Phone: (813) 276-5569
    Fax: (813) 272-2803

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

    Uniforms: Mandatory 

    Before School Program: Yes
    After School Program: Yes

School History

  • Lomax School initially opened in 1907 as a grammar school to serve students in Northeast Tampa. During its early years, the school was directly connected to the Gilchrist Institute, originally a private school affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. To reflect its origins and association, it was named in honor of Thomas Lomax, then Bishop of the AME Zion Church. For more than a century, Lomax has served its community as an elementary school, sixth grade center, and high school as part of Hillsborough County Public Schools.  In 2002, Lomax became a Magnet school for students in grades kindergarten through fifth, adding Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten in 2022-2023. The cornerstones of the magnet theme are: Enrichment, Electives, Exploration, and Expeditions, “The Four E’s." The school colors are purple and gold and the school mascot is a Panther.