88 out of 10GreatSchools

Tamalpais High School

Mill Valley, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1591


Tamalpais High School
700 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 380-3510
Tamalpais High School is located in Mill Valley, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Two or more races

Reviews7 Reviews

If you plan to move to Mill Valley because you think the schools are better, you may be disappointed with this high school. The children don't seem to learning anything except "white privilege" and "racism" this and "racism" that -- in almost every class.The Board members and Superintendent are either not involved with the management of the school or are cow-towing to political correctness for their sacred careers and reputations -- rather upholding the standards of a quality education and the integrity of this historically great school.The principal is a social justice warrior and seems to favor Black Lives Matter.The administrators are playing hip-hop music to show the black children they are very "cool." They furthermore seem to enforce the rules and standards rigorously for some, and not at all for other (I'll let you guess which ones). The cafeteria seems to be for "low income children" who can take anything they want. If your child doesn't receive "free" lunches they will charge your child $0.25 for a plastic fork, etc etc -- you get the picture.
Tam High has the best programs- better than my college back in the early 70s! The parents are involved, the community is involved- a lot of very talented people live in Mill Valley and they do provide support to the school. My son just graduated and was a top student- there are a lot of top students since the parents mostly are successful yet accessible- not snobby or as class conscious as some other top schools in Marin (although there is a moneyed crowd). Colleges I spoke to have said that Tam is "a competitive high school." So it is well thought of by college admissions. There are programs well funded by the affluent parents. The music program and mock trial for example are top award winners year after year. And the kids are just really nice. They grow uo fast around here, so some kids have to be watched but the school has great support for students such as ADHD types and they learn a lot. But it is not very insulated from realities of pot, etc. But crime isn't an issue. My second will start there in the fall.
I dislike the school terrible teachers and students are supper spoiled and they are not acceptant of other ethnicities
The children from Marin City are a bonus to Tam, creating a diverse population of students. Children who overcome monitory and other challenges deserve a lot of respect from the community. Children who grow up in priviliged circumstances have no idea what it is like to grow up in difficult situations. Tam creates a warm environment where everyone can be successful, which is the life lesson all our children should be learning in High School--all inclusive.
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