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9-12
Public charter
Tampa, FL
Students enrolled: 424
Before care: No
After care: No

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10948 North Central Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612

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(813) 971-5600
(813) 971-5656
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November 30, 2014
Expectation: Fully participating and focused students Reality: Most students are honestly not enjoying the experience. It is noticeable that some students are in fact unfocused and problematic. Expectation: Caring and nice students Reality: If you are not "cool" or appreciated you quickly are outcast into independence with little to no friends. And it's not just me, many people are so lost they have no social group(which BDCHS boasts of not having). Expectation: Caring staff that will help your child achieve excellency and work with them one on one. Reality: "Caring staff" means after school tutoring that is always jam packed with kids. Which in the long run is a even more harsh than the average learning environment. Tutoring will not fix your grade but bring you anxiety and frustration without any extra credit. Many teachers are extremely and unnecessarily strict and should apply for military education rather than teaching "college prep". This the "no late work policy" combined with the limited extra credit makes any flaw expansively noticeable. Honestly you are better off going to a public high school and taking advanced or AP courses .

- submitted by a student
June 22, 2014
My son has just finished 9th grade. I was skeptical about the school at the beginning(coming from private schools) ect... But I am pleased to say, that Brooks has exceeded my expectations. This is literally a private school w/out the tuition. The academics are challenging, the behavior system is disciplined and respectful, and the teachers and students have fun in the process. I couldn't ask for a better high school!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
My daughter hated reading when she started at Brooks, today she purchased her third novel to read in the past few weeks with her own money! She also received a 4 on her reading FCAT, the teachers are awesome and we both love the school!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
I feel comfortable to send my kids to BDCH because faculty communicate with parents very well.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2014
Education is one of the most important things I can provide for my children. Brooks Debartolo has provided a rigorous education program that is fostered in a mall environment with loving teachers and staff. My children are recognized as individuals and have been ale yo flourish in the environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
Brooks Debartolo provides above average education in a structured, disciplined environment. Our daughter has thrived and her grades have improved dramatically during her time at Brooks Debartolo. Most of her teachers offer challenging schoolwork and homework. Her opportunities in her college search are a direct result of the education she is receiving at Brooks Debartolo.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
Brooks Debartolo Collegate High School is an amazing school in many ways. It provides our children with a quality education that far exceeds other schools in our area. The teachers are caring, gifted and use evidenced based practices in their instruction. We are also thrilled with the opportunity of dual enrollment with our local college. This is an opportunity for our children's future like no other! And the principal and admin really cares about the children!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Challenging classes, a smaller environment than our local high school, a staff that knows your son/daughter's name, and they are ALWAYS there for extra help and tutoring. We are so happy and proud to be a part of the Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School family!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
A great school. The approach to learning is focused and the new principal is working out just fine. There are some problem students, and I don't understand why they are kept in the school since there is a waiting list for students that would love to go here.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Brooks Debartolo is a os excelente School My son is currently a sophomore and he is not only doing dual enrollment and ap classes at this pace he can graduate early. The staff is very supportive and work with each student to make sure they are on the correct path to graduation and for college.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Dual Enrollment allows students to take actual college classes with college credit. It is a small charter school focused on academics. My daughter is in 9th grade and loves the school environment. It is not like a bigger public school where students are part of the general population.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Our son entered BDCHS this year as a freshman. This is an awesome school. It has a rigorous academic program with fantastic supportive and accessible teachers and staff. Its smallness (approx 400 students) allows for individual attention and a real sense of community. And, while it may not have all of the sports that other schools have, it does have a bowling team!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
Having attended a, now 100+ year old, prestigious, private prep high school in Tampa 40 years ago I must say that Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School is on par with that school in the teaching staff, the administration, as well as all the supporting staff. I give this to school 5 stars in all areas. My daughter is challenged here for her college preparedness and we plan to send our two younger daughters here also.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
This is the first year that my daughter has been at BDCHS, the academic curriculum went above our own expectations; the school has a great security system and also the student enviroment is very healthy. Also, the school gives the best level of collegiate education. We as parents are very please to have our daughter at BDCHS.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
This is my first year at Brooks and it has been a great eperience. I like how the teachers are involve in us, the students. The academics at my school are great that we are able to be one of the "A" rated schools in Hillsborough County. Besides the academics it would be good to have a good sports field to practice baseball, soccer, softball, and other sports. I look foward to my last two years at Brooks.

- submitted by a student
April 29, 2014
I am writing this review as a proud parent at BDCHS. I am pleased with the education my daughter is receiving at BDCHS. My daughter has attended this school since 9th grade, she is currently 10th grade. She has had great success with her teachers they enjoy teaching at the school, she has exceledl in her studies. She loves the small class size, the great principal (Ms. Kristine Bennett) and the many new friends she has made. She is being prepared for college. Kudos to the teaching staff and administration!!! Recommend this Great High School.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
BDCHS was a blessing when we didn't want to send our son to the local high school and couldn't afford private school. They provide a private school education for free! The teachers are knowledgeable and caring. Even though the school has grown greatly in the past two years they still maintain control and familiarity with the parents and students. It's a great school. I hope to send my other children there too.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Very good school with great vision. Students are motivated to do the best they can and they are encouraged to reach for their goals.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Brooks Debartolo is a great charter school. Principal Bennett is a natural leader and not only inspires her students, but also her teachers and staff. There is a focus on academic success with high expectations. My child has excelled at BDCHS. She respects her teachers and likes the small environment. Every teacher and administrator strives to know each student by name.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
BDCHS has been a great school for my daughter who is just finishing 10th grade. She has been challenged by taking AP courses and whenever she has struggled academically there is always an opportunity to stay after school for tutoring. I have been especially impressed by Mr. Fernandez offering Biology EOC study sessions on Saturdays and by Mrs. Bennett's immediate response to any concerns we have had.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
This school is a great alternative to public high school without the cost of a private school. It is smaller than the local high schools, but still big enough to have a decent offering of classes and extra curricular activities. There is a strong focus on academics and help is always available for those in need. My daughter really likes the smaller setting of this school and it is definitely challenging her. She loves most of her teachers and her only only complaint is that she has to wear uniforms (which I prefer).

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My daughter has attended this school ever since we withdrew her from the local public high school (after she witnessed regular arrests and drug use in hallways). She has blossomed at BDCHS, loves her teachers, and is making wonderful grades. It has been a truly positive experience for her and we are grateful for the opportunity the school has provided for her and other students who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford a private school-like education.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
It is an honor and privilege for my 9th grader to attend Brooks. The academic standards are well above average and the educators are readily available to help each and every student succeed. Principal Bennett and other executive staff and faculty provide excellent direction and leadership for both parents and students. I can only see this school excelling to become one of the greatest in Florida, not just Hillsborough County. I look forward to our son being there the next 3 years!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2014
I have been a student at Brooks-DeBartolo for three years now, and I absolutely love it! I feel very comfortable in an environment where teachers and administrators deeply care about the students and their success. I am very thankful that we have such a wonderful principal, Ms. Bennett. She has really transformed Brooks-DeBartolo into one of the best high schools in Florida!

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2014
This is a school whose focus is the success of its students. They set the academic bar high, but work to help every student achieve. The encourage AP courses & dual enrollment. I also like that students are more than a number. Faculty take genuine interest in the success of there students.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
My school is Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School. I have the opportunity to volunteer each week at the school in the cafeteria. I observe the students/teachers and how they relate to each other. In three years I have not heard or seen a negative behavior. Students and teachers appear to have great respect and affection for each other. Not a fight. Not a bad word. Just smiles, hugs, jokes and respect. Compared to my experiences in the public schools, BDCHS is huge improvement. I was so pleasantly surprised! However they accomplish it, it proves discipline with respect can work. These kids are good and still having fun! A wonderful environment for our young people. Thank you BDCHS!

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2013
As the parent of a senior, I can say this is a great school, no student "falls through the cracks" here!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2013
This is honestly my dream school. I was worried about bullying, but this school accepted me and 95 percent of the kids that go there are amazing. The course work is challenging in a good way and I've seen more dedicated teachers. I have so much fun there, the school gives off such a positive vibe.

- submitted by a student
October 26, 2013
Brooks DeBartolo CHS is just the environment I was looking for when my twin boys were ready for High school. They attended private christian schools all the way through 8th grade. Brooks afforded them a smaller class setting and a safer environment as they merged into public school education. We also were excited about the prospects of dual enrollment. So far we are pleased with the staff and faculty and look forward to 4 great years.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
My school is Brooks DeBartolo H.S., this school is everything and some in regards to my child's education and growth! We are happy and committed to build on the future of this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Hello, My son recently graduated and now my Daughter Chelsea is a senior there. Both of my children have done very well due to the guideance and overall learning experience and the teachers have been great so has the leadership. I would and have suggested other parents to have their chilren attend Brooks Debartolo High School. Thanks; G.Drake Pelham

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Our son just graduated from this excellent school with enough credits for his associate degree (plus exploring three different majors). The opportunity for dual enrollment, for students who are ready for the challenge. Our daughter, currently attending BDCHS, plans to complete her associate degree concurrently with her high school diploma, and has found a great circle of supportive friends. Definitely the best-kept secret high school in Tampa! The faculty and staff have been so supportive, finding and communicating opportunities for leadership training, career events in my students area of interests, and scholarships.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
My daughter is in her 9th grade year at the school. The curriculum is rigorous and challenging. As a parent, I like the uniform policy, the communication between the parents and teachers and the willingness of the Administration to listen to parent concerns. Beautiful facility. I feel so lucky to have my child attending such a quality school.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2012
This school is the best kept secret in Tampa. Any student who desires to to be successful will excel at this school. Students are held to high academic expectations and are held accountable for their actions. Students are required to wear a uniform which takes away the peer pressure related to clothing. I feel that my child is very safe BDCHS and is being prepared for college and the real world.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2012
August 2008 both my daughters (completely differeent from each other) started as Freshmen, it was also BDCHS's first year. Not being a traditional setting, it was a family compromise to give it one year. Needless to say, BDCHS exceeded our expectations and both graduated with high honors with one also representing the class of 2012 as the Valedictorian. Dual enrollment played a big part. Both graduated with almost one year worth of college credit and because of other opportunities offered at BDCHS, both received an invitation to a prestigious private college with substantial scholorships each and are attending UT. Needless to say, it was a life changing - educational decision that that was more than worth the compromise.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2010
As a parent of students who have been there, since day one I, I am completely satisfied and supportative.

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January 28, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
This school is one of the best school in Hillsborough County. When I made up my mind to change my daughter from the current high school district to Brooks-Debartolo, this was the best thing I could have ever done. She made a 360 degree double turn around in her grades. If possible send your sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, nieces and nephews. You will not regret the move.

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January 19, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2008
Small size, uniform and discipline policies, teacher, faculty, parent, and staff dedication, rigorous curriculum and high expectations make this a great choice for those wanting a positive environment that promotes hard work and success.

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March 28, 2008
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March 21, 2008
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BDCHS provides rigorous coursework in a safe, caring environment. We hold prospective student open houses once a month. Please visit our website, www.bdchs.org to view the open house schedule.

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Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School
10948 North Central Avenue, Tampa, FL  33612
(813) 971-5600
Last modified Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top