Taunton High School

50 Williams St

Taunton, MA 02780-2710

Tel: (508)821-1101
Grades 8-12
2,338 students
Taunton High School serves 2,338 students in grades 8 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 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 35%.
Taunton High School operates within the Taunton School District.
Taunton School District's 66% graduation rate is lower than the MA state average of 85%.

School Overview

The student population of 2338 students has grown by 21% over five years.
The teacher population of 153 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 2,338 students
Taunton High School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Taunton High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 153 teachers
Taunton High School Total Teachers (2003-2014)
Students by Grade Taunton High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Taunton High School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2014)
Asian
1%
6%
Taunton High School Asian Students (1992-2014)
Hispanic
11%
17%
Taunton High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
11%
9%
Taunton High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
74%
65%
Taunton High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Taunton High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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 0.54
Taunton High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
37%
34%
Taunton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
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.
6%
5%
Taunton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Taunton School District's student population of 7,870 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 93% over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,709 in this district is less than the state average of $20,216. The district revenue/student has declined by 31% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $16,689 is less than the state average of $19,181. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name Taunton School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 7,870 1,376
Taunton School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 66% 85%
Taunton School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $101 MM $29 MM
Taunton School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $132 MM $28 MM
Taunton School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $12,709 $20,216
Taunton School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $16,689 $19,181
Taunton School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Taunton Alternative High School (1.3 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 Grades Students
  • TauntonJohn F Parker Middle School
    Grades: 5-7 | 447 students
    0.2 miles
    60 Williams St
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1112
    0.25-7447
  • TauntonElizabeth Pole Elementary School
    Grades: KG-4 | 672 students
    0.3 miles
    215 Harris St
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1260
    0.3KG-4672
  • TauntonTaunton Alternative High SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 102 students
    1.3 miles
    120 Cohannet St
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)844-5820
    1.38-12102
  • TauntonEdward F. Leddy Preschool
    Grades: PK | 287 students
    1.4 miles
    36 Second St
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1275
    1.4PK287
  • TauntonSoutheast AreaSpecial Education School

    1.5 miles
    60 Hodges Ave
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)823-5100
    1.5n/an/a

School Reviews

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, 03/20/11
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, 03/30/10
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, 11/30/09

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