Taft Middle School

  • Taft Middle School serves 608 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Taft Middle School's student population of 608 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students608 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taft Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Taft Middle School is 0.34, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#706 out of 1,252 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
81%
77%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Taft Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.340.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
34%
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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 Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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