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Hillsborough County Florida

The Hillsborough County Public Schools district serves approximately 200,000 students throughout 250 schools. It is currently the third-largest school district in Florida and the eighth-largest school district in the United States.

Some of Hillsborough County’s high schools rank among the best schools across the state and the entire nation. These top-performing schools include Plant High School, Robinson High School, and Newsome High School. Hillsborough County is also home to some of Florida’s well-regarded colleges and universities, including the University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College, and the University of Tampa.

Hillsborough County A-Rated Schools

The table below lists all of the A-rated schools in Hillsborough County as rated by the Florida Department of Education. For additional school ratings or to search for a specific school, please click the link below for the Florida Department of Education.


Pasco County A-Rated Schools

The table below lists all of the A-rated schools in Pasco County as rated by the Florida Department of Education. For additional school ratings or to search for a specific school, please click the link below for the Florida Department of Education.


Pinellas County A-Rated Schools

The table below lists all of the A-rated schools in Pinellas County as rated by the Florida Department of Education. For additional school ratings or to search for a specific school, please click the link below for the Florida Department of Education.


Additional School Grades and Scores

Below are two handy resources to search for school grades and scores.

For access to the School Accountability Reports for all of Hillsborough County, the Tampa area, and the rest of Florida schools, please visit:

For a numeric rating on schools please visit:

The U.S. News and World Report have ranked the high schools in the Tampa area; you can see those rankings here. Best High Schools in Tampa Florida

One of the Top Rated School Zones in the Tampa Area (FishHawk Area Schools, Lithia, Florida)

If you are a potential home buyer in the Tampa Bay area and A-rated schools are at the top of your requirements, consider adding FishHawk Ranch, FishHawk Ranch West, Fish Hawk Trails, Riverhills, and Channing Park to your home search. All of these communities currently have all levels of schools with A-ratings. The FishHawk area schools are some of the highest-rated schools in the Tampa Bay area and Florida. This school zone is one of the few zones in the area with elementary, middle, and high schools, all with A-ratings.

The A-rated FishHawk schools are one of the primary motivating factors that bring new residents into the area. All of the schools are located within the FishHawk area borders; therefore, it is convenient for dropping off and picking up the students.

Bevis Elementary and FishHawk Creek Elementary are both located in Phase II of FishHawk Ranch. Stowers Elementary and Barrington Middle are located within FishHawk Ranch West. Randall Middle School and Newsome High School are next to each other and are located just off FishHawk Blvd.

A quick example of one of the schools is Bevis Elementary. It is consistently one of the top-rated schools in the state, serves an estimated 804 students, has a student-teacher ratio of 14:1, and has been awarded Blue Ribbon status, Reading Teacher of the Year, ESE Teacher of the Year, Math Teacher of the Year, and been consistently awarded Top Performer status for Florida’s FCAT examinations.

They are all recognized state-wide for their academics, music programs, and excellence in physical fitness or athletics. Newsome High School’s marching band recently participated in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Newsome also recently received a Hillsborough County award for having an Elite Athletic Program.

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Buying a Home?

Buying a home will probably be the single largest purchase you and your family make during your lifetime. Whether you’re looking for a great floor plan, a gorgeous lot, or a specific school zone, I am here to help. This website highlights the FishHawk area and communities, but I do serve the entire Tampa Bay area and will help you find the perfect home in the right neighborhood and negotiate the best price for you.

My goal is to provide you with knowledgeable, professional representation while making it a fun and streamlined process to find you the exact home you’re looking for.

If you are in the market to purchase a home in the FishHawk or Tampa Bay area, I have the experience you need to help make the buying process more manageable, with less wasted time.

If you are a first-time homebuyer or just looking for a refresher on the process, please look at my page on the Home Buying Process. From the feedback I receive on it, most buyers find it helpful.

  • New Construction Homes: Our Multiple Listing Service (MLS) does a great job with resale homes and homes that builders upload to the MLS as inventory homes for sale. However, it does not capture builder models that the builder does not have in progress. To assist with that search, feel free to click over to my New Construction Search Page. It will help you search for new construction homes throughout the Tampa area.
  • Cost For My Buyer Services: My buyer services are 100% free to you!

Buyers – Save Time and Stay Organized

Too busy to spend precious time house hunting every day? Tired of seeing the same homes over and over? Ask me to set you up with my free email listing alerts to get timely reports of the latest FishHawk properties for sale based on your personal preferences.

The email updates can be set to be delivered as soon as a new listing that meets your criteria hits the market, daily or even weekly. I can configure the search for you. The alerts can be customized by zip code, radius from specified map point, street name, subdivision, price range, size of the home (square feet), pool, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc. Just contact me and let me know what you would like me to set up a real estate search for you and what you would like your specific criteria to be.

Buyer Questionnaire

Over time, I have found that one of the best tools I have to help me find my clients the best home for them is my buyer profile questionnaire. It only takes about 5 minutes to fill out but may save us hours and will certainly help us find your dream home.

Please do me a favor, click the Buyer Questionnaire button below, and fill out the questionnaire with as much information as possible.

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Heroes Rebate Program

It’s an honor and a privilege for me to serve those who provide extraordinary services to the public every day. As a heartfelt thank you for your service, I offer an unlimited 5% rebate of my commission back to you at closing. All you need to do to receive this rebate is to let me know that you qualify for this rebate and close on a home purchase with me as your buyer agent.

Note: The rebate is calculated as an unlimited 5% of the commission paid to me at closing. The buyer must use me as their Buyer’s Agent and close on a home. This offer is good for both resale and new construction homes.

Jeff Gould Military Relocation ProfessionalHome to the Best Schools in Hillsborough County, Florida

FishHawk Ranch is home to some of the best schools in Tampa Bay as well as the best schools in Hillsborough County. As far as top schools in Tampa are concerned, Bevis Elementary school was recently ranked the number 1 elementary school in Hillsborough County (these rankings could change, so if it is important to you, please look up the current rankings).

If great schools are an essential part of your home search, it is tough to beat the FishHawk schools.  There are not too many school zones in the Tampa Bay area, with the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools all earning A-ratings.

FishHawk residents are lucky to have six of the most sought-after schools in the state of Florida right in the FishHawk community. Again, all of these public schools are A-rated by the state of Florida.

With most schools located either inside or within 2 1/2 miles of the FishHawk Ranch community, many school children in FishHawk Ranch walk or ride their bikes to school.

In addition to the top public schools, there are also many quality daycare centers and private schools in the area.

Below are some of the schools in the FishHawk Ranch area.

Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools
Child Development/Day Care Centers
Private Schools

Visit this link for a complete list of FishHawk area Private Schools.


FishHawk Ranch Area Schools – Elementary Schools

Bevis Elementary
5720 Osprey Ridge Drive
Lithia, FL 33547
Phone: (813) 740-4000
Fax: (813) 740-4004
Home of the Broncos

FishHawk Creek Elementary

FishHawk Creek Elementary School, FishHawk Ranch, Lithia Florida

16815 Dorman Road
Lithia, FL 33547
Phone: (813) 651-2150
Fax: (813) 651-2154
Home of the Falcons

Stowers Elementary
13915 Barringtonstowers Drive
Lithia, FL 33547
Phone: (813) 657-7431
Fax: (813) 657- 7435
Home of the Cowboys



FishHawk Ranch Area Schools – Middle Schools

Barrington Middle School
5925 Village Center Drive
Lithia, FL 33547
Phone: (813) 657-7266
Fax: (813) 657-7369
Home of the Bolts

Randall Middle School
16510 Fishhawk Blvd.
Lithia, FL 33547
Phone: (813) 740-3900
Home of the Hawks


FishHawk Ranch Area Schools – High School

Newsome High School
16550 Fishhawk Blvd.
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 740-4600
Home of the Wolves


FishHawk Area Child Development: Pre-School and Day Care Centers

Young Innovators
16641 Fishhawk Blvd.
Lithia, FL 33547
(844) 909-0800

Creative World School – FishHawk
5525 Osprey Ridge Dr
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 684-3777

The Learning Experience
16232 Bayberry Glenn Dr
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 681-5544

Kids R Kids
5815 Kids Crossing Drive
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 526-7000

Fishhawk Early Learning Center (Two Locations)
5632 Osprey Park Pl
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 662-5978

6017 Parkset Dr
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 655-8600

The Goddard School
14106 Spector Rd.
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 603-1530


FishHawk Area Private Schools

Brandon Montessori School
4223 Lynx Paw Trail
Valrico, FL 33596
(813) 655-9300

Interactive Education Academy
1474 Bloomingdale Ave
Valrico, FL 33596
(813) 689-2087

Primrose School of Bloomingdale
1280 Bloomingdale Ave
Valrico, FL 33596
(813) 438-5980

Valrico Academy
13306 Boyette Rd.
Riverview, FL 33569
(813) 699-5049

Bell Creek Academy
13221 Boyette Rd.
Riverview, FL 33569
(813) 793-6075

Center Academy Riverview
10518 Riverview Dr
Riverview, FL 33578
(813) 677-7777

St. Stephen Catholic School
10424 St Stephen Cir
Riverview, FL 33569
(813) 741-9203

The county has published a Parent’s Guide to Hillsborough County Public Schools. This comprehensive guide should answer most of your Hillsborough County school-related questions.

The county has provided another great tool. If you would like to find out which of the schools your child will be attending, enter your address into the Hillsborough County School Locator.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the FishHawk Ranch area schools.

FishHawk Ranch Community

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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am here to help!

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