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PK-5
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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 842
Before care: Yes
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9202 Highland Oak Drive
Tampa, FL 33647

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(813) 973-7394
(813) 631-4525
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December 09, 2014
We love Hunter's Green- as residents, it is so nice to be at our community school! The New Principal, Mrs. Holt is amazing and came in a few months ago and has definitely made it clear she cares about the HG family! She has worked hard to improve all aspects of this school. I have both a 3rd and 5th grader and am very happy with their education at HG, we even left for a while to attend a Charter school and have returned for so many reasons-the AGP program is fantastic, the PE teachers are enthusiastic, the Performing Arts at this school is taken seriously, Noble Impact is strong and provides growth for student leaders, the PTA has spirit. The staff goes beyond and above to make ALL families feel welcome and appreciated! Thanks HG for taking care of my daughters!!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
This is a wonderful school with dedicated teachers & a diverse enrollment. Children are safe and loved and are being educated by teachers who truly care about the whole child. Administration is fair and consistent no matter the socio economic status of the child.

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2014
My daughter started school this year 2nd grade. At first I was so pleased being that the area was very nice. Of course I hadn't read any of the reviews at the time. She was only there a month before me and my husband bought our home in Lutz, and quickly moved our daughter away from there. She was bullied on a daily basis and when I confronted the front office of the problem they did absolutely nothing about it! I love my children very much, and hearing so much these days about the danger for chidren who get bullied, we desided that the quickest way to get rid of the problem was to move. I don't recommend that any one send their child to this school, unless you dont mind your child attending school with little drug dealers, gang bangers, in training. They have allowed the whole usf area, and suit case city to take over this school, and yet we pay taxes to help build this school, and our childrdn are getting bullied by them! Not to mention, that we also have to be okay with them living of public assistance, we end up paying for that as well!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2014
The administration and teachers truly care about the welfare of each and every individual child. Dedication and passion is second to none.

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2014
When you truly get to know the staff at this school you will find that they work so hard and truly care for ALL the students at their school. When you get involved in the gossip train, you will hear nothing but negativity. While our school has had it's downs, it's the dedicated teachers and parents who keep the positivity and faith in each other that rise up above the rest. It's true numbers don't lie, (we've raised our grade to a B this year, by the way) but the other low reviews are pure gossip/rumors/done out of spite. HGE rocks, come see for yourself before believing every negative thing you read on the Internet!!

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2014
HGE- I am extremely disappointed :( Found my dream home, however after looking at the scores and the reviews we have decided not move our family to this area. Stinks!!! Get it together guys.. P.S. We will visit in person to get a final feel but I'm completely turned off.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
The school has big problems. One positive is Coach Harris. He is respected by parents and students and is the one bright spot at the school. My kids love him. Coach Harris is the best teacher at HGE.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2014
About social dynamics: My son goes to this school and we live around the corner so we frequently walk home. One day on the way home he points to a tree and tells me it's like the tattle tree. That's confusing to me, so I ask him what he means. He is in first grade this year. He tells me he and some other kids were playing tackle football at recess and he ended up in the bottom of a dog pile with another boy. When everyone was getting up one of the other boys punched him hard in the arm. He told his teacher what was going on, she and another were on the playground supervising, and the other teacher (NOT his) told him to go tell a tree. I asked if kids are permitted to play tackle football because that's a pretty rough sport and they had not helmets or gear and he told me no, they could play touch or flag, but they play tackle at recess anyway. So here is my confusion: while SUPERVISING the class, my son's teacher and a colleague allowed them to play a rough sport without protection and when someone got hurt the solution was to tell a tree. I asked him what the tree did about it, he said nothing, looking as disappointed as I felt. This is not unusual, this is typical.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2014
HG is not a community school. Before you send your child here look at the school boundaries. Be aware that due to the zones, a large number of disadvantaged children are bussed in from the USF area. These children need a lot of attention and help. That means there will be less help for your child. This rezoning policy has resulted in the school dropping from it's grade A which it had for over ten years, to a C which it is now. The school is unlikely to become an A school again any time in the near future until the zoning issue is addressed. Hunter's Green families no longer send their children there due to these issues. And it doesn't matter how many times the PTA and the staff post five star ratings on this web page - it won't change the facts. The school board needs to remember they are elected and do something about this school as soon as possible.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
Did you know that despite increasingly difficult measures imposed by the state, our lowest quartile FCAT scores in math improved by 30% this year? :0) GO HUNTER'S GREEN TEACHERS AND STUDENTS!

- submitted by a teacher
August 27, 2013
I'm super excited to say my son is really enjoying school starting out this year! We moved into Hunter's Green district this year and I was worried based on the mixed reviews. It has already been a 180 turn around from last year. I will rewrite my review at the end of the year to see if my opinion has changed. So far I'm happy to see my child happy and learning!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
I have been a teacher at Hunter's Green Elementary for over 12 years. One thing has remained constant; the teachers' dedication to their students and to the families of Hunter's Green Elementary. Our staff is creative and energetic with tons of new ideas to make our school better than ever. I would recommend any family to come and visit HGE to see for themselves!

- submitted by a teacher
August 17, 2013
I have been at Hunters Green for years. The environment that the teachers and the PTA create are wonderful. It's not always about test scores and data, many other qualities make up a school? The amount of work that the teachers and PTA put into making families feel welcome is amazing. Teachers and staff members care about their families by constantly providing supplies, food, clothing, support during the school year and holidays. Their community outreach to local churches and business' have been evident throughout the years. There are many teachers that have been at HGE for years and they are fantastic. I believe that this is one of the few schools that still care about the students and their families and not look at them as just a statistic.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
Six years ago, I chose to join the Hunter's Green family and I have never looked back! Yes, the school has had some changes but overall it is still as fantastic as the first day I stepped into it. The faculty and staff are a wonderful group of dedicated, compassionate and very knowledgeable leaders. They strive to ensure each student is making progress and actively reach out to the parents for assistance. My kids can not wait for another school year to begin!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
Our school is an amazing diverse community of learners. Our teachers are some of the most dedicated and professional educators in our school system. They are knowledgeable and supportive of all the families at our school. The principal makes time for each and every family that would like to meet with him to listen and answer questions and concerns over any ideas they would like to bring our school to enhance the expectations of education.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
Before our new Principal, two years ago this school was like Harvard, now we've gone from an "A" school to a "C" school, two years with a new leader and down a letter grade each year. Do not pur your kid in this school if you have any other option!!! There are many other issues with this school, teachers could care less, kids are bullied, the list is endless but the decline in academics should speak for itself!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
Hunters green is no longer a community school! Look closely and you will see any "good" reviews are older reviews when it was once a great school. FCAT scores show the school is ranked last in New Tampa and below Hillsborough County averages- only 50% or less students passed the standards test. LESS THAN 50%. Those parents that continue to allow their kids to attend this school are cheating their kids. I hear "But there are still some good teachers at Hunters Green." but when less than half your students can pass a basic test you no longer can call that teacher a good teacher! When the communities property values start to be affected then the people will start paying attention. This school is a failure to ALL the students attending.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2013
Hunter's Green was an awesome school which I have always been happy with. Since the new principal took over a couple years ago, I feel like the school has gone down hill drastically. I am very disappointed with the way the school is run currently. Some of the teachers have been awesome, and I have been lucky to get wonderful teachers for both my children. Neither of them will be going to Hunter's Green again due to my unhappiness with it. It's sad :(

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
There are only a handful of teachers who are committed and fair. Unless you can spend most of your day at school, your valid concerns will be ignored. Kids of "involved" parents can bully and get away with it repeatedly as their parents are 'friends' with the teachers! There's no worthwhile after school activities offered here. The gifted program is no longer what it used to be. Very very disappointing learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2011
We have 2 children at this school, the younger of whom is in the school's EELP program. His teachers are extraordinary - they are warm, kind and patient, as are the therapists and volunteers, and we have seen much improvement in his development in the few months since he has become eligbile to join this program. Both children are excelling and are very happy. The principal at the school is very involved and leads with great example. We feel very fortunate that our children's educational experience has been such a good one.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2010
Hunter's Green is an EXCELLENT school. My son started at this school in kindergarten he is now in 5th grade and every year has been absolutely WONDERFUL. When he started at this school he was in the OHI(other health impaired) classes and they took such great car of him. His teachers and his aid took such wonderful care of him, I can't thank them enough. He is now in regular classes and the teachers are just as great. We love this school!!!!! The teachers, staff and Mrs. Tonelli are GREAT

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2010
This is a hit or miss school. If you are lucky enough to get a good teacher they are phenomenal! However, if you get one that can not/will not meet the needs of your child (whether in AGP, regular ed, or special services) you are just out of luck. The principal talks the talk, but has no follow through in getting needs met and making appropriate accommodations. Other than that we are pleased.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2008
We moved from another country and my daughter who spoke no English at the time had a superb welcome and succeeded very well. Kuddos to Liz and Gladys the two ESOL para-professionals. My son's experience has been a little more rocky. I do feel that the school doesn't take working parents into consideration when planning their events. Open House is in the middle of the day, most teachers try to schedule parent-teacher conferences early inthe morning and not on conference day itself. PTA is good if you have the time. It is a public school but it seems more like a private/public there is always something you need to send money in for. The parents, most of whom are stay at home moms or people who own their own business, have very superficial concerns and expect that everyone is going to have the same availability they have.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
I have 2 kids in this school. Having a new building is great so that we have more space. Very good neighbourhood school. Principal and teachers care about the kids which is excellent. Couldn't deny and should appreciate all the volunteers around school with many ways. Wonderful parents involments. They do have some rooms to improve to still as one of top school though. BTW, front office staffs need more smile so that make a better day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 05, 2008
My son has been enrolled in HGE since he was in pre-k. He has had a wonderful expereince there and I could not have asked for better teachers. He will be entering second grade this year and he is as excited as ever. The teachers, parents and administration work hard at making sure every child feels successful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 10, 2008
I have two children at Hunters Green. I have been very impressed with the school. The administrative staff is awesome the principle knows the children on a first name basis. The teachers are wonderful, great parent teacher involvement. The PTA is wonderful, all the activities planned throughout the year are great If

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
I have two children at Hunter's Green. The teachers are excellent and the administration is very responsive. The school has a great neighborhood feel to it. The parents are very involved and the AGP program is great. The think the school is good for every student. The intgration of special needs students into some regular classes is awesome for both typical and special needs kids. The principal is great, too.

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February 04, 2008
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December 03, 2007
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August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2007
My son loved his first year (kindergarten) at this school! Here s what we liked: - his top notch, creative, thoughtful teacher who embraced thorough academics - the great sense of community - that parental involvement was encouraged - the strong, compassionate, determined and dedicated leadership - their superb library - their wonderful reading program He s ready to take on first grade!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2007
I would have to say we have had a rough two years at Hunters Green. If your child has any sort of academic challenges (learning delays), be prepared to fight to make sure your child is receiving the services they need. The school teaches at a level for only the Academically gifted students, the class rooms are over crowed and that is why many of the grades are co-taught. Just because it is in a good neighbor does not make a school great. The front office staff are warm and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
Ok I am a student at this school right now. It is a great school. I am in the fourth grade, and all the teachers I have had are EXCELLENT!!! Ok when it comes to parent involvement...every friend I have at that school (WHICH IS A LOT!!!) Their parents are PTA. (including mine) The academic programs are great. Like, today we just had the Battle Of The Books! I came in 3rd!! Sorry off topic. The availability of the specials are great! We have almost never have had specials canceled. Wait, I would just like to say something! Hi, Mrs.Landers(3rd grade teacher) Mrs.Rodriguez(current teacher) and Mrs.Brisco! Sorry, had to do that! Well, I would just like to sum up that our school is the best, but one problem is the class sizes...there is like 23 kids in every class! In mine there is, 29! Sorry HGE. But it's great!!! BYE!!!

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2006
Great school. Tons of parent involvement. Top notch teachers. Strong math and science gifted program. Located in a great neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
The younger grade teachers are good though. If your child is in fourth grade I would go to another school. We took our children to a nearby school and they are much happier The old principal did nothing about the bad teachers there

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
Its a good school. Have good teachers. Good on parent involvement. Good on discipline. Have substantial extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2006
Excellent school with great parental involvement. In tune with student needs. Caring staff with the student's best interest in mind.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
School is a great one. New principal in year 2005-06 will improve school even more.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
I feel this schools academic program is great, although the overcrowding could be better dealt with. I like the new principal and have had nothing but good experiences with her. The last one I am not so sure about, but then that could be the reason she is not there. I can truly say from past esperiences my children are very smart, but when it comes to the school and them notifying parents on things ahead of time, that could use some work. I guess it just depends on who the teachers are. I also say the extracurricular is very limited when it comes to sports or language being the variety of ethnic background they could be more diverse in this area. Safety is also an issue I think they could use a security guard or two.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2006
An excellent school with high level of parental involvement. There are music, art, and PE classes for all grades as well as AGP (Academic Gifted Program) classes for selected students. Parents and kids tend to be quite happy with the school and the major complaint (as in all Tamps schools) is the challange of large class sizes. Luckily, the ballot initiative passed last year is forcing the State to attack the class size problem instead of just playing numerical games.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
It's in a very affluent area of Tampa and the requests from the staff and PTA reflect this.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
My child attended this school for a short time. He was overwhelmed by some of the chaos of the other students. The teachers truly cared but were overwhelmed by the uncontrollable disrespectful students.

- submitted by a former student
July 14, 2005
I was shocked that the school does not teach spanish/english as a second language when almost half the students are ethnic. Northern and eastern states all provide this option and are less likely to warrant knowledge of spanish. The class sizes are too large and the students spend much of their time waiting. The parent participation seems excellent. The music and art programs are good but the sport programs are limited.

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May 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 22, 2004
facility is good. staff is friendly.

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September 18, 2004
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August 06, 2004
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Hunter's Green Elementary School
9202 Highland Oak Drive, Tampa, FL  33647
(813) 973-7394
Last modified Hunter's Green Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hunter's Green Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top