Accountability rating

B

Taft ISD: B

Total students

277

Avg. teacher experience

14.3 years

Taft ISD: 11 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

87.1 %

Taft ISD: 87.1%

Statewide: 90%

Taft High School is a high school in Taft, TX, in the Taft ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 277 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 75.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $51,496, which is $2,626 less than the state average. The average ACT score was 15.7. In the Class of 2018, 87.1% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 3%.

Contact information

Website

www.taftisd.net

Address

400 College St
Taft, TX 78390-2929

Office phone number

(361) 528-2636

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Taft High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 02. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 19.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 02.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

277

African American

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

247 (89.2%)

Taft ISD: 89.6%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

29 (10.5%)

Taft ISD: 9.1%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

1 (0.4%)

Taft ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

89.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

10.5%

Two or more races

0.4%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

75.1 %

Taft ISD: 66.1%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

91.3 %

Taft ISD: 93.8%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

1.4 %

Taft ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

75.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

91.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

1.4 %

Taft ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

89.9 %

Taft ISD: 24.7%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

6.5 %

Taft ISD: 4.5%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

13.7 %

Taft ISD: 10.9%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

1.4%

Career and technical

89.9%

Gifted and talented

6.5%

Special education

13.7%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Overall

B

Taft ISD: B

Student achievement

C

Taft ISD: C

School progress

B

Taft ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Taft ISD: C

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

87.1 %

Taft ISD: 87.1%

Statewide: 90%

African American

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

86.1 %

Taft ISD: 86.1%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

100 %

Taft ISD: 100%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

86.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

3 %

Taft ISD: 3%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

3.4 %

Taft ISD: 3.4%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0 %

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.6%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2017-2018 school year.

All students

0.7 %

Taft ISD: 0.7%

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

0.8 %

Taft ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

0 %

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 51%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

15.7

Taft ISD: 15.7

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2018.

Reading

39.7 %

Taft ISD: 39.7%

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

67.1 %

Taft ISD: 67.1%

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

26 %

Taft ISD: 26%

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

39.7%

Math

67.1%

Reading + Math

26.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

34.8

African American

1 (2.9%)

Taft ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

10 (28.7%)

Taft ISD: 39%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

23.8 (68.4%)

Taft ISD: 58.8%

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

19.9 (57%)

Taft ISD: 68.8%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

15 (43%)

Taft ISD: 29.3%

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

7.9

Taft ISD: 11.6

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

14.3 years

Taft ISD: 11 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$51,496

Taft ISD: $48,148

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$50,227

Taft ISD: $42,102

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$45,757

Taft ISD: $45,059

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$47,726

Taft ISD: $46,308

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$56,203

Taft ISD: $52,823

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$52,948

Taft ISD: $53,144

Statewide: $62,039

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