Taft Elementary School



Taft Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Taft Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 83
1 73
2 79
3 75
4 77
5 75
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Taft Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Joliet, IL in the Joliet Psd 86 School District. It enrolls 462 students in grades 1st through 12th. Taft Elementary School is the 898th largest public school in Illinois and the 25,270th largest nationally. It has 18.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 462
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.63
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 25,270th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 898th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,120th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,393rd out of 2,345

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Taft Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 261
(56%)
5,979
(52%)
 Female 201
(44%)
5,597
(48%)

Taft Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 189
(41%)
1,669
(14%)
 Hispanic 181
(39%)
6,123
(53%)
 Black 67
(15%)
3,144
(27%)
 Two or More 20
(4%)
549
(5%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
68
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
21
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Taft Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 224
(48%)
8,170
(71%)
 Not Eligible 214
(46%)
2,785
(24%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 24
(5%)
621
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Taft Elementary School is ranked 904th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Taft Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (53.7%) is slightly lower than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 265
2006 283
2007 306
2008 360
2009 338
2010 463
2011 445
2012 462

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.6
2006 20.2
2007 20.4
2008 18.9
2009 16.5
2010 22
2011 19.3
2012 18.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.60754716981132
2006 0.55123674911661
2007 0.56862745098039
2008 0.65833333333333
2009 0.71597633136095
2010 0.59827213822894
2011 0.5752808988764
2012 0.53679653679654

Compare Taft Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,880.0% 18.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 53.7%
 
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Taft Elementary School
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Public KG - 05 462 18.8:1  
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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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