H.W. Grady Elementary School History

Henry GradyHenry Woodfin Grady Elementary School was built in 1958 on nine acres of land in South Tampa. The school was named after a leading American journalist and noted orator of the Reconstruction period. Henry W. Grady was born in Athens, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1868. He served as managing editor of the Atlanta Constitution from 1879 to 1889. Click here to read more about Henry Woodfin Grady.

grady signGrady Elementary is located in South Tampa and is known for its excellence in education. Its red brick building, huge glass pane windows and open campus is nestled between Church Street and Lois Avenue.

The school colors are gold and royal blue, and the school mascot is the tiger.

Vision Statement

Grady Elementary School will be a leader in preparing students for life. 

Mission Statement

Grady Elementary will provide all students with the knowledge, skills, and supports necessary to excel as a successful and responsible citizen. 

Message About Student Achivement

Grady Elementary is an "A" School, a Five Star School, a Red Carpet School, and a Golden School Award Winner, as determined by the Florida Department of Education. Grady was ranked in the top ten elementary schools on the 2019 FSA in Hillsborough County. We were the top-ranked school (#1) among all South Tampa schools in FCAT points for 2014 and FSA points for 2015 and 2016. We are a top three school in the Hillsborough County Public Schools 2017, 2018 and 2019 Teaching, Empowering, Learning and Leading ("TELL") Survey. Current enrollment is approximately 540 students. 

School Boundary Map

Reprinted from HCPS School Locator - school boundaries subject to change -consult source material to ensure continued accuracy