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Limona Elementary School
1115 Telfair Rd, Brandon, FL 33510

Named for the community in which it sits, Limona Elementary School opened in 1972, the same year the "new" BrandonMore High School opened just a couple miles away. The school's charter students chose the school mascot, the Lion; its teachers, the colors: blue and white. The school prior to the 2009-10 school year underwent a $4 million renovation.

 

Brandon Day School
202 Pauls Dr, Brandon, FL 33511
The Brandon Day School caters to pre-school and school-age kids from 2-12. The owner, Carole Yokell, is a formerMore Hillsborough County Exceptional Student Education Teacher with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Because of her background, it is possible for Brandon Day School to even take children with special needs at her facility. It is well-equipped with a computer room, art room, and even a therapy room. Brandon Day School offers before and after-school pick-up for area schools, extended care hours, summer camp and CPR/First Aid classes. It also has special programs, such as cooking classes, home school resources and catered lunches. It is part of the USDA food program and the VPK program.
Central Baptist Church and School
402 E Windhorst Rd, Brandon, FL 33510
Central Baptist Church and school are located on the same piece of property. This Baptist church offers religiousMore services. The school is for children in middle and high school. The school adds religious instruction to its regular compliment of education courses. 
Hugo Schmidt Elementary School
1250 Williams Rd, Brandon, FL 33510

Named for a former Hillsborough County School District member, Hugo Schmidt Elementary School opened in 2003 atMore Williams and Windhorst Roads in Brandon.

The school's mission, to be "anchored in academic excellence and integrity," plays off the school's nautical theme. The school's emblem is the anchor. Schmidt attended Hillsborough public schools, owned a building supply business and retired from the U.S. Navy. The school that bears his name is home to the "Sailors" and its colors are red, white and blue.

Schmidt is a uniform school. Students can wear khaki or blue (no denim) pants, long shorts, skorts or jumpers. As for tops, students can wear red, white or blue polo shirts, blouses, sweatshirts or sweaters. Tops must have collars and sleeves and should be plain (no pictures or logos).

The school for the 2009-10 school year received an "A" grade from the state. The grade is based on points that are determined by assessing "adequate progress" among students testing in the bottom 25 percent of test-takers in reading and mathematics. Schools must also test at least 95 percent of students eligible overall.

Happy Day Pre-school
722 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Brandon, FL 33511
Happy Day Pre-school is a daycare and school for young children. For more information about enrollment and services,More call the number provided.
E.F. McLane Middle School
306 N Knights Ave, Brandon, FL 33510

History rules at McLane Middle School, where in 1914 the campus was founded to house the community's only school forMore students in grades one through eight, the Brandon School. Noted for its twin towers, the second tower opened in 1919, which expanded the school's offerings to grade 12. Elementary school students were housed in the north campus, the high school students in the south tower. The first four high-school graduates received their diplomas in 1923.

Today the towers still house students, but only students in grades six through eight.  The school's main building opened in 1928 with a north wing added 20 years later. The gymnasium, along with additional classrooms, opened in 1947. The first cafeteria, along with a separate agriculture building, opened in 1950. The school is named after E.F. McLane, who came to the school in 1930 and became its longest-serving principal. He was principal for 34 years.

In 1954, Walter S. Yates Elementary School was dedicated as the area's first standalone elementary school and the McLane campus remained a junior-senior high school. When Horace Mann Junior High School opened in 1962 to serve grades six through nine the Brandon School became a senior high school for grades 10 through 12. The current Brandon High opened on Victoria Street in 1972 and serves grades nine through 12.

McLane Middle School is home to the Vikings, and students come from 30 feeder elementary schools.

Immanuel Lutheran School
2913 John Moore Rd, Brandon, FL 33511
The Immanuel Lutheran School is both a ministry and shared tenant of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and campus on JohnMore Moore Road in Brandon. For more than 30 years the school has been educating children with the mission "to equip our students and their families to share the love, joy and peace of Christ among themselves and with those around them." The school's accreditation is recognized by the Florida Department of Education and the school instructs students up to age 15, starting with a pre-k program for 3-year-olds. Many of the school's teachers have been with the school for more than 25 years. The school promotes family involvement at many of its annual events, including Grandparents' Day, Oktoberfest, the Christmas Shoppe and the Spring Fling dinner and auction.
Limona Elementary School
1033 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
Named after the Greater Brandon area's village of Limona, the elementary school that bears the community's name openedMore in 1972, the same year the "new" Brandon High School opened on Victoria Street. Limona's school colors, chosen by its charter faculty, are blue and white. The school's mascot, chosen by its charter students, is the Limona Lion. The school recently underwent a $4 million renovation. The school's 2009-10 School Improvement Plan notes that Limona has "a high percentage of teacher retention" and has "served many generations of family." It also notes the "A" grade received from the state for 10 years. On average, kindergarten classrooms have 15 students; grades 1-3 classes have 18 students; and grades 4-5 have 22 students.
Walter S. Yates Elementary School
301 Kingsway Rd, Brandon, FL 33510

Yates Elementary School is Brandon's first standalone elementary school. School officials and patrons in 1954More dedicated the school named in honor of Walter S. Yates, a former Hillsborough County supervisor of rural schools (a position no longer in effect). The school's colors are maroon and white and the mascot, an "Eaglet," or baby eagle. Yates is a feeder school to Brandon High, which sports the same colors and is the home of the Eagles. The high school's motto: "Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle."

Yates in 2004 celebrated its 50th anniversary with the planting of a second time capsule. In the outdoor hallway outside the main office words on a wooden beam read: "A Legacy of Learning, Est. 1954."

The school's vision is "to exceed all state and federal standards." Its mission is "to enable students to experience the joy of learning, show continuous growth and become lifelong learners who contribute positively to society."

Yates is a uniform school. Students can wear white, navy, or burgundy shirts or blouses with sleeves and collars. School-sponsored T-shirts can be worn on Fridays with the required uniform shorts, pants, skirts, skorts or jumpers in navy or khaki colors.

Children's Nest Day Schools
3221 Bryan Rd, Brandon, FL 33511
Children's Nest Day Schools provide before and after school care for children ages one to twelve years. It is nationallyMore accredited and focuses highly on teacher/child interaction. It is locally owned and operated with approximately 800 children enrolled in Tampa. There are seven such schools in the Tampa area. 
Brandon Senior High School
1101 Victoria St, Brandon, FL 33510

The freshmen enrolled at Brandon High School for the 2010-11 school year are scheduled to graduate in the year theMore school celebrates its 100th anniversary. Actually, it was the Brandon School, from which the high school traces its roots, that opened in 1914 as the area's only school for students in grades one through eight. That school was housed on what is today the McLane Middle School campus. McLane's second of two original towers opened in 1919, which extended the Brandon School's offerings through grade 12. The first four Brandon High School graduates received their diplomas in 1923.

Today, McLane is a school for grades six through eight and Brandon High is on Victoria Rd., where it first opened in 1972. Its additions were built n 1975, 1979 and 2007. The school's colors are maroon and white; its mascot, the Eagle. The school's motto: "Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle." The school that mirrored the town's breakneck growth, growing large enough to warrant three sessions of students daily, has since seen the addition of seven high schools in the Greater Brandon area and its environs (Armwood, Bloomingdale, Durant, Riverview, Durant, Spoto and Strawberry Crest). Today Brandon  High is described as a "small learning community" with career academies that expand each year.

History is rich and deep at Brandon, which sports a wrestling team that held what is considered a world-record streak; the team on January 25, 2007 snapped that streak with its first loss in 34 years. Russ Cozart's team, however, still holds the record for consecutive state championships. The 2010-11 team is competing for the school's eleventh straight state championship title.

Despite its age, Brandon High has had a relatively small number of principals. Serving in that position, from the early days on the McLane campus, were E.F. McLane, James Randall, Lyle Flagg, Orlan Briant, Linwood Nelson, Patrick Gregory, Rebecca Anderson, Denny Oest and Leslie Granich. The current principal is Carl Green.

The school has an alumni association deeply rooted in the school's history. The Brandon High School Alumni Association meets monthly in the school cafeteria and annually holds a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon and an induction ceremony into the alumni association's Hall of Fame.

Valrico Elementary School
609 S Miller Rd, Valrico, FL 33594
One of the largest elementary schools in the area, with 930 students, Valrico Elementary School has received an A ratingMore from the Florida Department of Education for the past three years. It has a large number of children from migrant homes, and 52 percent of its students are on the free or reduced-cost lunch program. The school places a strong emphasis on reading, participating in the school district's Battle of the Books each year.
Kingswood Elementary School
3102 S Kings Ave, Brandon, FL 33511
Founded in 1968, Kingswood is a "school in the round," whose circular shape centers around a green space. TheMore school got its name from a fourth-grade student, then attending Brooker Elementary, which opened in 1961. The school's mission is to "provide a positive learning environment built upon respect, responsibility and communication." Its mascot pays homage to the endangered panther and the school's colors are purple and gold. 
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