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 

    #1 in Louisiana High Schools

    #1 in Jefferson Parish High Schools

    #37 in National Rankings

    #13 in Magnet High Schools


Our Principal

  • S Rome

    Principal: Shawn Rome



    In her 18th year as an educator, Mrs. Rome has previously served as a middle and high school math teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She earned a master’s in education in Educational Leadership from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a bachelor’s in Secondary Mathematics at the University of New Orleans. Mrs. Rome is deeply committed to the continuous improvement of the school community and strives to create a supportive and academically rigorous environment where students become lifelong learners and are well-prepared for success beyond high school.


  • High School Daily Schedule (9-12)

    HS Bell Schedule

    Middle School Daily Schedule (6-8)

    MS Bell Schedule