Taunton school information

IndexTauntonMassachusettsNational
Average Test Scores51%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:114:116:1
Total public schools161,16779,221
Total private schools550824,874
Total post-secondary schools21937,963
The Taunton, MA educational system consists of 16 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Taunton public schools have average test scores of 51% which is 21% lower than than the Massachusetts average and 3% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Taunton public schools is 17:1, compared to 14:1 in Massachusetts and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.8% have completed high school, 20.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Taunton are 3% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in Taunton.
  • 81.8% of people in Taunton have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.8% of people in Taunton have completed high school.
  • 20.2% of people in Taunton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Taunton

IndexTauntonMassachusettsNational
Completed 8th grade81.8%88.3%84.3%
Completed high school79.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college49.6%65.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.8%49.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.2%41.2%30.3%
Completed masters5.9%18.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%5.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%2.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Taunton (high school & post-secondary)

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Sharon, MA5,84187%77%
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Foxborough, MA5,49176%54%
Bridgewater, MA8,54474%51%
Taunton, MA56,50451%3%

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Diamond Bar, CA56,45660%21%
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Taunton, MA56,50451%3%
Source: The Taunton, MA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.