If you are moving with your family to the Plant City area then one of your main priorities will be to find out about education facilities for your children. There are a great many schools to choose from in both the public and private sectors for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. There are over forty preschools, twenty four elementary schools and more than a dozen middles schools in and around the city as well as numerous college and university buildings covering a wide range of subjects and career options.
Among the top-rated private schools, are some orientated towards specific faiths including the Faith Christian Academy of Plant City on Collins Street which prides itself on its morals, family values and compassion for children’s learning. It has an active PTO and Governing Board as well as a great communication network between teachers, pupils and parents with regular newsletters, emails and calls to keep you informed. The co-ed Palnez Academy also comes highly recommended and serves children at grades pk-6 while Plant City’s Hope Academy is another religion-affiliated education facility for those of Christian faith. This is also offers a co-ed environment and is located on Grant Street. If you are looking at schools of a similar nature for younger children, there are several very good pre-schools to choose from also and these include the Community of Christ Academy & Child Nest which accepts children from 1 year old and upwards and the Eastside Baptist Day-care Centre. The Kidzone Shiloh Baptist Church also offers pre-school education with wonderful teaching staff in a caring and nurturing environment. For grades 6-8, parents may opt for the Tomlin Middle School a public facility serving 1575 students or the smaller Marshall Middle School while the private sector offers the East Hillsborough Independent for the same age group.
For children of elementary school age, Plant City has many tuition-free public charter education facilities serving the area and five in particular have been continually rated among the top schools in the region. For children in grades pk-5, these include the Cork Elementary School on North Cork Road which caters for over 600 students in, the Wilson Elementary School and the Lincoln Elementary Magnet School – both smaller establishment for the same age group – and the Walden Lake Elementary School which is the largest in this grade range with places for almost 900 students. For older children, choose from Durant High School on Cougar Path or the older Plant City High School which was the first of its kind in the area with both teaching grades 9-12 for around 2000 students. For those who wish their children to be educated in the private sector the Fountain Of Life Christian Academy is a prestigious religious facility that promises a low student-teacher ratio and is located on Baker Street within easy access of all areas of the city.