Mission & Vision

  • Our Mission

    The mission of Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy is to provide a rigorous learning environment that assures college-readiness, while fostering leadership and encouraging community involvement for all students.

    Middle School Vision

    Our vision is to be a middle school whose students accept responsibility as full participants in the school culture to ensure individual and collective success in our advanced STEAM curriculum in order to prepare all students for our accelerated high school.

    High School Vision

    Our vision is to be a top 10 nationally ranked high school where students take ownership of the school culture by demonstrating resilience in an accelerated curriculum which will ensure success for all students. Our students will have an influential impact as leaders at their institutions of higher learning and in the global community.

    Awards and Honors

    Niche.com 2022 Best Schools named Patrick Taylor Academy 

    Best Public Middle Schools in Louisiana #2 of 464

    Best Public High Schools in Louisiana #3 of 325

    Best Public High School Teachers in Louisiana #3 of 322

    Best College Prep Public High Schools in Louisiana #3 of 301

    US News and World Report named Patrick Taylor Academy 

    #75 in National Rankings

    #27 in Magnet High Schools

    #2 in Louisiana High Schools

    #1 in Jefferson Parish High Schools

    ...more awards and honors

Our Principal

  • Sharmeika Daniels

    Principal: Daniels, Sharmeika



    Ms. Daniels received her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from Southern University New Orleans in 2000 and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in 2008. She has 19 years experience as an educator. She taught third and fourth grade for five years and middle school math and science for five years. She was a dean of students for three years and assistant principal for seven years.


  • Schedules


    High School Daily Schedule (9-12)

    Homeroom (in 1st period): 8:15-8:23

    1st Period:   8:23  -9:53
    2nd Period:  9:57 - 11:27
    3rd Period:  11:31 - 1:01
    Lunch:         1:01 - 2:01
    4th Period:  2:05 - 3:35


    Middle School Daily Schedule (6-8)

    Homeroom (in 1st period): 8:15-8:23

    1st Period:   8:23  -9:53
    2nd Period:  9:57 - 11:27
    Lunch:         11:27 - 12:27
    3rd Period:  12:31 - 2:01
    4th Period:  2:05 - 3:35