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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 351

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3910 West Fair Oaks Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611

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(813) 272-3075
(813) 276-5919
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March 24, 2015
My child has been here since first grade and I absolutely love the family feel at Anderson. The administration and staff go above and beyond to make sure my child is successful. I love all of the family activities that the school and the PTA put on for the kids. The weekly phone call messages from Mrs. Gadson are nice reminders about what is going on in the school. Anderson is truly a hidden gem in South Tampa.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2014
This school continues too go downhill. The students may work hard to keep their grades up, but the communication from the school is lacking. The new principal is extremely unprofessional and rude. What else would you expect the teachers to act like?

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2014
The school is fine as long as you have the right teacher. 5th grade teacher to pray your kid gets: Laduke or Jeffers. If you get the other one...your child is not crazy! Someone is not operating at full speed!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
excellent school and teachers and good environment my child love school every day she learn something new.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Anderson Elementary is a nurturing, well managed campus with caring and talented teachers. Can consider ourselves fortunate to live in the school boundries.

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2014
Anderson is a great school with teachers who are compassionate, yet hold the children accountable. Teachers differentiate to meet the needs of all learning styles and abilities. I find it interesting that there are very few comments, representing less than .03% of the school population. Anderson has always been a hidden gem in South Tampa. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2011
This school has gone from outstanding to awful in 2 years. The new administration does not know the students, and the teacher turnover has increased dramatically resulting in new teachers who are mediocre at best. I would NOT send my child here again if I had the choice.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2010
School discriminates against children of different race other then white. The teachers have no communication with the parents. They not encourage children, but rather discourage them. For example, the teachers lower children's grades no matter how hard they tried. They based their judgement more on race and skin color rather then child achievement. Very disappointed that my child have to learn from such an early age biases of the public institutions. We do not teach our child about superior and imperior cultures, but public school will. Very Disappointed..........

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
it is a grade a school. My child is comfortable in the Enviornment which helps with his independence.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2010
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January 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2009
There is a new principal at this school this year. So far, I have not been pleased with the way this school operates. There is not any paperwork that comes home stating to you what your child is doing in class, the school planner is not being checked by teachers, they have our children take on responsibilities that the teachers should be doing, and you as a parent do not know when a test is going to be given until the night before when your child has to cram for the test and hope that he or she passes. I would not recommend this school. This year has not been a good year for me or my child in this school. In fact, I have to try to teach at home at night because my child does not understand things that my child should understand in class.What a waste of time.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2008
I thought my daughter had such an advantage having had a head start at the private, British, Montessori schools overseas and we would only see her education quality go down with a move back home. Anderson never takes the attitude that they only have to meet a basic standard and are always looking to improve from great much to the credit of Ms. Betty Lou Turner and her child focused staff. They look to resolve any problem and seek parental involvement. Much better than the upstate, NY school districts I went to. We are very pleased and they detected and pushed for our daughters advanced placement when we thought we were just partial parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2006
Anderson Elementary is a wonderful school hidden in the South Tampa area. My children previously have attended schools in the private sector. I was surprised to discover that Anderson was by far a better source of education and even a better environment. The staff is not only qualified, bur friendly and helpful as well. If you are looking into the school choice in the South Tampa area- you will be so pleased if you choose Anderson! The school has been a gem to my two children. They both look forward to school each and every day!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 07, 2006
Anderson is an outstanding South Tampa school.My son is in kindergarden and looks forward to each day.His teacher Ms.angle is very tough which has been very good for him.I highly reccomend this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2006
Anderson Elementary is definattely a diamond in the rough. My mother and I oversaw three foster sibling children with a very unstable history and may have attended 3 different schools in one school year. Two were twins that had to repeat Kindergarten and one repeated first grade. Their teachers worked diligently with each of them even though they could at times be behaviorly difficult. They took a personal interest and kept them under their wings. They would keep us informed of any positive achievements as well as letting us know if they misbehaved. Needless to say, they were very dedicated and by the time they left school they were academically equal with their peers. Their attention was similar to a private education. They are underconstruction and constantly making improvements, but, once they are done they will be a strong force in the South Tampa Community.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My child attends this school. I am very disappointed in the lack of communication teachers have with parents. I believe this school needs to have better technology, ie; website where parents can keep track of childs progress and homework assignments as other public schools. This school is behind in the times and needs to progress.

- submitted by a parent

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Anderson Elementary School
3910 West Fair Oaks Avenue, Tampa, FL  33611
(813) 272-3075
Last modified Anderson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Anderson Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top