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Tampa Bay Tech High School

Public | 9-12 | 2000 students

 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tampa Bay Technical is an amazing school. I graduated class of 2013. It was the only high school I applied for and I don't regret a moment of it. The teachers and the administrators are very caring and attentive to their students. Great school to attend and I would recommend to anyone!


Posted June 27, 2014

Awful. That's the only word I can think to describe this school. No dedication and the students learn more at home on their own free time than they do in the classrooms. I am never sending my children here and I advise you to do the same. Your child will become depressed and no counseling will be available at the school to help. This school cares more about their A average than if the students actually learn anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2014

I'm being around this school for the last 8 years. Overall an excellent school. The participation in sports and clubs help my children very much, making their high school experience very positive. They love the multiracial environment. My suggestion is to review non core classes and to integrate others that prepared them more for college, like philosophy. I will be missing driving to Tech. Titans pride, Go Tech!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2014

I have just finished Freshman year here at TBT. I wouldn't say that this school is terrible, but I also wouldn't say it is the very best. I was not miserable, I overall had a good time. Getting involved in clubs and extracurricular activities makes your first year more fun. The teachers and staff are overall accepting and mostly dedicated. Like any other high school, fights break out occasionally and the smell of illegal drugs can fill the air. Although, this is not because of the school, but because of some of the students. You are not labeled at this school like most cliche high schools, there are no abundant groups of jocks, nerds, punks, or popular kids. You can basically be friends with anyone without being directly labeled into a specific group. Teachers are great, but watch out for the newbies, they either may take their job too seriously, or not give a care in the world about it at all. I was not bullied my Freshman year which is a pleasant welcoming. All in all, this school was a pretty good first experience into the world of high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2014

My daughter was in the medical program for one year and learned a lot, this year she switched to architecture program and she is having and awesome year, not to much to complain except that I guess teachers are not used to Edsby because some of them don't update it, but a lot to mention, the AP classes are really good, the AP teacher Dr. Pool is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Tampa Bay Technical High School is a great school. The teachers care about the students and offer extra help whenever needed. The office administration is efficient, organized and attentive. The difference between this great school and other academic institutions is that this learning facility is not into the power of authority, but rather into the love of education . Totally an A school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

This school is wonderfully horrid, the only thing that you will be able to learn at this establishment is how to procreate with multiple partners and do so discreetly so that the staff will not be informed about your doings. My daughter had the greatest time learning how to set fire to the trashcans which are surprisingly full of flammable rubber contraceptions. She told me in great detail how her teacher spent the entire class period showing another student how to get rid of her love bite due to her constant interruptions of the class with her fear that her mother would find it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

If you are looking to take a Health Science class do not take CNA ! You will not be able to sit for the exam as promissed and paid for before graduation...this makes this class and it's only teacher useless. No ACCOUNTABILITY this is the second year that the CNA Class was not able to finish with a CERTIFICATION.. So aLL THE CHILDREN WERE LEFT BEHIND.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

dirty, filthy place, horrid enviroment, look like a juvenile hall, careless teachers and staff, bad appearence by the students,disgrace of school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2011

A great school. With dedicated teachers who take time outof their day and stay to help students get further. A wonderful dedicated band director, Rondal Russell.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2011

i had a great time going there. i went from 04-08 and i love it! they have a two great magnet programs. i was in the health academy and love it. i had all the best teachers and i had actually learn something for a change and the best part was going on clincals with your program for a week. i say the best hands you can have as a high school i say no other school in state of florida can compare
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2010

Tampa Bay Tech has a diverse population of students that come from all over the county to attend this high school. We have many academies that students apply to get into, including:Architecture, Health Academy, Commercial Art, Journalism, Early Childhood,and Culinary. Students at Tech are proud to be there, and strive to graduatate high school not only with a strong academic background, but also with a skill set that will make them more competitive job applicants.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 3, 2010

A major flaw about this school is that they DO NOT LISTEN/CARE about individual student's needs. As a student, in the 2009-2010 school year, I was placed in classes beyond my capabilities, and pretty much no matter who I asked to get that fixed, I was basically told to deal with it. I was told repeatedly that I could do the work, despite my failing grades in the class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

Tampa Bay Tech prepared my daughter well for college and she had a great time there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I have 2 daughters who graduated from the Health Magnet program. Both were honors students, took AP classes, and got college credit for AP classes and their SAT scores. They had lots of excellent teachers at TBT. As teachers retired, they were replaces with equally excellent teachers. The principals have been excellent, caring individuals who boosted that school to new heights. My girls got an excellent education in Hillsborough county but the best was TBT. Both are honors students in college who are receiving accolades and are true success stories. As a parent, I couldn't have asked for a better educational experience for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

Its excellent, especially if the student goes into the health program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

i love tbt. this is the best school i have every been to. with this being my senior year that i am entering i will soon miss tbt. if you want to go to a school that will fit all your needs and help you on the right path to your career.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2009

i think that Tampa bay tech is one of the most highly recommended schools for students that would like to receive a wonderful education


Posted May 16, 2009

I love Tech! I would never be able to find such an amazing staff and amazing students at my local school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

My daughter is a foreign student, The School allways gives all the support and help at the right time; We love the idea that she will have more than a High School Diploma.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

506 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

522 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

508 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
91%
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 84% in 2012.

458 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

515 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

517 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
80%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

474 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 48%
Hispanic 27%
White 15%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 88%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%67%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL IPPOLITO
Fax number
  • (813) 744-8368

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Baseball
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6410 Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33610
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