Taft High School

  • Taft High School serves 3,185 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 51%.
  • Taft High School operates within the City Of Chicago 299 School District.
  • City Of Chicago 299 School District's 70% graduation rate is lower than the IL state average of 88%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 3185 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 182 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students3,185 students
Taft High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Taft High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers182 teachers
Taft High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeTaft High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
Taft High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
7%
5%
Taft High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
40%
25%
Taft High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
2%
17%
Taft High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
49%
49%
Taft High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Taft High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsTaft High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.600.67
Taft High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
52%
Taft High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
2%
Taft High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

  • City Of Chicago 299 School District's student population of 390,653 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 57% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,889 is higher than the state average of $11,118. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,546 is higher than the state average of $11,218. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District NameCity Of Chicago 299 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
586
3
Number of Students Managed390,653753
City Of Chicago 299 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate70%88%
City Of Chicago 299 School District Graduation Rate (1999-2015)
District Total Revenue$5,104 MM$11 MM
City Of Chicago 299 School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$5,363 MM$11 MM
City Of Chicago 299 School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,889$11,118
City Of Chicago 299 School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$13,546$11,218
City Of Chicago 299 School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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