walden Lake Elem. 54

Wilson Elementary 41

Marshall Middle 129

Mulrennan Middle 30

Tomlin Middle 138

Turkey Creek Middle 37

Durant High 39

Plant City High 8

Strawberry Crest High 11

Total 1,239

Area 7

Colson Elementary 38

Folson Elementary 53

Foster Elementary 52

James Elementary 68

Kenly Elementary 36

Limona Elementary 40

Lopez Elementary 19

Mango Elementary 21

McDonald Elementary 17

Oak Park Elementary 39

Robles Elementary 130

Schmidt Elementary 33

Seffner Elementary 27

Sheehy Elementary 34

Thonotasassa Elem. 55

Yates Elementary 51

Burnett Middle 47

Jennings Middle 167

Mann Middle 40

McLane Middle 212

Sligh Middle 49

Van Buren Middle 146

Armwood High 66

Brandon High 84

Total 1,524

Area 8

Apollo Beach Elem. 27

Collins Elementary 84

Corr Elementary 63

Cypress Creek 65

Doby Elementary 32

Gibsonton Elementary 22

Kingswood Elementary 101

Reddick Elementary 112

Riverview Elementary 158

Ruskin Elementary 67

Sessums Elementary 87

Summerfield Elem. 86

Summerfield Crossings 85

Wimauma Elementary 34

Eisenhower Middle 240

Rodgers Middle 137

Shields Middle 88

East Bay High 31

Lennard High 7

Riverview High 63

Total 1,589

Students move to charter schools, in some cases by the hundreds 07/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 4:00pm]
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