Taft Middle School

5200 E Ave Nw
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Taft Middle School serves 592 students in grades 6-8.
Taft Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is equal to the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Taft Middle School's student population of 592 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students592 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Taft Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Taft Middle School is 0.41, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#614 out of 1232 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
76%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.410.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCedar Rapids Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Taft Middle School is Thomas Jefferson High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Roosevelt Middle School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Truman Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cedar Rapids Truman Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 290 students
    0.2 miles
    441 West Post Rd Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2375
    0.2 K-5 290
  • Cedar Rapids Coolidge Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 477 students
    0.8 miles
    6225 1st Ave Sw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2167
    0.8 PK-5 477
  • Cedar Rapids Hoover Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 443 students
    0.8 miles
    4141 Johnson Ave Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2369
    0.8 PK-5 443
  • Cedar Rapids Jackson Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 400 students
    1.0 miles
    1300 38th St Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2471
    1 PK-5 400
  • Cedar Rapids Madison Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 271 students
    1.5 miles
    1341 Woodside Dr Nw
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (319) 558-2473
    1.5 K-5 271

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