Taft Primary School



Taft Primary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Taft Primary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 124
1 128
2 129
3 109
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Taft Primary School is a public elementary school located in Kankakee, IL in the Kankakee School District 111. It enrolls 490 students in grades 1st through 12th. Taft Primary School is the 771st largest public school in Illinois and the 22,446th largest nationally. It has 21.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 490
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 22.47
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 22,446th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 771st out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,265th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,555th out of 2,345

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Taft Primary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 247
(50%)
1,816
(49%)
 Male 243
(50%)
1,902
(51%)

Taft Primary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 170
(35%)
1,799
(48%)
 White 155
(32%)
658
(18%)
 Hispanic 127
(26%)
1,003
(27%)
 Two or More 30
(6%)
231
(6%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
9
(0%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
18
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Taft Primary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 370
(76%)
3,017
(81%)
 Not Eligible 96
(20%)
417
(11%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 24
(5%)
284
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Taft Primary School is ranked 396th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Taft Primary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.4%) is higher than the state average of 54.0%. 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 Primary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 445
2006 435
2007 455
2008 400
2009 443
2010 506
2011 515
2012 490

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.3
2006 18.9
2007 19
2008 14.8
2009 15.8
2010 19.2
2011 20.3
2012 21.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.64943820224719
2006 0.71264367816092
2007 0.71428571428571
2008 0.8125
2009 0.83295711060948
2010 0.79841897233202
2011 0.84077669902913
2012 0.80408163265306

Compare Taft Primary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,180.0% 21.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 80.4%
 

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Public KG - 03 490 21.8:1  
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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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