J. P. Taravella High School

  • J. P. Taravella High School serves 3,130 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • J. P. Taravella High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 60%.

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School Overview

  • J. P. Taravella High School's student population of 3,130 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 138 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,130 students
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Total Classroom Teachers138 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J. P. Taravella High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,601 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J. P. Taravella High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#2141 out of 3,601 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of J. P. Taravella High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of J. P. Taravella High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio23:116:1
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
31%
31%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in J. P. Taravella High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
33%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in J. P. Taravella High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
30%
40%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J. P. Taravella High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.710.46
This chart display the diversity score of J. P. Taravella High School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
82%
This chart display graduation rate of J. P. Taravella High School and public school graduation rate of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in J. P. Taravella High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in J. P. Taravella High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBroward School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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