Public Schools

Following are the public schools in USF. Please click on a school to see more information about the school that is maintained by the School District of Hillsborough County. Additionally, there is information on the Hillsborough County School Signs, Markings, and Flashers Enhancement Project. The goal of this project is to upgrade all school safety zones in the county with larger and brighter signs, "SCHOOL" markings and flashers that indicate a reduced speed limit during student arrival and departure of students. A green check mark indicates that the school safety zone has been upgraded.

Elementary Schools

Elementary School Locations

Upgraded | Upgrade Planned | Unknown

School Name Address School Safety Zone Upgrades
Signs Markings Flashers
MILES ELEMENTARY317 EAST 124TH AVE
MORT ELEMENTARY1806 BEARSS AVE E
MULLER ELEMENTARY13615 NORTH 22ND STREET

Data Provider: Multiple Data Providers (Compiled by Florida Center for Community Design and Research)
Data Updated: September 2015

Middle Schools

Middle School Locations

There are no public middle schools in this community.

High Schools

High School Locations

Upgraded | Upgrade Planned | Unknown

School Name Address School Safety Zone Upgrades
Signs Markings Flashers
BOWERS-WHITLEY CAREER CENTER13609 N 22ND ST

Data Provider: Multiple Data Providers (Compiled by Florida Center for Community Design and Research)
Data Updated: September 2015

Other Types of Schools

Other Types of Schools Locations

Upgraded | Upgrade Planned | Unknown

School Name Address School Safety Zone Upgrades
Signs Markings Flashers
HOSPITAL HOMEBOUND129 E 124TH AVE
YOUTH SERVICES (DJJ PROGRAM) ALT13706 N 23RD STREET

Data Provider: Multiple Data Providers (Compiled by Florida Center for Community Design and Research)
Data Updated: September 2015

  • Florida School Accountability Reports (Archive) - Publications and reports on performance of schools, for years prior to the current assessment period.
  • Florida School Accountability Reports (Current) - Florida School Grades web page, which includes links to School Accountability Reports, downloadable files on school and district performance outcomes, calculation guides and additional resources on school grades.
  • HELP Students in Transition Program - The Homeless Education and Literacy Project (HELP) is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of students who meet eligibility under the McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act by providing academic support and program services.
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools - Website of the Hillsborough County Public School System, with information for students, parents, and teachers
  • Hillsborough County School Safety Program - Hillsborough County program to develop and implement public school-related traffic projects, including education/outreach efforts, parking prohibitions, pedestrian signals and crossings, school zones, and school signage.
  • Step Up for Students - Nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer two scholarships for Florida schoolchildren: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) for low-income families and the Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) for children with certain special needs.

Student Achievement

Student achievement is the level to which students are performing in areas such as Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science. There are a number of methods used to measure student achievement. The State of Florida uses the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to measure student achievement in a standardized way around the state. Student achievement is an important topic to consider since it can influence future success in higher education and work.

FCAT School grades

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Percentage Meeting High Standards

As part of the FCAT test, students are scored on whether they are meeting high standards. In the areas of reading, math and writing, student scores are presented at five levels: Level 5 is the highest and Level 1 is the lowest. High standards are defined as Level 3 and above. The schools in this community had the following results for meeting standards in reading, math and writing. Learn More about Percent Meeting High Standards »

Elementary Schools
Percentage Meeting High Standards in 2010-11
School Name Percent Meeting High Standards
Reading Math Writing
MILES ELEMENTARY52%40%86%
MORT ELEMENTARY54%50%88%
MULLER ELEMENTARY76%75%88%

Data Provider: Florida Department of Education
Data Updated: July 2011


Overall Elementary School Percent Meeting High Standards in 2010-11
County Percent Meeting High Standards
Reading Math Writing
Hillsborough County 74% 74% 93%

Data Provider: Florida Department of Education
Data Updated: July 2011

Middle Schools

There are no middle schools located in this community.

Overall Middle School Percent Meeting High Standards in 2010-11
County Percent Meeting High Standards
Reading Math Writing
Hillsborough County 64% 66% 91%

Data Provider: Florida Department of Education
Data Updated: July 2011

High Schools

There are no high schools located in this community.

Overall High School Percent Meeting High Standards in 2010-11
County Percent Meeting High Standards
Reading Math Writing
Hillsborough County 47% 74% 78%

Data Provider: Florida Department of Education
Data Updated: July 2011

Other Types of Schools

There are no other types of schools located in this community.

Overall Other Types of Schools Percent Meeting High Standards in 2010-11
County Percent Meeting High Standards
Reading Math Writing
Hillsborough County 71% 67% 87%

Data Provider: Florida Department of Education
Data Updated: July 2011

3rd Grade Reading Score

The 3rd Grade Reading Score is part of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The scores are presented at five levels: Level 5 is the highest and Level 1 is the lowest. This score is important to understand since students who receive a score in Level 1 must repeat the 3rd Grade. Learn More about 3rd Grade Reading Scores »

3rd Grade Reading Scores in 2013-14
School Name Percent of Students at Achievement Level
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
MILES ELEMENTARY44%29%15%7%4%
MORT ELEMENTARY33%30%26%7%4%
MULLER ELEMENTARY7%15%29%35%15%

Data Provider: Florida Department of Education
Data Updated: September 2015


County and State Comparison in 2013-14
County/State Percent of Students at Achievement Level
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Hillsborough County 18% 26% 24% 22% 10%
Florida 19% 24% 23% 23% 10%

Data Provider: Florida Department of Education
Data Updated: September 2015

Retention Rates

Elementary Schools
Percent of Students Held Back in 2013-14
School NameK12345
MILES ELEMENTARY9.67%4.84%1.47%8.07%0.9%0%
MORT ELEMENTARY6.04%6.91%3.87%11.61%1.63%0%
MULLER ELEMENTARY0%2%3.84%0%0%0%

Data Provider: School District of Hillsborough County
Data Updated: September 2015


Middle Schools
Percent of Students Held Back in 2013-14

No data available.


High Schools
Percent of Students Held Back in 2013-14

No data available.


Other Types of Schools
Percent of Students Held Back in 2013-14

No data available.

Percent of Students Absent

Research has proven that there is a high correlation between school attendance and academic performance and success, while absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance and achievement. Absence rates show the combined percentage of excused and unexcused student absences for the school year compared to total enrollment. Learn More about Truancy Rates »

High Schools
Percent of Students Absent

No data available.


Middle Schools
Percent of Students Absent

No data available.

High School Graduation Rates

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School Readiness

School readiness is the preparation of children 0-5 so that when they enter school they will be able to achieve. It addresses developing physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills. It is an important issue to address to ensure that children succeed in school. Learn more about School Readiness »

Kindergarten Readiness

An important result shared by the Children's Board, parents, service providers and others is that children are ready to learn and succeed as they reach the milestone of starting kindergarten. From 2009 to 2014 the measure or indicator of choice is the "Percentage of Children Ready for Kindergarten", as assessed through two key tools – the Early Childhood Observation System (or ECHOS), and the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading - Kindergarten (or FAIR-K). Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year these tools were modified as FAIR-K was discontinued and ECHOS was replaced with the Work Sampling System (or WSS).

WSS performance indicators cover five domains: Personal and Social Development; Language and Literacy; Mathematical Thinking; Scientific Thinking; and Physical Development, Health, and Safety. These performance indicators are closely aligned with the Florida Early Learning and Development Standards for Four-Year Olds, and they are typically addressed and observable within the first 30 days of the kindergarten year. Teachers evaluate a student's performance in each domain with one of three rating categories:

  • Not Yet (NY): indicates that the child cannot perform this indicator, i.e., that this performance indicator represents a skill, an area of knowledge, or a specific set of behaviors or accomplishments that the child has not acquired.
  • In Process (IP): indicates that the skills, knowledge, behaviors, or accomplishments represented by this indicator are intermittent or emergent, and are not demonstrated reliably or consistently.
  • Proficient (P): indicates the child's skill, knowledge, or behavior matches the end-of-year expectations described in the rationales of the WSS developmental guidelines.

The readiness scores displayed below are the percentage of "Proficient" and "In Process" Overall WSS Status scores and evaluates the overall readiness of a student for kindergarten.

Learn more about Kindergarten Readiness »

Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS) - Fall 2014
School Name WSS Status Results
Total Number
Reported
% Reported
by Status
Readiness
AMERICAN YOUTH ACADEMY 4 NY – 0
IP – 0
P – 50
50%
MILES ELEMENTARY 148 NY – 2
IP – 48
P – 48
96%
MORT ELEMENTARY 157 NY – 0
IP – 21
P – 78
99%
MULLER ELEMENTARY 55 NY – 0
IP – 14
P – 85
99%

Data Provider: Florida Department of Education, Hillsborough County School District
Data Updated: September 2015

Children Assessed Ready for Kindergarten
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Data Provider: Florida Department of Education, Hillsborough County School District
Data Updated: August 2013

Head Start Locations

Head Start is a federally funded program to prepare children from birth to age five for school. This program is focused on families with low incomes.
Following are the Head Start centers in this community:

Head Start Locations
Head Start Center Zip Code Phone Number Hours
BOCC NORTH TAMPA COMMUNITY HEADSTART33613813-272-51407:00AM - 5:30PM
HCPS MORT HEADSTART33613813-740-78707:30AM - 5:30PM

Data Provider: School District of Hillsborough County
Data Updated: September 2015

To find out more about the Head Start Program in Hillsborough County, call (813) 272-5140

Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten Locations
Head Start Center Zip Code Phone Number Hours
ACADEMY OF TAMPA DBA UNIVERSITY CCC33612813-971-2870N/A
ACADEMY OF TAMPA DBA WEE CARE33613813-972-1242N/A
AMERICAN YOUTH ACADEMY33617813-987-9282N/A
BOCC NORTH TAMPA COMMUNITY HEADSTART33613813-272-5140N/A
HCPS MORT HEADSTART33613813-740-7870N/A
HCPS MULLER SUMMER VPK PROGRAM33613813-558-1355N/A
HELPING HAND DAY NURSERY IV33612813-910-8889N/A
SAFETYLAND DAY NURSERY & KINDERGARTEN33612813-971-3954N/A
STEP AHEAD ACADEMY33612813-933-7416N/A
UNIQUE TENDER ANOINTED HANDS ACADEMY33612813-915-0400N/A
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA FAMILY CNTR33612813-974-8500N/A

Data Provider: School District of Hillsborough County
Data Updated: September 2015

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

While school readiness is typically focused on our youngest (pre-school) children, most educators agree that all youth require good health and sound nutrition to succeed at school. This principle is reflected in the vision of the Student Nutrition Services (SNS) department of the Hillsborough County Public Schools: Healthy Meals Feeding Body and Mind... One Child at a Time. The SNS is a self-supporting agency with an $85 million annual budget that provides over 235,000 meals each day to students and staff, making it the sixth largest feeding program in the country. This indicator is intended to identify the respective percentage of students in each school who are benefiting from the free and reduced lunch program. Learn More about the Free and Reduced Lunch Program »

Percentage of Students by School Benefitting from the Program
School2009-102010-112011-122012-132013-14
MILES ELEMENTARY 93% 95% 98% 97% 98%
MORT ELEMENTARY 96% 98% 98% 98% 99%
MULLER ELEMENTARY 78% 83% 80% 81% 81%

Data Provider: Florida Department of Education
Data Updated: May 2016

Child Care

The following are licensed Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes in this community. Licensed child care facilities of both types are required to apply to Hillsborough County for approval, and participate in routine inspections and screenings of childcare personnel. Learn More about Licensed Child Care »

Licensed Child Care Centers

Licensed Child Care Centers in USF
Child Care Center Address Phone Number Ages Days Hours Accredited Pre-K
ACADEMY OF TAMPA DBA UNIVERSITY CCC 1902 E. 131ST AVENUE 813-971-2870 2 MO - 12 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 6:00AM - 6:00PM Yes Yes
ACADEMY OF TAMPA DBA VILLAGE CCC 1206 E. 124TH AVENUE 813-910-0593 0 MO - 12 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 6:00AM - 6:00PM Yes No
ACADEMY OF TAMPA DBA WEE CARE 1823 E. 142ND AVENUE 813-972-1242 0 MO - 12 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 6:00AM - 6:00PM Yes Yes
AMERICAN YOUTH ACADEMY 5905 E 130TH AVENUE 813-987-9282 2 YR - 11 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 7:50AM - 6:00PM Yes Yes
BOCC NORTH TAMPA COMMUNITY HEADSTART 14013 N. 22ND STREET 813-272-5140 3 YR - 5 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 7:00AM - 5:30PM Yes Yes
CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER AT 23RD ST 13101 N. 23RD STREET 813-977-6266 1 MO - 12 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 6:00AM - 11:59PM Yes No
GATEWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY & PRESCHOOL 14205 N. FLORIDA AVE. 813-964-9800 1 MO - 13 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 6:30AM - 6:00PM Yes No
HELPING HAND DAY NURSERY IV 12535 TINSLEY CIR 813-910-8889 2 YR - 12 YR M, Tu, W, Th 6:30AM - 6:00PM Yes Yes
MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF NEW TAMPA 4001 SKIPPER RD 813-979-4926 12 MO - 5 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 7:00AM - 6:00PM Yes No
MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF TEMPLE TERRACE 5804 GIBSON AVE 813-985-7829 1 YR - 5 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 7:00AM - 6:00PM Yes No
SAFETYLAND DAY NURSERY & KINDERGARTEN 13122 N. 15TH ST. 813-971-3954 12 MO - 11 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 5:45AM - 6:15PM Yes Yes
STEP AHEAD ACADEMY 308 E 124TH AVE. 813-933-7416 1 MO - 12 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 6:30AM - 6:00PM Yes No
UNIQUE TENDER ANOINTED HANDS ACADEMY 12701 NORTH FLORIDA AVE 813-915-0400 1 YR - 5 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 6:00AM - 6:30PM Yes Yes
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA FAMILY CNTR 13301 BRUCE B DOWNS BLVD 813-974-8500 1 MO - 12 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 7:00AM - 6:00PM Yes Yes

Data Provider: School District of Hillsborough County
Data Updated: September 2015

  • Head Start/Early Head Start - Hillsborough County - Provides early childhood development and education; medical, dental, and mental health; nutrition; parent involvement opportunities; child care; as well as family support services specific to men, women, relationships, and expectant mothers.

Licensed Family Child Care Homes

A licensed Family Child Care Home (FCCH) is a residence, occupied by the owner of the family child care business, in which child care is provided on a regular basis for unrelated children for which a payment, fee, or grant is received for any of the children in care. Those providers with an N/A under the address column have requested privacy as to the exact location of their residence. Further information about each FCCH, including official Hillsborough County inspection reports and license renewal documentation, can be obtained via the link on the license number for each facility.

Licensed Family Child Care Homes in USF
Provider Name Address Phone Number Ages Days Hours License
ANTONIA CARRILLO FCCH 310 E. 120TH AVE 813-252-3502 0 MO - 13 YR Su, M, Tu, W, Th, F, S 12:00AM - 11:59PM FHC432805
BEVERLY D. ORTIZ FCCH N/A 813-252-5336 1 MO - 12 YR Su, M, Tu, W, Th, F, S 12:00AM - 11:59PM FHC431682
CARLA M. CALTAGIRONE FCCH 5605 E. 127TH AVE 813-402-2594 1 YR - 5 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 7:00AM - 6:00PM FHC432764
DESIREE A. BRUCE FCCH N/A 813-326-1036 0 MO - 5 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 7:00AM - 5:30PM FHC432539
IVORY A. WARD FCCH N/A 813-562-1532 12 MO - 12 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F, S 7:00AM - 6:00PM FHC432601
MAUREEN V. ALEXIS FCCH N/A 813-978-1177 2 MO - 13 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 6:30AM - 5:45PM FHC210858
TANIA ANZARDO FCCH N/A 813-644-5136 0 MO - 13 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 7:00AM - 6:00PM FHC431360
TERESA BASULTO FCCH 307 E. 120TH AVENUE 813-930-6555 0 MO - 13 YR Su, M, Tu, W, Th, F, S 7:00AM - 6:00PM FHC432036
VALDINE T. HECK FCCH N/A 813-252-9388 1 YR - 4 YR M, Tu, W, Th, F 7:30AM - 5:30PM FHC432616

Data Provider: School District of Hillsborough County
Data Updated: September 2015

If you have any questions about child care centers in Hillsborough County or would like specific information, call the Child Care Resource & Referral at 813-744-8942.

Additional Links Related to Child Care
  • Baby Bungalow - Early childhood resource center promoting happier, healthier families by coordinating & providing programs & resources that enhance early childhood & support families of children ages 0 to 5. Includes prenatal classes.
  • Child Care Information - Provides access to information on licensing, providers, fact sheets, brochures & reports, laws & requirements & general child care news thorughout the state.
  • Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County - Provides child care resource and referral, early learning programs, and professional development for child care providers.
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Crash Course in Child Development - Checklist of age-related characteristics to help grandparents effectively guide their grandchildren's behavior, and tips for healthy development of kids in different age ranges.
  • Healthy Safe Baby - Teaches parents how to choose a safe caregiver for their children, prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome, and promote safe sleep.
  • Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing - County office regulating the operations of child care centers and family child care homes, and also provides technical assistance to care providers, including training and educational resources, and employee background checks.

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Adult and Community Education

The following programs in this community provide adult educational opportunities.

Adult and Community Education Schools

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Libraries

The following libraries are located in USF.

Libraries

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