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PK-12
Private
Havana, FL
Students enrolled: 210

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5840 Havana Highway
Havana, FL 32333

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(850) 539-5300
(850) 539-8785
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September 18, 2013
TCS is the most caring and involved school in the lives of my children that I have ever seen. No matter what the issue the staff finds a way to meet the needs of our children. I don't know what I would do without the school. Thank You

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2013
My school is a very good school. I came from a public school in 2003 and transferred here in the fall of 2003 and I graduated here in 2005. I came from a public school with a 1.32 grape point average and graduated with a 2.6 grade point average. I really enjoyed out there. I learned so much in two years compared to public school. If I had to compare public vs private school. I will choose private because learning is much easier. At Tallavana, you have teachers that will help you learn not go so fast and lose you in the studies. The school grounds is clean. The bathrooms are clean. The teachers and staff were good also. The chapel and office services was excellent. I am a student talking from experience. So, I would recommend this school over a public school in Gadsden county. Thank you so much. Class of 2005 alumni.

- submitted by a community member
September 06, 2011
I am so blessed that my children can go to Tallavana. The school was a wonderful positive change for them. The teachers really care. The office staff are helpful and the chapel services are amazing. I can't recommend the school enough. Thank You

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
TCS continues to move in the right direction and provides a solid educational environment for its students. Being accredited as a small Christian school is a testament to the exceptional leadership of the administration and the quality of the teachers. The administration promotes strong Christian ideals, and encourages its students to learn and understand the ideals that are important for there personal Christian development. TCS also provides a complete college preparatory education for grades 9th through 12th grades. This is a great opportunity for high school students to continue in a Christian school that prepares them for entrance into college. I look forward to TSC continuing its move in the right direction.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2011
My son attended TCS three out of four years during high school. Up until that point he attended the public school system of Gadsden Cnty. My motivation for moving him there was the smaller classroom sizes and the absence of the FCAT. Although he has graduated and attending college I can't say I made the best decision for him. My displeasure with TCS ranged from the limited options available for courses, the lack of practicing a true Christian spirit (children were expected to exemply Christian characteristics but not given ample time to embrace them), inadequate communication from the office and lack of activities that truly prepare children for life after Tallavana.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
Wow, what a great school. There have been so many improvements in the last few years. My children are happy and growing both in their academics and their knowledge of God.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2009
Things are getting alot better since we got a new principal ..... thankyou mrs.townsend for making the upcoming school years hopfully the best

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2008
I am so happy that my child is attending Tallavana. There is such a positive attitude and everyone wants to help my child succeed. My child is so much happier now. I wish we had done this earlier.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2008
One of the biggest problems I see at Tallavana is the Principal. She claims to not want to control everything but yet has to micromanage every detail. She gives very little support to the teachers. I have children that attend Tallavana and have seen a decline over the past 2 years. I held out hope that the School Board and Pastor would resolve the issues to no avail. I have almost lost hope. Tallavana should be the light in Gadsden County but ..... Only God knows what his plan is for TCS!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2008
It's been a few month since I've chimed in. I am an auntee of a child at Tallavana, again I can say that I've seen a dead seed become a blossoming flower. My nephew had a choice to go to another school, he let me and his mother know that Tallavana is the place for him. He is totally confident in himself, before he was just surviving to suffer another day in school. This is not a put down of the other school it is a lift up for where he is now. Mr. Towsend has encouraged my nephew to be what he chooses to be and not be what someone choose for him. I praise God for the concept that Tallavana has. Again if you have kids that learn easily great, but mine nephew didn't. He received a few certificates for improvement for the 2007 year. Horay for Tallavana!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2008
I am going into 10th grade at Tallavana this year and I love it!I have seen such a change in Tallavana this year more than ever before. We have a new principal, Mrs. Townsend, and I think that she has done an outstanding job at changing the school for the better.Me and my friend would go to her office at least once a month and we would tell her what our concerns were and she would help us get what needs to be done done.Take it from someone who has been at Tallavana for at least 9 years , we haven't seen a year like this since Principal Castleberry was here. And anyone who thinks that this school is not absolutely wonderful has lied to you. We now have uniforms. We also recently got new computers and have restarted the Discipleship club. Since Mr. Ross(pastor) came back things are great.

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2008
I graduated from Tallavana when it was formerly Gadsden Christian Academy. Through the years there have been many hardships and problems, but each time the school has problems - the Lord keeps it going. This school is God's school and without HIM it would have been gone years ago. This school has been a part of the Gadsden County community for over 30 years. Yes, there are some problems but there are positive things too. Most of the teachers truly love all of the kids and know them even away from the school. If you have a problem - instead of berating the school or those who are trying to make it a better place for all the kids - join the various parents groups and boosters. It's a family school and with the love and support of all the families involved it can be even better!

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2008
I went to Tallavana for 13yrs. The school has had many ups and downs. I was there when it almost closed to when the school changed it name. I think the biggest issue that I seen when i attend Tallavana is that the church tried to control the school to much. That has always been the issue out there. I enjoy some of the teacher. I do beleive that if Tallavana would get rid of the scholarships that the goverment has issued the school would have a better student body. Also I am glad that Mr. Ross is back. He is a wonderful person and teacher. Also the school needs more choices of classes for the high school.

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2008
I would have to agree with the comment about the booster club being a little pushy. To me it seems like they are trying to spread their influence to more areas than sports. Other than that I think that the school is heading in the right direction.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2008
I love TCS, for the teachers there are awesome. My grandson has been their two years and is learning really good. They don't have any thing for sports for the grade he is in yet but they plan to get it next year so I joined the Boosters to help get him involved in sports. But I think the boosters are doing a good job and not trying to take over the school they just want to help the kids. If the office & PCF or whatever they are called would quit worrying about clothes and worry more about the kids and not the clothes. For when they get older the clothes really won't have anything to do with them getting a good education and becoming want ever they want to be. If everyone comes together to help the kids feel better about thereselves it would help.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
I went to Tallavana and my son now attends the school. I seen many ups and downs through the years. I hope that we recovering from a down period. The major problem with Tallavana is inconsistency. The rules are set before school starts and then they change. Halfway through the school year, the rules are changed again. I only know of a few people that have a problem with the booster club and they work in the office. If any school has a problem with parents asking question of being involved, then you better think twice!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2008
My daughter is in the 9th grade and this is her first year. I have been very disappointed with the administration and lack of commitment from the primary church affiliaton.Thanks to the athletic boosters the few sports programs the school does offer has had the requirement equipment, uniforms and fees paid without the booster there would have been no extracurricular activities. However thank heavens for Ms Powe she has been a life saver to our daughter with the additonal help that you would expect from a school that charges to attend. A major problem here is a few (3) staff members want all the children to believe in their beliefs which is not correct since this is a non-Demoninational school. Major changes are needed immediately to save us

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 15, 2008
I can't believe the improvement in the school this year. The teachers care and the academics are getting even better. The only negative I see is that the athletic boosters seem to want to run the school. Other than that I am very pleased and expect things to keep improving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 15, 2008
Wow am I glad we transferred our daughter to Tallavana. She is actually getting an education. She has joined a sports program and loves it. It seems like everyone wants to be involved and the teachers are doing a great job.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
My child began attending TCS in 3-K. He is now in the 6th grade. I have watched the school steadily decline in the past couple of years and have given up all hope of it ever getting better. Values are not very Christian like, they worry more about money and clothes than they do your child's education. All this for roughly $3500 a year! Please don't send your children here. Don't make the same mistake I did. Children need to feel secure at school, Not let down with a poor education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 24, 2007
My children have atttended this school and the school could not deliver the quality education that you would expect when you are paying for school. The school my be a 'private christian' school but you do not get the quality of a 'private christian' school. Please reconsider what school you will be sending your children ask questions and ask for qualifications.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 16, 2007
Extracurricular activites are zero. The support from the administration of the school is lacking in all areas. This school is basically equivalent to the local public schools, but with a price tag attached. Please reconsider before you choose to send your children here.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2007
My child went to this school for several years. If your child needs any special help they do not provide it. My child has been enrolled in a 'secular' public school and has been treated so much better and has responded to being treated fairly and with respect.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2007
My children attended this school, much to my dismay I found that the education at the school was less than desirable and as far as discipline and extra curricular activities it rated a zero in my opinion. The management of this school lacks so much. Christianity is learned not only through study, but also by the actions of authority figures. If you want your children to grow up with a sense of fairness and honesty this would not be the place you would want to send your children. A lot of money for little education.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
My daughter been at this school since the first grade, and her elementary and middle education was fine. But once she hit high school, well that was a joke. I removed my daughter from Tallavana in the 10th grade and put her in a a+ public school and she's getting a better education now than she ever would have at Tallavana. My daughter's teachers at her new school told her it's a good thing I took her out of that school when I did, because she is well behind in her education than her peers in her new school. The teachers are working hard to help my daughter play 'catch up' from the poor and horrible education she was receiving at Tallavana. If your child is in Tallavana, I encourage you to take them out of that school now, and safe their education.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
My 8 year old son loves this school. It has an nuturing environment. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
As a parent I have seen many positive changes in the curriculum over the past several years. Shurley English and Saxon Math are a definite plus. PE being offered daily in elementary and the elementary students being offered music and Spanish adds to the elementary program as well. Small child/teacher ratio is great; about 16:1. Family atmosphere; little parent involvement. A strong emphasis on the Bible and chapel is great to see. Sports are offered when enough student & parent participation/commitment is reached. In the past 2 years 8th graders have been offered the privilege to receive a high school credit. High school clubs/activities: FCA, BETA, Jr. Civitan, Yearbook, Praise/Worship team & Student Govt. This year Anatomy/Physiology Honors is offered, as well as Beg. Latin (7th), Latin I (8th-11th), Spanish, Speech, Driv. Ed.,etc. Education is what the student, parent, teacher,& administration make it to be. It takes all committed parties.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2006
the acedemics are ok but some of the teachers have no clue of what they are doing and the students are treated in an unfair way. tallavana does offer extracurricular activities but some of the teachers do not let their students perticipate because they have the right to take that privalige away from their students upon their own beliefs of wether or not they need that extra thing to do. the parents are asked to do a lot.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
I was enrolled at TCS for 6 years and hated it! The teachers themselves had no idea what was going on with the curriculum and did not know how to control a classroom.

- submitted by a former student
July 30, 2006
I pray that you will read this before enrolling your child in Tallavana Christian. Please don't! I truly believed that the Christian School was an ideal place for my daughter. I was so wrong! I have taken my child out of Tallavana and look forward to a much better school year this coming year. They have no regard for the safety of the children. They lack true leader- ship and the elementary children are pretty much left out of everything the school has to offer. After 2 years of putting up with the school and them not having the money to run the air conditioner (endangering children with asthma), I have had enough. Someone needs to step in that can change the way they do things and actually be in control. Money is what rules that school, not the needs of the children.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2006
My children were student of tcs for 3 years and the first year was great! After that it went down from there. They lack activities for the younger students, and the values are not christianly by any means, I my self was a student there and it has changed dramatically for the worst. They are more interested in money than the lord or education.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
I graduated from Tallavana Christian School in 2005 and have a very poor opinion of the school in general. The administration was not able to run efficently due to the constant and overbearing involvement of the church. The lack of advanced Math classes set me back in college. Allthough I was pleased with the extra curriuclar activites and clubs in which I participated in,initation and admittance to new comers was unfair and often times corrupt. I was harrassed by a certain teacher in particular, who was not fired after breaching confidentiality and making fun of certain students to all of her classes. I think Tallavan Christian lacks responsiability, fairness, academic preperation and encouragement; all of which are vital to students education.

- submitted by a former student
May 10, 2005
My husband and i are really pleased with Tallavana Christian School and the education our daughter is receiving there. The christian school environment is much better than that of the local public schools

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2004
Child's teacher was absent more then she was there, Impossible to reach anyone in office. Gave envelopes for reportcards to be sent home, only ever received one. Talked to principle about it on several occassions nothing was ever done. High price for a below average education

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2004
My daughter was a student at this school 2 years ago. I thought that a small Christian school would be good for her. I was wrong about this school. This is not a Christian school. When my child was a student there she came to school one day with racial slurs written on the side walk and building. Discipline is a joke and the principals need to get a clue. The dress code is laughable. I can say however that my daughter had a wonderful middle school English and Math teacher. It was at the urging of that same English teacher that I withdrew my child from the school after only about 3 months there. She was a God fearing person who told me that if I valued my daughter at all I would find a way to take her out of that school. I thank her

- submitted by a parent
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Tallavana Christian School
5840 Havana Highway, Havana, FL  32333
(850) 539-5300
Last modified Tallavana Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Tallavana Christian School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top