John H. Taggart School K-8

Mr. Nelson Reyes

400 W. Porter Street
Philadelphia PA 19148
Phone: 215-952-6228

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

John H. Taggart

Message from the Principal's Office

Welcome to the John H. Taggart School. 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to The John H. Taggart School. While we are a large elementary school, our dedicated staff works very hard to meet the individual needs of all students, and maintain personal connections with their families.

We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, or attending and supporting school events. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child. 

We truly believe that communication is the key to a successful educational experience. Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school community and provide the best for the children of Taggart School. Education is a partnership between the school, students, parents/guardians, and community.   All children are more successful when we work as a team to achieve educational goals.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.



Nelson R. Reyes


Points of Pride

  • Fully upgraded Tech Lab
  • Study Island - Grades 2 through 8
  • First in Math k-8
  • Achieve 3000 6-8
  • Laptop/iPad carts - Grades 6-8
  • Children's Literacy Initiative K-3
  • Bilingual Counseling Services
  • Full time School Counselor
  • On-site Registered School Nurse


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 We are quickly approaching the end of the school year.  PLEASE make sure your child is here EVERYDAY.  It is our goal to have 95% attendance for the school year and right now we are just under that number.  

 The Parent/Guardian survey is now available at the School District of Philadelphia website.  You can come to Taggart and take the survey in the Computer Lab from 9-9:45 am if you choose to. 


May 10-Professional Development Day 12:09 Dismissal

May 13- 8TH grade NYC Trip

May 18- Pretzel day

May 20- 8TH grade Spirit of Philadelphia Trip

May 30-Memorial Day- SCHOOLS CLOSED

Taggart Mission Statement

John H. Taggart’s mission is to collaboratively facilitate a culture of excellence and an enriching environment for lifelong learners.

Taggart Vision

We visualize John H. Taggart as an “Exemplary” role model for our diverse community. We foster trust, render elite services, and produce independent thinking citizens for the future.


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