Taft Middle School serves 430 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 430 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 82%
- Math Proficiency: 36% (Top 1% in CA)
- Reading Proficiency: 42% (Top 1%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Taft Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Taft Middle School's student population of 430 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
The diversity score of Taft Middle School is 0.77, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)(18-19)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)(18-19)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
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), CA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
36% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Taft Middle School?
430 students attend Taft Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of Taft Middle School students are Hispanic, 18% of students are White, 17% of students are Black, 15% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Taft Middle School?
Taft Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What grades does Taft Middle School offer ?
Taft Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Taft Middle School part of?
Taft Middle School is part of San Diego Unified School District.
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