Assistant Principal: Shalanda Bell

    Magnet Lead: Megan McGregor

    Phone: (813) 276-5727
    Fax: (813) 233-3565

    Student Hours: 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM

    Uniforms: Mandatory Uniforms

                      Tops: Burgundy or Hunter Green Polo shirts

                      Bottoms: Khaki or Navy 

    Before & After School Program: Yes

About Us

  • Lockhart Elementary Magnet School's beautiful campus is nestled in one of the historic neighborhoods of East Tampa. Lockhart provides its students an engineering-based curriculum, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), promoting student collaboration to solve real-world problems.  We have an environmental theme in each of the individual grade level's curriculum: Excited Explorers, Radical Reducers, Caring Conservationists, Sensible Sustainers, Proud Preservationists & Enthusiastic Engineers.  To further enrich our students' educational experience. Lockhart has Learning Labs, including a hydroponics lab, aquaponics lab, and certified butterfly habitat, located around the campus that the students are empowered to learn from and maintain.




    Instruction for





    To prepare students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, and responsible members of society.

School History

  • In 1952, College Hill Elementary School opened as an African American School after the old Robles Pond School was closed. In the 1960's, College Hill was renamed the John W. Lockhart School, who served as the school's first principal. After desegregation in 1971, Lockhart became a 6th grade center. As part of the middle school conversion, Lockhart Elementary began serving grades K through 5 in 1997. In the fall of 2003, Lockhart Elementary started as a magnet school for the arts. In July 2011, the magnet theme was changed to Creative Science Centre, along with neighboring Young Middle Magnet School. The two schools serve as the Creative Science Centre Lower and Upper Campuses.