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Baton Rouge, LA
Students enrolled: 906

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9002 Whitehall Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 927-6100
(225) 928-0122
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March 06, 2014
And yes, no one cares about anything -- nobody cares about sports or clubs. Many students can't even spell vegetable. 160 of 213 seniors are failing at least one class....Parents love having heart to heart convos with administrators as they're pulling their child out or getting them from suspension but don't do anything. They toss em away. Lunches are unspeakable. So incredibly small and cheap! Pizza is clearly the $1 pizzas from walmart. tiny cups of green fruit, some lettuce and a carrot for salad, the same rolls for burger buns and rolls..it's just despicable how bad this school is. And there's classroom fees? Senior dues are 150$!!

- submitted by a community member

April 11, 2013
The only good thing about this school is Mr. Griffitt, one of the history teachers at Tara. Mr. Griffitt makes learnng fun and interesting and is very caring towards his students! Mr. Griffitt is the bomb.

- submitted by a community member

March 23, 2013
I think the public school system is suffering because all the blame is being placed on the teachers. Ruston Michael Rhorer.

- submitted by a community member

June 27, 2012
I think this school and every school leadership needs the freedom to run it according to the type of students and not be forced to confirm the school board ideas.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2010
ok i have a lot to comment. My son floyd lee goes to this school and i have been here as well. The cafeteria is very disorganized and the students in the regular classes and some students in the honors are very disruptive. The test scores are terrible and the academics are not diverse in terms of academic opportunities. The teachers are pretty great overall but the students could provide negative influences. The schools does not meet Louisiana's requirements and the school was stated as 'in need of improvement.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 29, 2008
Tara high is an excellent school. The adminstrative staff is always working hard to produce good results. The teachers that i know of are very dedicated. I beleive if more parents would actually show interest in their child and stop complaining if would work out better for both school, parent and student. I am also impressed with the althetic teams who coaches go are beyond the requirements . The students have been very nice every time i am at the campus . Tara , like most ebr schools, is money strapped but they continue to work hard. Go.......T r o j a n s !!!

- submitted by a community member

July 28, 2008
I have been involved at Tara High for the last 6 years. We have been through rough times over the last few years but last year things have settled down. After Hurricane Katrina we had many, many unhappy students who only wanted to be back in their own schools but it wasn't possible. Strife was inevitable and no one was happy. The administration has worked hard to get the atmosphere back on an even keel. All the opportunities for kids to succeed are there - unfortunately you can't force students to take advantage of them. A successful school depends on parental involvement. Our district is shaped oddly in my opinion; after school activities are difficult for many students because they have no transportation available or they work. Their parents are also restricted by their jobs and distances to travel. Have hope!

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2008
My child presently attends Tara and hopefully will graduate in May. This is the worst school ever and he can't wait to leave. The administration is rude to parents and are not willing to help when you have an issue that needs to be addressed. My child has been there for four years and the school has steadily declined. Thank God I don't have another child in the EBR school system. They do every thing possible to make it hard on the kids. The fees that collect are ridiculous and for what. I didn't realize you had to pay to attend public school. I attended when teachers actually cared about the students and not about the paycheck. You go into this profession knowing exactly what the pay is then you complain. Maybe one day this school will improve before it gets shut down.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2008
I had a good time while I was a student at Tara. Most of my teachers were good, but that's because I took honors classes. Otherwise, the rest aren't very good. I graduated in '05 and the very next year the government came out with the No Child Left Behind program hich just totally screwed things up. The horrible leadersip caused all of my favorite teachers to quit and we replaced by horrible teachers. That school is certainly not what it used to be. Well, at least all the fighting is still there...rediculous.

- submitted by a student

June 16, 2007
i think tara really isint a good school to many fights the school leader nver be there when things happen the teachers are hard to pass and plus its borin

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2005
Tara was a joy to be at but was it successful? During my years was the dramatic changes that i have witnessed. Comparing my freshmen year to my senior year i laugh at. Your senior year is suppose ot be the best year of high school. It is ashame that i say that the schools spirit is way down. You hardly have any school spirit. No one cares anymore about the sports or the clubs that are provided for the students. Academics have been on a steady to decline range. You have very few parents who now get involve. If they do get involve, it is to only complain about something. I loved tara bc i made it to what i wanted it to be. It was not perfect but it was home. The administration needs to make serious changes with the school, faculty, safety, and with themselves. Stepup tothe plate!

- submitted by a student

October 25, 2004
I personally believe that this school needs many things changed. The faculty and leadership for one.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2004
Tara has experienced an overall decline in the capabilities of students attending Tara. The Administration and Faculty are very capable of making Tara one of the top schools in the state and I sincerely believe they want to do so. The sad part is that the student attitudes that are becoming prevalent in the school are not conducive to the school's improvement and progress. Frequent fights, constant-willful school uniform violations, possesion of prohibited cell phones, and willful displays of disrespect by students are indicators that things are not likely to improve anytime soon. Students who want a quality education realize that recent occurences in the school are hindering their progress. Administrators and faculty must establish a safe, respectful learning environment before learning can occur.

- submitted by a teacher

October 11, 2004
My child is a senior this year (2004-2005) and has attended Tara since 9th grade. We were there for Warren Drake's last year, Johnny Jackson's year serving as Principal and now with Andrew Maddox. They have all been excellent and have encouraged excellence in the staff and the students. My child has been active in various clubs, sports and the newspaper. The teachers have consistently worked to keep lines of communication open with parents. The parent organizations promote a family friendly atmosphere. While the uniform policy was an issue at first, we have come to appreciate that 'wardrobe selection' is not a time consuming problem anymore. Tara High has been a wonderful experience for us.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2004
My child goes to Tara, this will be her junior year coming up, she has turned her life around completely going to this school. The teachers are great, they help her alot. She has had the time of her life with this school. Tara High has answered my prayers. Its feels good when you children actually want to wake up and go to school. I want to thank Tara High's staff for all the help they have done...Go Trojans!

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2004
I graduated from Tara in 1976 and have had two children graduate there as well.. Is the school what it once was???? 'NO' Is it a school I would recomend to other parents who seek a grade 'A' High School for their children? Yes. I dont think any school is what it use to be however the location is great for Tara and as far as I know the teachers are good from what my children have told me. Athletics is a plus, two of the Football coaches played with me on the 1974 State Championship team. Keep up the good work and 'GO TROJANS'

- submitted by a student

July 17, 2003
Tara High School use to be a great school when Mr. Warren Drake was the principal there. Last year, Mr. Johnny Jackson was the principal, and he turned things around 100%. The students of Tara High are not heard anymore by the administration and are now wearing uniforms. I cant't afford to get my child more then 1 uniform. Tara now has a new principal and i am praying that he will change things back to where they were.

- submitted by a parent

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Tara High School
9002 Whitehall Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA  70806
(225) 927-6100
Last modified Tara High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tara High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top