Taft Elementary School

  • Taft Elementary School serves 470 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Taft Elementary School's student population of 470 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students470 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taft Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Taft Elementary School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#626 out of 1,842 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Taft Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
47%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
48%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Taft Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.550.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMesa Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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