393 E 163rd St
Harvey, IL 60426
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Taft School serves 276 students in grades Prekindergarten-1.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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Taft School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

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School Overview

Taft School's student population of 276 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-1
Total Students
276 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Taft School is 0.53, 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 Data
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State Level (IL)
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
Hispanic
36%
26%
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Black
59%
17%
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White
2%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
10%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Taft School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-1
  • Students: 276 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 30% in IL)

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