Taft High School

  • Taft High School serves 3,268 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Taft High School's student population of 3,268 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 171 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students3,268 students
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Total Classroom Teachers171 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taft High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Taft High School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1807 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
41%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
48%
49%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Taft High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.600.32
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Graduation Rate
94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Taft High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity of Chicago SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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