Taunton Alternative High School

  • Taunton Alternative High School serves 95 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Taunton Alternative High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Taunton Alternative High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Taunton Alternative High School's student population of 95 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students95 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taunton Alternative High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Taunton Alternative High School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1025 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
9%
20%
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Black
11%
9%
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White
71%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.470.59
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Graduation Rate70-74%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTaunton School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school and middle school to Taunton Alternative High School is Taunton High School (1.3 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is H H Galligan (0.6 miles away)
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