Bay Point Elementary opened in 1961 adjacent to Bay Point Middle School in south St. Petersburg. Its current home is a relatively new facility built in 2000. The magnet program was initiated in the 1993-1994 school year to facilitate integration as required by the Federal desegregation mandate. It is a District-wide magnet school and students are admitted through lottery.
Bay Vista is one of five county wide fundamental elementary schools that focus on a back to basics approach with emphasis on Reading, Writing and Math. Maintaining a high standard of expected student behavior is also a major thrust of the program.
Bay Point Middle School unites with families and the community to foster a safe, positive learning environment for all students by providing quality instruction, enhancing self-esteem, encouraging highest student achievement and accountability, to develop successful citizens.
Lakewood High School opened in 1967 with students previously attending St. Petersburg High and Boca Ciega High. As of 2006, due to its 54% minority population, Lakewood High is known as one of the most diverse schools in Pinellas County. It is also one of the most highly-funded, due to the Center for Advanced Technologies, a program attached to Lakewood