Taunton High School

50 Williams St

Taunton, MA 02780-2710

Tel: (508)821-1101
Grades: 8-12

2,378 students

Taunton High School serves 2,378 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Taunton High School operates within the Taunton School District.
The school district's 65% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 2378 students has grown by 23% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 2,378 students
Taunton High School Total Students (1988-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 151 teachers
Students by Grade Taunton High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Asian
1%
6%
Hispanic
10%
16%
Black
9%
9%
White
74%
66%
All Ethnic Groups Taunton High School Sch Ethnicity Taunton High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.43 0.32
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
35%
30%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
5%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,878 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Taunton School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
3
Number of Students Managed 7,878 1,433
Taunton School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 65% 86%
Taunton School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $163 MM $25 MM
Taunton School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $148 MM $24 MM
Taunton School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $20,673 $17,400
Taunton School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,852 $16,788
Taunton School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bristol-plymouth Vocational Technical High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is John F Parker Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elizabeth Pole Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • TauntonJohn F Parker Middle School
    60 Williams St
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1112
    0.2 mi | 391 students | Gr. 5-7                      
  • TauntonElizabeth Pole Elementary School
    215 Harris St
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1260
    0.3 mi | 585 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • TauntonCaleb Barnum Elementary School
    25 Barnum St
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1282
    1.4 mi | 282 students | Gr. PK                      
  • TauntonSoutheast Area
    Special Education School
    60 Hodges Ave
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)823-5100
    Special Education School

    1.5 mi | n/a students | Gr.                       
  • TauntonEdward F Leddy Elementary School
    36 Second St
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1275
    1.6 mi | 123 students | Gr. KG-4                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 20, 2011 - Taunton High offers something for everyone. I know of many students who are successful in college and in life because of the opportunites this school has given. The teachers care about every student. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 30, 2010 - Like many public schools there is too much emphasis on conformity and teachers act more like babysitters for teens rather than guides to a productive adult life. Even for those who receive good teaching from well intentioned staff, without knowing your options of how to apply knowledge after highschool Taunton is a deadend for even the brightest. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended November 30, 2009 - This school is amazing. It's band program is exception and the student involvement is top of the line. The slogan: "A Connected Student is a Better Student" is extremely true. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Taunton, MA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.39, which is higher than the Massachusetts average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Taunton is H H Galligan Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Massachusetts or national school diversity statistics.