Blake High School

Blake High School serves 1,661 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Blake High School operates within the Hillsborough School District.
Hillsborough School District's 71% graduation rate is equal to the FL state average of 71%.

School Overview

The student population of 1661 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 104 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,661 students
Blake High School Total Students (1998-2014)
Gender % Blake High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 104 teachers
Blake High School Total Teachers (1998-2014)
Students by Grade Blake High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Blake High School Student Teacher Ratio (1998-2014)
Hispanic
26%
30%
Blake High School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
40%
23%
Blake High School Black Students (1998-2014)
White
30%
41%
Blake High School White Students (1998-2014)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Blake High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.69 0.46
Blake High School Diversity Score (1998-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
52%
52%
Blake High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Blake High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Hillsborough School District's student population of 203,439 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 71% has increased from 66% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,757 in this district is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,156 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Hillsborough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
321
22
Number of Students Managed 203,439 10,137
Hillsborough School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 71% 71%
Hillsborough School District Graduation Rate (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,886 MM $132 MM
Hillsborough School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $1,963 MM $140 MM
Hillsborough School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,757 $11,888
Hillsborough School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,156 $12,571
Hillsborough School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Brewster Technical Center (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stewart Middle Magnet School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Just Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

Our son is the one who actually chose to apply for the music program at Blake, as my wife and I knew very little about the school. After talking to several people, most in the music field, we agreed with our son. He is in both the marching band and the symphony band, and is loving every minute of it. Since he wants to be more into the writing and producing area of music, he is taking music theory. He is only a freshman, but he has learned a lot in that short period. My wife and I are band booster members and have a great time working with the kids, and the other parents as well. We believe that the education our son is receiving at Blake High school is going to help him get into a quality college program, and also has helped him meet some new friends that are some fine young people. I would strongly recommend Blake High school to anyone.
- Posted by Parent, 05/16/11
this is one of the top school for any young adult to come and get the best if not superior music education!
- Posted by Parent, 01/17/11
Worst school in Hillsborough County. Magnet program is simply a new name for integration.
- Posted by Parent, 05/03/10

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