I am considering purchasing a home in the tarpon springs/palm Harbor area. What middle and high schools are the best and areas To avoid?

Asked by Everhamc, Tarpon Springs, FL Sun Feb 3, 2013

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Bibi Zanella, Agent, Clearwater, FL
Mon Feb 4, 2013
there are several good middle and high schools in the Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor areas as well as Charter schools. Below are a few links that you may find helpful. In the first link you can click on "Quick Links" and then on "Zoned School Locator" and type in the property address once you have this. Thanks.


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Alison Conno…, Agent, Tampa, FL
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Hi, Have you purchased a home yet? I know that East Lake High School is one of the best in Pinellas County. I recently held an open house near the school and everyone with kids raved that it is great High School and I have personal contacts that went there years ago with the same opinion. Many of the students at East Lake feed in from Carwise Middle or Tarpon Middle and they are both great middle schools. If you are still searching for a home I'd love to help. Feel free to give me a call at 813-758-3063.
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Connie Dicht…, Agent, Tarpon Springs, FL
Tue May 13, 2014
check out these links:

For Great Schools - Florida school information: Test scores, school parent reviews and more. Plus, get expert advice to help find the right school for your child.

Get crime, school & real estate reports for any address in the U.S.

You might want to call the local police department too. You can ask about the safety of a specific area or neighborhood. Contact information for the local police departments in:
Tarpon Springs: 727-938-2849 - please call between 8:00AM - 4:00PM Monday through Friday and ask for the Crime Prevention Dept. You can visit the Tarpon Springs Police Dept. Website at: http://www.tspd.us/
Palm Harbor: 727-582-5865 - please call between 8:00AM - 4:45PM Monday through Friday.

Hope this is helpful.
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David DuBow, Agent, Tarpon Springs, FL
Mon May 13, 2013
Florida schools are rated both statewide and nationally. Palm Harbor University high school is one of the top rated high schools in the nation. It offer the International Baccalaureate program recognized as a program that prepares students for College and post Graduate education. This school boasts great sports programs for both males and females, and offers many programs focused on the interests of each individual student.

The middle schools are all basically the same other then the Fundamental programs which are top rated in Pinellas county.....
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Pamela Cohn, Agent, Clearwater, FL
Sun Feb 3, 2013

Every family has different guidelines for what they need for their children. You can go to the Pinellas County School's website (address below). Once in if you go to the school zone indicator. Put in any house address and it will list what elementary, middle and high school that address is assigned to.


I feel an informed client makes the best decisions regarding their real estate needs. Let me know if I can be of assistance.


Pam Cohn
Broker Associate, GRI, SFR, NHS
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
2539 Countryside Blvd #3 Clearwater, FL 33761
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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Sun Feb 3, 2013
Baccalaureate certified school.
Medically oriented.
Countryside High School, N Clearwater is a engineering focused high school.

Best of success
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Bill Szydlow…, Agent, Tampa, FL
Sun Feb 3, 2013
unfortunately, we as Realtors are not allowed to talk about a good or not-so-good area or which high schools are better. the realtor below did mention the website in Pinellas county that gives the school associated with a particular property address and its' report card grade. Since the boundaries change almost every year, realtors do not put the schools districts in listings for fear of a lawsuit. I would look up both the middle schools and high schools in tarpon springs and palm harbor and find out which ones have the best report card and then pick the school district you want to find the home in and give that to your realtor to search for the homes that meet your other parameters. We have the abillty to draw out the boundaries on our searches so that only the homes within the boundaries of the school district will be pulled.
let us know how we can help you in your search for your new home.

Bill Szydlowski
The Szydlowski Team
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Ron Nedd, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sun Feb 3, 2013
Best high schools are Palm Harbor University High and East Lake High School. Opinion varies on middle schools but Tarpon Springs Middle School and Joseph L Carwise both have good things said about them.

There is a great tool on the Pinellas County Schools site that lets you put in the address of a house and it will show you which schools that address is zoned for.

(I've tried to include a link to that tool and hopefully it will show when this posts.)

Ron Nedd
Charles Rutenberg Realty
(727) 687-1160
Accredited Buyer's Representative
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