Taft Union High School

  • Taft Union High School serves 968 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 14% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is equal to the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Taft Union High School's student population of 968 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students968 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Taft Union High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Taft Union High School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#6513 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:123:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
11%
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Hispanic
45%
54%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
51%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Taft Union High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.540.41
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Graduation Rate
96%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTaft Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Taft Union High School is by far one of the best High Schools in the county. They offer some of the highest levels of academic classes but still provide a large variety of extracurriculars any student can participate in. Everything from welding to softball are available at Taft High. On top of their outstanding academics, TUHS is top in their division for football, softball, baseball, and swimming. The teachers are some of the nicest people you could ever meet, and are willing to help any student in need. No other school in the county offers as much as Taft Union High School.
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