Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Taft ISD: B

Total students

263

Avg. teacher experience

14.1 years

Taft ISD: 10.9 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

92.4 %

Taft ISD: 92.4%

Statewide: 90%

Taft High School is a high school in Taft, TX, in the Taft ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 263 students. 77.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 1.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

In the Class of 2019, 92.4% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 2.3% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average ACT score was 15.8.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $55,944, which is $1,147 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 14.1 years of experience.

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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 2008 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

Race and ethnicity

Total students

263

African American

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

244 (92.8%)

Taft ISD: 90.7%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

18 (6.8%)

Taft ISD: 8.1%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

1 (0.4%)

Taft ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

92.8%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

6.8%

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

77.2 %

Taft ISD: 69.9%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

93.2 %

Taft ISD: 93.7%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

1.9 %

Taft ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

77.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

93.2%

Limited Eng. proficiency

1.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

1.9 %

Taft ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

87.8 %

Taft ISD: 26.2%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

5.3 %

Taft ISD: 4.4%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

9.5 %

Taft ISD: 11.8%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

1.9%

Career and technical

87.8%

Gifted and talented

5.3%

Special education

9.5%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

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 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

92.4 %

Taft ISD: 92.4%

Statewide: 90%

African American

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

92.5 %

Taft ISD: 92.5%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

91.7 %

Taft ISD: 91.7%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

92.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

91.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 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

2.3 %

Taft ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 3%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

2.7 %

Taft ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 1.7%

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 2018-2019 school year.

All students

0 %

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 21.2%

White

0 %

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

Masked

Taft ISD: Masked

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 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: 51%

African American

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.6%

White

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Taft ISD: N/A

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, 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: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

15.8

Taft ISD: 15.8

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 students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

27 %

Taft ISD: 27%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

71.4 %

Taft ISD: 71.4%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

23.8 %

Taft ISD: 23.8%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

27.0%

Math

71.4%

Reading + Math

23.8%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

30.6

African American

1 (3.3%)

Taft ISD: 1.2%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

9.8 (31.9%)

Taft ISD: 35.1%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

19.9 (64.9%)

Taft ISD: 62.5%

Statewide: 57.7%

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

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

20.6 (67.4%)

Taft ISD: 80%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

10 (32.6%)

Taft ISD: 20%

Statewide: 24.5%

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 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

8.6

Taft ISD: 11.5

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 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

14.1 years

Taft ISD: 10.9 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

$55,944

Taft ISD: $53,815

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$53,954

Taft ISD: $53,142

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$52,257

Taft ISD: $50,164

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$54,191

Taft ISD: $50,609

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$57,174

Taft ISD: $56,372

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$59,198

Taft ISD: $60,470

Statewide: $65,449

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