1605 S Washington St
Lockport, IL 60441
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Taft Grade School serves 313 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Taft Grade School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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 21% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Taft Grade School's student population of 313 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
313 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Taft Grade 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 Grade School is 0.41, 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
#2270 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
17%
26%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
75%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
2%
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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: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 313 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.41 (Top 50%)

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