Taft High School

6530 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Taft High School serves 4,289 students in grades 7-12.
Taft High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 4,289 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 30% in IL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Taft High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Taft High School's student population of 4,289 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 253 teachers has grown by 31% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
4,289 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
253 teachers
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School Rankings

Taft High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Taft High School is 0.63, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1485 out of 3663 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
5%
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Hispanic
42%
27%
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Black
3%
17%
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White
44%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
85%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
14%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Taft High School's ranking?
Taft High School is ranked #1485 out of 3,663 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Illinois.
What schools are Taft High School often compared to?
Taft High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lane Technical High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while 30% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Taft High School?
The graduation rate of Taft High School is 85%, which is lower than the Illinois state average of 87%.
How many students attend Taft High School?
4,289 students attend Taft High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Taft High School students are White, 42% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Taft High School?
Taft High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Illinois state average of 14:1.
What grades does Taft High School offer ?
Taft High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Taft High School part of?
Taft High School is part of City Of Chicago SD 299 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 4,289 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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