Taft Elementary



Taft Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Taft Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 126
1 91
2 87
3 90
4 89
5 95
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Taft Elementary is a public elementary school located in Redwood City, CA in the Redwood City Elementary School District. It enrolls 578 students in grades 1st through 12th. Taft Elementary is the 2,442nd largest public school in California and the 14,852nd largest nationally. It has 21.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 578
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 27
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 14,852nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,442nd out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 1,430th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,537th out of 6,159

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Taft Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 299
(52%)
4,672
(51%)
 Female 279
(48%)
4,511
(49%)

Taft Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 544
(94%)
6,676
(73%)
 White 15
(3%)
1,764
(19%)
 Pacific Islander 9
(2%)
133
(1%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
312
(3%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
158
(2%)
 Black 2
(0%)
126
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
14
(0%)

Taft Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 575
(99%)
5,756
(63%)
 Not Eligible 3
(1%)
2,713
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
714
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Taft Elementary is ranked 843rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Taft Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 58.5%. 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 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 533
2006 496
2007 508
2008 520
2009 561
2010 550
2011 561
2012 578

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.4
2006 17.7
2007 16.9
2008 17.9
2009 18.1
2010 N/A
2011 19.3
2012 21.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.82363977485929
2006 0.79838709677419
2007 0.83267716535433
2008 0.86538461538462
2009 0.89661319073084
2010 0.91272727272727
2011
2012 0.99480968858131

Compare Taft Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,140.0% 21.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 99.5%
 

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Public KG - 05 578 21.4:1  
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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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