Taunton High School

50 Williams Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Taunton High School serves 2,720 students in grades 8-12.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 2,720 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 20% in MA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Taunton High School's student population of 2,720 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 164 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,720 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
164 teachers
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School Rankings

Taunton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,644 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Taunton High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1195 out of 1644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
23%
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Black
20%
10%
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White
60%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Taunton High School's ranking?
Taunton High School is ranked #1195 out of 1,644 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 36% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Taunton High School?
The graduation rate of Taunton High School is 97%, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 87%.
How many students attend Taunton High School?
2,720 students attend Taunton High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Taunton High School students are White, 20% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Taunton High School?
Taunton High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Taunton High School offer ?
Taunton High School offers enrollment in grades 8-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Taunton High School part of?
Taunton High School is part of Taunton School District.

School Reviews

5   3/20/2011
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 - jopt2
2   3/30/2010
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 - daemo
5   11/30/2009
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 - droun

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 2,720 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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