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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 388

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4704 West Montgomery Avenue
Tampa, FL 33616

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(813) 272-3060
(813) 272-3065
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May 09, 2015
I am literally writing this with tears in my eyes. I transferred my 4th grade child to Lanier due to her failing grades and the SEVERE testing anxiety she was experiencing at her prev school. Lanier's administration, the teachers the office and nurses, have been a God send, to say the least. Her attendance, grades, attitude and most importantly, her emotional state of mind have completely turned around! They were patient, understanding and gave her the right amound of nurturing and firmnessto get her back on track. I have my happy, confident daughter back, thanks to the wonderful team at Lanier. THANK YOU!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2014
I love both my boy s teachers at lanier as well as all staff are wonderfully they really care about the kids. They have done wonderful in teaching my boys which were staffed to lanier from grady because they have learning disabilities... and lanier is the best qualified school because they are excelling immensely!! I am so thankful that someone somewhere is invested in the education of these children! <3 thank you lanier!

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April 08, 2014
My daughters teachers are doing well to teach her things she needs to know, and have helped her get on level. But the thing I don't like about this school is that there are no buses. When you live 1.3 miles from the school and do not have a car, your walking 5.2 miles each day to and from the school in scorching heat. Another issue is when it is raining/storming, your expected to get your child to school/from school with NO vehicle, and have no one to give you a ride. When I brought this issue up, I was told "maybe you can get another parent to give your kid a ride/take her home" SURE, I'm going to give some random person my child and trust that they aren't a freak. Its just a dangerous situation all the way around.

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May 05, 2012

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December 06, 2011
I attended Lanier growing up as a child. 20+ years later I have enrolled two, soon to be three of our children into Lanier. This school rocked then, and rocks even more now! The review complaining about the middle school next door requiring a resource officer isn't aware that resource officers are at all of the middle schools in Hillsborough. In my eyes Lanier deserves the highest rating possible!

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2010
i love this school it is the best ever i remeber the fall festval coming up

- submitted by a community member

August 19, 2010
I absolutely LOVE Lanier Elementary. I have a daughter that has been attending since headstart and is now a fifth grader and she looks forward to coming to school everyday. The office staff is fabulous!! Mrs. Poston and Mrs. Jacobsen are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
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March 23, 2010
Lanier is a great place to work. The children are respectful and willing to learn. The staff is warm and caring and genuine to everyone and they make you feel welcome. The first grade does some incredible and motivating learning activities and keeps the students interested.

- submitted by a teacher
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August 19, 2009
I have four children, one just graduated from RHS, both he and my second child attended Lanier K thru 5, they loved it there and I love the teachers and staff. My two younger children , have been there since head start. The teachers there are AWESOME. I feel like its a big family there. Since my children first started to attend lanier we have had 3 principals and they have been the best, but by far Sarah Jacobsen-Capps is the best, she has made the school a much better place, if that was even possible. Great School. Hopefully someday my grandchildren could also attend.

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2008
My son attended this school from k through 5. They have the best PTA!!!!

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July 28, 2007
I am the mother of 3. my 2 oldest are now in middle and high school now. Nt only do the teachers and staff know my youngest child but they still konw my 2 oldest children as well as my name. Lanier has the most kind and caring teachers as well as the best princapal mr.schoffer. The whole staff at Lanier puts the children first. I would not have my child in any other elementary school, even if it ment that i had to go out of my way to get him to school every day. We love Lanier, keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2006
I am raising four grandchildren who attend Lanier, all with different abilities and needs. Everyone at Lanier - the principal, teachers, guidance counselor, social worker, psychologist, nurse, and office staff are always available to assist me with any questions, and help me resolve any problem I may have. The children are treated with respect and concern, and the teachers are simply outstanding. Yes, its true that Lanier is in a lower income area, but I don't think you could find a more dedicated and professional staff anywhere in Tampa. My grandchildren are fortunate to be students there.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2006
Safety is an issue at this school due to construction.

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January 08, 2006
Lanier Elementary in Tampa I think is a pretty leanient school. They do not lable your child smart nor dumb. All the children are treated as equal. They have the highest rank teachers and grow to know each student by their name. My children went to the school last year 04-05. my oldest child graduated out of Lanier to Monroe Middle. I thought I was doing the right thing as to enrolling my child into a school that is more closer to my house. Big mistake, I'd rather travel out of my way. The school my child goes to now reminds her all the time that she will not make it, Lanier on the other hand does nothing but encourages their students to do their best, and they are so well organized. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2005
Very little to no after school activities. No homework club, or extra help for the students. The surrounding neighborhood is low income. The students are not violent, however the middle school that shares the same school grounds requires a county official to remain on the property before during and after school hours.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Lanier Elementary is a great school. I have four children attending this year from Headstart to 4th grade. The teachers there really seem to care and love the students.

- submitted by a parent

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Lanier Elementary School
4704 West Montgomery Avenue, Tampa, FL  33616
(813) 272-3060
Last modified Lanier Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lanier Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top