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Doreen Jones
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Tarpon Springs High School6

Tarpon Springs, FL | Pinellas County

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August 24, 2014


My son is a senior this year. He is very outgoing and popular. The amount of sex, drugs and alcohol going on in school is appalling. Right under the noses of teacher who are either complacent or ignorant and administration who act as if it's not the priority. Blatant, rampant racism and bullying has become the norm in school. Thank God my son is strong, but the ones who are not are dropping out rapidly. There are much better schools around where this behavior is not tolerated. Tarpon is like it's own planet. So much is acceptable there than any other school.

Submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013


I was at Tarpon from 02-06 and this is the best school in Pinellas County. I have to admit that some of the teachers are way too focused on FCAT scores than actually teaching anything else, overall the school is great! I was in marching band while I was there and have been blessed with some of the most amazing experiences of my life while in the band. I would certainly recommend this school.

May 16, 2013


Tarpon Springs Vet program was once a great program. The program is very disorganized under the new leadership. Teachers seem very unprepared and lack direction. When all else fails, animated movies are shown, Madagascar, I guess this movie pertains to the vet program it contains animals, to the kids to take place of actual teaching. If the teacher is out handouts are thrown at the kids. There is not a certified substitute to step in if the actual instructor is out. The vice principal that oversees the Vet program is clueless on what goes on. Scheduled a meeting with her and she asked me why I was there even though I explained the subject matter in my original call . When asked how many seniors certify each year, she has no idea. This could be a great program if the instructors were actually excited about the field they were teaching. As far as magnet programs are concerned, this one deserves a thumbs down. Talk to other Vet parents before signing on in this program. Make sure you child shadows this program. The drop out rate in this program is very high due to the frustration of the students with the current staff of instructors. .

Submitted by a parent

June 18, 2011


The fact that this site claims PHU is better than Tarpon is a joke. I experienced both and can tell you from experience that Tarpon is a wonderful school. I had so many teachers and admin that cared about how i was doing. The school has so much spirit whereas PHU i just felt like a number. I really enjoyed my time there. Also, not many drugs go through tarpon unlike palm harbor. I really recommend this school. I experienced some of my best years there.

Submitted by a student

June 6, 2011


the teachers are great and most of them help your child when needed in the class work after schiil or before school...

Submitted by a parent

August 24, 2010


Nice school, very good teachers good students , highly above average. VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY good school!

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October 4, 2009


The veterinary academy that is offered is one of the best programs I have seen, comparing all other schools, I am greatful my son was able to get into such a hands on academy!

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September 17, 2009


Tarpon High is the greatest - it is a wonderful school with great staff members and lots of community support and enthusiasm. Tarpon High has excellent programs and I am proud to say that both of my kids attended and graduated from Tarpon High.

Submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009


Tarpon High is not only filled with incredible history and diversity, but also with school spirit, great teachers, and a variety of programs not offered at most high schools.

Submitted by a parent

May 15, 2009


Tarpon Springs High is a wonderful school, with a rich sense of community. I am currently a Junior there, and have been going there all 3 years of my high school career. My teachers have been wonderful, and I have found a new passion in the Culinary Arts program. However, I am not a large fan of our newest principal, Vermeer. Many things have been done, by himself, having to do with faculty, that upset me, and my peers.

Submitted by a student

May 5, 2009


Exellent school, amazing, glad my son didn't go to East Lake.

Submitted by a parent

March 2, 2009


Great school. Community friendly. Close knit school with active family volunteers, many scholarship opportunities, great academic programs, and a staff that works to ensuare that all students learn.

Submitted by a parent

March 2, 2009


Excellent programs with opportunties for many career and college fields. The staff and students are dedicated toward meeting higher goals. Definitely a friendly, family, community atmosphere.

Submitted by a parent

May 8, 2008


My experience with TSHS has been nothing but positive. Both of my children graduated from TSHS and both went on to get a 4 year degree. One of my children earned a full scholarship and I paid close to nothing for a 4 year degree. That speaks volumes. One of the keys is to keep in touch with the school. Find just one person on staff you know you can communicate with and get results. Get on Parent Connect. No system is perfect. As soon as we parents 'get' that and meet them half way-you'd be surprised at the positive response you'll get. The squeekly wheel get the oil...no? No complaints here. If you keep track of your child-it's our job-you'll get the help you seek.

Submitted by a parent

January 4, 2008


Great school with many opportunities for all students. This school is very community and student focused. There are a large number of AP courses offered, as well as, Veterinary Science and Culinary Academies, and a Music Leadership Conservatory.

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