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Anderson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tampa. The principal of Anderson Elementary School is Mr. Erik Holley. 352 students attend Anderson Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 7% of the Anderson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 352 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Anderson Elementary School is 14:1. Holy Trinity Lutheran is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 53% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 20% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 21%
Multiracial 11% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 57%
Limited English proficiency 7% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Anderson Elementary is a nurturing well managed campus with caring and talented teachers. Can consider ourselves fortunate to live in the school boundries.

  • (7 months ago)

    Anderson is a great school with teachers who are compassionate yet hold the children accountable. Teachers differentiate to meet the needs of all learning styles and abilities. I find it interesting that there are very few comments representing less than .03% of the school population. Anderson has always been a hidden gem in South Tampa. Keep up the good work!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has gone from outstanding to awful in 2 years. The new administration does not know the students and the teacher turnover has increased dramatically resulting in new teachers who are mediocre at best. I would NOT send my child here again if I had the choice.

  • (3 years ago)

    School discriminates against children of different race other then white. The teachers have no communication with the parents. They not encourage children but rather discourage them. For example the teachers lower children's grades no matter how hard they tried. They based their judgement more on race and skin color rather then child achievement. Very disappointed that my child have to learn from such an early age biases of the public institutions. We do not teach our child about superior and imperior cultures but public school will. Very Disappointed..........

  • (4 years ago)

    it is a grade a school. My child is comfortable in the Enviornment which helps with his independence.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is a new principal at this school this year. So far I have not been pleased with the way this school operates. There is not any paperwork that comes home stating to you what your child is doing in class the school planner is not being checked by teachers they have our children take on responsibilities that the teachers should be doing and you as a parent do not know when a test is going to be given until the night before when your child has to cram for the test and hope that he or she passes. I would not recommend this school. This year has not been a good year for me or my child in this school. In fact I have to try to teach at home at night because my child does not understand things that my child should understand in class.What a waste of time.

  • (6 years ago)

    I thought my daughter had such an advantage having had a head start at the private British Montessori schools overseas and we would only see her education quality go down with a move back home. Anderson never takes the attitude that they only have to meet a basic standard and are always looking to improve from great much to the credit of Ms. Betty Lou Turner and her child focused staff. They look to resolve any problem and seek parental involvement. Much better than the upstate NY school districts I went to. We are very pleased and they detected and pushed for our daughters advanced placement when we thought we were just partial parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    Anderson Elementary is a wonderful school hidden in the South Tampa area. My children previously have attended schools in the private sector. I was surprised to discover that Anderson was by far a better source of education and even a better environment. The staff is not only qualified bur friendly and helpful as well. If you are looking into the school choice in the South Tampa area- you will be so pleased if you choose Anderson! The school has been a gem to my two children. They both look forward to school each and every day!

  • (8 years ago)

    Anderson is an outstanding South Tampa school.My son is in kindergarden and looks forward to each day.His teacher Ms.angle is very tough which has been very good for him.I highly reccomend this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Anderson Elementary is definattely a diamond in the rough. My mother and I oversaw three foster sibling children with a very unstable history and may have attended 3 different schools in one school year. Two were twins that had to repeat Kindergarten and one repeated first grade. Their teachers worked diligently with each of them even though they could at times be behaviorly difficult. They took a personal interest and kept them under their wings. They would keep us informed of any positive achievements as well as letting us know if they misbehaved. Needless to say they were very dedicated and by the time they left school they were academically equal with their peers. Their attention was similar to a private education. They are underconstruction and constantly making improvements but once they are done they will be a strong force in the South Tampa Community.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child attends this school. I am very disappointed in the lack of communication teachers have with parents. I believe this school needs to have better technology ie; website where parents can keep track of childs progress and homework assignments as other public schools. This school is behind in the times and needs to progress.

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