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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Taft Union High School is an above average, public school located in Taft, CA. It has 968 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
About Taft Union High School...
Address
701 Wildcat Way
Taft, CA 93268
Telephone
(661) 763-2300
Website
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Taft Union High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1040
68 responses
Average ACT
23
20 responses
AP Enrollment
4%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,909
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    33%
  • Mock rock
    29%
  • Battle of the sexes
    21%
  • Games
    17%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
968
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,236
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$29,137/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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A lot of teachers don't help when students get bullied. They provide good and cheap food. They provide great technology and excellent programs. Teachers are average because some teachers care way to much to where they babysit students, don't care at all where they allow students to call other students name, or they have favorites. They school cares way to much about students who play sport.
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The teachers at Taft High are some of the best, especially if you're interested in Art or Video Production. The campus is huge and it's very easy to find your own little group of friends. There were a few on campus fights though, but they were usually broken up pretty fast. The library has a huge collection of books, and even comics.
I possess a strong feeling about Taft Union High School because it gives their student a wider range of opportunities, in which can be applied to your future. I would like to see more college courses to be added to the curriculum.