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9-12
Public
Coral Springs, FL
Students enrolled: 3,060

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10600 Riverside Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33071

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(754) 322-2300
(754) 322-2430
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November 17, 2014
i am being generous with one star, this school is terrible. there are so many fights and bullies in this school. i wish i could go to another school and not this one. i absolutely hate it here. the teachers and staff don't care about us students and don't even teach us anything. i wish i could get a better education because im not getting a very good one here at all.

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2014
I am so very disappointed. We moved before my son started middle school and we were careful to purchase a home in an area where my children would be able to attend a great high school. People have raved about what a great school this is, but I can not agree. I have found some of the teachers to be rude and uncaring (some of them downright hositle and/or crazy), administration borderline. We are now looking for a different school :(

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2014
Not a lot of communication between teachers/ students/ parents. Go to Douglas There are not a lot of rules, at pickup see random kids making out, happens during the school day too, per my child. No enforcement

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2014
My daughter goes to Taravella and the guidance counselor had no concern that she was failing math. Also, a girl at her school made up complete lies about my daughter and the girl told the guidance counselor the lies and believed the girl over my own daughter about stuff about my daughter. My daughter told me that her math teacher didn't teach her anything, that she just wrote notes on the board. Maybe the teachers and staff should pay more attention to students grades and help them pass.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
Don't believe the hype. We bought a home in this neighborhood because people raved about the school system. We found out that they were a good year or two behind in both Math and Science compared to our previous school system. Parents don't have the same resources as they do in other districts, and trying to break through the red tape is an exercise in futility. You can do better for your child. Much better.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Although J.P.Taravella High School has some amazing programs in Fine Arts (Drama, Music, Art, etc) and Business (DECA, Academy of Finance), and some outstanding teachers, we can improve in our communications with parents. So many of my fellow teachers treat parents as the enemy, when in fact, parents and teachers must work TOGETHER for the success of our students! My parents are my greatest asset in helping me teach to the best of my ability. THANK YOU JPT parents!!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 28, 2014
So far, so good. Much better than middle school. Lots of clubs and teams for those who are interested. Diversified programs which enable the students to focus on their areas of interest and future careers.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
Im a student and Taravella was a good school but for some reason it's getting bad and bad every year, the staff are starting to not care anymore, the students are getting rude, and the teachers don't teach how they use to teach. It's just not the same.

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2012
Taravella was the worst school my child ever attended. Total lack of teacher communication and lack of concern by faculty. The discontentment of the staff is evident.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
My daughter attends Taravella.. I'm very disturbed by their lack of involvement and concern about the students. I have on several occasions left messages and emailed her counselor with specific concerns, with no response. When in class it seems acceptable for students to sleep. When school was missed, I wasn't contacted. If it was an excused absence, she was told that it wasn't necessary to make up work, nor was past work explained. I'm terribly disappointed in the Broward County School District as a whole,having had to try to deal with them for 6 years now.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2012
Today is April 2012...and I can not believe HOW RUDE THE Office People are...they do not smile, they do not help, the lady at the attendance complains ..she gets a hundred of calls at day and it is too much for her ...why the Principal does not do a better job for her NOT to MAKE Mistakes. ???.it only takes one to be the one that makes a difference...The school does not get a good job with parents...I avoid to go there...I do not need rude people in my day....

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
I felt the staff of this school, especially the teachers, were very unprofessional. They did not communicate effectively with parents, treated the students terribly (through a paper at a student), and did not provide a rigorous curriculum. The administration was only concerned with athletics and their football field being built.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2010
I loved attending this school. All the students seemed to get along 80% of the time which I believe is amazing in a high school. It definetly has the tools for students to learn. Teachers and staff are great, they treat students with respect and all of the clubs and organizations make it very accesible to incorporate yourselfs with them. Not like my middle school, Silver Lakes which was horrible, and clubs were really only advertised to 'certain students'.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2009
J.P. Taravella made my high school more than memorable. The clubs and activities(especially our award winning Drama club)I was involved in made me want to get up and go in the morning where I otherwise may have just hit the snooze button. The teachers I had were a major part of my experience, they taught me more than just the curriculum but life lessons. They weren't just your teachers, they were your mentors and your counselors when need be. Shawn Cerra was also the most involved principal I've ever heard of. It was really something to see him show up at our Drama state competition. Taravella deserves the 20,000!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
I am very proud to say that we send our son to J.P.Taravella High, He has gone to public school in Coral Springs his whole life. J.P Taravella provides a wonderful learning enviorment for our child.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Taravella is a great school, we moved so that my son could go to this school. Every school has it's good and it's bad, over all, I would give Taravella an above average grade. There are so many teachers that have really gone above and beyond and I thank them for that. Can't wait for our football stadium!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 11, 2009
Happy that last comment was a teacher who never 'teached' my children!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2009
This school is one of the best schools i have teached.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating February 05, 2009
great music and drama programs. Good program called Pinnacle for parents to keep track of their kids grades but the teachers only input grades on a sporadic basis. I have been told by some teachers that they do not use voice mail and that is why I have been unable to contact them. Too high tech for them?

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 08, 2008
This is an amazing school. Everybody is very close even though the pop of students is really big. Theres a really good variety of sports and clubs for everyone. Theres always something happening, either in lunch or after school. The Teachers are mostly all really good. The staff and principle are absolutely incredible, they all treat you like close friends and not stupid students like most adults. Im know a junior at jpt and the few years Ive spent here have been such a delight. Jpt really prepares you for the future you wish to pursuit.

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 29, 2008
I am familiar with many of the high schools in our community, and JPT is definitely the absolute best. I have never seen a school where there is so much genuine caring and concern for the staff and students as JPT. From the top down, this school is all about ensuring that each student reaches their potential. They are also awesome at helping place students and help them in their future endeavors, whether it be college or work. I believe they have a very large percentage of students who go on to higher education, and this is a credit to the teachers and guidance staff as well as the administrators who push the students and encourage them and help them succeed.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 19, 2008
JP Taravella is a wonderful school. My son attended and graduated last year. He became a completely different person - focused, driven and hard working - during his tenure at JPT. I attribute it to strong and dedicated teachers at JPT, who give up most of their free time to develop kids into successes - good parenting also plays an equal role here. Thank you JPT!

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January 25, 2008
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December 11, 2007
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December 11, 2007
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October 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 19, 2007
This is an ok school not great and not bad. Alot of gangs and drugs going around the school but its a ok learning environment for kids. The NJROTC program is really good for students.

- submitted by a student
April 06, 2007
My older children attended Taravella and over the past 10 years, unfortunately the academic and social environment as drastically declined. Unfortunate this was once an A school. Ask 1 question to the guidance dept to determine this schools rating. How many seniors go to 4 year college?

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
This school has potential to be a great school. What it sorely lacks is communication with parents and good leadership. Seems like the school is only interested in obtaining a football stadium and promoting their drama club (which is spectacular). Not a bad place, but needs improvement.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2006
I have not only been a student, but am now a faculty member, and will soon be a parent at this great school. Yes it has changed over the last 25 years, but for the better. The quality of faculty members at JPT is second to none.

- submitted by a former student
April 04, 2006
its a wonderful school. I have 3 children whom i switched from private school, and found similar curiculum and school environment. All teachers are very well educated and make the fullest of efforts to teach the children.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 02, 2006
Great school, graduated 2003... B+

- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2006
The academic programs are adaquate and the band and drama departments are great they are taken to the limit by experianced music teachers and students as for parent involvment there are PTA and also letters and notices sent home monthly

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2005
I've had three children attend this school. Once it was an A rated school. It is now rated B and is overcrowded and not the school it once strived to be. The experience has been disappointing, even though my children have been excellent students.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
Excellent school. They are very supportive of parental involvement. Good activities program and a good academic program. Safe school with very little behavioral problems. My son is very happy there.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
This school is one of the best high schools ever. Its academics are pretty high and the kids feel safe. Its band program is the best in south Florida. Parents get involved a lot as well.

- submitted by a student
April 19, 2005
great teachers, good AP program, extremely overcrowded

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2005
My daughther is currently attending this high school and she loves it. She tells me that she feels safe and at home. The teachers are caring and dont judge the student for they know.they help them take the right desicion when it comes to that particular student's high school career. This high school was recommended to me by my best-friend and it was the perfect sugestion since i was looking for a high school that helped my girl's knowledge to grow.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2005
The school in general seems good in academic programs, however, there is a very inconsistent disciplinary situation. Ap's don't seem to agree in what the standard disciplinary action is and this leads to a lot of confusion between parents, teacher and child. Some students even want to see the AP because they know they will get away with something. Parent and teachers then get blamed for whatever the problem is. This needs to be corrected.

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December 02, 2004
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September 12, 2004
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July 27, 2004
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May 12, 2004
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September 07, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
All three of my children attend Taravella. We are totally happy with the school staff, teachers, coaches and the quality of teaching. I would recommend this school to anyone. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2003
moved from tamarac to coral springs so son could attend taravella....he begins his junior year and it is EVERYTHING i heard it was....great kids.....safe, great learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
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J. P. Taravella High School
10600 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33071
(754) 322-2300
Last modified J. P. Taravella High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J. P. Taravella High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top