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Simmons Career Center

Preschool | Grades 8-12 | Hillsborough
1202 West Grant St
Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 707-7430

About This School

Simmons Career Center is located in Plant City, FL and is one of 297 schools in Hillsborough School District. It is a alt. school that serves 223 students in grades 8-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Simmons Career Center's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Simmons Career Center had 16 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

48% 52%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

per student
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Grade 11 Science Performance

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Simmons Career Center Reviews

By , a Parent on

My teens have gone to this school and have accelerated. I have absolutely no complaints at all. The education is no different to that of a regular High School. Unfortunately there are some teacher that have no business being in this profession, but they are not just at this career center.

By a Parent on

I don't think they are taking action in discipline to those who are poisioning are kids minds,My son attended this career center a year ago,he was expelled for his behavior,how can he make right decisions,when one of their school staff is using illegal drugs with pupils,is that right to influence our youth to choose one of the many wrong paths in life??! The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.drugs kill dreams.

Reviewed on

I thought my friend's son was graduating from Brandon High. This is the first I've heard re: ALT. Schooling. The Mother told me son was attending a career school with the same benefits as a regular High School. I thought he was attending Brandon & had a program career training .
My only sister was retarded & mother did all her homework to
complete her own education. So, my sister did graduate in 1956, but it was my Mom's diploma.
I was the opposite, blessed with a high I.Q. loved school.
I know this young man is graduating from Simmons, had issues, re: truancy, dislectic, family, divorce & really no guidance.
He's way off wild, running with a bad crowd with no direction.
On the streets 3-4 days a time, no idea of responsibility, drinking,
toking, etc.
My question is... how is this school helping these problem kids if their test rating is 1 out of 10 rating?  
I believe in Alt schooling for special needs.. seems a 1 scale test score at Simmons school is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Evidently, this school isn't doing the job they're getting paid to do.
Where I come from, Hell would be raised & all would hit the fan.
1 out of 10 on 1-10 scale is unacceptable.

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