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. 

We believe all children can learn.  We are committed to provide a safe learning environment so all children can and will achieve to their highest potential.  Our website aims to showcase our diversity as well as highlighting our outstanding art, music, technology and athletic programs. 

Our teachers are involved with University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Distributed Leadership model which focuses on shared instructional practices.

Extra curriculum activities include School Newsletter Club, Basketball and Soccer Teams, Yearbook and Chess Club to develop the whole child.  Extended Day Program and Education Works also provide additional after school programs for Taggart students. 

Our Home & School and Student Council play a vital role in our school. 

Come visit Taggart – we are proud of our students and staff!


Nelson Reyes


Points of Pride


  • Fully upgraded Tech Lab
  • Distributed Leadership Team
  • Study Island - Grades K through 8
  • Laptop carts - Grades 7 and 8 Cycle Classrooms


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Weekly Announcements


  • PSSA testing is fast approaching!

    • PSSA Reading and Math: March 12-23

    • PSSA Writing: April 16-20

    • PSSA Science: April 23-27
  • PSSA Makeup Testing dates:
    • Reading and Math: March 26-30
    • Writing and Science: April 30 - May 4


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