Pinellas County Schools - Maintaining High Standards

Robert Lipply

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The School Choice Program in Pinellas County Florida has gained popularity over the last few years. Parents have the opportunity to help choose which school their child will attend in the Tampa Bay area. Schools are narrowed down by zoning into smaller categories and you can choose your schools from that selection. In Pinellas County there are so many great schools to choose from parents often find themselves torn between multiple schools.

In northern Pinellas County in areas such as Palm Harbor, and East Lake there are many top rated schools to choose from. These parents have a tough choice. Brooker Creek, Cypress Woods, Leila Davis and Garrison Jones Elementary are some of the top choices in this area. These schools excel in attendance, teacher retention, FCAT testing and parent support. For older students, Palm Harbor University High School, Countryside High and East Lake High School are excellent at academics, athletics and the arts. Many of these students go on to college or higher education.

In the middle of this county are cities such as Largo, and Seminole. Seminole High School remains a top choice for this area and has an excellent parent involvement group, athletics, marching band and arts department. Osceola High School is the only Fundamental High School in the county and attracts students from miles away to attend this popular institution. For younger students Bauder Elementary as well as Oakhurst and Orange Grove Elementary are wonderful places to start your education. The parents are active, the schools are clean and in safe neighborhoods and children thrive in these schools!

In the southern side of the county, St. Petersburg High and Boca Ciega High are schools that attract students for many magnet programs. Some of the most popular include St. Petersburg's International Baccalaureate (IB) program for gifted or top ranked students, Boca Ciega has a strong focus on medical and engineering, and Gibbs High School has an excellent theatre program. These schools appeal to students from miles away who wish to get an advantage in certain subjects that will help them pursue their higher goals later after high school.

No matter which school you choose, you can be sure that Pinellas County maintains high standards in all their schools. Teachers are constantly challenging themselves and their students and testing shows where they can improve if their school is lacking in any way. This county strives to remain a great place to educate and raise your children.

Bob Lipply sells Tampa Bay Real Estate but specializes in Pinellas County Real Estate and Westchase Real Estate .


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