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6-8
Public
Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 562

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3415 North 16th Street
Tampa, FL 33605

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(813) 276-5717
(813) 276-5857
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November 03, 2014
I am so happy with Orange Grove. I currently have a 7th grader and a 6th grader. Each have had different experiences, primarily because they have different arts interests. But both have had amazing experiences. Both of my children are in advanced honors courses and have found the work to be on target with their educational needs. One of my daughters is "gifted" and she has been adequately challenged. The curriculum is the same as any school in Hillsborough County. If my neighborhood school is doing a science project on armadillos, we are too. O.G. just has more to offer in the electives (because it is a magnet) than our neighborhood schools do. Administration under Dr. Butler and Mr. Finklestein is fantastic. The teachers are caring. My daughter's math teacher bought her lunch the other day because I forgot to pack it the night before. The arts teachers become family to your child. One of the great things about a magnet school vs. a neighborhood school is that kids that are not performing or behaving well can be asked to leave. Administration takes this seriously. My child told me that there are only 14 students in any of her core curriculum classes. We love OG!!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2014
I dont go to orange grove yet because im still 5th grade but next year i will go to orange grove. In 4th grade i went to orange grove for a fieldtrip and IT WAS AWSOME !!!!!!! . They have singing (chorous),dancing, band ,and drama. It is also a really big middle school and orange grove is a good school unlike the other schools

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2012
AWESOME SCHOOL. Altogether if you want to go to a performing arts middle school (or if you are a parent and want your child to go to a performing arts middle school) then Orange Grove is the place to go.

- submitted by a community member
April 10, 2012
My daughter started Orange Grove last year and has absolutely loved it! She loves dance and has thoroughly enjoyed the wealth of other electives offered by the school. These electives include art, chorus, drama, stage craft, orchestra and band (I may have missed one or two). The school also offers several after school sports programs.I was concerned initially that an arts school would not offer the same academic opportunities as the other science and math magnet schools. I was wrong. She was selected for math league and Orange Grove beat the science and math magnet schools in the area. She has excelled academically with high FCAT scores leading to opportunities to participate in an SAT prep course offered by Duke University and summer classes at USF. In dance, she gets to perform in many recitals, at community events and in competitions. Professional dancers from various styles do guest teaching and she was recently chosen to go to NYC to take classes at the American Ballet Theater. She is absolutely thrilled that she can dance two hours a day and still take honors math and science courses. This school is a dream for her and my son can't wait to attend Orange Grove next year.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
My child is finishing up 6th grade and I'm very happy with this school - it's small enough to where my child receives personal attention from teachers and even administrators, and there are lots of creative outlets and after-school activities. I feel the communication to parents is WAY above average - they use Edline and teachers are always responsive to communication from home. The faculty understand creative kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
My daughter has always been creative so I was thrilled to find Orange Grove for her. While she loves her stagecraft class and after a rough start is happy there, I have to say I'm disappointed. There is poor communication between the school and the parents, there are very few extracurricular opportunities and my daughter is not being challenged academically there. My 5th grader has more homework than my 6th grader does!

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August 26, 2009
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August 03, 2009
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May 11, 2009
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December 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2008
orange grove is such an amzing school. the teachers are great at teaching, and the electives are fantastic. from drama, dance, art, chrous, drumline, orchestra, piano, harp, band, business technology, computer skills, office help, P.E, journalism, and stage craft, the electives are taken so serious. the number of girfted students is incredible. And the advanced classes really are advanced. this school is a privelige to go to. and there are almost no fights or crime. I've gone there for three years, and I've only ever seen one fight, and heard about three. the teachers are devoted, smart, and fun to be with, and they help each and every student. I'd recomend this school to any child.

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June 02, 2007
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November 02, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2006
Orange Grove Middle is a wonderful school with high quality teachers and talented students. Children are given multiple opportunities to learn, shine, and explore their talents!

- submitted by a teacher
June 24, 2006
Orange Grove changed me in a good way. I attened it for two years and then had to move away. The quality of learning is high. I loved this school and miss it everyday

- submitted by a former student
May 06, 2006
the options of electives at this school are very high. many choices to choose from.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2006
The quality of academic programs is horrible, the teachers care but funding is atrocious. Sure, we have music programs available, but it doesn't seem like the administration cares about them. There is hardly any parent involvment.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2006
I have two children at Orange Grove. We are very pleased with the quality of the school and the attention the teachers give our children. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

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July 14, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
May 20, 2005
Outstanding school with outstanding faculty. The school is committed to the performing arts and academics, and the students have the opportunity to explore their creative side. My daughter had 3 periods of fine arts education per day, including chorus drama & instrument. Behavior problems are less than in other middle schools in the area. Principal Arias has done a good job her first year, however it would be nice to see her at more school activities. There is also a lot of fees for various school activities, I wish they could reduce that.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2004
An excellent A+ school. Academics and Arts addressed with equal intensity. Small class size, exceptional education materials and equipment and superb faculty. Parent participation encourage and facilitated. Creative and stimulating homework assignments given and completion is required. Excellent communication with parents regarding child's progress and needs.

- submitted by a parent
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Orange Grove Middle Magnet School
3415 North 16th Street, Tampa, FL  33605
(813) 276-5717
Last modified Orange Grove Middle Magnet School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Orange Grove Middle Magnet School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top