George S. Middleton High School

Middleton High School
4801 North 22nd Street
Tampa, Florida, Hillsborough, 33610
United States
Coordinates 27.990367, -82.433546
School type Public
Status Open
School district Hillsborough County
School code 3004
Principal Owen Young
Headteacher Kathy Freriks
Chief custodian Earl
Grades 9-12
Age 13 to 19
Number of students 1152 (as of November 20th, 2010)
Average class size ~25
School Colour(s) Maroon & Gold
Mascot Tiger
Assistant Principals Hellen Hollaway
Derrick Gaines
Dwayne Dennard
Robert Quinn
Kim D. Moore

George S. Middleton High School was originally established in 1934-35 for segregated Tampa, FL for Black residents. Its rival school in Hillsborough County is Howard Blake. The current facility opened in 2002 on North 22nd Street in the East Tampa section of Tampa. The school mascot is the Tiger. The school is named in honor of George S. Middleton, an African American businessman and civic leader, who moved to Tampa from South Carolina in the late 19th century.



The school offers magnet programs in Urban Teaching Academy, Biotechnology, Environmental Science/Marine Biology, Computer Systems Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Digital Design, and Web Design

Another highlight of the school is its award-winning Robotics Team #1369.[1][2] The team was on the winning alliance at the FIRST Robotics Competition Peachtree Regional in Atlanta, and advanced to the national competition.

Middleton's Mu Alpha Theta team is one of the highest-ranked in the nation. In 2007, their team placed ninth in the FAMAT state convention, and seventh in the Mu Alpha Theta National Convention.


The school's rival high school is Howard W. Blake High School (Middleton and Blake were the two African-American high schools during segregation). The yearly football game, held at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium, is highly anticipated.[3][4]

As of 2010, the Blake vs. Middleton game was held at Blake High School.

Ethnicity / Demographics[5]

Number of students Percentage of students Student ethnicity
4 0.29% American Indian / Alaskan Native
26 1.91% Asian / Pacific Islander
956 70.29% Black (African American), Non Hispanic
168 12.35% Hispanic
37 2.72% Multi-Racial
169 12.43% White (Caucasian), Non Hispanic
1360 Total 100%  

Notable alumni

  • Rev. Abe Brown
  • Symuel Harold Smith
  • Willietta Agnes Hodgins
  • Alice Loretta Holley
  • Freddie Alphonso Smith
  • Landon A. Hamilton

FCAT Proficiency

During the 2009 school year, only 25% of students scored "proficient" on the reading section of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, while 53% passed Mathematics and 90% passed Writing. The average among the Hillsborough County School District (SDHC) is 61% for Reading, 68% for Mathematics, and 96% for Writing.


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