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Celebrating our diversity

At Turkey Creek Middle, we celebrate how our differences make us strong and special. Connecting with Plant City's agriculture industry, our school has a 20-acre Land Lab that includes cattle, a greenhouse, and working farms and gardens. Our Scholar Quest options include high school credit courses to challenge students, and our "Teach like an Astronaut" lessons from NASA are perfect for students who love science and technology. We embrace our migrant students and English Language Learners with extra supports. We empower students with disabilities in Physical Education and Agriculture classes through our Blended Peer Buddy program. Our Electives engage students in a range of exciting courses, including Culinary Arts, Computer Science, Robotics and AVID College Readiness. Our Sixth Grade Structure helps students feel at home in their new learning environment while classmates connect through our many sports teams and clubs. Turkey Creek Middle, serving the diverse needs of every student.


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