If you are looking for a great city in Florida to settle down and either start a family or continue raising one, you need to put Lutz, Florida high on your priority list. Lutz was rated by Niche.com as the 28th best suburb in Florida (out of 380) to raise a family. Sure, there are plenty of parks and recreational things to do in town, but one of the biggest factors for the high rating is their school system.
Let’s start at the high school level and work our way down.
Steinbrenner High School is ranked as the No. 2 public high school in Hillsborough County. It is also ranked as one of the 40 best high schools in the state of Florida. Niche.com ranks the teaching staff No. 31 in the state out of 611. Their graduation rate of about 94 percent soars past the state average of about 86 percent. Nearly half of all students are enrolled in some kind of AP class and the student to teacher ratio is a very competitive 20 to 1.
Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School is also among Florida’s top 40 high schools, while ranking as the second best charter high school in the Tampa area and No. 12 overall in the state. Their graduation rate is listed at a nearly unheard of 99 percent, according to Niche.com. The student to teacher ratio is 18 to 1. While it may not be considered the “typical high school experience,” Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School is an excellent place to send your son or daughter with college aspirations.
Don’t fret if your kids are not yet at the high school age. There are plenty of quality elementary and middle schools in town as well.
Lutz has one of the top 70 rated elementary schools in the state of Florida: McKitrick Elementary School. You’re also not far from two more top-70 schools, MacFarlane Park Magnet School and the No. 1 public elementary school in the county Chiles Elementary School.
Martinez Middle School cracks the top 10 for best middle schools in the Tampa area. It’s one of the 40 best middle schools in the state and offers a gifted program. They have a 21 to 1 teacher to student ratio and were recently given an “A-” rating. Lutz is also close to the top public middle school in Hillsborough County, Williams Middle Magnet School.
There are also a pair of private schools in town, Lutz Learning Center and Tampa Christian Community School.
As for college, the University of South Florida is only about a 20 minute drive from Lutz. It takes less than 2 hours to drive to the University of Florida. Florida State and the University of Miami are about 4 hours away. There are also smaller colleges and trade schools in the Tampa area that are a convenient drive away.
Because of its school system, Lutz is one of the best places in Florida to purchase a house. Don’t miss out on your dream home! Be sure to contact Team Z Realty to find out what houses are for sale in the area. No matter where you live in town, a great education for your children await!