School Details

Robinson High School

6311 S Lois Ave, Tampa, FL 33616
(813) 272-3006
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1577 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 2013
  • 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 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
88%
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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 2013
  • 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 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 2013
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Robinson High School is a public high school in Tampa. The principal of Robinson High School is Mr. Johnny Bush. 1,577 children attend Robinson High School and are mostly Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 5% of the Robinson High School students have "limited English proficiency." 45% of the 1,577 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Robinson High School is 18:1. Plant 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
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Multiracial 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 38%
Hispanic 25% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 57%
Limited English proficiency 5% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Unique to Robinson MacDill Aeronautical Academy gives traditional and IB students the opportunity to take an Aerospace elective. Learn aviation history the phonetic alphabet "Alpha Bravo Charlie" flight terms like "pitch and yaw" navigation dead reckoning and weather conditions. Learn to design in 3-D with Solid Works and enjoy Flying Fridays on your flight simulator. Aerospace makes learning math and science relevant starting with trig concepts in freshman year through astronautical physics in senior year. The IB Extended Essay can be written on an Aerospace topic under the subject of Physics. Hands-on building and flying of kites hot air balloons balsa wood planes and rockets makes learning fun. Go on inspiring field trips to MacDill AFB Tampa International Airport Lockheed Martin Sypris Electronics and the Sun 'N Fun Airshow. There are many different types of careers in aviation aerospace and space tourism. My son is well prepared to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University next year to study Aerospace Engineering. Aerospace does not require much study time outside of the classroom; it is definitely worth giving up a study hall for!

  • (11 months ago)

    From the moment my daughter heard about the IB program she was determined to attend Robinson (even though we are zoned for Plant High School). She has never looked back in the 3.5 years she has attended Robinson - the quality of teaching is excellent the chance to be involved in sports has added to her high school experience and the small size of her class has made it so that she has gotten to know her teachers well. The best part of the Robinson IB program for my daughter is that she is surrounded by other students who truly care about learning. The students aren't all just focused on studying - they also spend a lot of time on community service sports and creative activities. She would highly recommend the school to other students who like to learn.

  • (11 months ago)

    My daughter had a choice between Robinson IB and H.B. Plant High School. I went to Plant my wife went to Plant my sister mother father and grandfather went to Plant. Needless to say it was not an easy decision. Both schools are great but Robinson IB was a better fit for her academically as well as socially. 150 kids in the freshman IB class allowed her to get to know every student. There were better opportunities for her in the sports programs as there were not as many students. Socially was her biggest concern as she thought there may not be too many social activities to participate in. She loves it and that says a lot from a "social butterfly". The concerns about being South of Gandy Boulevard are something from the past. It is a fantastic school with great diversity. 1/3 Traditional 1/3 Military and 1/3 IB. We feel like she made the correct decision for her future.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm in my 3rd year in the traditional program and I am a student with high hopes and a 3.5 unweighted gpa (just so we know I'm not one of the delinquents who hates school) . For the past three years I have had to deal with terrible teachers. Teachers who only care about getting payed and going home teachers who can't control a class for their own life and teachers who complain how terrible their job is and how they can't wait until retirement. This year has been my hardest year. I have learned very little and had many conflicts with teachers who grade unfairly or who are unclear and simply do not teach. Only one teacher has actually taught me some stuff this year and that's Robinson's teacher of the year. If your child is not going to be in the IB program do not send him/her to this school if you want them to have smooth time in high school. Do them a favor get them in IB or send them to Plant

  • (1 year ago)

    As a traditional student here currently and after 3 years of experience with this school the 1200 characters I am allowed to type here would not be enough to describe the many downsides of this school. Teachers are UNBELIEVABLY unprofessional very few take advantage of Edline on the computer many teachers are grandfathered-in to having a job there only because they've been there for so long rather than firing them for their utter lack of curriculum. Many of these old timey teachers' favorite subjects of conversation are when they're going to retire and i'm sure you can imagine how enjoyable a teacher who hates teaching can be. Certain teachers will lose work because of their unorganized homework collection procedures naturally you'd go to the guidance counselor over such matters but only to be told that teachers procedures are their own business. Sure this school could be a good choice for some kids if you can ignore the quarterly fights between the hoodlums that attend here from neighboring Port Tampa. I really don't know how my school was declared an 'A' school; Honestly I think it's the traditional students piggy-backing off of the IB student's grades.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son will be attending RHS 2013 and being that I am a big advocate for his education I research all his schools teachers academics and sports. Currently these reviews all seem positive. The few negative are ones that I believe are in all schools. If anyone has more current information to share I would appreciate it! Thank you to those that have expressed your thoughts!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is the absolute best. I am a military child and I have moved to so many schools. And no school came close to Robinson High School. The atmosphere around you is so friendly and at anytime you can just make a friend in the blink of an eye. The athletics the music program and the NJROTC program are a definite impact to any of the student body's life. So far I've read that there are "thugs" and bullies according to some reviews at the school. What school doesn't ? In life you aren't going to encounter the people you are comfortable with or used to. So don't describe this amazing school with those traits. Because this school is capable of making a positive impact in anyone's life. It sure has with mine.. Once a Knight Always a Knight.

  • (2 years ago)

    Dec. - 2011 this school is a joke nothing but thugs that should be locked up. did you know there are 11 convicted felon students at Robinson High?

  • (4 years ago)

    traditional is great and it is definatly the best school in the county. they also have the best band director.

  • (4 years ago)

    From safety point - Worst parking lot drop off situation ever. They have actually set it up so students have to walk in front of and between moving vehicles to get to and from the school in front of the gym. There is no supervision at all in the mornings and afternoons the School resource officer is in his veh. at the far end of the parking lot. It's a pedestrian accident situation just waiting to happen. Kids drive in the exit which is clearly marked do not enter but since there is not supervision it has not been enforced all year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a senior at robinson this year and the school is what you make it . Parents make it seem like the only reason you should go to RHS is if your in the IB program and thats not how it is RHS has very good teachers and staff . Our school is just as strict as many other schools . Sure our FCAT scores might be low but that has to do with our test taking knowlege not how the teachers teach because if that was true then our teachers have been messing up since first grade when we statred taking pre FCAT it has nothing to do with our short time in high school . But as i said if you come to school prepared to learn then you will that day and everyday but if you dont come to school with that spirit then you wont learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    Robinson is a great school however constantly overlooked because of the other schools and the money behind them. Even with the lower income area they are the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is a freshman and so far we love the school. He was sick and I emailed the teachers for his assignments and they all emailed me back the same day. I am very impressed with the 'small school' atmosphere. Only 18 students per teacher - the smallest school in the County. So far so great!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am appalled at the decision by the school's faculty of holding the 2009 graduation on a Tuesday. I cannot think of a worse day of the week to have such an important event for these kids and their families. I find this very unacceptable unfair and not a family friendly decision. The children of this as in any other High school in the country regards this day as one of the greatest day of their young lives. A day that they have looked forward to for the last 12 months to show the world their close friends and most importantly their family members near and far the concrete results of their accomplishments. But it is my belief that this school faculty's 'thinking' was not even close about being 'family friendly'. Especially family members that live out of the South Florida area. How about a Monday Friday or even Saturday?

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a child both in ib and traditional. I have not experienced any predjuces against traditional from ib. If you work hard enough you can be in ib. If you choose traditional then you work torwards that. I see the principal out in front of the school every day monitoring the students I have never seen that at any other school they have attended. I have watched her run directly torward what looks like any kind of confrontation to protect these students at her own risk which is more than i can say for parents who sit and watch. No school is perfect but I think this is a wonderful school after two years of attendence regarding impotant issues including my main concerns which are safety and learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had high hopes for Robinson with the addition of the IB program and neighborhood changes. However unless your child is in the IB program don't expect them to get much. Serious behavior problems throughout the school I've had to call numerous times trying to get help with bullying problems. Many of the staff are friendly and caring other staff are pitbulls and make it difficult to get information you need. My child's teachers often seem to be just getting through the day and have little motivation or energy to challenge the students. I'm very frustrated by the divide that the addition of IB has created. The IB parents don't hesitate to let you know that they think they are doing the school a 'favor' by transferring their kids from Plant or wherever and that we should be grateful to them. Robinson has so much potential but I'm really disappointed.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of a student in the IB program I think this school doesn't get the respect it deserves. The administration at this school are wonderful and the teachers are very devoted and involved. Great School.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of a student in the IB program I think this school doesn't get the respect it deserves. The administration at this school are wonderful and the teachers are very devoted and involved. Great School.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of a student in the IB program I think this school doesn't get the respect it deserves. The administration at this school are wonderful and the teachers are very devoted and involved. Great School.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school having its small atmosphere is by fare the best school in tampa. The teachers are great.

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