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East Bay High School

Public | 9-12 | 2263 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted June 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted February 6, 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


Posted November 4, 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


Posted August 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted July 6, 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


Posted July 4, 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!!


Posted 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


Posted May 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 13, 2009

East Bay is an amazing school (:
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

586 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

555 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

559 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

503 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

369 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
41%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

652 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

556 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
51%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

527 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 43%
Hispanic 30%
Black 20%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 77%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%67%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. MARIA GSELL
Fax number
  • (813) 671-5139

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

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Music
  • Band
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7710 Old Big Bend Road
Gibsonton, FL 33534
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