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9-12
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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 1,557

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6311 South Lois Avenue
Tampa, FL 33616

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(813) 272-3006
(813) 272-3014
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November 23, 2014
Robinson is a diamond in the rough. However, the school is ranked #14 in the state. #14 !! That is due to the hard work of the students, parents, teachers, coaches, club liaisons, and the administration. Mr. Bush is a super-man without the cape.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2013
Unique to Robinson, MacDill Aeronautical Academy gives traditional and IB students the opportunity to take an Aerospace elective. Learn aviation history, the phonetic alphabet, "Alpha, Bravo, Charlie", flight terms like "pitch and yaw", navigation, dead reckoning, and weather conditions. Learn to design in 3-D with Solid Works , and enjoy Flying Fridays on your flight simulator. Aerospace makes learning math and science relevant, starting with trig concepts in freshman year, through astronautical physics in senior year. The IB Extended Essay can be written on an Aerospace topic under the subject of Physics. Hands-on building and flying of kites, hot air balloons, balsa wood planes, and rockets makes learning fun. Go on inspiring field trips to MacDill AFB, Tampa International Airport, Lockheed Martin, Sypris Electronics, and the Sun 'N Fun Airshow. There are many different types of careers in aviation, aerospace, and space tourism. My son is well prepared to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University next year to study Aerospace Engineering. Aerospace does not require much study time outside of the classroom; it is definitely worth giving up a study hall for!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2013
My daughter had a choice between Robinson IB and H.B. Plant High School. I went to Plant, my wife went to Plant, my sister, mother, father and grandfather went to Plant. Needless to say it was not an easy decision. Both schools are great but Robinson IB was a better fit for her academically as well as socially. 150 kids in the freshman IB class allowed her to get to know every student. There were better opportunities for her in the sports programs as there were not as many students. Socially was her biggest concern as she thought there may not be too many social activities to participate in. She loves it and that says a lot from a "social butterfly". The concerns about being South of Gandy Boulevard are something from the past. It is a fantastic school with great diversity. 1/3 Traditional, 1/3 Military and 1/3 IB. We feel like she made the correct decision for her future.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2013
From the moment my daughter heard about the IB program, she was determined to attend Robinson (even though we are zoned for Plant High School). She has never looked back in the 3.5 years she has attended Robinson - the quality of teaching is excellent, the chance to be involved in sports has added to her high school experience, and the small size of her class has made it so that she has gotten to know her teachers well. The best part of the Robinson IB program for my daughter is that she is surrounded by other students who truly care about learning. The students aren't all just focused on studying - they also spend a lot of time on community service, sports, and creative activities. She would highly recommend the school to other students who like to learn.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
I'm in my 3rd year in the traditional program, and I am a student with high hopes, and a 3.5 unweighted gpa (just so we know I'm not one of the delinquents who hates school) . For the past three years, I have had to deal with terrible teachers. Teachers who only care about getting payed and going home, teachers who can't control a class for their own life, and teachers who complain how terrible their job is and how they can't wait until retirement. This year has been my hardest year. I have learned very little and had many conflicts with teachers who grade unfairly or who are unclear and simply do not teach. Only one teacher has actually taught me some stuff this year, and that's Robinson's teacher of the year. If your child is not going to be in the IB program, do not send him/her to this school if you want them to have smooth time in high school. Do them a favor, get them in IB, or send them to Plant

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2013
As a traditional student here currently, and after 3 years of experience with this school, the 1200 characters I am allowed to type here would not be enough to describe the many downsides of this school. Teachers are UNBELIEVABLY unprofessional, very few take advantage of Edline on the computer, many teachers are grandfathered-in to having a job there only because they've been there for so long, rather than firing them for their utter lack of curriculum. Many of these old timey teachers' favorite subjects of conversation are when they're going to retire, and i'm sure you can imagine how enjoyable a teacher who hates teaching can be. Certain teachers will lose work because of their unorganized homework collection procedures, naturally you'd go to the guidance counselor over such matters, but only to be told that teachers procedures are their own business. Sure, this school could be a good choice for some kids, if you can ignore the quarterly fights between the hoodlums that attend here from neighboring Port Tampa. I really don't know how my school was declared an 'A' school; Honestly I think it's the traditional students piggy-backing off of the IB student's grades.

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2012
My son will be attending RHS 2013 and being that I am a big advocate for his education, I research all his schools, teachers, academics and sports. Currently, these reviews all seem positive. The few negative are ones that I believe are in all schools. If anyone has more current information to share, I would appreciate it! Thank you to those that have expressed your thoughts!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2012
This school is the absolute best. I am a military child and I have moved to so many schools. And no school came close to Robinson High School. The atmosphere around you is so friendly and at anytime you can just make a friend in the blink of an eye. The athletics, the music program, and the NJROTC program are a definite impact to any of the student body's life. So far I've read that there are "thugs" and bullies, according to some reviews, at the school. What school doesn't ? In life, you aren't going to encounter the people you are comfortable with or used to. So don't describe this amazing school with those traits. Because this school is capable of making a positive impact in anyone's life. It sure has with mine.. Once a Knight Always a Knight.

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2011
Dec. - 2011 this school is a joke, nothing but thugs that should be locked up. did you know there are 11 convicted felon students at Robinson High?

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2010
traditional is great and it is definatly the best school in the county. they also have the best band director.

- submitted by a student
May 17, 2010
From safety point - Worst parking lot drop off situation ever. They have actually set it up so students have to walk in front of and between moving vehicles to get to and from the school in front of the gym. There is no supervision at all in the mornings and afternoons the School resource officer is in his veh. at the far end of the parking lot. It's a pedestrian accident situation just waiting to happen. Kids drive in the exit which is clearly marked do not enter ,but since there is not supervision it has not been enforced all year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
I'm a senior at robinson this year and the school is what you make it . Parents make it seem like the only reason you should go to RHS is if your in the IB program and thats not how it is , RHS has very good teachers and staff . Our school is just as strict as many other schools . Sure our FCAT scores might be low but that has to do with our test taking knowlege not how the teachers teach because if that was true then our teachers have been messing up since first grade when we statred taking pre FCAT it has nothing to do with our short time in high school . But as i said if you come to school prepared to learn then you will that day and everyday but if you dont come to school with that spirit then you wont learn.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 04, 2009
Robinson is a great school, however, constantly overlooked because of the other schools and the money behind them. Even with the lower income area, they are the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
My son is a freshman, and so far we love the school. He was sick and I emailed the teachers for his assignments and they all emailed me back the same day. I am very impressed with the 'small school' atmosphere. Only 18 students per teacher - the smallest school in the County. So far, so great!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 21, 2009
I am appalled at the decision by the school's faculty of holding the 2009 graduation on a Tuesday. I cannot think of a worse day of the week to have such an important event for these kids and their families. I find this very unacceptable, unfair and not a family friendly decision. The children of this, as in any other High school in the country, regards this day as one of the greatest day of their young lives. A day that they have looked forward to for the last 12 months to show the world, their close friends and most importantly their family members near and far, the concrete results of their accomplishments. But, it is my belief that, this school faculty's 'thinking' was not even close, about being 'family friendly'. Especially family members that live out of the South Florida area. How about a Monday, Friday or even Saturday?

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 28, 2009
I have a child both in ib and traditional. I have not experienced any predjuces against traditional from ib. If you work hard enough you can be in ib. If you choose traditional then you work torwards that. I see the principal out in front of the school every day monitoring the students I have never seen that at any other school they have attended. I have watched her run directly torward what looks like any kind of confrontation to protect these students at her own risk which is more than i can say for parents who sit and watch. No school is perfect but I think this is a wonderful school after two years of attendence regarding impotant issues including my main concerns which are safety and learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
I had high hopes for Robinson with the addition of the IB program and neighborhood changes. However, unless your child is in the IB program don't expect them to get much. Serious behavior problems throughout the school, I've had to call numerous times trying to get help with bullying problems. Many of the staff are friendly and caring, other staff are pitbulls and make it difficult to get information you need. My child's teachers often seem to be just getting through the day and have little motivation or energy to challenge the students. I'm very frustrated by the divide that the addition of IB has created. The IB parents don't hesitate to let you know that they think they are doing the school a 'favor' by transferring their kids from Plant or wherever and that we should be grateful to them. Robinson has so much potential, but I'm really disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 15, 2008
As a parent of a student in the IB program, I think this school doesn't get the respect it deserves. The administration at this school are wonderful and the teachers are very devoted and involved. Great School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 15, 2008
As a parent of a student in the IB program, I think this school doesn't get the respect it deserves. The administration at this school are wonderful and the teachers are very devoted and involved. Great School.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2008
As a parent of a student in the IB program, I think this school doesn't get the respect it deserves. The administration at this school are wonderful and the teachers are very devoted and involved. Great School.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
This school, having its small atmosphere, is by fare the best school in tampa. The teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2008
Although being only a freshman, I can honestly say that this school so far has taught me more than just the basic education-it has taught me life lessons.

- submitted by a student
October 17, 2008
My child has improved a lot while attending RHS.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
Robinson is a great school with great teachers and a great atmosphere. It is definitely one of the best schools in Tampa and Hillsborough County.

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 27, 2008
Parents do receive mailouts, quarterly newsleters, etc. but they usually arrive after events that are posted in those info venues.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2008
Parents are informed about school activities through our listserver, monthly postcard mailouts, quarterly newsletters, and voice mailbox system - I don't know why the parent made the comment about not being informed

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 08, 2007
Good learning environment.The sports programs need coaches who care and are more knowledgable.But the school is on track as to providing a good education.

- submitted by a former student
June 10, 2007
My husband and I were appauled at the things that were allowed to take place at this school. The FCAT scores do not lie, and neither does this website.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
First of all Robinson is a terrific school and for someone to say that the only thing good about it is the softball coach is ridiculous, no offense to coach ed but a lot of his players don't like him. Robinson teachers are keen on being one on one with student, doesn't matter if they are traditional or IB. I'm appalled at the reviews because I went there and I loved it and my mom went there and she loved it.

- submitted by a former student
March 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
I am very pleased with Robinson. I like the small school environment. Robinson now has the IB program and I think this will help bring more parent envolvement.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
September 19, 2005
The kids seem to run this school, I am not happy with the leadership skills of the adults here.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2005
Parents fail to be involved at robinson senior high because they are not informed of school activities functions or student other than report cards and progress reports. I have had two sons that attended robinson, that if i weren't pro active we would've all been clueless.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
This South Tampa school is rich in tradition and offers a 'small school' feeling in a large metropolitan area. With a great ROTC, drama program, and band it offers something for every student. Take advantage of the AP and dual-enrollment offerings as well as the adult night school programs.

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
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Robinson High School
6311 South Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL  33616
(813) 272-3006
Last modified Robinson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Robinson High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top