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3910 West Morrison Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629

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(813) 872-5325
(813) 356-1476
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October 23, 2014
Best school... Best principal... Best Teachers... Best Staff.. Best Students. Grady is the very best. My daughter has been very happy here for six years. We LOVE the diversity and compassion at this school and the dedication to learning by all. It starts at the top with our beloved principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2014
Grady is excellent from the teachers to the front office. Our sons get all the attention they need to thrive. The only drawback would be the uppity PTA mothers who act above there means.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
Grady Elementary the best experience I have had with a public school. The teachers are the best, caring, giving their time to help every child and the parent participation is extraordinary. When my grandson was struggling with ADD, they took their time to help offered ELP, spent the time he needed to grow and get better grades. We have nothing but praise for this school. Communication is great. You always know what is going on and the emails I have sent always come back quickly answered. The office Staff are wonderful. I only wish he would go there until 12th grade. With all the help, he ended the year on the honor roll.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
As a parent, I cannot say enough about Grady Elementary. I have two children who currently attend. The teachers and administration have been outstanding and really care about each child and communicate often with parents. The school is strong academically, but equal importance is given to the emotional development of the child which is so important for elementary level children. The school events have been great too and well organized. The community, other parents and other students have been wonderful too!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2014
I'm the proud parent of two children at Grady Elementary and I love this school. This is a smaller South Tampa school that is caring and welcoming to all. My children's teachers are very dedicated, highly intelligent, true professionals who care about my children's educational development.The Principal knows each child's name, and loves the school, having been a student and teacher there. She is an incredible leader and just won the Hillsborough County Principal of the Year! And the first graders just scored the highest of all Hillsborough County elementary schools in reading and writing! It's clear that Grady Elementary is a school on a meteoric rise. I am so proud to be the parent of two Grady Tigers - you can't go wrong with this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
Grady is a horrible elementary school with very unprofessional, power hungry, untrained staff as well as teachers that are not invested in the education of the students. They gave up on my children instead of having patience with a child that has a specific learning disability they staffed him to another school after failing his older brother who met his goals that year. The staff is cold hearted and non-understanding at Grady... as not every child is the same or is on the same level. This school is a power hungry school. They do not care about your children ... They only care about keeping their A status in the community. In which they are cheating by staffing under-level children to other schools and keeping the gifted ones after school 2 hrs to be over prepared for fcat and other testing. My children no longer attend Grady and are excelling immensely at a different school. I am very proud of my boys for overcoming this horrible tragedy they put us through if they only knew how wrong they were and what they did to my children. when will it be about the children and their education? never at grady... i rate them a half a star if i could. even then they don't deserve that.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
We are a military family and Grady has made it easy for my 2 children to adapt to a new school and new area. The teachers have made it easy for me to communicate with them about any concerns I have. The staff is very friendly and helpful with all my questions and requests. I am happy and glad we were able to attend such a family oriented school.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2014
Grady is like family because of how long the staff has been there and how we are treated. They give opportunities for families and staff to get involved together in and out of school. Grady is a very welcoming, well organized, informative, and family oriented school. I have one child who graduated from there 5 years ago and one who is attending now. I am proud to say my child attends Grady Elementary School!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
I am a parent with two children that attend Grady Elementary. This is our fourth year at the school and we love it. The teachers are wonderful. We have not had a teacher yet that we didn't love. The principal is amazing. She puts so much of her own time into making Grady a great school. I also love that the school is small. When we walk into school in the morning, the staff knows us and we aren't just a number. Plus, with only about 4 classes per grades, my kids are friends with almost everyone in their grade. Both of my kids are doing amazingly well, academically, and the Grady teachers are the biggest reason why.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
I have 3 children that attend Grady and we LOVE our experience! The administration is amazing. The communication coming from them is top notch. We have been through 6 teachers in our 2 years here at Grady and all of them have been fantastic. All of my children really excelled at this school. Thanks Grady!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
Grady is the hidden gem amongst schools in South Tampa. We have been at the school for ten years, with our youngest daughter graduating 5th grade this year. The teaching staff are all very attentive and highly effective. Grady is small enough to feel like a family but big in its actions to be an 'A' rated school. We feel fortunate to have found this school when our oldest daughter started kindergarten and have watched it grow into the stellar educational foundation it is today.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2013
I am the parent of two kids at Grady Elementary. This small school of about 460 students is the jewel of South Tampa. The principal is outstanding, approachable, extremely hard-working, and displays tremendous leadership. I've been extremely pleased with the quality of the teachers and staff. My kids are learning a great deal and have adjusted well to the school. Parent involvement is high and continues to increase. You can't go wrong with Grady Elementary - an excellent and caring small school in the heart of South Tampa.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
I would recommend this school to anyone. All three of my daughters have excelled at Grady because of the great instructors and administrators at the school. Parent participation is excellent!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Grady, Very happy with the school. Strong leaders in the PTA. Children are very welcoming of new students. My children are thrilled with their new school.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Great school. Three of my neices and my nephew attended this school and they loved it!

- submitted by a community member
August 16, 2013
Grady is a wonderful, smaller school in South Tampa. This is my fourth year at the school and I couldn't be more satisfied. The Principal is fabulous, she pours her heart and soul into the school, the PTA is very active, and I have met many other wonderful parents I feel privileged to call friends. My children are excelling academically, with my youngest reading two grades ahead, and we feel very much a part of a tight-knit, yet diverse community. I would recommend this school to one and all.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
Grady Elementary in Tampa Florida. I have 2 daughters who go to Grady and absolutley love it as do we. The Grady staff and teachers are very appreciative of our military and their families.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2013
This is an excellent school. The teachers are responsive, the staff is helpful and the Principal is serious about quality at every level. I toured many South Tampa public and private schools and I was most impressed with this smaller, family friendly, neighborhood school. I am delighted with my children's academic progress. I've made many friends with the parents of other children and these other parents are happy too. I like how Grady has focused on drawing children from the neighborhood or from military families at nearby Mac Dill Air Force Base. Knowing that the majority of the student population is from South Tampa is nice because it means my kids have friends who live nearby. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2013
My daughter is in first grade at Grady. I have loved every activity, event, concert that the school has produced. It encourages a great involvement from all in one common goal. From the Principal to the academics this school truly deserves its A grade, that it has received for multiple consecutive years. Fantastic teachers and curriculum!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2013
We moved here from CA and I must say, this is a wonderfull family oriented School. School Staff is all dedicated, have meet lots of parents with kids in different classes and they all love it. I myself am very impress with how organized this school is. Staring with in the morning dropping your child at school. There is a car drop of line!! This is a public school with private school status. In my daugther older school she would come home hungry, because they would rush her at lunch. Here the cafeteria was very organized, no rushing. They come in small groups. I came to visit and I was really pleased. This school has think of everything. I also met a mom whos child doesn't go to this school no more, but she loved it so much she keeps coming back and volunteer!! . Military Family didn't get accepted at Tinker Elementary (this is the Elementary school on Base) because it's full you need to live on base. Grady accepted the student. I met Parents who drive far distance to get theirs kids to this school. About the School Staff how dedicated are they, they did a Flashmob at the Fall festival. You should have seen all the students faces! My opinion this is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2013
I say Grady is military friendly and I highly recommend Grady for the following reasons: 1. Excellent teachers and staff. They truly go beyond the required; they are cohesive, singularly focused on an excellent educational experience for the children. I cannot say enough good things about everyone from the front office and the rest of the support staff (lunch room, custodial crew) all are friendly and very engaging. 2. Intimate environ. Although Grady has children from all over town, it is a right sized, neighborhood school. There are four classes per grade level with an excellent student to teacher ratio. You and your child get to be known and get to know your peers - a wonderful experience for a large district, large city school. 3. Great resources. There are great programs and resources for the children. An excellent media center, a wonderful fall festival, musical activities, etc. My son says great things about all of these enriching activities. 4. Active parent community with many involved. We moved our son here after two years in an overseas Department of Defense School - this experience is so much better for us and for our son. Can't wait for my youngest to start.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2013
Grady Elementary is a great school. My kids always had wonderful teachers and the support of administration and staff. I would recommend it to all.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2013
I have a son in EELP and daughter in 1st grade. I have been noting but pleased with teachers and administration for past 2 years.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2012
Not a military friendly school. The front office staff is amazing at trying to get you on track, but everyone else simply doesn't care. The counselor is the worst we have run across in 5 states. We were hoping to find a good feeder school for Coleman and Plant. This is not it.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
My daughter attended Grady Elementary and received the best foundation a parent could ask for. The staff and administration consistently do what is best for children... they go above and beyond!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
We are a military family that moved from GA. My son has a disability and we were told that Grady would be best for him. I have had nothing but problems since my son started attending this school! ESE staff talks down to you and are not worried about what I think is best for my son. They want tomdo what they want to do. He will not be attending this school next year. We will be moving to Dale Mabry Elem.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2011
My youngest son was enrolled in the autism program in Grady, and since then he has shown a great amount of improvement. My oldest son was going to a different school where he was learning nothing but bad behavior. i decided to move him to Grady this year, and his behavior has changed dramatically. This is a really great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 28, 2010
This school is a great school. I would say that this school is one of the better schools in South Tampa. Looking for a better school that your child can attend, you found one. The Principal and Assistant Principal have great personalities along with a drive to improve and motivate children to want to do better in school. Thumbs up for this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
My son started kindergarden this year and loves Grady! I am very impressed with his teacher and principal.Nothing but Kudos so far.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2008
My son attended Riverhills Elementary last year for his kindergartenyear. He was miserable. We moved and this year he attends Grady. His attitude and behavior and outlook on scool has made a 360 degree turn for the better. The teachers are nicer, the administration is more organized and better equipt to work with children. Grady has changed his life. The best school and staff ever!

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January 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 06, 2007
Great principal and campus. Teachers are involved and care about the kids. If parental support increased I would rate the school 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
My daughter started at Grady in the middle of her 3rd grade year, which I figured would be a challenge for her w/ making new friends and fitting in. Her teacher was very understanding and willing to work w/ her to get her up to speed w/ the rest of the class. My daughter scored in the high 4 range (out of 5) on her FCAT which is impressive that she not only caught up w/ everyone, but even exceeded her level! :) Everyone at Grady is wonderful - I highly recommend Grady!

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March 27, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
January 11, 2006
I have had 1 child attending this school for 5 years and 1 child has been attending for 3 years. I have only been disappointed with 1 teacher and that was mostly a personality issue. The other 7 teachers would classify as very good to excellent.

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January 11, 2006
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Grady Elementary School
3910 West Morrison Avenue, Tampa, FL  33629
(813) 872-5325
Last modified Grady Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grady Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top