Taft High School

Taft High School serves 3,060 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IL average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 50%.
Taft High School operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.
The school district's 61% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 3060 students has grown by 17% over five years.
The teacher population of 183 teachers has grown by 34% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 3,060 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 183 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 13:1
Asian
7%
4%
Hispanic
40%
24%
Black
2%
19%
White
49%
50%
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.30
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
49%
45%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 411,566 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 61% has decreased from 87% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,931 is higher than the state average of $10,546. The district revenue/student has grown by 23% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,154 is higher than the state average of $10,416. The district spending/student has grown by 29% over four years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
649
3
Number of Students Managed 411,566 932
Graduation Rate 61% 88%
District Total Revenue $5,028 MM $10 MM
District Spending $5,544 MM $10 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,931 $10,546
District Spending / Student $13,154 $10,416
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ridgewood Community High School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is The Youth Campus School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Garvy J Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ChicagoGarvy J Elementary School
    5225 North Oak Park Ave
    ChicagoIL 60656
    (773)534-1185
    0.6 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 769 students                      
  • ChicagoHitch Elementary School
    5625 North Mcvicker Ave
    ChicagoIL 60646
    (773)534-1189
    0.6 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 550 students                      
  • ChicagoNorwood Park Elementary School
    1 Negative Reviews
    5900 North Nina Ave
    ChicagoIL 60631
    (773)534-1198
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 329 students                      
  • ChicagoOnahan Elementary School
    6634 West Raven St
    ChicagoIL 60631
    (773)534-1180
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 657 students                      
  • ChicagoBeard Elementary School
    6445 West Strong St
    ChicagoIL 60656
    (773)534-1228
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-3 | 159 students                      

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