Accountability rating

Met standard

Taft ISD: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Total students

318

Avg. teacher experience

13.4 years

Taft ISD: 11.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

90.5 %

Taft ISD: 90.5%

Statewide: 89.7%

Taft High School is a high school in Taft, TX, in the Taft ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 318 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 75.5% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 0.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $50,633, which is $2,701 less than the state average. The average ACT score was 16.0. In the Class of 2017, 90.5% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 2.2%.

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

318

African American

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

283 (89%)

Taft ISD: 88.4%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

33 (10.4%)

Taft ISD: 10.4%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

2 (0.6%)

Taft ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

89.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

10.4%

Two or more races

0.6%

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

75.5 %

Taft ISD: 59.8%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

90.3 %

Taft ISD: 93.1%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

0.9 %

Taft ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

75.5%

Econ. disadvantaged

90.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

0.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

0.9 %

Taft ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

97.2 %

Taft ISD: 27.9%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

6.6 %

Taft ISD: 4.5%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

15.7 %

Taft ISD: 11%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

0.9%

Career and technical

97.2%

Gifted and talented

6.6%

Special education

15.7%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Taft ISD: Not rated (Harvey provision)

Student achievement

N/A

Taft ISD: C

School progress

N/A

Taft ISD: C

Closing the gaps

N/A

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 2018 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

90.5 %

Taft ISD: 90.5%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

90.3 %

Taft ISD: 90.3%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

90 %

Taft ISD: 90%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

90.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

90.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 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

2.2 %

Taft ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

1.9 %

Taft ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

4.3 %

Taft ISD: 4.3%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.3%

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 2015-2016 school year.

All students

0 %

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

0 %

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

0 %

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 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

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, 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: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

16.0

Taft ISD: 16.0

Statewide: 20.3

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 2017.

Reading

26.8 %

Taft ISD: 26.8%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

11.3 %

Taft ISD: 11.3%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

9.9 %

Taft ISD: 9.9%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

26.8%

Math

11.3%

Reading + Math

9.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

33.7

African American

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

10.8 (32.1%)

Taft ISD: 35%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

22.9 (67.9%)

Taft ISD: 63.8%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

1 (3%)

Taft ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

19.7 (58.5%)

Taft ISD: 71.5%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

13 (38.6%)

Taft ISD: 26.2%

Statewide: 23.8%

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 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

9.4

Taft ISD: 12.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 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

13.4 years

Taft ISD: 11.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 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

$50,633

Taft ISD: $48,248

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$56,002

Taft ISD: $44,324

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$44,953

Taft ISD: $43,635

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$53,021

Taft ISD: $47,574

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$52,906

Taft ISD: $49,957

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$50,360

Taft ISD: $54,018

Statewide: $61,428

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