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

Important message about June 22, 2016


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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 ********* IMPORTANT document listed under documents regarding June 22  (Reyes-Taggart)********



There are NO half days in June.

19th Father's day

21--8th grade move up day

22--Last day for students


Dear Parents and Friends of Taggart,

It is truly Hard to believe that we are almost at the end of the school year.  I want to thank the teachers, staff and parents for all they have done this year to make Taggart the nurturing, caring, and intellectually challenging school that it is. The students have worked extremely hard and I couldn't be more proud.  Have a great summer break.


Mr. Nelson Reyes


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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