2500 Taft Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Taft Elementary School serves 436 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
Taft Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Taft Elementary School's student population of 436 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-3
Total Students
436 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Taft Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Taft Elementary School is 0.54, which is less 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 Data
This School
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#2996 out of 8043 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
32%
52%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
60%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Students: 436 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in TX
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 50%)

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