Taft High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
330
Best High School in Texas
#1013
 Rating 1 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District TAFT ISD
Type Public
 Phone (361)528-2636
 Location 502 RINCON RD
TAFT, TX 78390
Charter School No

Taft High School has an academic rating well below the average for Texas high schools based on its low test performance. It is ranked 1013rd in the best public high schools in Texas.

Racial Demographics

The Taft High School student body is mostly Hispanic with a small White population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White9.4%31
Black0.3%1
Hispanic89.7%296
Asian Pacific0%0
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0.6%2

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Lower 9.1%

79.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, TAFT H S students are largely low income and rank 1082nd in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman101
Sophomore86
Junior83
Senior60
Total330

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
56%
Rank in Texas
1067th
Rating
1 out of 10

Students at Taft High School scored an average 56% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is well below the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 10.3% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls60% to 69%*55% to 59%*
Boys50% to 59%*40% to 44%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander--
Black-suppressed*
Hispanic55% to 59%*45% to 49%*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White50% or more*60% to 79%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
990

The average SAT score for Taft High School students in 2015 was 990.

AP Course and Test Performance

TAFT H S has not reported Advanced Placement (AP) program data.

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate23%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate24%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate21%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students21.7%67
Boys25.2%40
Girls18%27
Texas Median11.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.9%12
Boys6.3%10
Girls1.3%2

Location

Taft High School
502 RINCON RD
TAFT, TX
78390
(361)528-2636

2 out of 10 1

District

TAFT ISD
TAFT, TX