Students enrolled 1816
School leader MR. VICTOR FERNANDEZ
Transportation options Yes
District Hillsborough County School District

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4409 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614

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4 stars
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July 20, 2014
My daughter is going into her third year and it has been a great experience. The administration especially the principal is top notch and have worked hard to elevate the school. Most of the students Ive met are polite and motivated. Many teachers are great and dedicated. Sports are ok but there is a lot of spirit and tradition. The band ROTC and culinary are great.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2014
My daughter just graduated from this school. Her experience was mostly positive and for the 1st 3.5 yrs, we had a great guidance counselor that was super helpful with making adjustments to her class schedule to accomodate for the dual-enrollment classes she was taking at HCC etc. Unfortunately, that counselor left midway through the year and her replacement has been singularly unhelpful. I still have my son to get through 2 more years and, if I have to continue to deal with this woman, I think my head will explode. Bottom line I guess is, that it all depends on who you are forced to deal with in the school. I can name a couple of dozen teachers and admins that are terrific. Unfortunately, I can also name a few that need to retire or get fired.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2014
I had the opportunity to visit this school in my role as a school counselor. The infrastructure is well maintained and free of architectural barriers. The cafeteria is one of the cleanest and best themed dining rooms I've seen in my life. The administrative and teaching staff is a highly competent and professional, especially the school principal. If given the opportunity to select a school as either workplace or school to mine, Leto High School would be my first choice in Tampa. - Lic. Myriam Rivera, San Juan, Puerto Rico

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2013
Students & Teachers equally make or break schools and for that very reason Leto is a great institution. . Our student body is respectful and hardworking and our faculty is highly dedicated and committed. A perfect recipe for greatness.

- submitted by a teacher
August 06, 2013
Most of the staff are supportive and inspiring but some just sit there and do nothing while you take notes on a useless power-point and when they test you you're supposed to know everything when they have not been teaching at all. The kids are not that bad but very rude at times. The ROTC program is excellent but the football team is awful.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
I Attend Leto as a Sophomore now in 2011 and this school is horrible. The education is horrible and so are the teachers and the assistant principles. The school is unorganized when it comes to Fcat and our final exams.The kids are rude and don't want to learn. The teachers actually make fun of each other, the students, and parents. The teachers also say stuff like "What Do you expect it's Leto" Or They say comments about the many Hispanic races in the school. One of my teachers were talking to an assistant principal about someones mom and how she wears a scarf around her head and how stupid it looks. I Have begged my mom to let me go to a different school to continue my education because the teachers are lazy and don't want to even teach you. I was a straight A student my freshmen year and i didn't go to Leto. I come to Leto and I Get a D which i have NEVER gotten before. In my opinion Leto is the worst school in Hillsborough county.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2011
My son graduated this yr 2011 after transferring to leto for his senior yr. I was suprised it was not as bad as anticipated. My only complaint is there was very little communication to the parents regarding senior deadlines for pictures, grad night, cap and gown ordering etc... I found most of my information out through another parent from another local high school that kept their families informed. I would call the school to inquire and get the run around. But all in all not bad my son enjoyed his senior yr there and completed his high school education!!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2011
I graduated from Leto in 2008. I attend the University of South Florida on a full scholarship. I am double majoring in Psychology and Elementary Education and plan to graduate Spring 2012. I believe that school is what you make it. I had an amazing time during my four years there. I had motivating teachers in the criminal justice, foreign language, and English departments. A long with the counselors, they helped me get to where I am today.

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2011
These reviews are a joke. They are clearly written by the teachers themselves becuase there isn't a student there that would agree with most of the "Student Reviews". First the school scored a 3 on statewide testing. As a student I can say with all honesty that the score may be higher than my own experience. Quality teachers are not the norm - they're overwhelmed with large class size, unruly kids - it's all they can do to keep order in the class. There have been teachers who have truly inspired and motivated me (thanks you Mr. Bassett) but for the most part the teachers care about educating about as much as the students care about learning - it's sad. I begged my mom to let me transfer out of Leto and move to ohio and live with my aunt becuase the learning is tough there. And there is a world of difference between Leto and my new school Copley Fairlawn in ohio - I truly feel that when I graduate I will I will be fully prepared for college.

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no rating June 19, 2009
My daughter graduate from Leto in 2006, attended UF on a full scholarship, now is is completing her masters 2009 with UF under a full scholarship. Leto gave her the foundation

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2009
LETO has great teachers who are always there to help their students. Although Leto my have a bad reputation, it really isn't as bad as some people protray it to be. Every school has have something bad happen, i've heard from countless students that if you walk in the halls of Leto you could get stabbed. I've been at Leto since freshmen year and i have not been stabbed,my brothers went to Leto High and were are all still alive and unharmed.

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January 20, 2009
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December 14, 2008
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September 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 30, 2008
I love it at Leto it's a wonderful place to go to highschool.Everyone is so friendly and the teachers are amazing.

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July 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 20, 2008
My son attends Leto High School, he is an honor student and in the magnet program and doing great. I am very happy with the school, office staff and teachers.

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January 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
I love Leto. This is my first year here. But what I've noticed is that people seem to think that it is a bad school because of our grade. But the letter grade is just based off of stupid things. It dosen't mean anything. But overrall. I love this school.

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September 28, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2007
I think this is a very great school and kids learn alot from teachers and also ther own friends...

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2007
The school refuses to comment back also when issues are brought up to them. The teachers need to stop being the kids' friends and start being teachers with ethics.

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May 27, 2006
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April 11, 2006
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March 14, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 19, 2006
Leto High is great. It has many programs to prepare kids for life & for college! I am very happy to say that I attend there.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2006
Leto is a good high school with a solid academic program. There are several high quality programs at the school, including a health occupation program and an early childhood education program. There are many well qualified teachers who truly have the students best interest in mind. However, many of the students are a tough group and the learning environment can be a difficult one, where it is no easy task to engage these students. Parent involvement could definitely be better, but is probably about average for a high school in this area. There are numerous extracurricular activities and quite a few clubs that spend time involving themselves in the community.

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November 13, 2005
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October 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
Great school, superioir rated band, best vo-tech programs in Hillsborough County.

- submitted by a teacher
August 09, 2005
Good School. My son just started and he enjoys it.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
I attended Leto high school as well as my sister. I was involved in HOSA which I recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a career in the medical field. The instructors were awesome and really cared for their students. We received hands on experience and also volunteered at our local hospitals and nursing homes.

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May 03, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 02, 2005
Leto High School has been rated as a 'C' and this appears to be on target. I have had 4 kids there. One is there now. Biggest frustration is little communication with teachers on how well my kids were doing until it was almost too late. My 15 y/o daughter loves the school. Guidence counselors seem to do little in the way of advising. Esp. over Advanced placement classes.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2005
I'm actually not a parent. I'm a student who is currently a senior at Leto High School and I just wanted to set the record straight. Yes, Leto is a D school. But if you noticed, about 55% of Leto students are hispanic. Most of which can't speak english very well. The school's score, from what I understand, come from student's attendance rate and how well they do on the F-CAT tests. We have a very high rate of spanish speaking students, and in my opinion, even if you give a student all day to take a test, which is completley printed in english, does not mean that they are just going to pick up the language right then and there. That's like giving me the test in spanish. Even if I had all day to take it, I still wouldn't pass. So don't judge unless you know the whole story.

- submitted by a student
November 24, 2004
Leto is not all that everyone leads it to be, though it's not the most up to date school there is my chld goes there in out of all of her school years she in 10th she has enjoye dthis one the most. Though I do have to admit there every now and then there is a fight. There also is a mixed group of races that attend the school.

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Leto High School
4409 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL  33614
(813) 872-5300
Last modified Leto High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Leto High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top