Taft High School

Taft High School serves 2,914 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% 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 2914 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 165 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 2,914 students
Taft High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 165 teachers
Taft High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Taft High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.95. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Taft High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
4%
Taft High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
39%
23%
Taft High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
19%
Taft High School Black (1988-2012)
White
48%
50%
Taft High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Taft High School Sch Ethnicity Taft High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.62 0.95
Taft High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
16%
23%
Taft High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
43%
26%
Taft High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 418,637 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 61% has decreased from 87% over five years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
641
3
Number of Students Managed 418,637 775
City Of Chicago   299 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 61% 88%
City Of Chicago   299 School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $5,028 MM n/a
City Of Chicago   299 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $5,544 MM n/a
City Of Chicago   299 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,931 $0
City Of Chicago   299 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,154 $0
City Of Chicago   299 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Beard Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chicago Garvy J Elementary School
    5225 North Oak Park Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60656
    (773)534-1185
    0.6  mi  |  712  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Chicago Hitch Elementary School
    5625 North Mcvicker Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60646
    (773)534-1189
    0.6  mi  |  534  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago Norwood Park Elementary School
    5900 North Nina Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60631
    (773)534-1198
    0.7  mi  |  359  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago Onahan Elementary School
    6634 West Raven St
    Chicago , IL , 60631
    (773)534-1180
    0.8  mi  |  680  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago Beard Elementary School
    6445 West Strong St
    Chicago , IL , 60656
    (773)534-1228
    0.9  mi  |  158  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

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Chicago, IL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.63, which is higher than the Illinois average of 0.3. The most diverse school in Chicago is Jackson A Elementary Language Academy. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Illinois or national school diversity statistics.