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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Tarpon Springs High School is an above average, public school located in Tarpon Springs, FL. It has 1,376 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Tarpon Springs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1150
240 responses
Average ACT
26
109 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$48,415
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$836
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,800
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
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  • Football games
    29%
  • Homecoming week
    21%
  • Crazy band spirit. Band kids are most popular.
    18%
  • Year end music and dance performances
    17%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • The last day
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,376
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,834
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,267/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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I have always gone to a school far from home, but Tarpon was definitely worth it. I am a member of the Show-choir program, a little known gem of this school. I have had a great 4 years at Tarpon, my only complaint being the Orchestra and Choral programs being under-represented and under-funded within the Leadership Conservatory. I feel prepared for college as I anticipate graduation!
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Tarpon High School is an extraordinary high school for those in the Leadership and Cambridge magnets. Beyond the island of these kids, it is simply a C- school. It also offers a culinary and vet program along with some great AP and AVID classes however, rarely are these programs under the control. Teachers come and go it seems, and this might be explained by a sub-satisfactory administration. Very few people up above the teachers genuinely know what they are doing, especially when it comes to the needs of the kids. I believe with a better structure and better leadership (which is ironic) Tarpon Springs High School has the potential to be a school of choice for not only kids involved in music and Cambridge, but anyone.
The administration staff is completely impossible to talk to, terrible teachers, bad rules and policies, nobody cares about anything besides the band, kids are either disciplined too harshly or not at all. None of the teachers are well-informed about events going on that would help students, which causes students to miss out on good opportunities when they come once in a blue moon. Bullying is shoved under the rug, while the staff bring in drug sniffing dogs once a month. The library and the cafeteria are poorly managed and understaffed.