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Developing Academic Achievers

Martinez Middle is the perfect place for students in the Lutz community who are motivated to succeed. Consistently rated an "A” school and a state recognized "5 Star School,” our strong academic culture averages 300 students each quarter with straight "A"s and more than 500 members in our NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) chapter. We were awarded the SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) school of the year for our commitment to student services and our mission of "Let's Be Better Humans." Our rigorous Scholar Quest courses challenge students, leading to high school credit in Spanish, Science, Culinary, advanced-level Math and more. Through Electives, our students sample exciting courses including our state recognized agriculture department and "Superior” music program—then pursue what best sparks their interests. Classmates connect through a variety of our competitive sports teams and participate in clubs, such as our STEM Club and Math League. Our Sixth Grade Structure helps students feel at home in their new learning environment. At Martinez Middle, we develop academic achievers.
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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

5601 W Lutz Lake Fern Rd
Lutz, FL 33558

Preparing Students for Life