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Tallulah Falls School

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Posted January 10, 2014

I went to this school for my first three years of high school. I went here to get away from public school. I never once regretted going here. This is a good school. Of course, there is some drama with the students, but i was never involved. I was treated exceptionally well at this school,by students and teachers. It prepared me for college extremely well. I went to college a year early instead of attending for my senior year. When I got to college, I was very prepared and have gone on to make straight A's in a tough major. TFS pushed me to be a better person and student.Now of course, there is not a school that is going to be perfect. The school has grown a lot, which cuts down on the "family" feel of the school. Also, at times I did feel as if the staff were extremely cliquish, more than the students themselves. It is a small school, everyone knows everyone else's business, academically and personally. Often I would hear "certain" staff members talking about other students, which i found inappropriate. I am thankful I was able to attend here for three years.The school just does not put up with misbehaving students,those who hate it are the ones who were not tolerated well here.


Posted October 25, 2013

I am very sorry that some of the students and parents did not feel welcomed at Tallulah. My son is an African American male in the 10th grade and he loves the school. The academics are above par and he has never once reported being bullied. The teachers have a masters degree or better. They are always there for the students and very encouraging. I did have a parent tell me that she thought a certain teacher was prejudice, but my son has him this year and has an "A" in his class, and works with him in the drama department. They have never made my son feel uncomfortable or out of place. He's established life long friendships from the states spanding abroad. I am glad that God placed Tallulah and it's wonderful staff in our lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

I am also a former student. I was a part of the influx that the author of the previous comment spoke about. I never got to experience the "warm family feeling" that all of the generations before me speak about. I came directly into chaos. The staff members are very bias and ethnocentric. Although the education I received was stellar, the horrible experience made me regret choosing to go to this school. You can't trust the staff members and they definitely don't trust each other. This is why their turn-over rate is SO high. The students from a nearby military academy (Riverside) compared their rule book to ours. Needless to say:TFS had them beat! If you want a boarding school in GA try Darlington or Rabun Gap. They cost more, but at least they're enjoyable. I wouldn't recommend TFs to my worst enemy.


Posted July 4, 2013

This will probably be the most honest review that you will get about this school. Six years ago Tallulah Falls was a little school that was a tight knit family. A few years ago however it got a very crowded and not in the best way. I recently graduated from the school. I am very happy to have went there but as years had gone on, the family experience left. It did not feel like home anymore. Being a boarding student is especially difficult because of the use policies on computers, cell phones and other devices. One time there was a rule made saying you can't go to school listening to your MP3 player or iPod. The rules in the boarding aspect were just overall ridiculous and impossible to deal with at times. And many times group punishments are enacted. Though the dorm counselors were inexperienced, the teachers care a tremendous bit about you. It is also very easy to be involved in a wide array of activities including the several sports teams that students have little interest in. Basically tallulah falls makes you look really good so you can get into college, isn't that what high school is all about,


Posted November 11, 2012

Tallulah falls school is not a school I would recommend is you are considering Boarding School. I honestly have never seen my daughter so unhappy. She is constantly bullied and harrased due to rumors. My daughter has been to see the principal several times hoping that the rule "No harrasing or bulling tolorence school" placed by the principal would be put in place to a girl has continuously bothered her over a year about boy. Also, I have noticed the amount have drug usage and sexual activity has increased greatly. The school was great until the commitee stopped taking time to view the applications of ones wanting to apply; now they simply just take first come first serve. The president is great, but he doesn't realize what the school is becoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

This is the best school ever. You wud definetly want to send ur child here. It will give them the public school life along with the private school education
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 28, 2006

Tallulah falls school turned out to be more than we had dreamed and hoped for ,Its a place where the teachers truly care about your childs education ,it has a wonderful schedules,beautiful camps and an amazing staff.It truly is the school of my choice and has one of the least expensive tuition prices in the south east.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 44%
Black 19% 40%
Asian 17% 2%
Hispanic 3% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
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