Taunton High School

4.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (508)821-1101
  • Taunton High School serves 2,425 students in grades 8-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MA average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • 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 2425 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 152 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students2,425 students
Taunton High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Taunton High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers152 teachers
Taunton High School Total Teachers (2004-2015)
Students by GradeTaunton High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
Taunton High School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2015)
Asian
1%
6%
Taunton High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
12%
18%
Taunton High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
12%
9%
Taunton High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
72%
64%
Taunton High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Taunton High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsTaunton High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.460.55
Taunton High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
41%
36%
Taunton High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2015)
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.
5%
4%
Taunton High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Taunton School District's student population of 7,910 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 68% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,105 in this district is less than the state average of $20,216. The district revenue/student has declined by 26% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,209 is less than the state average of $19,181. The district spending/student has grown by 21% over four years.
School District NameTaunton School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
3
Number of Students Managed7,9101,368
Taunton School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate66%85%
Taunton School District Graduation Rate (1992-2015)
District Total Revenue$101 MM$29 MM
Taunton School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$132 MM$28 MM
Taunton School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$13,105$20,216
Taunton School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$17,209$19,181
Taunton School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • TauntonJohn F Parker Middle School
    Grades: 5-7 | 430 students
    0.2 miles
    60 Williams Street
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1112
    0.25-7430
  • TauntonElizabeth Pole Elementary School
    Grades: KG-4 | 611 students
    0.3 miles
    215 Harris Street
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1260
    0.3KG-4611
  • TauntonTaunton Alternative High SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 95 students
    1.3 miles
    120 Cohannet Street
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)844-5820
    1.38-1295
  • TauntonEdward F. Leddy Preschool
    Grades: PK | 267 students
    1.4 miles
    36 Second Street
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)821-1275
    1.4PK267
  • TauntonSoutheast AreaSpecial Education School

    1.5 miles
    60 Hodges Avenue, Cain Buildin
    TauntonMA 02780
    (508)823-5100
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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 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.
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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.
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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.
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