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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
J.P. Taravella High School is an above average, public school located in Coral Springs, FL. It has 3,107 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

J.P. Taravella High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1110
685 responses
Average ACT
24
230 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$74,371
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,444
National
$949
Median Home Value
$336,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.93 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.93 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 395 responses
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  • Pep rally
    16%
  • PSD Days
    14%
  • The last day of school
    13%
  • The prom
    13%
  • Early release day
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Black history month program
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,107
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.105 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.105 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.105 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,891
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.128 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.128 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.128 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,134/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.134 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.134 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.134 responses
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J.P. Taravella High School Reviews

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Taravella is a high school that offers a variety of extracuriculars which a postive in having that option. Another excellent aspect of the school is the wide variety of career paths offered all things incuding teaching, culinary, law enforcement, military, and medicine. Many good sports teams aswell including Baseball, basketball, and lacrosse. Not to mention award winning theatre and band programs. The acedemic area is also very wide, that includes genetics, forensics, many AP classes, HOSA, and other exlusive classes. Although it it normal in a school for not all tachers what you desire, there are many who can be very strict with deadlines, giving little to no understanding to the student even if it is something out of their control, the student would receive an incomplete grade for the assignment. Which is something that should be fixed because life does happen and as students we are learning, and if a student slips up once they should still be able to turn in their assignement.
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While almost a quarter of my learning at Taravella was online schooling, I was still able to get a solid grasp of the overall environment. I gave J.P. Taravella 2 points because I loved the opportunities that were provided to me through academics and extracurricular activities. Though I improved as a person, there were multiple discrepancies that the school needs to fix. For instance, the guidance counselors take extremely wrong to reply and do anything in their power to avoid doing work. I had to wait for almost a month into my senior year to geta small part of my schedule fixed. Not to mention, there isn't much school spirit at Taravella. There are bad reputations within the school, and I unfortunately can understand why. I wish nothing more than to see a strong familial identity form at Taravella, but it is very unlikely. As a student, though I understand there are better schools, I wouldn't of wanted my high school career to go any other way.
My experience has been quite average. I would not place this school far above others. The students are, well, there are good and bad students. Most of the students in this school are under-performing which is unfortunate. There are excellent teachers in this school, and some poor ones as well (which, in my opinion, outnumber the excellent ones). The security has gotten much better in the past year, so I do feel a bit more secure than in my freshman year. Since the shooting located at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we've been assigned 2 police officers to monitor for any unusual activity, which is great. Let's just say that the food will not be the most delectable substance your taste buds have ever encountered. However, we have all the needed and desired resources for learning, so anyone that has a passion to learn and succeed at this school will succeed as long as they put in the sufficient amount of labor.