School Details

Bowers-Whitley Career Center

13609 North 22nd Street, Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 558-1750

(out of 10)

Public Grades 11-12 241 students 26 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 2014
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About this school

Bowers-Whitley Career Center is a public high school in University. The principal of Bowers-Whitley Career Center is DR. ANTHONY COLUCCI, whose e-mail is 241 children attend Bowers-Whitley Career Center and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 11% of the Bowers-Whitley Career Center students have "limited English proficiency." 80% of the 241 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bowers-Whitley Career Center is 26:1. Chamberlain High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 21%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 37% 34%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 60%
Limited English proficiency 11% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Im a current student. Im in Culinary Arts. This is the best school to go to if you have any problems with traditional schools. The support ee get from our teachers are amazing. They take their job very seriously but are friendly and will do anything to help me. I was a C and D student at King High School. I moved to Bowers and i brought them up to straight A's for the first time in mt life. Thanks BWCC!

  • (1 year ago)

    I know this school my son was given a wonderful oportunity to be somebody he was not enterdsted at school at all and they discover he got a great potential for automotive he enjoy every class they are realy good

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very happy my son goes to school here. He has improved since starting at this school. My son always talks about his classes and what he does and enjoys his teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a business partner and am very impressed with Bowers/Whitley graduates. Their students have excellent conduct and customer service skills. They are all well-trained in their respective careers and they take their education very seriously. It is a pleasure to see these students as professionals. I would hire a student from Browers/Whitley without hesitation. The principal (Dr. Colucci) is very supportive to business people as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is wonderful if your student is MOTIVATED by verbal praise. The teachers and staff are so positive and extend kindness and understanding to parents and students. However it is NOT for every student at risk. If your child has self esteem problems from past poor school performance (due to lack of skill and/or knowledge) he/she may do well son did!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter was transfered to this school last year. She came from high school where her grades were on a d/f average. She would of been 16 and in the 9th grade from repeated failure. All of last year she made A's and B's sometimes a C but an unremarkable difference. She mentioned that there is no bulling or drama of any kind. You just go do your work and leave. No home work either which of coarse she loves. I recommend this school to any child who has fallen behind or is having a hard time at their local high school. You have an elective choice to pick a career and earn a cert. or degree in that field while still working on your diploma. Not to mention they will pay for you to go to a comm. college for 2 yrs full time. We feel blessed ; )

  • (5 years ago)

    i had the best time of my life the teachers are great they care and help you in every way to get you started and prepared for the real life.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school helped me out more than I could ever explain. The teachers are wonderful and always ready to lend a helping hand for anything. Classes were great and easy to learn from. I will take with me much more than just a high school diploma. I couldn't have asked for a better senior year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Iv never been to a school that has so many diff things ti do an there is always some one there to help when your in need.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attend BWCC right now and it is great! I would have dropped out in 9th if it wasnt for this school. I will graduate next month with a high school diploma.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is the best and i know it i been there for 3 years specialy the principals

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at Bowers/whitley career center and its the best thing that ever happen to me the teachers the stuff and the students are all great. I hope to graduate december of 2008 with my high school diaploma.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a student there for the 2007-2008 school year and I can not say one ill word about the school. I attended 4 high schools and I felt most at home at BWCC. The staff is amazing! they provide a very safe home like enviornment. They ae a small school with alot of heart. BWCC is the best school in the county.

  • (8 years ago)

    i graduated from bowers whitley may 17th 2007. i realy love the school it helped me alot and i loved all the teachers

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