PRINCIPAL/ADMINISTRATOR: Corey Jackson
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
Lockhart Elementary Magnet'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.
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.