428 reviews
  1. Los Angeles Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Charter
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
5461 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Telephone
(818) 227-3600
Website

Taft Charter High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools 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
1180
155 responses
Average ACT
28
50 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
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 109 responses
  • Pep rally
    23%
  • School spirit week.
    19%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Body paint for homecoming
    9%
  • Girls Soccer and Volleyball games
    6%
  • Music concerts
    6%
  • Things that have to do with helpful causes
    6%

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%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,482
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,765/ year
National
$11,890
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses

Taft Charter High School Reviews

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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!
I had to be enrolled in all honors classes to avoid classes filled with students that constantly interrupt class and disrespect the teacher. The honors classes are taught well and are much more education oriented whereas the teachers in non-honors classes generally hand out worksheets and rarely lecture, which is much closer to middle school level learning. The cafeteria food was edible at most but it's the same for all of LAUSD. The campus was often covered with litter and classrooms were rarely cleaned by janitors. The classrooms were perhaps cleaned monthly. The school, however, is very ethnically diverse and has a large variety of clubs for students to join.
Taft offers a lot of great opportunities for students to advance their learning capabilities and offers great on and off campus resources, activities, workshops, and resources from teachers and staff to help prepare for college. Great AP and Individual Honors program. In terms of school cleanliness and aesthetic appeal, not great...but would recommend school to anyone who would want to advance their studies and aim for a 2/4 year college/university degree.