Taft Elementary School

1125 Oregon St
Joliet, IL 60435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Taft Elementary School serves 429 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Taft Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Taft Elementary School's student population of 429 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students429 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Taft Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Taft Elementary School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3100 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
51%
26%
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Black
17%
17%
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White
25%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.650.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJoliet PSD 86 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Taft Elementary School is Joliet West High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Hufford Junior High School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Joliet Hufford Junior High School Math: 21% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,170 student
    0.5 miles
    1125 N Larkin Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 725-3540
    0.5 6-8 1,170
  • Joliet Joseph E Fisher School Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school | 50 students
    0.5 miles
    1205 N Larkin Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 741-7777
    0.5 Inquire with school 50
  • Joliet Carl Sandburg Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 393 students
    1.0 miles
    1100 Lilac Ln
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 725-0281
    1 K-5 393
  • Joliet Joliet West High School Math: 24% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 3,310 students
    1.1 miles
    401 N Larkin Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 727-6940
    1.1 9-12 3,310
  • Joliet M J Cunningham Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 572 students
    1.2 miles
    500 Moran St
    Joliet, IL 60435
    (815) 723-0169
    1.2 K-5 572

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