Taunton School District

215 Harris Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Taunton School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public elementary schools serving 4,748 students in Taunton School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in Massachusetts.
Public Elementary Schools in Taunton School District have an average math proficiency score of 18% (versus the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Massachusetts public elementary school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
12 Schools
1,384 Schools
# Students
7,757 Students
603,789 Students
# Teachers
540 Teachers
50,699 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Taunton School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 395 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 89% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (MA)
#332 out of 395 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Taunton  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
19%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Taunton  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
36%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Taunton  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
90%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Taunton  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.61
0.64
# American Indian Students
34 Students
1,304 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
79 Students
43,809 Students
% Asian Students
1%
7%
# Hispanic Students
1,085 Students
145,992 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
24%
# Black Students
1,619 Students
60,055 Students
% Black Students
21%
10%
# White Students
4,466 Students
324,140 Students
% White Students
58%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
13 Students
508 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
459 Students
27,659 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
264
18,456
# Students in K Grade:
582
59,542
# Students in 1st Grade:
527
62,602
# Students in 2nd Grade:
558
64,073
# Students in 3rd Grade:
586
65,481
# Students in 4th Grade:
590
65,789
# Students in 5th Grade:
599
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
606
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
653
57,974
# Students in 8th Grade:
662
56,256
# Students in 9th Grade:
528
5,454
# Students in 10th Grade:
549
4,967
# Students in 11th Grade:
501
4,614
# Students in 12th Grade:
543
4,344
# Ungraded Students:
9
155

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $23,816 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $21,484 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$185 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of Taunton  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$167 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of Taunton  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$23,816
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Taunton  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$21,484
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Taunton  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Taunton School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Edmund Hatch Bennett
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
47 North Walker Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 821-1245
Grades: K-4
| 299 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Joseph C Chamberlain
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
480 Norton Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 821-3216
Grades: K-4
| 440 students
Rank: #33.
East Taunton Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
58r Stevens Street
East Taunton, MA 02718
(508) 821-1330
Grades: K-4
| 513 students
Rank: #44.
Benjamin Friedman Middle School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Norton Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 821-1493
Grades: 5-7
| 739 students
Rank: #55.
Elizabeth Pole
(Math: 20% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
215 Harris Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 821-1260
Grades: K-4
| 562 students
Rank: #66.
Joseph H Martin
(Math: 17% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
131 Caswell Street
East Taunton, MA 02718
(508) 821-1250
Grades: 5-7
| 660 students
Rank: #77.
H H Galligan
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
15 Sheridan Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 821-1295
Grades: K-4
| 259 students
Rank: #88.
Mulcahey Elementary School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
28 Clifford Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 821-1255
Grades: PK-4
| 817 students
Rank: #99.
John F Parker Middle School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Williams Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 821-1112
Grades: 5-7
| 459 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 12 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 7,757 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : 90% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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