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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 949
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1125 West Spruce Street
Tampa, FL 33607

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(813) 276-5691
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
May 28, 2015
I Love, love, love, love, love this school!!! When I first reviewed it for my son's 6th grade year, this site gave a rating of 6. Because of all this school has to offer however, I overlooked the low rating. I was right, this school has encouraged, motivated, and matured my son a great deal. He has learned so much, and is actually on the National Honors Society. I love all that this school has to offer, and only wish I could find the same or similar for my 7 year old daughter.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014
In response to the Grad Night comment, it was Busch Gardens that cancelled Grad Night and wouldn't reschedule. The School tried. And although I understand the idea of Grad Night, it should not be what a School is judged on.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2014
Edsby its been really bad this year, I know is the teachers first year using it, but some of them don't update it at all, and personally I think Edline worked better, its not about the school because in other school is the same, and I like Edsby myself, but its not working with the grades.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2014
Ive been at this school for three years and ive never had a worse 3 years yet. We really brings me over the edge with this school is what happened today. We payed $65 for grad night and after 2 hours of rain it got cancelled. We students wait for three years to graduate and then they cancelled it and they wont even reschudule the fiels trip. This school has changed me for the worst. Dont come here.

- submitted by a community member

August 27, 2013
Stewart offers several after school clubs including Civil Air patrol (where they do all the usual CAP stuff AND they are building a (real) plane!,) and robotics club and team.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2013
my son went from being a B student in Elementary school to being straight A student within 1 year. He is now in the Junior National Honors Society going into 7th grade... I could'nt be prouder. The education that these students are getting is pheonominal adn I wish I had a school like this around when I was in 6th grade. The electives that they have her range from tv media to marine biology adn robotics. The backing by NASA should say it all - if I haven't already.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2013
We are the parents of an 8th grade student at Stewart. Although the middle school years can be challenging, we are very pleased with the education our son has received. For the most part he has had very engaged and encouraging teachers. The electives have been outstanding (engineering, robotics, marine science). The math department is outstanding and has given students the opportunity to take classes above grade level (such as algebra in 7th grade and geometry in 8th grade). 8th grade honors classes have been very rigorous and definitely are preparing our son for high school. Administration is very willing to hear suggestions and complaints and handle them. In three years we have had no problems with the neighborhood, although at first blush it might be unappealing. After school tuturing is available on a regular basis for students needing help. Some good clubs and after school activities and some great field trips.

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2012
This school is great! if you want to learn how to take care of your problems by yourself. i can safely say that stewart made me a man, i got into 5 fights in the time i was in there and earned the respect of everyone. my whole time in stewart was a big adventure, and i always got As and Bs. but it is not the school for the faint of heart. send your children here, they will turn into very strong and strict leaders. i recomend it.

- submitted by a community member

February 15, 2012
bad environment with not much extra to call it a magnet school. i think they just use that "magnet" name to get more industrious kids from the suburbs to come down to this school in the middle of the projects so that the test scores will look better.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2011
The teachers are great. But the problem is a lot of bullying. When brought up to the Principle attention. She handled it wrong. had 2 kids in there and pulled them both out for their safety

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2010
I was very upset with the quality of some of the teachers. I was was ask to come in for a conference and was told my daughter had a 27 in science, after my daughter correcting the teacher and showing her work she done (Was Graded!) was not recorded. After my 11 year old daughter corrected the teacher she had a 76. Teacher keep blaming the parents when it ther jobs to teach. Serious lack of respect for the parents and the kids. This is not 4 star school. Also they changed my kids class from advanced to regular with out my knowkedge and they said i requested it when she was doing fine in that class. This school has serious problems. I hope her new school is better, i really don't think it could be worse. PARENTS BEWARE!

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2010
I Was A Student At Stewart Last Year Now Im A Freshman At Plant High School Overall Stewart Was'ent The Best School But It Was Far From The Worst. Word Of Advice My 8th Grade Year Was Like High School Because The Teachers Treat You Like Freshman! So You'll Have To Get Tough (Im Taking A.P And Honors Classes If That Helps Stewart In Any Way)

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 13, 2009
For the last past two years I noticed how new teachers change the enviroment between students and teachers. They asking for respect when they do not show it to the students. Respect start with respect regarless the person age. They do not listen and the administration don't do anything. They know the problems but they let it go by allowing the supsension for the most silly reason. This is affecting the morale no other for the students but also for us, the parents. It is sad because they have a good program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 11, 2009
I am a parent of a 6th grader,from the principal to some of the staff members,no professionalism,no help,does not return phone calls,no knowledge or idea of how to implement a 504 plan,or any other kind of plan.My child is a special needs child,the teachers and the head principal talk about the children,instead of trying to find out what the problem is and how they can help the children.The principal is constantly suspending kids out of school,what can a child learn,if they are out of school more than they are in?Starting with the principal,the staff needs to be retrained,and it wouldn't hurt if they had a few courses in speaking with parents and students in a better way,meaning ,you earn respect ,and you get it when you give it.Not all the staff are like this ,only a few of the ones I have met and had a chance to talk to.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2009
I am the parent of a 7th grader and we couldn't be happier. They provide a challenging curriculum. The sports teams all encourage teamwork and everyone that wants to can play. Their partnership with NASA and the John Glenn Top Gun Academy offer great opportunities for those students interested in space. They offer high school algebra and geometry to 7th and 8th graders (very few schools do that!) Very worth the 40 minute commute!

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2008
We are coming to the end of my son's 6th grade year and his first year at Stewart Middle Magnet. We investigated Stewart before applying for attendance through the Choice program in Hillsborough County - went to the magnet school expo at Blake High School, and spoke with parents who have students at Stewart. We feel like we made a really good choice. The teachers at Stewart are in tune to the students and challenge them in the curriculum. Extracurricular activities are in abundance, enough fulfill all interests. The uniform policy helps keep students focused, but the school also rewards good behavior and attendance with 'free dress' days that allow them to express their individuality. Students are motivated by a myriad of rewards and opportunities which seems to keep altercations and other incidents to a minimum. The staff and administration are flexible with parent schedules and communication is open.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2008
I taught at Stewart Middle for over eleven years. The only reason I left was a move across the U.S. I am so proud of the accomplishments of Stewart's students, teachers and staff. It was a great place to work and the kids all worked well togehter. The population is very diverse. Great extracurricular programs and partnership with NASA is exceptional! Don't let the surrounding neighborhood scare you, the community is very supportive of the school and the kids are safe. I would be proud to send my own children to this school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
March 10, 2008
This school helped my child raise their grade! Im so proud!

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2008
That is the best scoool i have ever put my child in so go sign up turst me u will love it

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2007
I go to Stewart and I think this school is great. our extracurricular activities give the stuudents something to be excited about.

- submitted by a student

September 15, 2007
I have taught at Stewart for eight years and am constantly amazed at what we accomplish. Through dedication and team work, our teachers, staff, and parents make this an exceptional school. Because of the family atmosphere, I won't work another middle school in the county.

- submitted by a teacher

August 24, 2007
My daughter loves the school! The teachers are incredible. I don't believe there is another school in Florida that offers the challenging yet hands on education like Stewart. The surrounding area is not that grea, but the school has tight security.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
Don't kid yourself. This is a wonderful school and wonderful teachers. This is my son's second year and I had a chance to put him in another school (in our district) and chose not too. I recommend this school highly!

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2005
Staff is horrible and unhelpful. Poor parent involvement and located in a high crime area. Don't expect much from the leaders of this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2004
My daughter had wonderful 6th grade teachers that enabled her to excel academically. The teachers constantly challenge the students. The teachers really seem to care and that motivates students to achieve higher. I think this is a great middle school that can prepare students for the reality of high school.

- submitted by a parent
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Stewart is a nationally recognized NASA Explorer School focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education featuring Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum. Students are attracted to our school through the Aerospace, Engineering, Environmental , Robotics, Computer and Video Game Design electives. Going Above and Beyond, we develop independent learners and creative problem solvers ready to address the challenges of the 21st century global community.


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Stewart Middle Magnet School
1125 West Spruce Street, Tampa, FL  33607
(813) 276-5691
Last modified Stewart Middle Magnet School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stewart Middle Magnet School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top