Pierce Middle School

Public 6-8

 5511 N Hesperides St
       Tampa, FL  33614-5413


 (813) 872-5344

District: Hillsborough

SchoolDigger Rank:
837th of 1,081 Florida Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  931

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
79.4%
African American:
8.6%
White:
7.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.2%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, June 28, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Pierce Middle School ranked worse than 77.4% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranked 31st among 47 ranked middle schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.65. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (79.4%), African American (8.6%), White (7.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 90.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pierce Middle School is 15, which is the 23rd best among 47 middle schools in the Hillsborough School District. (See more...)
Compare Pierce Middle School employs 62 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Pierce Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pierce Middle School 837th of 1081 Florida public middle schools. (See Pierce Middle School in the ranking list.)

Hillsborough:

SchoolDigger ranks Hillsborough 48th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Pierce Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 33.90 421st 593 29.0%
2005 27.79 470th 602 21.9%
2006 27.12 506th 675 25.0%
2007 28.25 550th 736 25.3%
2008 24.77 585th 740 20.9%
2009 23.24 615th 780 21.2%
2010 27.53 636th 839 24.2%
2011 26.58 683rd 891 23.3%
2012 22.85 701st 897 21.9%
2013 23.64 747th 956 21.9%
2014 21.38 811th 999 18.8%
2016 24.93 762nd 997 23.6%
2017 23.37 813th 1031 21.1%
2018 24.37 795th 1035 23.2%
2019 25.65 837th 1081 22.6%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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by a citizen
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Open Quote I attended Pierce middle school in the 90s. It was trash school then and doesn’t seem to have improved much at all. I’m lucky I made it out without being beaten or stabbed. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, July 2, 2010

Open Quote Very satisfied with the school. Teachers will work with your child and administrators are good. Some people get a misperception of the school based from hear say. Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Open Quote My daughter attended this school and unfortunately my grandson is now attending - but this will be his ONLY year at this school. He was an A student and on the Dean's Honor Roll for the previous 2 years at his previous school (also in Hillsborough County). This is one of the worst schools in the district and it's no wonder, given the attitude of the teachers. I certainly hope the new bill passes regarding teacher raises if it will eliminate the poor teachers at Pierce. The downside is it probably won't make a bit of difference to the ones who need to be bounced and will only affect those who are struggling to teach children with no interest in learning or who have learning disabilities. It's Murphy's Law. I am reminded of the quote: "Those who can, do . . . those who can't, teach." I don't think this could apply more to the teachers at Pierce. Shame on you all and on the Board for allowing it to happen. I can guarantee this is not their only complaint! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pierce Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 546 187 18 271 4 n/a n/a 0 1026
1989 475 187 10 292 6 n/a n/a 0 970
1990 395 186 15 348 5 n/a n/a 0 949
1991 382 178 23 388 1 n/a n/a 0 972
1992 354 165 28 403 1 n/a n/a 0 951
1993 335 155 20 388 2 n/a n/a 0 900
1994 361 195 18 413 4 n/a n/a 0 991
1995 273 181 25 343 1 n/a n/a 0 823
1996 273 181 25 343 1 n/a n/a 0 823
1997 391 184 52 481 2 n/a n/a 0 1110
1998 347 158 47 471 2 n/a n/a 0 1025
1999 316 148 36 561 4 n/a n/a 0 1065
2000 296 149 43 611 2 n/a n/a 0 1101
2001 242 164 40 594 2 n/a n/a 0 1042
2002 211 198 31 668 4 n/a n/a 0 1112
2003 211 198 31 668 4 n/a n/a 0 1112
2004 192 199 20 670 1 n/a n/a 0 1082
2005 162 194 17 726 5 n/a n/a 0 1104
2006 162 146 26 788 4 n/a n/a 0 1126
2007 126 128 23 717 6 n/a n/a 50 1050
2008 129 119 18 705 2 n/a n/a 58 1031
2009 112 92 20 756 1 n/a n/a 41 1022
2010 113 89 19 694 2 n/a n/a 97 1014
2011 108 86 23 810 6 0 20 0 1053
2012 97 89 32 836 5 0 17 0 1076
2013 83 107 40 776 5 1 17 0 1029
2014 83 89 36 824 4 0 18 0 1054
2015 72 83 36 772 3 0 11 0 977
2016 58 81 32 727 1 0 10 0 909
2017 71 80 34 739 0 0 7 0 931

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pierce Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1026 60.0 17.1 38.1
1989 970 54.0 17.9 36.5
1990 949 57.0 16.6 45.6
1991 972 54.0 18.0 50.1
1992 951 52.0 18.2 48.9
1993 900 52.0 17.3 54.9
1994 991 56.0 17.7 55.5
1995 823 50.0 16.5 60.8
1996 823 50.0 16.5 60.8
1997 1110 61.0 18.2 57.9
1998 1025 63.0 16.3 51.7
1999 1065 63.0 16.9 71.4
2000 1101 62.0 17.8 76.8
2001 1042 69.0 15.1 70.6
2002 1112 77.0 14.4 77.3
2003 1112 77.0 14.4 77.3
2004 1082 76.0 14.2 78.8
2005 1104 74.0 14.9 80.0
2006 1126 59.0 19.1 82.9
2007 1050 59.0 17.8 83.1
2008 1031 69.0 14.9 80.8
2009 1022 69.5 15.5 90.2
2010 1014 66.5 15.2 95.2
2011 1053 67.6 15.5 88.0
2012 1076 65.8 16.3 87.7
2013 1029 69.0 14.9 89.1
2014 1054 68.0 15.5 94.0
2015 977 66.0 14.8 93.1
2016 909 65.0 13.9 89.8
2017 931 62.0 15.0 90.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Pierce Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1026 60.0 17.1 38.1
1989 970 54.0 17.9 36.5
1990 949 57.0 16.6 45.6
1991 972 54.0 18.0 50.1
1992 951 52.0 18.2 48.9
1993 900 52.0 17.3 54.9
1994 991 56.0 17.7 55.5
1995 823 50.0 16.5 60.8
1996 823 50.0 16.5 60.8
1997 1110 61.0 18.2 57.9
1998 1025 63.0 16.3 51.7
1999 1065 63.0 16.9 71.4
2000 1101 62.0 17.8 76.8
2001 1042 69.0 15.1 70.6
2002 1112 77.0 14.4 77.3
2003 1112 77.0 14.4 77.3
2004 1082 76.0 14.2 78.8
2005 1104 74.0 14.9 80.0
2006 1126 59.0 19.1 82.9
2007 1050 59.0 17.8 83.1
2008 1031 69.0 14.9 80.8
2009 1022 69.5 15.5 90.2
2010 1014 66.5 15.2 95.2
2011 1053 67.6 15.5 88.0
2012 1076 65.8 16.3 87.7
2013 1029 69.0 14.9 89.1
2014 1054 68.0 15.5 94.0
2015 977 66.0 14.8 93.1
2016 909 65.0 13.9 89.8
2017 931 62.0 15.0 90.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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