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4925 Webb Road
Tampa, FL 33615

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(813) 872-5382
(813) 356-1153
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April 01, 2014
Miss Caruso is the BEST!!! My son John was in her class last year and he was struggling with reading. At the end of the year he was on level and his confident improved soooo much. Because of her hard work and professionalism he is excellent in all his subjects this year. We can't thank her enough and we still talk about her.

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February 05, 2014
The regular and special needs teachers are wonderful! As are the occupational and speech therapists. We couldn't ask for a better group of teachers and faculty. They really do strive for the best educational and personal experience for the children!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
Talk about a school with great interaction with the surrounding neighborhoods, Bay Crest Elementary is a icon and a leader of education in the Tampa Bay area. This grade school has shown the consistency of achievement in every aspect from securing the best teachers to the latest technology. I talk from experience, as generations of my family have shared the asset of Bay Crest Elementary's guidance and educational foundation. Phyllis Crosby Bay Crest Community Resident

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Love love love Baycrest!!! Great School love the facility. They are awesome. Good Job Baycrest.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
My child loves this school and all of his teachers he has had. It works like clockwork, very efficient! New changes to the front office staff seems to have gone alright but the past years the few that unfortunatly retired or left are missed! The teachers keep parents informed weekly and monthly as to what will be coming up in your childs class and the school events. I love Baycrest and am so happy my child will be there for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
My daughter went to Bay Crest for kindergarden and for moving reasons she had to leave BC, she cried for weeks to return, now we had the opportunity to buy our first house and I didn't think twice to move to the BC area. My other child who is entering kindergarden(2013-2014) is very excited to start after seen how happy her sister is going to this school. I have volunteered here several times and have nothing negative to say about the staff, My child loves her teacher and if she is happy it must be for a reason.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2012
The majority of the teachers indeed lack a passion for teaching, my child used to go to Bay Crest, I used to volunteer there and was part of the PTA as well, and once I was volunteering and overheard one of the teachers going off about her paycheck. I was astonished!!! Another thing is, most of the staff in that school are extremely rude. The vice-principal is reliable, very committed to her job, friendly and caring for the well-being of the kids, she participates on the events, always open to hear criticism as well as willingness to fix whatever the issues were. Now to the other comment who responded very aggressively, probably the principal itself or someone very close to her, criticism are a great way to analyze ourselves and make significant changes, if you have a block on it you won't be able to see the bigger picture. We make criticism to allow others to acknowledge that something is not satisfactory to us, especially when it comes to the schools our kids attend. So I have to say in a very non-confrontational way, open your mind to the opinions given and make relevant changes for your organization, it is better than lose students and staffs as well!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
To the person who wrote the comment about the bathroom incident. First of all, people have a right to their opinion. We all have them whether you agree with it or not. If you considered the issue to be that serious to you, then you should have brought it up with the principal and it would have been handled ritht then and there, but no, everyone has to post it up on-line because that's the smart way, right! This is why things continue to happen because people complain behind a curtain and expect changes to occur through osmosis. Wake up. In my opinion, parents need to have more control over their children and stop letting them get away with things without disciplining them, then maybe, you wouldn't hear the kinds of comments/conversation you heard. Children now in days are rude and very disrespectful and parents aren't far behind. Not all of them, but a great majority of them. People always criticise teachers, but that isn't the only profession that needs some improvement. Take a good look at yourself and ask yourself what are you doing for your child's school to make it a better one, instead of wasting your time posting comments on line. That's the easy way, try it the hard way.

- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2011
Parents, do not rely on the Hillsborough County school rating matrix because it is misleading at best. The main challenge at this particular school is the lack of leadership and "cronyism" amongst the teachers. The impression I have of Baycrest is that they have too many teachers with a deficit of earnest passion for teaching. Additionally, the teachers nearing retirement age give the impression that theyare just there to collect a paycheck. Baycrest does have a few teachers that care and enjoy their work, but those are few and far between.. I had the misfortune of walking into one of the bathrooms and was thoroughly appalled. I would not recommend Baycrest, not at all.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2011
My daughter loves the school, which is important. After moving to Tampa from another state and comparing my daughter's old school with the new, I think the work could be more challenging. Teacher are nice and friendly. Would be nice to be able to go online to review our child's progress as we could before in order to ensure that she is doing all of her assignments. I would give a higher rating if there were more access. At this point, I would still give the school a good rating.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
Bay Crest is a great school with very hardworking teachers and a staff that cares about my daughter and all the kids. Our experience has been wonderful! If you are new to the area, you'll be pleased to have your kids at this school. You have access to your teachers to talk about any issues, and the front office and administration are helpful and responsive to your needs. My daughter can't wait for the new school year!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
I have 2 children attending Bay Crest Elementary. Both have attended since Kindergarten and my older son is in the Gifted Program. It has been an excellent school and we feel confident in our choice to place our children in the hands of the talented staff who have been instrumental in their success. Parent involvement is key also as success starts in the home. Both my sons are several grades ahead in reading. I would recommend Bay Crest to any parent new to the area. Bay Crest is our Pearl!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
This is my 7th year as a teacher at Bay Crest and 14th year as a teacher in the SDHC. I choose to drive a long distance to work at this school. The area where I live has a reputation for having the best schools in the district but I can honestly say that it's "Better at Bay Crest"! The teachers are caring and respectful to students. The parents work WITH staff to make each child's experience successful. Volunteers who don't even have kids at our school come time after time simply because this is a place they enjoy! The administration supports the teachers and the kids. Both the principal and assistant principal have chosen to have their own kids attend Bay Crest and that action speaks louder than any of my words. Bay Crest's slogan is "Bay Crest is my PEARL". (Partnership, Education, Achievement, Respect, and Love) As PC as our society has become, I think that it takes a lot of guts to focus on "Respect" and "Love". Many schools have cute slogans too but most are based on curriculum. Bay Crest truly believes that each child, parent, volunteer, and staff member will excel when we work together WITH respect and love. If you are searching for excellence, search no more!

- submitted by a teacher
June 12, 2011
Both of my children have attended Bay crest, My son has moved on to Middle School and in the 6th grade has many advanced classes. My daughter , in the 3rd grade is also advanced in many areas for her age and grade. I praise the faculty and Principal at Bay Crest for the skills and knowledge that my kids posses. Along with the curriculum at school, my wife and I spend a lot of time with our kids making sure they are the best that they can be. In my opinion, If someone has an issue with the education from Bay Crest, perhaps you should look in the mirror, as education starts in the home. Judging from some of the comments made on this site, perhaps some of you should attend Bay Crest to get a Grammar refresher course.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2011
I can't believe anyone would write a favorable review for this school. Then again it depends on what you are use to. My kids went from reading two grades above to literally falling behind. One of the challenges is that the teachers stand around and talk to each other all day. Many times homework sheets were not distributed. I found assignments ungraded for weeks at a time. Its ridiculous. The principal? She'll say anything to shut you up, but does little. She is a nice lady, but real leadership is what's needed. More oversight is needed!

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2011
The teachers at this school have a sincere love of teaching and compassion for students. That is the good. The bad...the entire administration is incompetent! I have seen the principal actually yell at teachers. She is unprofessional and seems to micromanage the staff in everything. I think it is probably lack of experience, frustration and poor stress management. Good luck getting any kind of special help, testing or evaluations for your child, they are unwilling and unknowledgeable. All I can say is that I hope your teacher is great and you never need any contact with the administrators. The speech teacher, social worker and guidance counselor are very caring and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Bay Crest has been my childs school for over a month now due to us moving here from Texas. This school is very good at parent involvement in your childs learning and the staff has shown me their concern for all children to meet and exceed their potential!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
FROM HIGH ACHIEVING TO SOUR! I have 3 children, 2 of who went to Baycrest and have moved on to Middle and High schools. When my oldest went to BC, it was full of parents who were willing to help with the PTA and other things around the school. There was always something going on with the principal at that time. I volunteered hours and hours of my time and was always at the school, and the children seemed happy, and I believe that as long as you make learning happy, their achievement is higher. When the new principal arrived (the current one), everything turned sour. She is never willing to give a little of the school for any activities, and it has cost the school tremendously with no PTA, no more carnivals, nothing happening for OUR CHILDREN.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
This school is fantastic!, from the teachers, functions, friendly office staff, and assistant principal. My son is in his 3rd year at this school and love it to pieces.

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no rating July 21, 2009
My child attends Baycrest.Although every school has something to improve on,I have found that the staff at Baycrest are caring about their students and provide them with a good bases.Most parents want the school to do all the educating,do nothing at home with their child and then blame the school for the lack of learning.Bay- crest can improve on involving the parents more,setting up their web site so that the parents are more aware of what is going on in the class(as in many of schools),and have more after school help.Baycrest offers no extras that many of the others elementary schools do,such as,drum club,guitar club,flute club,dance club,pep club,and after school activities that makes school and learning fun.The school has the drums, guitars and flutes. Other schools teachers and parents volunteer for the clubs.Your child is safe. Parents need to feel as they can address issues w/out it effecting their kids.

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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2009
Very mediocre school. Does not deserve A rating. Check schooldigger.com. It is rated in the bottom half of Tampa schools. My son was not challenged to excell there and neither of us was treated with basic human respect. They also pushed political views on my child that have nothing to do with elementary school education, which I find completely unacceptable. We left thanks to school choice. I gave them 3 years to show me they were worth my time. They failed.

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no rating October 05, 2007
The parent involvement is what make Bay Crest a great school. I personally find the principal to be a little 'stiff' but the kids do respect her. All 4 of my children have attended Bay Crest and I have been very pleased with their progress. I have to say that the Administrative staff is amazing. Very responsive, friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
Both of my children have attended Bay Crest Elementary since they were 5 years old. They both love it and are making excellent grades. My daughter made straight A's twice last year in 4th grade. The principal is a very caring lady, a 'People Person', and knows all the kids by name. I have been involved with volunteering and field trips for the last 5 years, so I know the school well. I know it has been rated as an 'A' school for the last several years. I feel very lucky that Bay Crest is our neighborhood school. I wouldn't change to another school for the world!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
I think this school is a great school. My son has been going here for 3 years now. When I did have a concern (the only ever in the 3 years) the Principal was more than willing to sit with me and talk, she didn't rush the meeting she listened. As well as when we had a conference with the teacher, Principal and Guidance Counselor they all expressed their concern for my son. They were all there to help me. I appreciate that. How many Principals are willing to sit in on a conference? Not many but this Principal did and that make a difference. When you know they are there to help you and give you good advice and feedback.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2006
I think baycrest is a great school. Compared to many other schools my children have been to baycrest is one of the best. I will not move from my area so my child could continue to go to baycrest.

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April 26, 2005
I am a teacher at Bay Crest and it's a wonderful working environment to be in.

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2005
Excellent in everything aspect. Organization,good activities for the children.etc

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2005
We have been very happy with the teachers at Bay Crest. As a military family, we have moved in and out of many schools. Bay Crest teachers compare very well and are among our favorites.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2004
My 2 oldest children started Kindergarten this year, which was more terrifying for me than it was for them! I have found the Kindergarten teachers to be wonderfully warm and supportive, and I feel that my children get the attention they need. They both are enjoying their Kindgergarten experiences very much. With their first experiences in the public school system being so positive, I feel that they are at a great advantage and hope they will continue to find school to be a good place to be! Bay Crest is an A school in many ways!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2004
We moved to the area just to be zoned for this school. The kids wear uniforms and they are all treated as equally important. Recommended.

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Bay Crest Elementary School
4925 Webb Road, Tampa, FL  33615
(813) 872-5382
Last modified Bay Crest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bay Crest Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top