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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Howard W. Blake High School & Magnet Program is an above average, public school located in Tampa, FL. It has 1,708 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
About Howard W. Blake High School & Magnet Program...
Address
1701 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
Telephone
(813) 272-3422

Howard W. Blake High School & Magnet Program Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1090
325 responses
Average ACT
24
82 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,874
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$983
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 158 responses
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  • Pep rally
    14%
  • All performances in general
    14%
  • Any visual or performing art show.
    13%
  • Football games for the band, sting and color guard
    11%
  • Musical Theater performances
    10%
  • Orchestra Concerts
    9%
  • Chorus concerts
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,708
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,593
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.8%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,870/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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Howard W. Blake High School was a beautiful experience. I excelled in mathematics and music performance, which helped me earn college credits early!

This school offers a pretty good academic curriculum as well as a very prestigious education in visual and performing arts. Every other school in the county looks to our students and are amazed with their talent. Along with providing opportunities in academics, Blake High has produced incredible artists, musicians, barbers, performers, teachers, and more. In fact, I had a classmate who starred in big movies and shows right out of high school!

In addition to that, I began to see an accepting generation. In this school you could see people of all colors, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religions all united as one unit. All of us just worked on projects, learned together, and achieved our own goals regardless of our differences.

An exceptional school and environment. For Black and Gold

Go Yellow Jackets!
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I absolutely loved Blake High School. Being able to express myself freely was never a question in this accepting environment. It was a great place to express individual talents and interests whole still having access to, what I would consider, a quality education! I feel as though, having access to the arts -even if you aren't actively involved In them- is a great way to relieve stress and open your mind.

I do wish the school would've helped students better prepare for college. I sought out many great teachers who helped me personally, but on an institutional level there wasn't as much college preparation as I would have liked to see.
I just graduated from Blake as class of 2018 and my time there was very wild. Overall the school was great and it’s performing arts program is phenomenal whatved your major is you will love every second of it! Also we are a historically African American high school so it was very cool to be there, and of course it is very diverse. The band was always putting on an amazing performance at the football games and pep rally’s! And our Blake theater always had a great show, they also went to states this year for the show called Side Show. On a side note you may want to bring your own lunch because I did not enjoy the food or the lunch ladies attitude. Everything else about the school is very good.