Taft Elementary



Taft Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Taft Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 105
1 111
2 87
3 96
4 110
5 108
6 61
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Taft Elementary is a public elementary school located in Santa Ana, CA in the Santa Ana Unf School District. It enrolls 678 students in grades 1st through 12th. Taft Elementary is the 1,535th largest public school in California and the 8,666th largest nationally. It has 21.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 678
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 8,666th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,535th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 1,479th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 815th out of 6,159

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Taft Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 357
(53%)
20,297
(51%)
 Female 321
(47%)
19,637
(49%)

Taft Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 546
(81%)
38,173
(96%)
 Asian 50
(7%)
923
(2%)
 White 41
(6%)
474
(1%)
 Black 21
(3%)
135
(0%)
 Two or More 16
(2%)
148
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
40
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
41
(0%)

Taft Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 431
(64%)
32,498
(81%)
 Not Eligible 174
(26%)
4,786
(12%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 73
(11%)
2,650
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Taft Elementary is ranked 1,238th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Taft Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.3%) is 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 1260
2006 1177
2007 890
2008 807
2009 802
2010 752
2011 705
2012 678

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 18.7
2007 15.7
2008 15.8
2009 18.7
2010 N/A
2011 19.6
2012 21.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.52619047619048
2006 0.57009345794393
2007 0.68876404494382
2008 0.73482032218092
2009 0.8354114713217
2010 0.80585106382979
2011 0.42127659574468
2012 0.74336283185841

Compare Taft Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,150.0% 21.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 74.3%
 

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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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