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Creating global learners

Williams Middle Magnet, a top-ranked IB World School in East Tampa, has been a proud "A" school for more than a decade, routinely winning Magnet Schools of America's Merit Award. With a diverse student body, Williams creates global learners with an International Baccalaureate focus on intercultural awareness and communication. Scholar Quest high school credit offerings challenge students in French, Algebra, Emerging Technology in Business and more. Students connect through our sports teams and clubs including LEGO Robotics, Model UN, Future Business Leaders of America and an award-winning Chess Club. Through Electives, students sample a range of exciting courses—including Band, Art, Yearbook and AVID College Readiness—then pursue what best sparks their interests. Our Sixth Grade Structure provides a smooth transition into this exciting new learning environment. Students participate in service learning projects including a coastal cleanup, breast cancer walk and a food drive to support Metropolitan Ministries. At Williams, our students appreciate the world's diversity while achieving education excellence.


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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Preparing Students for Life