School Information

  • Principal: Ija Hawthorne
    Grade Levels: 6th - 8th
    School Hours: 9:40am - 4:10pm


    Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, home of the Phantoms, was founded in 1975 and currently serves sixth through eighth grade students in the middle Pinellas county area. Named after former Largo Middle School Principal Morgan Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald middle has been a pioneer in education since its inception.  The school was recognized both nationally and internationally for the implementation of the "house concept," a school design that supports grade level, academic teaming.  The physical plant was designed specifically to facilitate the house concept providing a sixth grade, seventh grade, and eighth grade house each with its own office, teachers workroom, and student restrooms.


    In 2009 Fitzgerald Middle opened one of three Middle School Centers for Gifted Studies in Pinellas County servicing gifted students in mid county. The Middle School Centers for Gifted Studies are a school within a school magnet model designed to meet the unique academic and social/emotional needs of adolescent gifted students through full-time gifted services.  Click here to learn more about this program.


    Fitzgerald offers a wide variety of electives, clubs, and sports for keeping students active and involved!

    Morgan Fitzgerald Principals 
    Fred Buckman 1976-1982
    Neil Spearman 1982-1983
    Bob Graeff 1983-1986
    Linda Tucker 1986-2005
    William Corbett 2005-2011
    Teresa Anderson 2011-2015
    Michael Hernandez 2015-2017
    Anthony Francois 2017-2018
    Ija Hawthorne 2018-Present