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320 Nova Albion Way
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3100
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April 05, 2013
TL has excelled in preparing academically minded teens for UC, private universities, and CSU admissions. The curriculum includes numerous AP courses that are key to college success.

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March 27, 2012
There are a few great teachers, there are a few lazy ones as well who care more about being cool and popular with the students than they do about teaching them This is especially true with some (but certainly not all) of the English and science teachers. But the main problem is that the administration is not strong. The principal is a sweetheart but he seems to be in denial that TL is no longer this pleasant little suburban school--it's changing, and he needs to change in accordance. Too much is allowed at this school--the halls are crowded with wayward students who use their bathroom pass as a pass from the entire class. Tutorial, I understand, is a big hot mess with students roaming around looking for teachers who will admit them so they can "study" with their buds. The principal needs to run a tighter ship and he would do well to study what SRHS has accomplished under the strong leadership of Judith Colton. I am a fan of TL and am rooting for it--I just know this school can do better.

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February 10, 2012
Terra Linda is an excellent public HS. My son is a Freshman and he truly enjoys attending school at TL. I am very impressed with all of the teachers, parents, coaches and students that I have met. My son currently has a 4.14 GPA; plays football; wrestles and plays the violin in the orchestra. The variety of academic classes and sports he has available to him are outstanding!

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September 23, 2009
The principal at TL is fantastic. He has a contagious spirit, is thoughtful, fair and keeps everyone on their toes. Most of the teachers are very good. The Home and School Club (their PTA) is extremely active and there seems to be more and more parent participation. Thumbs up.

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September 22, 2009
Street Law is a wonderful class: inspiring, relevant, teacher led (not test oriented) and challenging. Disappointment: My A/B student who is now at UCSC did not write any edited papers or essays while at TL. There were no assignments that required him to review his work and improve it. When he had to submit a writing sample from school for a private college application, he had a choice of 1) a group project which was not all his own work 2) a few paragraphs about a poem (from Jr. year) 3) An in-class essay from a final, written 2 days before the application due date. I would like to see TL encourage students to hone their writing skills through rough drafts, etc. Teachers should coordinate to make sure students are getting practice writing and editing their work. Music (choir, band, orchestra, jazz band) and Drama programs are well-developed and inspiring.

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September 20, 2009
This school works with the students and parents, keeping academics, sports and safety important.

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September 17, 2009
The teachers are very enthusiastic and motivated.The school has great school spirit.

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March 23, 2009
Im a student at Tl, and I really like the school. Our programs deliver in most categories and we have many sports activities. This campus does lack a friendly feeling, and there are many people who are not motivated to learn

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June 03, 2008
Great school! Teachers and parents are very involved. Award winning school!

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December 01, 2007
I have been attending TL for two years now and have really loved it there. They have a great Drama/ Music program, and also a great English program. Sadly, TL lacks in the math and science category. But there is a great tutoring program afterschool where adult volunteers come in to help struggling students. TL is a great school! Go Trojans!

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November 28, 2007
Excellent academics and fine leadership by teachers and administration.

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September 26, 2006
TL has solid administration and well-dedicated teachers. The worst problem is the poor public transportation which means that to do after school activities the kids need to drive or be driven. As with my experience with all the Marin County Schools, they appear to assume there is a stay at home mom, while I work a full hour away. (And I am sure I am not alone)

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February 22, 2005
I love going to TL, I have many excellent teachers, and some not so good ones. The bad teachers are not strict enough and let us not learn anything, or have tests that are not accurate to what they have taught. The good teachers can keep controll of the class, and give good tests. I love the sports programs, and wish there was more stress in joining one. The coaches are good at what they do.

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October 22, 2003
TLHS is a small enough school to give every student the chance to find a niche. There are AP classes & vocational classes. There is room for improvement, but much for the motivated student. TLHS compares well to any other school in Marin.

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Terra Linda High School
320 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA  94903
(415) 492-3100
Last modified Terra Linda High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Terra Linda High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top