9800 E Quarterline Rd
Mesa, AZ 85207
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Taft Elementary School serves 503 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Taft Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 503 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Taft Elementary School's student population of 503 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
503 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Taft Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Taft Elementary School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#813 out of 2120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
53%
46%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
40%
36%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
First Day of School K-6
August 04, 2022 (Thursday)
First Day of KinderU
August 11, 2022 (Thursday)
No School - Thanksgiving Break
November 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
No School - Spring Break
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day of School
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 503 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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