Top Schools in Hillsborough County, based on Florida School Grades

Here are the Top 51 Schools in Hillsborough County, based on the school grades released by the Florida Department of Education in July 2016.  The department released school grades for more than 3,000 schools across the state, using a grading system based on the Florida Standards Assessment.

The school grading system considered student achievements and learning gains in the English Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and other measures.

Below are the 51 schools that received the A grade, ranked based on the total points earned.

 

 RANK SCHOOL SCHOOL GRADE POINTS
 1 Terrace Community Middle School A 759
 2 Lutz Preparatory School A 707
 3 Williams Middle Magnet School A 705
 4 Hillsborough Virtual School A 690
 5 Martinez Middle School A 685
 5 Randall Middle School A 685
 5 Wilson Middle School A 685
 6 Walker Middle Magnet School A 682
 7 Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School A 673
 8 Coleman Middle School A 654
 9 Bell Creek Academy A 653
 10 Newsome High School A 637
 11 Farnell Middle School A 635
 11 Plant High School A 635
 12 Steinbrenner High School A 623
 13 Kid’s Community College Middle Charter School A 616
 14 Sickles High School A 615
 15 Horizon Charter School of Tampa A 609
 16 Benito Middle School A 603
 17 Roland Park K-8 Magnet School A 595
 18 Burns Middle School A 594
 19 Mulrennan Middle School A 591
 20 Barrington Middle School A 589
 21 Winthrop Charter School A 585
 22 Trinity School for Children A 579
 23 Rampello K-8 Magnet School A 573
 24 Ferrell Middle Magnet School A 569
 25 Learning Gate Community School A 562
 26 Bevis Elementary School A 551
 27 Grady Elementary School A 531
 28 Mabry Elementary School A 527
 29 Lithia Springs Elementary School A 521
 30 MacFarlane Park Elementary Magnet School A 508
 31 Hammond Elementary School A 507
 32 McKitrick Elementary School A 496
 32 Mitchell Elementary School A 496
 33 Gorrie Elementary School A 492
 33 Pride Elementary School A 492
 34 Roosevelt Elementary School A 491
 35 Westchase Elementary School A 489
 36 Bryant Elementary School A 484
 37 Clark Elementary School A 479
 38 Chiles Elementary School A 477
 39 Deer Park Elementary School A 476
 40 Alafia Elementary School A 474
 41 Schwarzkopf Elementary School A 470
 42 Fishhawk Creek Elementary School A 468
 43 Apollo Beach Elementary School A 450
 44 Northwest Elementary School A 440
 44 Valrico Lake Advantage Academy A 440
 45 Stowers Elementary School A 439

As you can see in the list, high schools and middle schools populated the upper ranks, with Terrace Community Middle School and Williams Middle Magnet School as 1st and 3rd. Lutz Preparatory School is the highest ranked K-8 school.