1155 W Hawkins St
Kankakee, IL 60901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Taft Primary School serves 350 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
Taft Primary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 53% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Taft Primary School's student population of 350 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-3
Total Students
350 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Taft Primary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,663 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Taft Primary School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2051 out of 3663 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
15%
27%
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Black
59%
17%
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White
20%
47%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% IL state average), while ≤20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% IL state average).

How many students attend Taft Primary School?

350 students attend Taft Primary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

59% of Taft Primary School students are Black, 20% of students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, and 6% of students are Two or more races.

What grades does Taft Primary School offer ?

Taft Primary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-3

What school district is Taft Primary School part of?

Taft Primary School is part of Kankakee School District 111.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 350 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IL Dept. of Education

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