Taft High School
Taft High School serves 2,611 students in grades 9-12.
Taft High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).
- School Type: Magnet School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 2,611 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
- Minority Enrollment: 83%
- Graduation Rate: 98% (Top 5% in TX)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30%
- Math Proficiency: 53% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 63% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education
Taft High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Taft High School's student population of 2,611 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 154 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Taft High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Taft High School is 0.52, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#1912 out of 8043 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education
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