Best High Schools in Hillsborough County

USNews.com ranked 61 schools in Hillsborough County, Florida. The highest ranked schools on the list are all located in Tampa. Upon review of these Tampa high schools, we could see why they were ranked the highest. Here’s a little background on each school.



Henry B. Plant High School
2415 South Himes Ave., Tampa, FL 33629


Facts on Henry B. Plant High School

  • Ranked #22 in the state of Florida and #321 in the nation.*
  • 67% of students are proficient in reading.*
  • 89% of students are proficient in math.*
  • College readiness index: 52.1**
  • Graduation rate: 93%, according to FL Department of Education 2009-2010.
  • This high school offers a wide-range of various extra-curricular activities offerings for students. Some include:
    • Orchestra
    • Marching Band
    • Boys’ and Girls’ Service Clubs
    • Football
    • Sailing
    • Volley Ball
This high school is only about 10 miles from our Sheldon Palms Apartments.

Robinson High School
6311 South Lois Ave., Tampa, FL 333616

This Hillsborough County high school is well-known for its excellent football program. In 2012, its football team reached the Class 5A state semi-finals. Notable alumni include professional football players Larry Smith, John Reaves, Greg Ellignson, and Javier Arenas.



Facts on Robinson High School

  • Ranked #34 in the Florida and #574 in the nation.*
  • 48% of students are proficient in reading.*
  • 79% of students are proficient in math.*
  • College readiness index: 43**

This high school is only about 13 miles from our Sheldon Palms Apartments.

Tampa Bay Tech High School
6410 Orient Rd., Tampa, FL 33610

At Tampa Bay Tech High School, students specialize in Tampa Bay Technical High School Programs, Academy of Architecture & Environmental Design, or Academy of Health Professions.




Facts on Tampa Bay Tech High School

This high school is only about 15 miles from our Compton Place property.

*Based on test scores calculated by USNews.com.
**USNews.com bases college readiness on the percentages of 12th graders.