Taft High School

Taft High School serves 3,152 students in grades 7 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the IL average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), 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 70% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

School Overview

The student population of 3152 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The teacher population of 178 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 3,152 students
Taft High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Taft High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 178 teachers
Taft High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Taft High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 18:1
Taft High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
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.
0.59 0.31
Taft High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
46%
47%
Taft High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2014)
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.
13%
3%
Taft High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 392,831 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 87% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,535 is higher than the state average of $11,118. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,173 is higher than the state average of $11,218. The district spending/student has grown by 24% over four years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
682
3
Number of Students Managed 392,831 938
City Of Chicago   299 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 70% 88%
City Of Chicago   299 School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $5,104 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $5,363 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,535 $11,118
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,173 $11,218
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Ridgewood Community High School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lincoln Middle School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Garvy J Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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