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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Taft Charter High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Woodland Hills, CA. It has 2,364 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

Taft Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1200
340 responses
Average ACT
29
96 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$58,385
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Median Home Value
$599,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • Pep rally
    21%
  • School spirit week.
    18%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Body paint for homecoming
    8%
  • Music concerts
    8%
  • Girls Soccer and Volleyball games
    7%
  • Things that have to do with helpful causes
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,364
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,176/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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I am currently a senior at Taft Charter High school. I am a student athlete and I work very diligently to get good grades and a better future. I am on the varsity cheer team and love the diversity and acceptance that team brings. The school offers a lot of different programs such as drama, robotics, academic decathlon and much more! Teachers always go out of their way to make sure a student will pass the class because they care. Unfortunately being an openly gay student and being of Arab decent hasn’t given me the privilege of a perfect school experience. I’ve experienced racism from staff and students. Homophobia is very common amongst male students at my school, I had to get used to having slurs be yelled at me or being stared at but it didn’t stop me being positive and continue being a cheer member and bringing spirit for my school despite its flaws. Once a toreador always a toreador.
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There are many kind and talented teachers who make learning the wonderful experience it should be, but also plenty of rude and/or incompetent authority figures who have completely forgotten their duties to students. They view students with extreme suspicion, potential criminals ready to jump at the first opportunity. As a big public school, students often become serial numbers to administrators and must be extremely proactive to get anything done through the bureaucracy. Yet, the diverse student body can be very supportive, full of great friendships. Resources for college etc. are not always clear or accessible. Clean or accessible bathrooms are rare. The neighborhood is very safe and school police are attentive. There are many clubs and opportunities for creative expression (check out the music and fashion programs) for satisfying involvement. Academics vary from mediocre to excellent. All things considered, it is a typical high school.
There are not enough chromes and the ones the school has need to be shared between classes. We have gotten Promethean boards Some teachers have a good student teacher ratio, some classes smaller, however some of the classes are more than 57. It does not show if classes are averaged out. I did not see Special Education Population of the school & DHH Programs. Taft works hard on independent skills for SPED students in the district and charter affiliation. Our PTO is also stellar at participation in school events and athletics (including funding and running of a "Snack Shack" at sports events. Teachers work well on special needs of all students, not just SPED. I hope to one day complete my credentials as a teacher to work here.