1125 Oregon St
Joliet, IL 60435
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 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 Rankings

Taft Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
429 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Taft Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Taft Elementary School is 0.65, 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 Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2782 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
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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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score
0.65
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 429 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 5%)

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