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Tarpon Springs, FL
Students enrolled: 1,418

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1411 Gulf Road
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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(727) 943-4900
(727) 943-4907
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April 26, 2015
The school is very good, specifically the advanced programs. There is room for improvement. Public schools need more financial resources and the culture of the schools should first and foremost be about making children fall in love with learning.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2015
I would like to find a school for fashion design for 9th grader in Tarpon springs Fl. with a home to buy for 60,000

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2014
My son is a senior this year. He is very outgoing and popular. The amount of sex, drugs and alcohol going on in school is appalling. Right under the noses of teacher who are either complacent or ignorant and administration who act as if it's not the priority. Blatant, rampant racism and bullying has become the norm in school. Thank God my son is strong, but the ones who are not are dropping out rapidly. There are much better schools around where this behavior is not tolerated. Tarpon is like it's own planet. So much is acceptable there than any other school.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013
I was at Tarpon from 02-06 and this is the best school in Pinellas County. I have to admit that some of the teachers are way too focused on FCAT scores than actually teaching anything else, overall the school is great! I was in marching band while I was there and have been blessed with some of the most amazing experiences of my life while in the band. I would certainly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member

May 16, 2013
Tarpon Springs Vet program was once a great program. The program is very disorganized under the new leadership. Teachers seem very unprepared and lack direction. When all else fails, animated movies are shown, Madagascar, I guess this movie pertains to the vet program it contains animals, to the kids to take place of actual teaching. If the teacher is out handouts are thrown at the kids. There is not a certified substitute to step in if the actual instructor is out. The vice principal that oversees the Vet program is clueless on what goes on. Scheduled a meeting with her and she asked me why I was there even though I explained the subject matter in my original call . When asked how many seniors certify each year, she has no idea. This could be a great program if the instructors were actually excited about the field they were teaching. As far as magnet programs are concerned, this one deserves a thumbs down. Talk to other Vet parents before signing on in this program. Make sure you child shadows this program. The drop out rate in this program is very high due to the frustration of the students with the current staff of instructors. .

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2011
The fact that this site claims PHU is better than Tarpon is a joke. I experienced both and can tell you from experience that Tarpon is a wonderful school. I had so many teachers and admin that cared about how i was doing. The school has so much spirit whereas PHU i just felt like a number. I really enjoyed my time there. Also, not many drugs go through tarpon unlike palm harbor. I really recommend this school. I experienced some of my best years there.

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2011
the teachers are great and most of them help your child when needed in the class work after schiil or before school...

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2010
Nice school, very good teachers good students , highly above average. VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY good school!

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October 04, 2009
The veterinary academy that is offered is one of the best programs I have seen, comparing all other schools, I am greatful my son was able to get into such a hands on academy!

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September 17, 2009
Tarpon High is the greatest - it is a wonderful school with great staff members and lots of community support and enthusiasm. Tarpon High has excellent programs and I am proud to say that both of my kids attended and graduated from Tarpon High.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
Tarpon High is not only filled with incredible history and diversity, but also with school spirit, great teachers, and a variety of programs not offered at most high schools.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2009
Tarpon Springs High is a wonderful school, with a rich sense of community. I am currently a Junior there, and have been going there all 3 years of my high school career. My teachers have been wonderful, and I have found a new passion in the Culinary Arts program. However, I am not a large fan of our newest principal, Vermeer. Many things have been done, by himself, having to do with faculty, that upset me, and my peers.

- submitted by a student

May 05, 2009
Exellent school, amazing, glad my son didn't go to East Lake.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2009
Great school. Community friendly. Close knit school with active family volunteers, many scholarship opportunities, great academic programs, and a staff that works to ensuare that all students learn.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2009
Excellent programs with opportunties for many career and college fields. The staff and students are dedicated toward meeting higher goals. Definitely a friendly, family, community atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2008
My experience with TSHS has been nothing but positive. Both of my children graduated from TSHS and both went on to get a 4 year degree. One of my children earned a full scholarship and I paid close to nothing for a 4 year degree. That speaks volumes. One of the keys is to keep in touch with the school. Find just one person on staff you know you can communicate with and get results. Get on Parent Connect. No system is perfect. As soon as we parents 'get' that and meet them half way-you'd be surprised at the positive response you'll get. The squeekly wheel get the oil...no? No complaints here. If you keep track of your child-it's our job-you'll get the help you seek.

- submitted by a parent

January 04, 2008
Great school with many opportunities for all students. This school is very community and student focused. There are a large number of AP courses offered, as well as, Veterinary Science and Culinary Academies, and a Music Leadership Conservatory.

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November 04, 2007
TSHS is a sad excuse for a school. The guidance councilors have no time for students, they are overwhelmed with FCAT problems. councilors are unprepared for junior and senior students looking for advice on colleges and financial aid. There are a few really great teachers who can actually teach . The best teachers are in my opinion are found in the social studies department. The discipline is by far unsatisfactory. If you are looking for a genuine education for your child I would reconsider sending your child to TSHS.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2007
Great school, great staff, great students, great administration! I love the after school lunch program, the numberous choices in curriculum, the fact that we have so many honors and advance placement classes, and a Guidance staff that offers night meetings for parents to attend to learn more about scholarships and transcripts. You will love this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2007
Unsatisfactory all around.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2007
I live in Palm Harbor and TSHS was my first choice without a doubt. TSHS is underrated on many levels. I have had better teachers at TSHS than in any other school. Many of the teachers are TSHS grads themselfs. The student body at Tarpon is highly respectable, there are no large-scale cliques that rule all social aspects of the school. I would reccomend Tarpon to anybody who has trouble fitting in like i did for 15 years of my life. At Tarpon everybody is accepted, not just upper-class socialites.

- submitted by a student

December 04, 2006
Tarpon Springs High School is one of the hidden treasures of Pinellas County. It's community feeling, and small-town atmosphere is unique. It is also holds a multitude of awards with its journalism, band, chorus,soccer, academic team, and culinary arts programs to name a few. Tarpon High is truly a great place to be.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2006
Tarpon High is not a good school to consider. They can't enforce enough discipline to students especially the cut classes and in academics. Teachers are too loose in dealing with the students. College is a much tougher place, and so they should prepare the students to be ready in the real world.

- submitted by a student

September 12, 2006
Tarpon is so bad. Instability occurring in administration and facility,dysfunctional activities, etc. All tarpon is good for is music (band and chorus) and culinary arts.

- submitted by a teacher

September 03, 2006
Tarpon High is terrible when it comes to academics. There needs to be radical changes to improve the overall academic grade from a C to an A. Having a C 4 years in a row is not acceptable. I like to say, I never wanted to go to this school. If they got rid of school choice and neighborhood zoning, I would without a doubt go to Palm Harbor University High. They have great teachers, good people to interact with, and also prepare you for college in the long run. I hope people recognize this and present it to the Largo School Board. College is much better than high school.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2006
There seem to be little discipline to keep the students on campus & drug free

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2005
Im a freshman and I thought tarpon would be horrible! But I love it deffinatley a school to consider

- submitted by a student

July 14, 2005
Bad principal before. Mr.Vermeer should be a welcome improvement. The school needs to be more diverse.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 23, 2004
This school has an excellent music program. The band is one of the best in the nation and the envy of many music programs in the country. They have received national accolades and have achieved greatness on many levels, creating opportunities for experiences to last a lifetime.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2003
My daughter graduated and I was truly impressed with the overall quality of the school. What impressed me most was the parental involvement at every school function. My daughter was given the best education by Tarpon's teachers. Thank You

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
I have a child who graduated from Tarpon and one who attends. The most impressive quality of Tarpon I have found thus far, is the Guidance Office. My kids have the most wonderful, caring, concerned counselor I have ever run across. More school counselors should be as concerned as Ms. Linzee. She is wonderful!! Also, from the minute we walked into register, the office staff made us feel very welcomed. They are very helpful and really care about their students at Tarpon! The principal is also very proud and lets the kids know this.

- submitted by a parent

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Tarpon Springs High School
1411 Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs, FL  34689
(727) 943-4900
Last modified Tarpon Springs 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.
Tarpon Springs High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top