Taft Primary School

  • Taft Primary School serves 391 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21-39% (which is approximately equal to the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52%.

School Overview

  • Taft Primary School's student population of 391 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-3
Total Students391 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taft Primary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,679 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Taft Primary School is 0.57, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2355 out of 3679 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)21-39%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
16%
26%
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Black
60%
17%
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White
22%
48%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Taft Primary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.570.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKankakee 111 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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