Taft Elementary School



Taft Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Taft Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 77
1 68
2 88
3 58
4 68
5 72
6 67
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Taft Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Mesa, AZ in the Mesa Unified School District. It enrolls 498 students in grades 1st through 12th. Taft Elementary School is the 644th largest public school in Arizona and the 21,705th largest nationally. It has 17.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 498
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 28.15
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 21,705th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 644th out of 1,243
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 365th out of 948
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 551st out of 948

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Taft Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 277
(56%)
18,955
(52%)
 Female 221
(44%)
17,639
(48%)

Taft Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 248
(50%)
17,137
(47%)
 Hispanic 215
(43%)
15,042
(41%)
 Two or More 10
(2%)
493
(1%)
 American Indian 9
(2%)
1,683
(5%)
 Asian 8
(2%)
768
(2%)
 Black 8
(2%)
1,464
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
7
(0%)

Taft Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 338
(68%)
19,771
(54%)
 Not Eligible 118
(24%)
14,329
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 42
(8%)
2,494
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,093 ranked schools in Arizona, Taft Elementary School is ranked 325th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Taft Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (76.3%) is higher than the state average of 55.6%. 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 Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 729
2006 692
2007 724
2008 651
2009 543
2010 493
2011 512
2012 498

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.9
2006 16.4
2007 17.6
2008 15.6
2009 15.4
2010 15.8
2011 17.1
2012 17.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.76680384087791
2006 0.6864161849711
2007 0.7182320441989
2008 0.66205837173579
2009 0.77716390423573
2010 0.7525354969574
2011 0.791015625
2012 0.76305220883534

Compare Taft Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,770.0% 17.7:1
 
1,775.0% 17.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 55.6%
 
This School 76.3%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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