School Details

East Bay High School

7710 Old Big Bend Road, Gibsonton, FL 33534
(813) 671-5134
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2263 students 21 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

East Bay High School is a public high school in Riverview. The principal of East Bay High School is MS. MARIA GSELL and can be contacted at Maria.Gsell@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 2,263 children attend East Bay High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 6% of the East Bay High School students have "limited English proficiency." 56% of the 2,263 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at East Bay High School is 21:1. Riverview High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 43% 37%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 30% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 21%
Asian 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 60%
Limited English proficiency 6% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    First impression of the school was horrible the staff members are rude they do not help with anything. I asked a student if he liked the school and he said no that the worst part of the school are the students and he can't wait to move. I attended steinbrenner high school before and the difference is major east bay is a C school. I do not recommend any kids to come to this school. I'm not attending for long im switching to virtual school. Yes it's that bad.

  • (8 months ago)

    Eastbay has its flaws what school doesn't but thats no to say its a bad school. I have been to many schools but the teachers here are a class above the rest never have i ever felt that i was being disrespected or treated rudely. But another thing is Eastbay has a great character the "most" of the students are proud to be indians and always will. Eastbay is a great school that people often don't give enough credit to.

  • (9 months ago)

    There are good teachers at East Bay however too many of them are rude to the kids and are past the time when they used to care. Many don't post on the Edsby site which is the prime form of communication w/parents don't respond to emails or phone calls and when a response is finally given it is curt and questions go unanswered. The direction to our student is give respect and do as your told so as to get through the class. On the other hand I can see the frustration from the teachers who are forced to put up with kids cussing at them and being disruptive on a regular basis and State & Federal regulations/laws keep them from having any authority in class. However if you can't take the heat it is time to leave the proverbial kitchen! Don't be respnsible for a class when your focus is on your retirement not your students. Small acts of violence occur regularly and teachers sit back and do little to nothing. We don't have a choice where our student goes so we do all we can to monitor Edsby try to contact teachers notify the principle and pray our student can get through unscathed.

  • (10 months ago)

    I absolutely hate this school. the teachers have no respect for students. little tip advice for teachers. IF YOU WANT RESPECT FROM THE STUDENT YOU NEED TO GIVE THEM RESPECT BACK YOU TEACHERS ARE RIDICULOUS MY GRADES ARE AT RISK BECAUSE YOU CANT TEACH!! There are a few decent teachers but most of these teachers at east bay don't care at all. they call out the student in front of everyone and that's embarrassing.

  • (1 year ago)

    The worst school ever. Teacher are busy taking selfies with students instead of teaching and grading papers like they are suppose to do. This school lacks security they are ok with kids skipping school failing classes and it's ok with the staff that students have sex on school campus and get high. The staff doesn't try to help the students who do try to make a difference. The teacher speak about students to the whole class when that child is absent. The worst school EVER!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I would rate this school with no star's but it leave's me no choice but rate at least a one. I've had 3 boy's in this school (only because I lived in their district) and they've all done miserable there. My oldest had a 4.3 GPA prior to this school and he ended up dropping out because the teachers and staff are sorry!! Unfortunately my other son still attends East Bay for the 2nd year and discriminated against by the ENTIRE football coaching staff!! A coach can come from another school and bring his son to the Football Team and imidiately assign his son a "Varsity" locker!! I know plenty of dedicated players on the Varsity Team and STILL have no locker!! The coaching staff have "Their" favorite players and DO NOT care about all the other players that practice 6 day's a week!!! Yes I will give my last name!!! Eachus!!!! I would NOT recommend that aweful school to anyone that happens to move to this district!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible! We moved from Texas to here? Really? My son was an A/B student and when he started going to East Bay - he became a C/D/ F student and is FAILING! He told me the teachers don't care if he misses school or is late. He hates it there and I hate it for him. He has been getting pot from friends skipping class not turning in homework the chicks there are fast. DO NOT PUT your child in this school! I am removing him in a few months when my lease is up! He WILL NOT be attending this school again nor graduating from it! I WISH someone would have been able to WARN ME!!! #REGRETS

  • (1 year ago)

    I can't believe this school has 3 stars! Are you kidding me? My daughter came home crying because the school was so bad. Drugs in hallways; drama kids; boys putting stuff down their pants for the girls to grab; teacher for an AP class that treats the seniors like elementary children. Are you kidding me!? This isn't even the projects but the school is pretty close to it. I do not recommend any descent parent to send their student to this school. She didn't even get a lunch because admins don't know how to direct. We are very upset and are going back to the school tomorrow to see if we can do her classes online. This school is out of control. If I could put no stars...I would.

  • (1 year ago)

    East bay gets bad rep but it's a good school.The students are just like every other student. The teachers are amazing just this one teacher named. All but a few in the English department they are kinda wack

  • (2 years ago)

    Honestly I Met Cool Teachers But They Dont Teach Well I Used To Make Good Grades And I Would Be Able To Focus Until I Came To East Bay The AP Sucks A** They Will Let You Off The Hook w. Anything Or If They Like You More Then The Other Person Its Very Boring Alot Of Fights Um Its Really SMALL And Crowded Im A Junior Now In That School And I HATE It w. A Passion Hopefully Lennard Will Be Better For Me And Its Bigger ... But NO NEW Friends Thoo ! *

  • (2 years ago)

    The communication with the administration at East Bay High School is non existent. I don't know how many times I've called or emailed and nobody ever gets back with me. The teachers are pretty good about checking and answering emails but the office staff is NOT!

  • (3 years ago)

    east bay has to be 1 of the worst schools in the county. that has to be staff writing positive reviews make them look better. I've been in there in the 08 09 school year half of the students were pregnant! again it is not the schools fault when they do it in the bathrooms the time it is. I was kicked out of school because 1 of the other students threaten me with a gun. when I talk to my mom she told me to talk with a school resource officer and he said they told me to let it go is just gossip.. a couple days later when she saw that I told she brought a knife school and I was kicked out!!! they did not take her threatening me with a gun serious at all this is a bully school and if you are a bully go to the school... it was the worsts of my whole school high school experience.. bathrooms are disgusting hallways are disguisting-er. there is a perverted staff administrator named mr.tipton that touches female students when trying to break up fightes that is nasty nobody should have to go through that.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student at East Bay and honestly i'm appalled by what people are saying on here. East Bay is an Amazing school and i love going there. All schools have issues like drug use and teen pregnancy. And if you parents think that isn't true you really do have on rose colored glasses. The people that say our kids can barely "read and spell" are you completely incompetent? Everyone knows how to read. And even if they didn't it would be the HIGH schools fault. Where is the blame on the elementary schools who's only real job is to teach us to read? We have some of the best school activities you could ask for. Our wrestling went 22-5 last year and so far this year we're 6-0. Our Girls Flag Football has been district champs for the past 3 years and are ranked 20th in the WORLD! The softball team won the STATE championship last year. We had 7 Swimmers qualify for State this year. Our womens chorus has gotten Straight Superiors at STATE for the past two years. 9 times out of 10 the people that have something bad to say about my school are the ones that go to school and just come home everyday. They are the kids that don't have any sort of pride or school spirit.

  • (4 years ago)

    I took my daughter to enroll her there 8-24-10 and right away notice how that the school staff is not prepared to handle and dicipline students. Yesterday my daughter walked in for the first time there and saw 2 girls fighting one of the teachers waited for them to finish and ask what is going on. One of the students started to blame the other using all kinds of curse words what did the teacher said? OK now go to your class and don"t let it happen again. WHAT? The school my daughter comes from they would not put up with the lenguage alone and even less with the fighting. On her class she had a girl that is pregnant and another that was showing pictures of her baby. My daughter is an Honor Student on 9th and was supposes to take pre-calculus not in this school...

  • (5 years ago)

    look ive toured this campus and ive got to say when i was looking for a job here i was throwing up there was human waste on the batroom floor and walls needles in the trashcans not h1n1 eithier white powder substance on the sinks and for the most part lazy teachers and staff in one case one of the teachers addmited he likes to get to personal with his animals and he is still employed look if you know whats good for you child this is not a good place to send them ps has the 3rd highest pregnacy rate in the state of florida. so just think abut it riverview much better and the 2nd highest rate of studnt stds

  • (5 years ago)

    All these bad reviews are are unbelievable! Yeah all schools have bad quality's But EAST BAY HIGH is a GREAT school! Not only are the teachers amazing at teaching but they are also very friendly and are there whenever you need them. I just graduated from here this yr and i loved it there. Its really stupid how somebody said "this school is for rappers and pregnant teens" um no. Any school SOME teen girls will end up getting pregnant. This school is a great school to go too && yeah no student is left behind the Staff and faculty are there WHENEVER you need them. (

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student of East bay and now a parent i can only say this school is horrible. unless your child is considered lower than average. Teachers here only teach on the lowest possible level (no child left behind) So there is no drive to push your students. I would recommend you send your child elsewhere. This is the school you expect your son to drop out of or your daughter to get pregnant. Definitely a real "ghetto" school. But the bright side is if your want your son or daughter to major in recreactional drug use becoming a rap star or being professionally pregnant i would recommend this school!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Both my daughter's attended East Bay. I would never send my kids to this school again. Not enough staff dirty drug problem poor leadership. I do recommend the ROTC program. My daughter which is still in High School actually asked me if she can go to a different school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think eastbay is amazing i have plenty of friends and plenty of great teachers that have inspired me to graduate=)

  • (5 years ago)

    I think it's the administration that is writing positive things to look good to the superintendent. Because my 15 year old son hates it here. The administration is horrible my son never met the guidance counselor and they even place kids in honors classes that can barely read!! Mainly laziness on the administration part. On top of that there's a fight in school once a day and police cars called weekly. The school was defined 'ghetto' for a reason. We are moving our children to Plant in South Tampa. We're tired of the rudeness of the office staff there who can care less about your children.

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