Award Year: 2021

Terrace Community Middle School

10735 Raulerson Ranch Road
Tampa, FL, 33637-5310

(813) 621-2206

Ms. Tahvia Shaw, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School

Hillsborough School District

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To provide a foundation of knowledge that will allow our students to have successful academic careers. Recognize that self-esteem comes from meeting and overcoming challenges.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 14%
  • White: 27%
  • Hispanic: 12%
  • Asian: 40%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Terrace Community Middle School's Student Government Association Executive Council

Terrace Community Middle School's Student Government Association Executive Council

Terrace Community Middle School (TCMS) is a public charter school serving the Tampa Bay, Florida area. For 23 years, Terrace Community Middle School has been the premiere middle school in Hillsborough County, providing thousands of students with a strong foundation of knowledge in a safe and secure learning environment. he school's "Back to Basics" philosophy focuses on teaching students how to read proficiently, write coherently and to solve problems analytically. Students leave TCMS with the tools they need to have successful academic careers. TCMS has earned an "A" school grade rating for 22 consecutive years and has earned three National Blue Ribbon School awards.

We strongly believe that our school culture contributes to the success of our students. In addition to the highly effective academic program, character education is incorporated into daily lessons. Our school motto is Respect, Responsibility, and Results. Developing strong character traits and learning how to be good citizens are an integral part of a student's day. Students are encouraged to participate in our diverse extracurricular activities that promote character development, teamwork, and community service. A well-rounded child is important to the culture of our school.

The TCMS administration hires employees who share the school's mission, vision, and philosophy and are held to high professional standards and expectations. The faculty and staff at TCMS believe that every student is entitled to an educational environment that is safe, secure, and free from disruption that would interfere with the students' right to learn and the teachers' right to teach. Our goal is to create lifelong learners who will have a positive impact in our community.