B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Address
5461 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Telephone
(818) 227-3600
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Taft Charter High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1190
187 responses
Average ACT
28
62 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
Report
  • Pep rally
    22%
  • School spirit week.
    18%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Body paint for homecoming
    9%
  • Girls Soccer and Volleyball games
    7%
  • Music concerts
    6%
  • 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
2,422
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.51 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.51 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 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
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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People told us not to go to Taft, go to nearby El Camino. Turns out it has great academics and diversity and is not a magnet, which means students aren't overly focused on one thing. I got the chance to be the lead in a school play, start a history club, be a leader in Academic Decathlon, and still have time for other interests. There's a reason it was the only non-specialized HS in the top 10 of LAUSD schools that get the highest percentage of students into college!
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Taft has a lot of diversity, despite the fact that many of its students are of Persian descent. Many students are engaged in both in-school and out-of-school activities. My only concern is that some of the teachers aren't the best, and being here for four years, I have come across a few who do not do their job properly. On the bright side, there are excellent teachers who balance it out! Just do your best as a student and pick the right classes. The rest is based on luck!
Taft Charter High School is a very spirited school with high expectations for their students. The sports are diverse and the majority of the teams have won prestigious awards and gained recognition at the state and national level. However, do not expect guidance to fall from the sky in terms of counseling and academics. If you're concerned with college and your education in general, the resources are available at Taft, but nobody makes you aware of these resources. Granted, you'll learn where to go and who to see when you need help once you have acquainted yourself with the school for at least a year, but it would be beneficial if the counselors and staff should provide more guidance to incoming freshmen.