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9-12
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Gibsonton, FL
Students enrolled: 2,263

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7710 Old Big Bend Road
Gibsonton, FL 33534

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(813) 671-5134
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November 12, 2014
Eastbay has its flaws, what school doesn't but thats no to say its a bad school. I have been to many schools but the teachers here are a class above the rest, never have i ever felt that i was being disrespected or treated rudely. But another thing is Eastbay has a great character the "most" of the students are proud to be indians and always will. Eastbay is a great school that people often don't give enough credit to.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2014
There are good teachers at East Bay, however too many of them are rude to the kids, and are past the time when they used to care. Many don't post on the Edsby site which is the prime form of communication w/parents, don't respond to emails or phone calls and when a response is finally given it is curt and questions go unanswered. The direction to our student is give respect and do as your told so as to get through the class. On the other hand I can see the frustration from the teachers who are forced to put up with kids cussing at them and being disruptive on a regular basis and State & Federal regulations/laws keep them from having any authority in class. However, if you can't take the heat it is time to leave the proverbial kitchen! Don't be respnsible for a class when your focus is on your retirement not your students. Small acts of violence occur regularly and teachers sit back and do little to nothing. We don't have a choice where our student goes so we do all we can to monitor Edsby, try to contact teachers, notify the principle, and pray our student can get through unscathed.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
I absolutely hate this school. the teachers have no respect for students. little tip advice for teachers. IF YOU WANT RESPECT FROM THE STUDENT YOU NEED TO GIVE THEM RESPECT BACK YOU TEACHERS ARE RIDICULOUS MY GRADES ARE AT RISK BECAUSE YOU CANT TEACH!! There are a few decent teachers but most of these teachers at east bay don't care at all. they call out the student in front of everyone and that's embarrassing.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2014
The worst school ever. Teacher are busy taking selfies with students instead of teaching and grading papers like they are suppose to do. This school lacks security they are ok with kids skipping school, failing classes, and it's ok with the staff that students have sex on school campus and get high. The staff doesn't try to help the students who do try to make a difference. The teacher speak about students to the whole class when that child is absent. The worst school EVER!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2014
I would rate this school with no star's but it leave's me no choice but rate at least a one. I've had 3 boy's in this school (only because I lived in their district) and they've all done miserable there. My oldest had a 4.3 GPA prior to this school and he ended up dropping out because the teachers and staff are sorry!! Unfortunately my other son still attends East Bay for the 2nd year and discriminated against by the ENTIRE football coaching staff!! A coach can come from another school and bring his son to the Football Team and imidiately assign his son a "Varsity" locker!! I know plenty of dedicated players on the Varsity Team and STILL have no locker!! The coaching staff have "Their" favorite players and DO NOT care about all the other players that practice 6 day's a week!!! Yes, I will give my last name!!! Eachus!!!! I would NOT recommend that aweful school to anyone that happens to move to this district!!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
Horrible! We moved from Texas to here? Really? My son was an A/B student and when he started going to East Bay - he became a C/D/ F student and is FAILING! He told me the teachers don't care if he misses school or is late. He hates it there and I hate it for him. He has been getting pot from friends, skipping class, not turning in homework, the chicks there are fast. DO NOT PUT your child in this school! I am removing him in a few months when my lease is up! He WILL NOT be attending this school again nor graduating from it! I WISH someone would have been able to WARN ME!!! #REGRETS

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
I can't believe this school has 3 stars! Are you kidding me? My daughter came home crying because the school was so bad. Drugs in hallways; drama kids; boys putting stuff down their pants for the girls to grab; teacher for an AP class that treats the seniors like elementary children. Are you kidding me!? This isn't even the projects, but the school is pretty close to it. I do not recommend any descent parent to send their student to this school. She didn't even get a lunch because admins don't know how to direct. We are very upset and are going back to the school tomorrow to see if we can do her classes online. This school is out of control. If I could put no stars...I would.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
East bay gets bad rep but it's a good school.The students are just like every other student. The teachers are amazing just this one teacher named. All but a few in the English department they are kinda wack

- submitted by a student
June 25, 2013
Honestly I Met Cool Teachers But They Dont Teach Well I Used To Make Good Grades And I Would Be Able To Focus Until I Came To East Bay The AP Sucks A** They Will Let You Off The Hook w. Anything Or If They Like You More Then The Other Person Its Very Boring Alot Of Fights , Um , Its Really SMALL And Crowded Im A Junior Now In That School And I HATE It w. A Passion Hopefully Lennard Will Be Better For Me , And Its Bigger ... But NO NEW Friends Thoo ! :*

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2013
The communication with the administration at East Bay High School is non existent. I don't know how many times I've called or emailed and nobody ever gets back with me. The teachers are pretty good about checking and answering emails, but the office staff is NOT!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
east bay has to be 1 of the worst schools in the county. that has to be staff writing positive reviews make them look better. I've been in there in the 08,09 school year, half of the students were pregnant! again it is not the schools fault when they do it in the bathrooms the time it is. I was kicked out of school because 1 of the other students threaten me with a gun. when I talk to my mom she told me to talk with a school resource officer, and he said they told me to let it go is just gossip.. a couple days later when she saw that I told she brought a knife school and I was kicked out!!! they did not take her threatening me with a gun serious at all this is a bully school and if you are a bully go to the school... it was the worsts of my whole school high school experience.. bathrooms are disgusting hallways are disguisting-er. there is a perverted staff administrator named mr.tipton that touches female students when trying to break up fightes that is nasty nobody should have to go through that.

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2010
I am a student at East Bay and honestly i'm appalled by what people are saying on here. East Bay is an Amazing school and i love going there. All schools have issues like drug use and teen pregnancy. And if you parents think that isn't true you really do have on rose colored glasses. The people that say our kids can barely "read and spell" are you completely incompetent? Everyone knows how to read. And even if they didn't, it would be the HIGH schools fault. Where is the blame on the elementary schools who's only real job is to teach us to read? We have some of the best school activities you could ask for. Our wrestling went 22-5 last year and so far this year we're 6-0. Our Girls Flag Football has been district champs for the past 3 years and are ranked 20th in the WORLD! The softball team won the STATE championship last year. We had 7 Swimmers qualify for State this year. Our womens chorus has gotten Straight Superiors at STATE for the past two years. 9 times out of 10 the people that have something bad to say about my school are the ones that go to school and just come home everyday. They are the kids that don't have any sort of pride or school spirit.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2010
I took my daughter to enroll her there 8-24-10 and right away notice how that the school staff is not prepared to handle and dicipline students. Yesterday, my daughter walked in for the first time there and saw 2 girls fighting, one of the teachers waited for them to finish and ask what is going on. One of the students started to blame the other using all kinds of curse words, what did the teacher said? OK now go to your class and don"t let it happen again. WHAT? The school my daughter comes from they would not put up with the lenguage alone, and even less with the fighting. On her class she had a girl that is pregnant and another that was showing pictures of her baby. My daughter is an Honor Student on 9th and was supposes to take pre-calculus, not in this school...

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2010
look ive toured this campus and ive got to say when i was looking for a job here i was throwing up there was human waste on the batroom floor and walls needles in the trashcans not h1n1 eithier white powder substance on the sinks and for the most part lazy teachers and staff in one case one of the teachers addmited he likes to get to personal with his animals and he is still employed look if you know whats good for you child this is not a good place to send them ps has the 3rd highest pregnacy rate in the state of florida. so just think abut it riverview much better and the 2nd highest rate of studnt stds

- submitted by a teacher
July 06, 2010
All these bad reviews are are unbelievable! Yeah all schools have bad quality's, But EAST BAY HIGH is a GREAT school! Not only are the teachers amazing at teaching but they are also very friendly and are there whenever you need them. I just graduated from here this yr, and i loved it there. Its really stupid how somebody said "this school is for rappers, and pregnant teens" um no. Any school, SOME teen girls will end up getting pregnant. This school is a great school to go too, && yeah no student is left behind, the Staff and faculty are there WHENEVER you need them. (:

- submitted by a student
July 04, 2010
As a former student of East bay and now a parent i can only say this school is horrible. unless your child is considered lower than average. Teachers here only teach on the lowest possible level (no child left behind) So there is no drive to push your students. I would recommend you send your child elsewhere. This is the school you expect your son to drop out of or your daughter to get pregnant. Definitely a real "ghetto" school. But the bright side is if your want your son or daughter to major in recreactional drug use, becoming a rap star, or being professionally pregnant i would recommend this school!!

- submitted by a community member
June 23, 2010
Both my daughter's attended East Bay. I would never send my kids to this school again. Not enough staff, dirty, drug problem, poor leadership. I do recommend the ROTC program. My daughter which is still in High School actually asked me if she can go to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I think eastbay is amazing i have plenty of friends and plenty of great teachers that have inspired me to graduate=)

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2010
I think it's the administration that is writing positive things to look good to the superintendent. Because my 15 year old son hates it here. The administration is horrible, my son never met the guidance counselor and they even place kids in honors classes that can barely read!! Mainly laziness on the administration part. On top of that there's a fight in school once a day and police cars called weekly. The school was defined 'ghetto' for a reason. We are moving our children to Plant in South Tampa. We're tired of the rudeness of the office staff there who can care less about your children.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 22, 2010
I currently attend East Bay High School and the only problem with it is that it is extremely dirty.

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2010
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December 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2009
Pretty average school. It has a few very bad teachers, and a few very good ones, but most are somewhere in between. As far as the administration goes, it could be a lot better. East Bay tends to have a reputation for being a 'ghetto school.' One year at a cheerleading competition, a few cheerleaders from an opposing school asked one of East Bay's cheerleaders if it was really a 'ghetto' school. That's East Bay's reputation.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2009
East Bay is an amazing school (:

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 20, 2009
As a parent of a graduate from East Bay and a Senior getting ready for graduation from East Bay, I can say that it has been an excellent school as far as the education my children have both received. Sometimes the office staff can be a bit challenging, but for the most part I am very happy with the programs offered and the excellent care that was given to each of my students individually. You don't see this in a lot of public schools anymore....

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
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February 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 05, 2008
Having graduated from East Bay I can truly say that it gets a bad reputation in the county that it does NOT deserve! The teachers are amazing and really get excited about their subjects! The choral program is the best! When I was in the program we constantly got superior ratings at state competitions. Also, the AP and honors courses offered at East Bay are top-notch and really prepare you for what to expect in college. Now that I have graduated and am going to school to become a teacher I have subed throughout Hillsborough county and can say, with much experience, that East Bay High School is one of the best in the county! Parents would not believe what goes on at other schools.

- submitted by a student
November 12, 2008
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October 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
This school has improved alot in the last two years. I think alot has to due with the fact 2 new schools opened up plus they have a principal who cares very much.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 05, 2008
There was some improvement with overcrowding improvement when Leonard opened however I still feel that the student/teacher ratio should be lower to improve academics and discipline. My daughter is in 11th grade so this is the third year that I ve met many teachers, counselors, and principles. Based on my experiences it seems that teachers do care (most of the time) about their students and usually make an effort to teach (since it is their job). After parents, teachers have the most precious job in the world (influencing and teaching our youth). Although, they are doing a good job I do feel there is room for improvement. The biggest improvement at East Bay needs to be with the counselors, secretaries, principles. If, in fact, everyone is that overworked then additional staff needs to be hired.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 10, 2008
I am glad to see that the school has changed since a new high school opened. However, I think more attention needs to be given to the mediocre job the guidance counselors give to the students. I understand there is less time since we now have regular scheduling instead of block, however, I think they need to complain less and just do their job. The teachers deal with it very well, so why can't the counselors? I think the guidance resource specialist for the seniors needs to be more pro-active.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I used to attent East Bay for my 9th and 10th grade years of high school and i loved it. The teachers help the students strive to to better.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 20, 2007
I went to East Bay, and I hated it. The people there were unfriendly to people who they didn't know very well, and all they did was judge and stereotype. The teachers did an okay job teaching.

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 13, 2006
I am in 11th grade at East Bay & my main focus after graduating is recieving my cosmetology license. The school offers all of the courses a student would need. Mrs Zink does a fantastic job of showing us what working in a real salon is like. She has very high hopes for all of us & she's very hands-on when it comes do showing us the process of haircutting, styling, and many other things. Because of East Bay's tech. program & the activities they offer in it, I am very optimistic about my future in the cosmetology field.

- submitted by a student
May 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
In 2006-2007, East Bay High School is poised to become much stronger in terms of its academic programs and parent involvement. Two new high schools built nearby will remove overcrowding that exists currently at the school. Of special note, the music department has excellent programs, especially in Chorus.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 16, 2005
It was a great school. My son loved the extrecurricular activities

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I am a 11th grader at East Bay High School.THis is school provides each student the chance for a better education and a chance to meet some great people.If your student is intrested in any sports then I recommend soccer.We have awsome soccer coach:coach Sosa and coach Hooper.Both are very involed.Soccer is also a great way to meet other kids.The teachers here at east bay are also Very helpful for each and every student and will work with you if you are needing a little extra help in their classes.

- submitted by a student
August 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2005
My name is kaila turner iam in the 10th grade and i would like to say that east bay has the best ag dept in all around and i would like to give a speacial thanks to mrs.Willis/mrs.Gran/mr benderd/ and a very speaicalthanks to mr steel who will be quiting this year thank you. kaila turner

- submitted by a student
May 17, 2005
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May 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
My son has attended this school for three years. After our arrival from Hawaii this school has been a god send. The education system in Hawaii leaves much to be desired. However, the education system here in Florida and particularly here at East Bay has been a fantastic influence on my son. The entire staff at this school takes a real interest in the students. I wish that we had lived in this community when my son started school, it would provided a better educational fondation for my child.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2004
Being new to Fl and East Bay i am disgusted with the poor quality of this school! What a joke. The administrative staff does not have a clue, especially my child's guidance counselor. The school board needs to seriously examine this institution.

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April 19, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Great school with dedicated teachers who care. Excellent for advance/honor students who are prepared for college. Hats off to Ms. Holland for her love of literature. Coach Sosa for her excellent soccer coaching and making leaders out of her girls. Staff os awesome.

- submitted by a parent
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East Bay High School
7710 Old Big Bend Road, Gibsonton, FL  33534
(813) 671-5134
Last modified East Bay High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Bay High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top