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 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.
City Of Chicago 299 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 9% 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 increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 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 (1988-2014)
Asian
8%
4%
Taft High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
40%
25%
Taft High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
2%
17%
Taft High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
49%
50%
Taft High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Taft High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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 0.31
Taft High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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 (2004-2014)
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 (2004-2014)

District Comparison

City Of Chicago 299 School District's student population of 396,641 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 57% over five years.
The revenue/student of $12,535 is higher than the state average of $11,118. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,173 is higher than the state average of $11,218. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name City Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
682
3
Number of Students Managed 396,641 938
City Of Chicago   299 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 70% 88%
City Of Chicago   299 School District Graduation Rate (1999-2014)
District Total Revenue $5,104 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $5,363 MM $11 MM
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,535 $11,118
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,173 $11,218
City Of Chicago   299 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
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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