Taft Elementary School

  • Taft Elementary School serves 359 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 52%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Taft Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Idaho state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Idaho state average of 25%.

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School Overview

  • Taft Elementary School's student population of 359 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2003)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students359 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taft Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 671 schools in Idaho (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Taft Elementary School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ID)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#540 out of 671 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
9%
18%
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Black
28%
1%
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White
56%
75%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.600.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
96%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBoise Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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