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701 Churchill Parkway
Westwego, LA 70094

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(504) 838-2249
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August 19, 2014
This is a great school! I will definitely send my son here next year! I was only wondering if there is bus service from this school to Kenner. If so how long does it take and what route does the bus take - Huey Long or downtown, since this will add to the travel time. If any current parents have any experience with this please let me know. I really appreciate it! A parent

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
IS A GREAT SCHOOL AND I WILL BE GLAD TO ENROLL MY DAUGHTER NEXT SCHOOL YEAR SHE WILL BE IN THE 8TH GRADE

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
Patrick Taylor has a great student:teacher ratio and the teachers are top-notch. My child is challenged and LOVES school! The new facility is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
Patrick Taylor has a well rounded curriculum with enthusiastic faculty, staff, and student body. The school has a successful and purpose driven mission to educate students and expose them to the most current technological resources, both in and outside of the classroom. Faculty members consistently work at continuing their own educations, which prepares them and the students for the future. Faculty members are also committed to seeking funding and educational experiences from outside sources to expose the students to a variety of subjects to help them select their future careers. I am very glad that we chose this school for our child.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
PFTSTA is an outstanding school! It has all the tools in place to enable a child to be successful in the growing technological workplace - strong academic curriculum focused on bringing out the best in each student, adequate resources to test each child's capabilities, and faculty that posess the desire to educate and grow each student beyond what any parent/guardian could ever expect. The school fosters an enriching learning environment and has each child's interest at the forefront. With state of the art facilities and teaching labs, my child certainly has the best of what this area has to offer at their fingertips.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
Patrick Taylor has provided many opportunities for my son to connect with different colleges. The school has provided him with an excellent education and prepared him for college and independency as a young man. The faculty and staff do more than just teach and work at school. They go above and beyond for each student to excel in their own way. The project based learning is fundamental in preparing for everyday living after high school and during future careers. I'm so happy that my son is a Taylor Tiger and I am a proud Taylor Parent.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
I am really impressed with Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy. The faculty and staff really care about the children and what they accomplish. It's a very challenging school but the kids definitely come away better for the experience.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
Patrick Taylor is innovative, motivating and on the cutting edge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. It's leadership and opportunities are there for all students to embrace. Parent involvement has grown our Co-op to over 500 members. Our staff, teacher and most of all Mrs. Zapico (principal) is readily available for everyone. Our children are getting the best education the state of Louisiana has to offer. Our children are quality, prime-rib, the best of the best. We are a public school so funding can be challenging, but I can guarantee this will be your best donation, wisely spent.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
We love everything about this school. My child is getting a great education in a wonderful environment. My younger child is looking forward to going to this school in 2 years.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
This is a first class public school! I had one son graduate in the first graduating class in 2009 and another son is in 10th grade. The opportunities that are available to the students you cannot get at any other public school. The small school size and the wonderful teachers enhance the educational experience you receive while enrolled at this wonderful school. I cannot brag enough about it!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
My daughter started at Patrick Taylor this year. She loves the school. The principal and teachers are all very involved with the students. You can tell the teachers are there to teach and help the students not to earn a paycheck. They also have a program where the seniors have a sixth grade buddy. My daughter loves getting to spend time with her senior. She lives her teachers and the fact that they make learning fun. She feels this is the best choice for her. She wanted to move back to where we used to live when she was young for her junior and senior year to go to the college she wants to go to without having to pay out of state tuition now she says she's not leaving her school she loves it so much.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
My son started at PFTSTA this year in the ninth grade. We are really impressed by the campus and teachers that we have met. My son is very happy and says it has been a great choice. I am surprised at the difficulty level of homework , but he seems to have no trouble with his homework. I attribute this to good teachers and an environment conductive to learning. We are very happy with our choice of PFTSTA and feel that out son is getting an excellent education. I went to the co-op meeting and was thrilled to see the number of parents at the meeting.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
PFTSTA is an excellent school, providing a rigorous curriculum for grades 6-12. Our son is currently a 6th grader at this school, and we love that his teachers strike the right balance for sixth graders making the difficult transition from grade school to middle school. At the same time, they are preparing the students for the years ahead in high school. There are a large number of AP classes available for high school students, and students learn about technology starting in the sixth grade with a class that not only teaches them computer skills, but also safety. As a small school, it feels like family, with small class sizes and involved parents. We are thrilled with the academic rigor that is balanced with a real concern for the students as individuals.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
What an amazing school! The teachers and adminstration are first rate. I have a son who graduation from the school two years ago and a daughter who is currently a junior. They have each received a top notch education. The social issues that are prevalent at other public high schools do not exist at this school - bullying, alcohol and drug abuse, etc. The children feel safe, valued and appreciated. They are now in a state of the art facility. This school is a crown jewel in Jefferson Parish.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
Our daughter has been a student here for just over a year now. We couldn't be happier. The staff truly cares about the students and their success to a level I have never before experienced. Everyone - students and staff alike - is here because they *want* to be here, not because they have to be. Ms. Zapico has done a wonderful job of fostering an environment where all students are welcomed and encouraged. I would urge anyone looking for an advanced studies academy in the area to take a long, hard look at PFTSTA - it's been an incredible opportunity for our daughter! And an incredible opportunity for us, as a family, to be fully involved and invested in our child's education.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
My daughter started her this year in sixth grade, it has been an easy transition to the middle school atmosphere. The school's new campus is complimented by a very caring and dedicated staff. The school is an excellent choice for advanced academic curriculum. I am truly gratefull my daughter has the opportunity to part of something so well put together.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
It has been exciting to see this wonderful school grow into such an amazing place for young people with a proficiency in math and science. The new facility is amazing! Graduates from this school earn many scholarships and are more than prepared for college!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
My son can enjoy being smart here and feel in like company. The teachers challenge the kids to aspire to fulfilling careers by not only getting them well primed for college but meshing advanced education with the life skills of cooperative teamwork and public speaking. The beautiful new campus clearly reflects this school's mission to have it's students "armed and ready" for their promising futures.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
Small enrollment results in a close-knit community of students and faculty. My son is getting a top-notch education, already learning basic engineering principles in 7th grade! There is great pride in the school, an emphasis on community service, and many opportunities for extra-curricular involvement. I am proud that my child is a Taylor Tiger!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
This school only caters to one type of student. Unfortunately, if you're not that type, you'll have trouble succeeding at PFTSTA. As a student, I felt that I wasn't allowed to be just that -- a student. In the 7th grade they expected us to be adults and treated us like we were dumb if we showed any sort of a childlike personality. The teachers and administrators were not open to every type of person. My faith was constantly being tested and I actually had a faculty member get very angry at my mother and I because I was too shy. There are a ton of students and parents who love this school and I'm sure it opens up many doors academically. But please keep in mind that schools are about more than just academics.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 30, 2010
I attend Patrick F Taylor, I'm in 8th. I enjoy Patrick Taylor a lot. I have many friends and not just in my grade but others above and below me. I have transportation from my neighborhood, across the Huey P Long Bridge, to my Eastbank school. Patrick Taylor is a regional school so it accepts students from the East and West bank. In relation to other schools I am able to attend, I believe that Patrick Taylor is the better school for me because I am a very capable student, but unlike other students in my parish that are capable and attend magnet schools, they don t apply themselves and put forth as much effort as I do. Patrick Taylor provides a challenge for me, one that will challenge me to go beyond just having potential. When I accomplish goals, I feel very satisfied, but nevertheless, I strive to do better.

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2010
I sort of like PFTSTA, because the homework level is medium/low, and isn't overly easy or overly hard. I like that we get laptops, but after all, we do go to a 'science and technology' academy. Can't they get more hi-tech computers? These computers are more trouble than they are worth.

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2009
As one of the first teachers at Taylor, I've been able to watch it grow and improve during its few years of existence. The students and teachers work hard to live up to the high expectations and standards that have become the norm at Taylor - we strive to do our best on a daily basis. Overall, the atmosphere is encouraging and supportive. A shared goal of our faculty is to provide our students with an education that will help them develop into capable, confident, and responsible young adults. It has been an honor and a pleasure teaching at Taylor!

- submitted by a teacher
December 24, 2009
I am a 7th grader at this school. I love it very much it can be challenging at times but thats what makes it so special. I am very proud to be in our school. I <3 Patrick F. Taylor

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2009
This school is an excellent school. It is very challenging and high tech. I like it here.(:

- submitted by a student
July 13, 2009
I am a student that goes to PFTSTA. I am going into 7th grade this year and so far I think this school is great. We do get a lot of work but i think that will help us in the future. Some of the work may be hard but we have our teachers to help us throughout. Any question that I needed help with most of my teachers came through. I have made a lot of friends this year and hopefully will make more. If you want to come to this school, you have to put all of your effort into the work. Be prepared for hours of homework and projects. If you get a D on you report card you will be on Magnet probation, if you get a F on your report card you might get kicked out the school. But Besides that I love PFTSTA very much!

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2009
I am a student that has attended PFTSTA from its start as an all day school. This school is one of the things that looks good on paper, but when actually carried out fails to meet the desired result. The school has some very good teachers that help you learn and want you to succeed, but for every great teacher there are 2 that come and go and don't teach us what we need to learn and understand for the future. Although some of the staff is lacking, the student environment is excellent. No one is picked on and there's only been 1 fight, that wasn't serious, since the school was founded. Everybody knows each other and it's very easy to make friends. Be ready for about 5-8 hours of work a night and multiple projects most of the time at the same time.

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 20, 2009
The principles of the founder of this school have been forgotten. The Principal and some staffers are bias and play favorites with children. A great education is based on fairness and all children should be treated equal. Those principles are missing at this school. Beware

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
The concepts of the school are admirable; the majority of educators are exceptional; there are a few teachers that just don't fit the school; the adminstration and leadership are lacking. As graduation approaches, there is a realization how ineffective this school is.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2008
This school may seem great, but as your son/daughter reaches closer to his graduation year, he/she will realize that all the classes and stress he/she was put on was not worth it because he won't even need them in the future. The school also lacks good administrative faculty. Their lack of experience and favortisim in the school affects the students a lot.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2008
PFT has really jumpstarted my son's interest in science. He's always wanted to be a meteorologist and this school has only fed his dream and made it feel real to him. This oppertunity has been absolutely priceless!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
The academics of this school are excelent and help create a positive environment for the students. The extracurricular activaties help the students express themselve after a long day of work or throughout the day and help the child with the collaberation skills which is a part of the schools grading and outcomes. The parents of students are very involved with this school. The parents help with PAC meeting and help support the school and are very contributive towards the Patrick Taylor community.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2007
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Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy
701 Churchill Parkway, Westwego, LA  70094
(504) 838-2249
Last modified Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top