PRINCIPAL/ADMINISTRATOR: Claire Mawhinney
Phone: (813) 740-3900
Fax: (813) 740-3910
Student Hours: 9:25 AM to 4:20 PM
Uniforms: No Uniforms
Before School Program: Yes
After School Program: Yes
Building Future STEM Leaders
Academics are a top priority at Randall Middle School, in the heart of FishHawk. Our Randall Hawks have earned an "A” school grade every year since opening in 2000. Our many Scholar Quest high school credit courses build strong futures through classes in Computer Science, Agriculture, Culinary Arts and more. Through Electives, students can experiment with robotics and coding in our impressive STEM program; a rare Giant Mars Map sparks deeper learning, and students learn from two NASA educators. The academic mindset continues through award-winning clubs and mathematics, engineering and LEGO teams. Our Sixth Grade Structure helps students—including many from military families—feel at home in their new learning environment. Two certified therapy dogs visit campus to encourage students, and academic "boot camps" and "lunch and learn" tutorials help students succeed as future STEM leaders.
In the fall of 2000, General James D. Randall Middle School opened. The Hillsborough County School District named the school in General Randall's honor after his many years of service and accomplishments for Hillsborough County Schools.
General Randall was born on February 5, 1930. He was a Korean War Veteran, and served in Germany. After his duties were completed, he remained in the U.S. Army Reserve for 38 years. He retired from the military as a highly decorated officer and Brigadier General.
General Randall began his career in education as a teacher at Pinecrest Elementary School. He continued as Dean of Boys at Plant City High School. In 1959, he was appointed Assistant Principal at Brandon High School. After five years he was promoted to Principal of Brandon High School. His career continued in Hillsborough County Schools were he served as General Director of Area 1, 2, and 3 Schools, General Director of Operations, Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Operations, and finally serving as Deputy Superintendent before retiring in 1991.
Randall Middle has earned an "A" grade for 16 consecutive years. When the school was opened Mrs. Marcia Elliot was named principal. After serving as principal for eight years Mrs. Elliot retired from Randall Middle School. Mrs. Fredda Johnson was named principal of Randall for the 2008-2009 school year. In the spring of 2013, Mrs. Johnson was chosen to take the principalship at Turkey Creek Middle School and Ms. Claire Mawhinney was named principal of Randall and is still currently leading Randall Middle School today.