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About This School

East Bay High School is a public high school in Gibsonton. The principal of East Bay High School is Ms. Maria Gsell. 2,113 students go to East Bay High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 7% of the East Bay High School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 2,113 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East Bay High School is 21:1. First Baptist Christian 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 46% 38%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 29% 33%
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 55% 57%
Limited English proficiency 7% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 months 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

  • (5 months 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.

  • (8 months 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

  • (9 months 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 ! *

  • (1 year 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!

  • (2 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (3 years ago)

    The test scores for EBHS are horrible. The school is at a D score. The teachers say they need to teach you from outdated SAT and FCAT books. Guess what? None of the things they taught you are on the test. Most of the kids can barely read or spell. The only exceptions are the fine arts teachers (chorus band etc.) and AP classes. These guys are the best.

  • (3 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...

  • (3 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

  • (3 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. (

  • (3 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!!

  • (3 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.

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (4 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.

  • (4 years ago)

    I currently attend East Bay High School and the only problem with it is that it is extremely dirty.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pretty average school. It has a few very bad teachers and a few very good ones but most are somewhere in between. As far as the administration goes it could be a lot better. East Bay tends to have a reputation for being a 'ghetto school.' One year at a cheerleading competition a few cheerleaders from an opposing school asked one of East Bay's cheerleaders if it was really a 'ghetto' school. That's East Bay's reputation.

  • (4 years ago)

    East Bay is an amazing school (

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent of a graduate from East Bay and a Senior getting ready for graduation from East Bay I can say that it has been an excellent school as far as the education my children have both received. Sometimes the office staff can be a bit challenging but for the most part I am very happy with the programs offered and the excellent care that was given to each of my students individually. You don't see this in a lot of public schools anymore....

  • (5 years ago)

    Having graduated from East Bay I can truly say that it gets a bad reputation in the county that it does NOT deserve! The teachers are amazing and really get excited about their subjects! The choral program is the best! When I was in the program we constantly got superior ratings at state competitions. Also the AP and honors courses offered at East Bay are top-notch and really prepare you for what to expect in college. Now that I have graduated and am going to school to become a teacher I have subed throughout Hillsborough county and can say with much experience that East Bay High School is one of the best in the county! Parents would not believe what goes on at other schools.

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