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Soaring to Student Success

Student achievement is a top priority at Farnell Middle School, in the heart of Westchase. Our Farnell Falcons have earned an "A” school grade every year since opening in 2002 and are continually a state-recognized "5-Star School.” Our Scholar Quest high school credit offerings include classes like Computer Science, Math and AVID College Readiness. Through Electives our students  sample a range of courses—Visual Arts, Culinary Arts and our popular Music program—then pursue options that best spark their interests.  The academic mindset continues through a variety of clubs such as our Robotics Club and award-winning STEM Club. Our Connect a Kid mentoring program encourages students to have an impact within the community while classmates connect outside of the classroom through our many sports teams. Our focus on English Language Learners builds confidence in our students, including a first place entry in the Hispanic Heritage Contest. Our Sixth Grade Structure, helps students feel at home  in their new learning environment. We are a high achieving school, encouraging sense of community and responsibility.
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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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13912 Nine Eagles Drive
Tampa, FL 33626

Preparing Students for Life