Taft Elementary School



Taft Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Taft Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 69
1 63
2 63
3 74
4 70
5 82
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 421 students in grades 1st through 12th. Taft Elementary School is the 1,095th largest public school in Illinois and the 29,933rd largest nationally. It has 16.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 421
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 25
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 29,933rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 1,095th out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,542nd out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,265th out of 2,415

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Taft Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 229
(54%)
5,946
(51%)
 Female 192
(46%)
5,712
(49%)

Taft Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 195
(46%)
6,808
(58%)
 White 127
(30%)
1,447
(12%)
 Black 74
(18%)
2,938
(25%)
 Two or More 22
(5%)
381
(3%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
58
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
23
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Taft Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 417
(99%)
11,184
(96%)
 Not Eligible 4
(1%)
474
(4%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,421 ranked schools in Illinois, Taft Elementary School is ranked 349th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Taft Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (99.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 52.9%. 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 265
2006 283
2007 306
2008 360
2009 338
2010 463
2011 445
2012 462
2013 489
2014 471
2015 421

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
2013 23.3
2014 19.6
2015 16.8

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
2013 0.99386503067485
2014 0.99363057324841
2015 0.99049881235154

Compare Taft Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,680.0% 16.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 99.0%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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