PRINCIPAL / ADMINISTRATOR: Scott Hilgenberg
Phone: (813) 975-7600
Fax: (813) 975-7610
Student Hours: 9:25 AM to 4:20 PM
Before School Program: Yes
After School Program: Yes
Buchanan Middle School will be a safe, caring, and orderly school. We will create a school that builds life-long learners.
We will model and teach a strong academic work ethic based on trust, respect, and honor with an emphasis on building relationships.
Once a student is admitted to Buchanan, we will exhaust all available resources to maximize that student's opportunity for success in academics, sports, society, citizenship, and involvement in community activities.
Buchanan Middle School is named after the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan.
Buchanan officially opened for the 1961-1962 school year. The school's first principal was Frank Carpenter. Our school underwent a major renovation in 2000, which included an awesome new gymnasium.
The school has had nine principals throughout its history:
- Frank Carpenter
- Lee Cheshire
- Jack Pillsbury
- Ashley Smith
- Wilma Hurst
- Dwight Raines
- Jim Gatlin
- Scott Hilgenberg
- Frank Scaglione
The school mascot is the Buccaneer, and our colors are purple and white.
The coach who still holds the State record for the most consecutive football wins, for a Junior High School, is our own Coach Randolph. The record still stands at 54 consecutive victories!