I'm a student at Tabb right now, this is my second year at the school and overall I like the school. It's small coming from someone who's used to the city (Baltimore), but socially, I think that the school is okay. It's more the students that dictate it. You just have to find the right group for you, and not fall into groups that aren't particularly the best like I did. School is mainly about learning though and when it comes to that, I like the school. There are some teachers though, that from my experience, honestly don't care about the average student.
My steadfast opinion of the school is as follows: They are more concerned with SOL results than student success. They are more concerned with regulation conformity than finding a better process. The average parent has no real voice, only the fundraisers and PTA supporters. Their counselors do not hold themselves accountable for their mistakes and are unwilling to compromise for the best interest of the student. They are too quick to point out and fall back on credentials and status when confronted with issues.
I attended Tabb as well as 4 other High Schools and Tabb was defitnately the best as far as teachers, learning, clubs, sports, and discapline. We did not have a huge truency problem nor a problem with drugs etc. The teachers seemed to genuinly care as long as the student showed potential or like he/she cared and wanted to be there. There were lots of cliques but it was not a Super big problem and I had friends in many cliques. I am glad to hear that this school is still doing great and I would definately send my children or recommend other family and friends to this school!
as a student at tabb high school, I can say that a majority if these reviews are extremely innacurate. There is not one student at Tabb that is not involved with there own group of friends, and as a primarily military family school al of the students are very welcoming. As one of the reviews said about 'backstabbing' what high school doesent have some form of drama or disagreements. As a student that has been to 4 different high schools in 3 years I will say with all honesty that tabb is an extremely great enviroment socially and academically for any student, social or anti social, advanced or in normal classses. I am in all normal classes and in no way do the regular classes not push academics well enough. So I reccomend before posting a review about a school you do youre research first. Thank you
for academics tabb is fine. but when it comes to your students happiness i do not recomend this school. there are alot of cliques, and backstabbing is a normal thing. Unless your child is ready for people to constantly talk crap about them, then do not go to tabb.
Just left Tabb due to a transfer to Colorado. When the new counselor reviewed his transcripts she was amazed at the academic rigor of Tabb High. My child only has to complete 1 english class and 1 civic class to graduate. The requirements in VA and at Tabb far exceed those in Colorado. Good news when leaving Virginia, but bad news when transferring into the state.
I used to go to Tabb and my first impression was WOW this school is pretty small. Socially, the school isn't great because of the social circles. Your either allowed into one or not. There isn't a circle for every person unfortunately. Academically the school is pretty great. There are some pretty outstanding teachers there like the AP US History teacher, Ms. Terndrup. But there are some exceptions. Some of the teachers, I am not going to name any one, are just a waste of space and need to retire because their teaching skills are lacking.
As a military family, overall, Tabb HS has been the best my children have attended. Unfortunately, they are lagging in technology. A student must be enrolled in advanced classes to get the best of the academic offerings. The regular classes do not push academics enough, and the students are very disruptive.
It's an okay school. There are a few excellent teachers, and a few not so great teachers. The biggest problem is with the new principal, who while enforcing a few rules that needed to be enforced, as an overall attitude of disrespct for her students and teachers. Sports are so-so, and extracurriculars are fairly varied.
Most of the teachers really do care and want the students to learn beyond the SOL requirement. The prinicpal has not been there long and seems want to maintain the positive image of ther school. Like any school there are some issues with discipline.
Don't let the test scores fool ya. The teachers here don't really push you to suceed. As long as you pass the sol's they don't care what happens to ya.
Wonderful school. In safe country setting. Lot's of extracurricular activities for students. Teachers listen. Active involved parents groups.
Tabb High is a very wonderful high school. They offer a wide choice of AP classes that really challenge students(that's what colleges want.) It was recently listed in the list of the top 1,000 high schools in the country. There are many extracurricular activities. Tabb High is in the high ranks with the sports teams. Parent involvement is always a high priority at this school. Parents play a big part in the way things run in this school. I know many other adults who struggle to find a home in the Tabb district all the way from other states. This school is highly recommended.
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