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 24% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 2,378 students
Taunton High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 151 teachers
Taunton High School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
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 less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Taunton High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Taunton High School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
10%
16%
Taunton High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
9%
9%
Taunton High School Black (1988-2012)
White
74%
66%
Taunton High School White (1988-2012)
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 0.52
Taunton High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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%
Taunton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
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%
Taunton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

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 1,435
Graduation Rate 65% 86%
Taunton School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $163 MM $25 MM
District Spending $148 MM $24 MM
District Revenue / Student $20,673 $17,400
District Spending / Student $18,852 $16,788
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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
  • Taunton John F Parker Middle School
    60 Williams St
    Taunton , MA , 02780
    (508)821-1112
    0.2  mi  |  391  students  |  Gr.  5-7
  • Taunton Elizabeth Pole Elementary School
    215 Harris St
    Taunton , MA , 02780
    (508)821-1260
    0.3  mi  |  585  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Taunton Caleb Barnum Elementary School
    25 Barnum St
    Taunton , MA , 02780
    (508)821-1282
    1.4  mi  |  282  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Taunton Southeast Area
    Special Education School
    60 Hodges Ave
    Taunton , MA , 02780
    (508)823-5100
    Special Education School
    1.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Taunton Edward F Leddy Elementary School
    36 Second St
    Taunton , MA , 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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