Taft Elementary School

  • Taft Elementary School serves 329 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Taft Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Taft Elementary School's student population of 329 students has declined by 33% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 40% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students329 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taft Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Taft Elementary School is 0.08, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#6089 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Taft Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
96%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Taft Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Taft Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
2%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Taft Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups This 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 CA.
Diversity Score0.080.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Taft Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRedwood City Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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