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16510 Fishhawk Boulevard
Lithia, FL 33547

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(813) 740-3900
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November 17, 2014
Single Parents Beware..!! NOT exactly a single parent friendly school. It's run like a business...money money money. About Zero help for single , financially challenged parents. No after school transportation , so if you're a single working parent your child can not participate in any after school activities. They are also very rude to you if you don't have money. Call the school and they do not and will not give you their name. Most institutions answer the phone , name of place , name of department you reached , and their name. Again , single parents , working parents , struggling parent(s) - Beware.!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2014
School administration is horrible. I still have not gotten a call or email back from the Assistant Principal for a problem that has continued . I have one child at school for the 2nd year. Most teachers are good and then you will get that one teacher that is also horrible. Most of the children in the school are spoiled which causes a lot of the bullying problems in the school. I know no school is perfect but I really expected more out of the school especially with it being one of the best schools in the county.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2014
Principal and staff are too busy. Good quality school and teachers, but serious problems are often unanswered. Not parent friendly

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
My daughter has attended Randall for 6th and 7th grade. Overall, we have been very happy with this school both academically and from a parent/teacher communication standpoint. This school offers advanced classes and participates in the Duke TIP program. They have a lot of electives to choose from. Edline is used so that the students and parents can keep track of assignments and grades. I will say though that I had to stop looking at Edline because it made my blood pressure go up whenever I saw a missing assignment or a poor grade. Teachers are very prompt at responding to e-mails or other communications. Safety is important at Randall. During school hours the gates are kept locked and the only way to enter the school is through the office. The bus was fine and we never had any issues with problems on the bus. There is also a lot of parent involvement at this school. We are sorry to be leaving this school district.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
This school is pathetic. Not a very single-parent friendly place. Most of the staff is extremely lazy & inattentive. No one there takes ownership for any responsibilities. The so-called athletics department is the worst. The coaches are disorganized and believe in the criticism approach rather than the compliment for trying approach. The PE coaches do not preplan for after school activities and do not communicate to parents or the students. Their website still has information from last year. The 6 graders are treated like dirt as if they're an inconvenience to the school for being there. The 6 graders are discriminated and bullied by the staff and faculty members. The cafeteria staff members are rude and actually harass students. The school is run like a business. If it means money they ll send fliers and emails and voicemails but otherwise the parents and students are left in the dark. The school does not provide any safety for the students involved in any after school activities. The teachers complain all the time about how many students they have and that the subject they are teaching is not their primary subject. Stay away. Stay away. Stay Away if you can.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2012
Randall is a great school! My son is in advanced classes, and the teachers really push the kids academically. They do not coddle the kids but make them responsible for themselves. We did have an issue with bullying last year, but the administrators took care of it swiftly and fairly. I couldn't be happier with this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2012
I have 2 children at Randall and I could not be happier with the education that they are recieving there. I feel that they do a great job of preparing the students for success in high school, in fact my 8th grader is taking 3 core classes for high school credit. They offer many electives and the music program is wonderful, with many students being selected to all county and all state for band, orchestra and chorus. I also appreciate that they recognize the students for their academic achievements. I agree that the school is too big with over 500 students per class year and that they are very focused on FCAT scores but that is all Florida schools.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2011
This school is absolutely marvelous!! The staff is extraordinary and the students really excel. The staff manages to keep the students in line without being controlling or even cantankerous. I also feel that this school offers useful electives the portend a bright future!!

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2011
This school is amazing and it all starts at the top. The principal Fredda Johnson sets the standard for the whole teaching staff. Randall is a great mix of academics and proper discipline. The students are really kept in line. This school is full of teachers who care and are willing to go the extra mile to see students excel. Students are prepared for high school by the time they exit Randall.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2010
Love it !!! I went here for 6 and 7th grade and it was awesome good teachers, good classmates. Now I'm forced to go to Brandon Academy for 8th grade and Randall is better in every possible way. I miss it so much i would kill to go back to Randall.

- submitted by a community member
March 07, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 16, 2010
Im a student at randall and i love this school better than any middle school. My favorite teacher is mr. Joiner he is the best. Go randall hawks!!!

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January 10, 2010
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November 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
I think this school is amazing! it is very rare to find a school in Tampa and/or in Hillsborough county that is a good school. this school has teachers that really do care about the students, children who are not into drugs or abuse, and very good security which is a big thing that is very important. i reccomend this school to any parents that really care about their children!

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July 11, 2009
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May 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 19, 2009
This school ids great academically but there aren't enough fun activities for the kids to take part in. Its more of an all work no play kind of school. And some of the school rules are a little unnecessary.

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2009
This school is not as good as i would expect a school to be.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2009
I am a military wife and we travel all over. I have never seen a school with such great teachers. They care and want my child to well. Maybe more than I do. This school is fantastic.

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January 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 20, 2008
I Love Randall It Is Awesome! Its so much fun that i dont even like breaks or extended weekends cause i just miss all my friends and teachers. The teachers teach us the mistakes we might make cause they know what we do cause they've been there before and the P.E. Classes are great because even if you have a different coach, they join classes so you can be with friends that have other coaches.Go Randall Hawks!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 14, 2008
i went to this school for 2 years. and left. i had the worst first 2 years their. the teachers dont help like they should and they talk to you with no respect.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2008
This is your first year for middle school and I have to say that my son's teacher have been conscientious and diligent. I am very impressed not only by the teachers but by the whole support staff's great attitude.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2008
The Technology and caring nature of all the teachers is astouding.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
this is an amazing A school! it is the best in hillsborogh county! as a student, randall has some of the best teachers, music programs,and eletive+p.e. courses!

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 23, 2008
Im a current 7th grade sudent at Randall Middle School...i have great teachers and the best freinds...one of the best math teachers is Mrs. Martinez!! Although the school might be a little over packed...everything is great there...but the principal is very strict... ssometimes sometimes

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February 19, 2008
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January 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 17, 2008
I am a student at Randall middle school and i love this school very much so i think it deserves 5 stars!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 12, 2008
great school i have lots of friends they are so nice there and the teachers really care!

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2008
We moved from top notch schools in the northeast and had high expectations due to Randall's 'A' rating. To say we have been disappointed is an understatement. My child seemed to me to be nothing more than an FCAT score. The teachers seem extremely inexperienced compared to what we're used to and where's the homework? I don't feel my child was challenged at all. We have recently moved because I was worried that my child wasn't getting an education that would prepare him for college. I feel that the work was 'dumbed down' so my child could seemingly excel and I don't believe that did my son any favors - actually, quite to the contrary.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 18, 2007
I'm a substitute teacher as well as a parent. My son attends Randall Middle School and I can honestly say by far that Randall Middle School supercedes any school that I have taught at. The teachers are not only well versed in their cirriculum they are also very involved in their students and focusing on the success of their students. Teachers communicate with parents through emails as well as notes in planners and phone calls home. When my son has a project that needs to be done I receive an email that lists every detail of the project. During open house I was given a business card from each and every one of my son's teachers. The equipment that is used at this school is amazing. It is current and up to date. Randall Middle School surpasses every middle school in our county and strives for excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 17, 2007
Randall is a good school if your child is talented and gifted. However, if you have an ESE child or a child with an IEP this is a terrible school for them to attend. There are not enough classrooms for children who are 'at grade level' due to all of the advanced classes. Therefore, the children who perform at grade level are often not taught well and are not given the amount of opportunities that the advanced children are given.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2007
I have a 6th grader and his teachers are very experienced and offer a challenging, engaging academic environment. It is very overcrowded but that isn't the fault of the school. They offer a wide range of options and opportunities and my son has enjoyed getting a 'taste' of a number of different classes. I wish he had a locker so he didn't have to haul all his books around and that there were enough science, geography and math books to go around but ths is not the fault of the school but a school district that is not effectively managing it's budget. Randall succeeds in spite of these obstacles.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2007
my son goes there and its a good school

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October 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2007
High standards for academic performance & discipline. Highly involved parents

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August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
Absolutely excellent in every area! Love the facility, love the faculty, love the curriculum! Couldn't ask for a better middle school for my children beginning the teenage years!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
I had high hopes for Randall being that, on paper, it shines! However, shortly after by son began at Randall my hopes were dashed. There are a large number of inexperienced teachers for starters. The school seems very overcrowded. There seems to be a lot of disciplinary problems there and a lot of incidents- more than I'm comfortable with. My son is not challenged there whatsoever, and they seem to judge him solely on his FCAT scores - which are superior. I felt that my son is an FCAT score in this system and nothing more. We have chosen to relocate primarily because of the schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2007
My son has gone to Randall for the last 2yrs. Right away we were disappointed in the lack of communication and involvement for the parents. The school is way too over crowded! They have to haul very heavy books around all day. The kids get no exercise unless they are in a Phy Ed class. The school also allows so much junk food to be sold. No wonder there are so many fat kids! Lots of junk food and no exercise!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
Excellent schools in this area. My child attended elementary and middle school here. There is great cooperation with teachers and parents. Parents are very involved! Our experience has been very positive. Disagree with the Florida school system approach to FCAT emphasis which does not promote the creative thinking and true learning. Teachers do a great job of working within the confines of the system!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
Very good school with good teachers and good student base, and involved parents. Wish they would teach Spanish

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2006
I have two children that have attended Randall since it opened. My oldest, Veronica, was in the one first classes to graduate from Randall. She is now a junior at Newsome. My second, and last child, is now in the 8th Grade. In my opinion, the school has an excellent staff that is committed to providing an excellent education. In addition to a new building, Randall has been able to attract some of the best teachers in Hillsborough County. Both of our students were in the AP program and found the classes to be challanging.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2006
This school is a great school academically. I have been unhappy with the amount of inexperienced teachers we have encountered. We are from the northeast and in comparison to the schools we were accustomed to up there, I would say this school is mediocre at best.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2005
My biggest concern when moving to Florida was that my son have a great school to attend. He has some learning difficulties so of course I wanted the best education available for him. I have to say that I found exactly what I was looking for in Randall Middle School. The staff is positive and upbeat and the children are thier main concern. Way to go Randall Hawks!

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October 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
This is my son's second year at Randall and we couldn't be happier. I like that there are many different course levels for the eighth graders. There is also good teacher/parent communication.

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May 23, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
October 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2003
I currently have 2 students enrolled, one in grade 7 and one in grade 8. They love the teachers and have only had good experiences. We have had a few problems in the past, but the teachers were great in working together, keeping in touch and letting us know when problems arose. The result was that our son received an award for the most improved student. We are very pleased with Randall and hope that the new High school will provide us with the same service.

- submitted by a parent
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Randall Middle School
16510 Fishhawk Boulevard, Lithia, FL  33547
(813) 740-3900
Last modified Randall Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Randall Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top