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Tampa Bay Boulevard Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 735 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2014

I recently transfer my daughter to this school and it had been terrible! She took some time to get used to, since the school she's coming from it was a GREAT school. But regrettably we had to move. Every day there's a new story about something That happened, whether is with the teacher or students. One time my daughters teacher told a student that he will end up working at McDonald's if he didn't pay attention! :S. I've heard about many kids bullying other kids... Very sad! Teachers can get irritated while dispatching the kids at the end of the day. They will literally scream at your child for no entirely reason! Really disorganized, they don't even have agendas for the students. Oh, i can go on and on... They need to put a smile on their face and start acting like teachers that really want to be there! I'll be transferring my daughter next year. And I definitely apologize to my daughter for this traumatic experience! Ask, read and Inform yourself before making any changes! Your child will appreciate it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

All i can say is that this school sucks!! Teachers are the worst.!! My KiD got retained 2X thanks to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

This school is the worst school in the bay area..my son has been getting bullied and no one did anything about it.this was going on for a while...One day my son came home with his sneakers broken..I asked him and he said it was one of his classmates that kept stepping on his sneakers all the time..I took this matter tho the school social worker and all she said that it wasn't bullying that kids would be kids..and to top it off he was even getting bullied by his own teacher..do to an error on his math homework that I tried my best to help him with..she called out Luis by saying "oh so because your mommy help you that makes this answer right?..well she wrongg!" My son came home crying to me that everybody in his class laughed at him when he said that...This is uncalled for I sure did pull him out of this school..Tampa Bay Blvd needs to be watched closely....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

Tampa Bay Blvd. is an outstanding school! The entire staff truly cares about the children! My daughter has had an amazing learning experience. The teacher's at this school have made my daughter love learning....... kudos to all of the hard work this school puts forth to ensure success for all children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

A teacher's personal life should not be disclosed to you as a parent if it does not affect your children! I believe that the teacher has a right to keep her personal life to herself. The teachers at Tampa Bay Elementary are some of the best this County has to offer! They teaching styles allow for every student to succeed if they also put in the effort. You can tell they care about all of their students.


Posted June 20, 2012

this school is the best there could be I had and have a daughter at that school and they love it the school is very educational,fun,and very understanding.thank you to mrs.rutkin,mrs.otto,mrs.torres,mrs.birchett,and mrs.ossorio they have made my girls to what they are now.this schol deserves a special award for being awesome on a scale of 1-10 i would give it a 15 the staff is so lovely and welcoming theres a wonderful environment and a lot of learning tools offered I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2012

This is an excellent school and I know from experience, being there each day as a grandparent and educator. Each staff member, starting at the stop with the principal, engages each student in safety, excellent eduational learning activities, and it is an educational environment with each child's gifts and talents acted upon. Handicapped children are also valued as very important persons. Our entire family values this school and all who work there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I had a son and a daughter attend this school.My daughter just finished, and I am so glad to get her out of that school!They do have a few teachers that are really great,But after third grade it goes down hill!I have never been so disappointed in this school as I have been the last two years.Parents run away!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Wonderful school!!! Both of my daughers attended and love this school. The teachers go above and beyond. Ms. Sutton WE LOVE YOU!!! The staff are great!! Now my son will be attending! Again, A GREAT SCHOOL!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

The quality of academics for this school may be considered good. However I find that the students are generally overwhelmed with homework. The music and arts department are lacking as well as extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is low. Some of the teachers are not friendly and do not assist their students in proper learning. Nor communicate with the parents in a manner that is helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

I Have (2) children they have been attending Tampa Bay Elementary since kindergarten. The teachers have all been absolutely wonderful in helping me with my girls. I have (1) in 3rd grade and (1) in first. They've given my daughters the time and attention above and beyond their teaching duties. My 3rd grader is in tutoring and in a special reading program at the school. I am a volunteer for certain events. Thanks to the teachers I am actually involved in my daughters education. The school informs me in a timely manner if there are any problems and The principals know each and every student in the school. They take the time to look in on everyone and also get invovled with the parents when needed. I take the time to drive my children to school and if I ever move from the area will continue to do so. I am very pleased to have my children attend one of the best schools in Hillsborough County.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 81%
Black 11%
White 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 47%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 82%67%61%
Master's degree 18%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. GLENDA RODRIGUEZ
Fax number
  • (813) 871-7586

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3111 West Tampa Bay Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
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Phone: (813) 872-5208

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