Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy provides enriched instruction in mathematics, science, and technology in an academically challenging, college preparatory environment. Teachers engage students with research-based practices to develop 21st century skills such as cooperative and collaborative learning and technology integration.
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2013-2014 School Calendar
Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy is Ranked One of the Top High Schools in the US
Patrick Taylor has been ranked number 46 on the 2014 list of top high schools in the US by the Daily Beast! This is a huge accomplishment for the students, the parents, and the staff of Patrick Taylor. Please see the link below for the full list and article.
Advanced Study Academies Applications
The Advanced Study Academies will accept applications for the 2015-2016 school year Wednesday, October 1, 2014 through Friday, October 31, 2014. Applications must be complete and hand delivered to:
501 Manhattan Boulevard
Harvey, LA 70058
Deadline: 3:00 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014.
Applications will be made available on the Jefferson Parish Public School System Advanced Academies website, http://jpschools.org/asa, at our Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey, and at all JPPSS schools on September 30, 2014.
Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy will be holding a Prospective Student Open House on October 23, 2014, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit our school. Please be advised that no tours will be given during the school year.
Middle School Summer Reading
High School Summer Reading
Patrick Taylor Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar
Paris Evans, a senior at Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, has been named a 2014 Gates Millennium Scholar. The prestigious award provides a renewable scholarship that students can use to pursue a bachelor’s degree, access to leadership development programs, and continued funding for graduate studies in certain fields.
Students of the Year
Congratulations to Thomas Sostarics,
the high school student of the year and
Tiffany Quach, the middle school student of the year.
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to John McCloskey (band) who was selected as the PFTSTA Teacher of the Year for 2014 as well as the high school Teacher of the Year for Jefferson Parish Public Schools.
Outstanding Support Employee
Congratulations to Tammy Dixon who was selected as the Outstanding Support Employee for the 13-14 school year.
Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy is one, of only seven, five-star schools in the New Orleans area. Congratulations to our teachers and students for their hard work! In addition, PFTSTA is the only high school in Louisiana to be awarded a Blue Ribbon by the US Department of Education.
School Performance Scores
Congratulations Taylor Tigers! The School Performance Scores (SPS) from the state of Louisiana are in, and it's unbelievable what all of you have achieved. For the 2012-2013 school year, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy was ranked second in Jefferson Parish and third in the state of Louisiana. The school received a school performance score (SPS) of 136.2 on a 150 point scale.
The goals for the 13-14 school year are:
1. to increase ELA i-LEAP and LEAP scores by 5%. The data states that we had a total of 15 students score basic on the i-LEAP and LEAP assessments in the 2012-2013 school year.
2. to increase the ACT score average to a 30 or above. The average after the September ACT test is a 29. .
3. to increase the amount of students scoring a four or five on the AP tests.
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2012 College Readiness Award
We are very excited to announce that Patrick Taylor received the "2012 College Readiness Award" from the Louisiana ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness. I would also like to add that only 25 high schools in Louisiana were honored for this superior level of accomplishment.
Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy offers a wide variety of sports, clubs, and extracurricular activities at the middle and high school level.