Taft High School



Taft High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Taft High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 135
8 138
9 785
10 744
11 700
12 741

Taft High School is a public high school of the City of Chicago School District 299 located in Chicago, IL. It has 3,243 students in grades 7th through 12th. Taft High School is the 17th largest public high school in Illinois and the 163rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.2 to 1.

Total Students: 3,243
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 177.71

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Taft High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,677
(52%)
64,770
(50%)
 Female 1,566
(48%)
65,235
(50%)

Taft High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,564
(48%)
9,949
(8%)
 Hispanic 1,284
(40%)
59,819
(46%)
 Asian 241
(7%)
4,487
(3%)
 Black 74
(2%)
53,836
(41%)
 Two or More 66
(2%)
1,459
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 7
(0%)
107
(0%)
 American Indian 7
(0%)
348
(0%)

Taft High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,879
(58%)
110,381
(85%)
 Not Eligible 1,364
(42%)
19,544
(15%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
80
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Taft High School is ranked 16th out of 854 ranked schools in Illinois, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Taft High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (57.9%) is slightly higher than the state average of 46.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Taft High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2516
2006 2528
2007 2442
2008 2819
2009 2686
2010 2830
2011 2914
2012 3060
2013 3146
2014 3185
2015 3243

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.6
2006 21.4
2007 18
2008 18
2009 17.4
2010 17.5
2011 17.7
2012 16.7
2013 17.6
2014 17.5
2015 18.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53179650238474
2006 0.55063291139241
2007 0.57125307125307
2008 0.51294785384888
2009 0.62248696947133
2010 0.58480565371025
2011 0.59677419354839
2012 0.5937908496732
2013 0.6071201525747
2014 0.62951334379906
2015 0.57940178846747

Compare Taft High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,537.8% 15.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,820.0% 18.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.4%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 57.9%
 

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