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Caring, capable, contributing, connected


South Tampa’s Coleman Middle School has earned an "A” grade for more than 20 consecutive years. Designated by the state as a School of Excellence, our staff is dedicated to helping students reach their academic potential while giving back to the community. Students are challenged through rigorous Scholar Quest courses such as Advanced Math, Gaming and Simulation Computers and Robotics, where they can earn high school credit while acquiring skills that will make them competitive in the future workplace. Through Electives, our students are able to sample exciting courses that include Speech and Debate, a top ranked music program that routinely scores straight Superiors and many other options that will allow them to pursue what best sparks their interests. Our ESE Program participates in Special Olympics every year while Coleman boasts the largest Best Buddies program of any middle school in the county. Our students connect with classmates through our many sports teams and clubs. Sixth Grade Structure gives students the support they need to navigate this exciting new learning environment. At Coleman, we believe in the four "C’s”: Caring, Capable, Contributing, and Connected.

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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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Preparing Students for Life