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Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 695

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11701 USF Bull Run Drive
Tampa, FL 33620

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(813) 987-6500
(813) 987-6516
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Map of Pizzo Elementary School address.

January 26, 2015
My boys are in the ESE program and I absolutely love their teachers. We have great communication and I am very grateful for the love and support they have given me & my boys for the past 2 years. The office people are very courteous to me and other people that come in the school is clean and very secure they take safety very serious and I appreciate that. THANKS PIZZO

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2014
My kids love Pizzo this is their first year attending and to any parent I would ALWAYS recommend this school.My kids teachers are great and the staff is awesome. To the parent stating about Pizzo isn't good why don't you just state the facts of the parents not doing their job in proper drop off. It doesn't only fall on the staff the parents at the end of the day have to ALWAYS worry about their kids. And for info these teachers DO TELL THEM ABOUT NOT DROPPING OFF KIDS LIKE THAT IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH SOME DISRESPECTFUL PARENTS OUT THERE THAT DON'T GIVE A BLANK ABOUT WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY. I've seen to many times parents expecting little kids to cross the street on their own. I understand you are entitled to state your opinion but lets be for real why don't you blame who it really falls on. Not Pizzo. #speaking the truth.... feel free ti write me back my name is Alicia.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2014
THe leadership at Pizzo is not very strong. Just dropping your child off at the school in the morming is an indication of the lack of direction at the school. KIds are not taught to use the croswalks. Parents let their kids out before and after the dropoff point and are never reprimanded. THe crossing guards have not been well trained for their job most of the time they are talking to each other or staring off into space rather than helping the younger children out of the car. I have never seen anything like it.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014
My 3 boys have been at Pizzo for 5 yrs and their 8 cousins also were at Pizzo k-5. The teachers and staff have become like family to my whole family! Our kids are thriving and happy,Pizzo is an amazing school and has been such a positive parts of our children's childhood, we will miss it here at Pizzo

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2014
I love that my son is happy... he has been at Pizzo for three years and all his teachers have been great so far. They really know how to engage the students and parents.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2013
Excellent school...awesome teachers...my son is in the ESE program and the school exceeded my expectations.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2013
My son has been attending this school for 3 years and it has been a great experience! The teachers and all the staff seem to really care for their students and as a parent that is very important!

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2012
I went to this school from K-5th grade. And im now in High School & This school taught me so much & All of my old teachers still work there. And the teachers really Do care about you and they all want you to do well and become something in life. GO BULLS ^.^

- submitted by a community member

August 23, 2012
Great partnership with the museum! Teachers really go above and beyond to teach and care for students!

- submitted by a teacher

March 17, 2012
The staff at pizzo changed my son's life they have helped him approve in every aspect of his life. my son is autistic. the genuine love and care that they utilize is impeccable starting with mrs. Mary marrs and now with Ms Schwartz whom my son adores it has given me great peace of mind when he's in school that everyone there is so dedicated to special needs kids.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2011
The best school in Hillsborough county. Great staff and excellent teachers, my son has autism and thanks to the teachers over at pizzo he has learned so much and communicates so much more! Thank you ms.Erin she is unbelievable awesome school.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2011
Pizzo is a professional training school located on USF campus. This school is unique because USF students have the opportunity to intern with teachers, tutor children who need extra help and mentor children in programs such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters and AmeriCorps. Having this valuable resource and with the addition or having an amazing administration that is very involved is a recipe for success. The administration has done a wonderful job selecting a staff of caring teachers who create a structured and nurturing environment that kids need to be successful. They have also done a fabulous job supplying the resources they need to create successful classrooms, such as; Smart Boards or Mimeos, state of the art document cameras and projectors in every class room. They also have several ELP (extended learning programs) and tutoring programs for kids who need that extra help. I still have 2 children attending Pizzo (5th & 3rd grader) but I have had kids attending Pizzo since 2001. Pizzo is definitely a school that is truly striving to leave no child behind. The only thing I would like to see improve is the parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
My child is now in middle school however he attended Pizzo Elementary from Pre-K thru 5th grade and during that time we had a few of the greatest teachers and staff, however I must advise that during that time the quality of the school declined dramatically. I cannot put my finger to the pulse of the problem however the programs needed to advance children at Pizzo and in Hillsborough county are not available. It is evident to my family and I that although Pizzo may have received an 'A' it certainly is not. My child scored well in 3rd grade on FCAT and steadily declined despite our efforts to continue have him practice FCAT, read the dictionary and attend FCAT readiness programs. If a parent is looking for a top notch elementary school Pizzo is not it in my opinion. Besides access to MOSI it is not an 'A' school.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2005
I found this school to be wonderful. The teachers are very involved in making sure they take what ever steps are necessary to help a child suceed. The school also is very good about communicating with the parents by sending monthly news letters and other information. There truly was a good partnership between the parents and the school. They also have wonderful extra curricular activities for the students. I can't say this enough, but I really felt this school cared about our children and this was not just a job for them.

- submitted by a parent

December 27, 2004
Very good school. Strong in science and math. My daughter had trouble getting to her classes. She was in the gifted program and was required to change classes more than other students. The class changes were poorly organized and constantly confusing. They seemed to change periodically so that it was difficult to know when and where she needed to be. Otherwise the teachers and staff were very caring. Homework was not posted online.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2004
Pizzo is a fabulous school and my son has been excelling since he began K this year. They are really supportive of children with advanced skills! Great work to all the staff, but especially to Ms. Hernandez, his teacher! Thank you.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2003
My daughter has attended Pizzo since its doors opened in the fall of 1998. She is now a fifth grader and will be leaving at the end of the school year to enter the sixth grade. This is bittersweet for me because I'm very proud of her progess but at the same time, I hate to see her leave this school. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL! The curriculum, the teachers and principals have all been great. I'm very involved with her school activities and it has been a pleasure working with everyone of her teachers throughout the years. Dr. Myers assumed responsibility as principal in the year 2000 and has been a great asset to the school every since. I would highly recommend anyone to send their child/ren to this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

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Pizzo Elementary School
11701 USF Bull Run Drive, Tampa, FL  33620
(813) 987-6500
Last modified Pizzo Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pizzo Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top