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1001 W Bearss Ave

Tampa, FL 33613

(813) 975-7600

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 750

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

22 Parent Reviews for Buchanan Middle School

Schools are really what you make out of them. Teachers, students, and parents can all make such a huge impact on a school. This is my first year teaching and I absolutely love this school. I enjoy teaching my students, even on those not going all exactly to plan days. I went to very low rated schools ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/13/14

I was apart of the STEM program at Buchanan. The teachers were great (minus the STEM science teacher who couldn't teach a fish how to swim) Overall the STEM portion was good.

Posted by a other on 03/14/14

Horrible school with teachers who really care about the kids.. Ghetto describes this place perfectly.

Posted by a parent on 02/25/14

This school is absolutely the worst school I have ever been to!! Drugs, Violence and everything else in between. I was a straight A student before I came to Buchanan! There academics are the worst. Now don't get me wrong I LOVE my friends but, the academics could improve by a whole lot!!

Posted by a other on 01/31/14

The staff and teachers are very helpful, the school is always clean and the classes are easy to find.

Posted by a parent on 09/27/13

Our experience was very good! The principal and staff are phenomenal, honestly I don't know how they do it everyday! Mr. Zent (retired) had a connection with the his students that is beyond words. I hope and wish nothing but the best for this school. United we stand, divided we fall.

Posted by a parent on 08/28/13

Wow! The atrocious grammar, writing skills, spelling and lack of punctuation seen in most of these reviews from both students and teachers alike should give anyone a clue as to just how bad this school is!

Posted by a other on 12/28/12

I went to this school in the 80's and the principal used to beat kids with a big wooden paddle. She hit me so hard once that I still have lower back problems to this day. Also the teachers were so inattentive and self-absorbed that not one of them picked up on the fact that I was already an abused ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/27/12

This school has turned around considerably in the last few years. Administrators and teachers appear to be very invested in the students.

Posted by a parent on 07/27/11

This school was horrible in the years of 2007-2008. losts of students faught,dropped out of school and once set the bathroom on fire.later in 2008-2009...we got a new principle and new teachers.the music program is was incredible and teachers worked their hardest to teach kids but we only had a few ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/01/10

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Test scores
Test scores for Buchanan Middle School

FCAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Buchanan Middle School
Hillsborough County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

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Tampa schools — Buchanan Middle School is located at 1001 W Bearss Ave, Tampa FL 33613. 1001 W Bearss Ave is in the 33613 ZIP code in Tampa, FL The school district for Buchanan Middle School is the Hillsborough County Public Schools. Buchanan Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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