52 Hillsborough schools improved their state grade this year. Was yours one of them?

A handful of schools went up by two grades, while three dozen saw theirs go down.
Summer clouds gather over the Hillsborough County Transportation Department on Harney Road in Thonotosassa. It's the season when educators get ready for the next school year - and it's time for school grades. The great majority of Hillsborough schools kept their grade from last year, but nearly 90 saw theirs go up or down, according to newly released 2019 data from the Florida Department of Education. [Times (2007)]
Summer clouds gather over the Hillsborough County Transportation Department on Harney Road in Thonotosassa. It's the season when educators get ready for the next school year - and it's time for school grades. The great majority of Hillsborough schools kept their grade from last year, but nearly 90 saw theirs go up or down, according to newly released 2019 data from the Florida Department of Education. [Times (2007)]
Published July 14

Here’s what changed, for better or worse, in this year’s Hillsborough County Public School grades. If your school is not listed, its grade remained the same. To see the full list of schools, visit this Florida Department of Education link and click on the Excel file for “School Grades.”

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Christine Danger, a science resource teacher at Sheehy Elementary School in Tampa works with students at an after-school robotics club called the Sheehy Robo Lion Robotics Team. The school climbed from a D to C grade this year, according to just-released data from the Florida Department of Education. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]
Christine Danger, a science resource teacher at Sheehy Elementary School in Tampa works with students at an after-school robotics club called the Sheehy Robo Lion Robotics Team. The school climbed from a D to C grade this year, according to just-released data from the Florida Department of Education. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]

Up two grades: Anderson, Muller (C-A); Summerfield Crossings (D-B).

Up one grade: Cimino (B-A); Bing, Brooker, Colson, Cork, Crestwood, Egypt Lake, Hunter’s Green, Knights, Lowry, Mendenhall, Nelson, Patricia Sullivan, Springhead, Town & Country, Westshore (C-B); Bryan, Clair-Mel, Cypress Creek, Dover, Forest Hills, Gibsonton, Graham, Jackson, Palm River, Reddick, Sheehy, Tampa Bay Boulevard, Thompson (D-C); Shaw (F-D).

Down one grade: Apollo Beach, Buckhorn, Citrus Park, Dickenson (A-B); Bailey; Bellamy, Carrollwood, Claywell, Doby, Oak Grove, Riverview, Sessums, Wilson (B-C); Broward, Burney, Cleveland, Desoto, Dunbar, Lockhart, Mango, Mort, Potter, Witter (C-D); Foster (D-F).

K-8 SCHOOLS

Up one grade: Woodson (D-C), Sulphur Springs (F-D).

Down one grade: Lutz (B-C); Pizzo (C-D).

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Up one grade: Rodgers, Webb (C-B); Greco, Sligh, Dowdell (D-C).

Down one grade: Orange Grove (B-C); Adams, Jennings (C-D).

HIGH SCHOOLS

In this 2017 photo, Tampa Bay Tech student David Montalvo paints a classic Datsun 240 Z during auto body shop class. In 2019, Tampa Bay Tech was the only Hillsborough County high school to improve its state grade from last year. It rose from a B to an A. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
In this 2017 photo, Tampa Bay Tech student David Montalvo paints a classic Datsun 240 Z during auto body shop class. In 2019, Tampa Bay Tech was the only Hillsborough County high school to improve its state grade from last year. It rose from a B to an A. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times]


Up one grade: Tampa Bay Technical (B-A).

Down one grade: Robinson (A-B); Middleton (B-C).

CHARTER SCHOOLS:

Up three grades: Village of Excellence Academy (F-B).

Up two grades: Waterset (C-A), The Collaboratory (F-C)

Up one grade: Hillsborough Academy of Math and Science, Kids Community College Riverview South, Sunlake Academy of Math and Sciences (B-A); Legacy Preparatory Academy, Henderson Hammock, Independence Academy, Kids Community College Charter School Southeast, Southshore Charter Academy (C-B); Kids Community College Charter High (D-C).

Down two grades: Channelside Academy of Math and Science (A-C.)

Down one grade: Literacy Leadership Technology Academy (A-B); Community Charter School of Excellence, Village of Excellence Academy Middle School, Kids Community College Southeast Middle Charter (C-D).


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