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The Hub of Our Community

Pierce Middle serves students in the Town and Country community. Our Advanced Robotics program uses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to help students excel. Scholar Quest offers accelerated classes—including Pre-AP Algebra and unique advanced courses for native Spanish speakers. Dual Language Social Studies courses allow students to enhance their Spanish skills. Through Electives, our students sample a range of courses—engaging in Culinary, Visual Arts, Band and AVID college readiness—then pursue what best sparks their interests. Classmates receive valuable leadership skills in sports teams and clubs as Latinos in Action and Club de Baile. Students serve the community by teaching English to their families and by maintaining a food pantry and clothes closet. Our community connects with students through mentorship programs with the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay Lightning’s "Guide the Thunder.”  Our Sixth Grade Structure helps students feel at home in their new learning environment. At Pierce, our students are the hub of our community and develop core values like Respect, Responsibility and Pride
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Sixth Grade Structure

Our sixth grade structure is designed to group students who are new to middle school together for their first year as they become comfortable with the dynamics of their new school.

Scholar Quest

Scholar Quest engages students in accelerated courses, featuring advanced academics and unique future-focused career learning opportunities. Courses often allow students to receive high school credits.


Sample several fascinating subjects as a 6th grade student before taking a deeper dive into the fields that interest and inspire you most in 7th and 8th grades.

Clubs & Sports Teams

Spark new friendships, stay active and bring your learning to life in one of more than a dozen clubs, service organizations or sports teams—including boys' and girls' basketball, volleyball, track, soccer and flag football.

Social Emotional Learning

Every middle school student's education includes Social Emotional Learning or "SEL." Our SEL curriculum builds character and resilience, focusing on self-management, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.

Nature's Classroom

All 6th grade students join in a multi-day field research study along the Hillsborough River in our 365-acre outdoor educational preserve. Using scientific techniques, students discover our area's vital plant and animal life.

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Academic Competitions

Showcasing skills on a local, state or national stage, our students take part in a range of academic competitions such as Math Bowls, student literacy competitions and Hillsborough's STEM Fair—the largest in the Southeast US.

Career & Technical Education

Prepare for life with Career & Technical Education or "CTE" courses focused on real-world skills that are valuable in today's workforce. Hillsborough Schools is proud to be a state and national leader in CTE offerings.

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School Information

5511 North Hesperides Street
Tampa, FL 33614

Preparing Students for Life