Taft Charter High School

  • Taft Charter High School serves 2,364 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is equal to the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Taft Charter High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Taft Charter High School's student population of 2,364 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,364 students
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Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taft Charter High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Taft Charter High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2449 out of 9584 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Taft Charter High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
38%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Taft Charter High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
9%
5%
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White
42%
23%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Taft Charter High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.670.64
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Graduation Rate
89%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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