Taunton High School

  • Taunton High School serves 2,638 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (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 54% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Taunton 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 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Taunton High School's student population of 2,638 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students2,638 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Taunton High School
Total Classroom Teachers161 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taunton 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 High School is 0.54, 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#1014 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
13%
20%
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Black
16%
9%
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White
65%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Taunton High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.540.59
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Graduation Rate
94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Taunton High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
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

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Taunton John F Parker Middle School
    Grades: 5-7 | 497 students
    0.2 miles
    60 Williams Street
    Taunton, MA 02780
    (508) 821-1112
    0.2 5-7 497
  • Taunton Elizabeth Pole
    Grades: K-4 | 622 students
    0.3 miles
    215 Harris Street
    Taunton, MA 02780
    (508) 821-1260
    0.3 K-4 622
  • Taunton Taunton Alternative High School Alternative School
    Grades: 10-12 | 95 students
    1.3 miles
    120 Cohannet Street
    Taunton, MA 02780
    (508) 844-5822
    1.3 10-12 95
  • Taunton Edward F. Leddy Preschool
    Grades: PK | 338 students
    1.4 miles
    36 Second Street
    Taunton, MA 02780
    (508) 821-1275
    1.4 PK 338
  • Westborough Southeast Area Special Education School

    1.5 miles
    167-169 Lyman Street, C/o Hadl
    Westborough, MA 01581
    (781) 338-3305
    1.5 n/a n/a

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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.
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2  
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.
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5  
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.
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