New School Projects
As residential development grows in Hillsborough County, the school district is breaking ground on multiple projects that will create space for the increase in students. The projects, part of the district's Five-Year Work Plan, span pre-kindergarten to high school and include two school expansions and a new magnet school.
See latest progress below and check back often for updates.
Spoto High School Addition | Anticipated completion: Summer 2021
A new addition to Spoto High School is under construction. Once complete, the expansion will add 20 classrooms and increase capacity for an additional 475 students. The addition increases the school's overall capacity to 2,556 students. Construction is expected to finish by the end of summer, in time for the 2021-2022 school year. The addition will house the school's Culinary Academy and National Academy of Finance. No changes to the school’s attendance boundary are planned.
Waterset PK-8 Magnet School | Anticipated completion: August 2022
A new magnet school in the Apollo Beach area will provide an additional option for students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade in the South County area. The new school will have a capacity of 1,620 students and will be located at 5995 Covington Garden Drive within the Waterset development.
While details of a magnet program are still being developed, the school is intended to be a first-of-its-kind, application-based Magnet School that hosts the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, incorporating unique arts and science pathways. Supported by labs equipped to help students explore the arts and sciences, the school will be rich in technology and cultivate rigorous academics.
Wimauma Elementary School Addition | Anticipated Completion: August 2021
A new addition at Wimauma Elementary School will add 17 classrooms and capacity for 306 additional students. The 20,995-square-foot addition, which will be located just to the west of the current school, increases the overall school capacity to 965 students. The wing will be connected to other buildings with a covered walkway. The project will make additional improvements to the campus, including a new vehicle loop and expanded cafeteria. The attendance boundary is expected remain the same at this time and will serve students from new development.
The graphic above shows an aerial view of the Wimauma Elementary School campus.
The addition is shown in dark blue on the west side of campus. The new parent loop is shown in yellow to the east.