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Taunton School District

GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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215 Harris St
Taunton, MA 02780
Bristol County
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PH: (508) 821-1201
FAX: (508) 821-1177

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 7788 students
  • 17 schools

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 MCAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 51% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 53% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 60% (2009)
 57% (2008)
 57% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Math
 63% (2013)
 62% (2012)
 61% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 63% (2009)
 67% (2008)
 60% (2007)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English Language Arts
 52% (2013)
 52% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 52% (2010)
 56% (2009)
 49% (2008)
 55% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

Math
 52% (2013)
 49% (2012)
 47% (2011)
 48% (2010)
 54% (2009)
 56% (2008)
 49% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Science
 40% (2013)
 42% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 49% (2010)
 46% (2009)
 46% (2008)
 41% (2007)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 55% (2013)
 54% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 59% (2010)
 57% (2009)
 60% (2008)
 53% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

Math
 43% (2013)
 50% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 47% (2010)
 49% (2009)
 52% (2008)
 47% (2007)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 68% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 66% (2009)
 64% (2008)
 64% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

Math
 57% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 54% (2010)
 50% (2009)
 49% (2008)
 49% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 69% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 71% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 65% (2008)
 67% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

Math
 44% (2013)
 44% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 44% (2010)
 40% (2009)
 34% (2008)
 38% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 33% (2013)
 37% (2012)
 31% (2011)
 29% (2010)
 32% (2009)
 28% (2008)
 23% (2007)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 75% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 42% (2013)
 44% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 37% (2010)
 38% (2009)
 42% (2008)
 38% (2007)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Science
 45% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 60% (2010)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 84% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 69% (2008)
 61% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

Math
 71% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 67% (2008)
 61% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science.
  • The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students51%
Female57%
Male45%
African American37%
Asian42%
Hispanic32%
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners4%

MathThis District
All Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
African American51%
Asian92%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners25%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students52%
Female59%
Male45%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial52%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners9%

MathThis District
All Students52%
Female53%
Male49%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial52%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners9%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial37%
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities13%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students55%
Female62%
Male49%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial58%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities11%

MathThis District
All Students43%
Female44%
Male43%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial43%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities12%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students68%
Female75%
Male60%
African American62%
Asian100%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities20%

MathThis District
All Students57%
Female58%
Male57%
African American46%
Asian100%
Hispanic49%
Multiracial37%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities14%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students69%
Female80%
Male56%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial65%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities18%

MathThis District
All Students44%
Female46%
Male40%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracial35%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities8%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students33%
Female30%
Male36%
African American16%
Asian40%
Hispanic22%
Multiracial11%
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities7%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
African American55%
Asian90%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial62%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities22%

MathThis District
All Students42%
Female48%
Male37%
African American18%
Asian40%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial15%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities6%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ScienceThis District
All Students45%
Female48%
Male43%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities3%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial87%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities38%

MathThis District
All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial61%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities17%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science.
  • The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS STE Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Biology
 79% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 58% (2010)
 62% (2009)
 55% (2008)
 37% (2007)
The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

Introductory Physics
 26% (2013)
 31% (2012)
 47% (2011)
 41% (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
Data not available for this district (2007)
The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

Chemistry
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
Data not available for this district (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
 96% (2008)
 76% (2007)
The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

Tech/Engineering
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
 0% (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
Data not available for this district (2007)
The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

See Massachusetts' state standards

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 MCAS STE Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient


BiologyThis District
All Students79%
Female92%
Male62%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities3%

Introductory PhysicsThis District
All Students26%
Female20%
Male30%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracial0%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities5%

ChemistryThis District
Subgroup results not available

Tech/EngineeringThis District
Subgroup results not available
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

See Massachusetts' state standards

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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