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
  • Chrome Books 6-8
  • First in Math 2-8
  • Renaissance reading and math-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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Dec. 1 Jumping with Jill  K-5 2pm

Dec. 7 Welcome Wagon for Parents 9am

Dec 15  Christmas Concert

Dec. 26-Jan 4 Winter Recess

Don't Forget to read everyday over the break :) 


Some good winter books are:

  • The Snowy Day
  • Owl Moon
  • The Snowman
  • The Mitten
  • The Polar Express
  • Snowflake Bentley
  • Waiting For Winter
  • Snow

For more resources go to this website:

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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