Accountability rating

D

Taft ISD: B

Total students

232

Avg. teacher experience

7.5 years

Taft ISD: 11 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

N/A

Taft ISD: 87.1%

Statewide: 90%

Taft Junior High is a middle school or junior high school in Taft, TX, in the Taft ISD school district. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 232 students. The school received an accountability rating of D. 74.6% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 4.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $45,182, which is $8,940 less than the state average.

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Contact information

Website

www.taftisd.net

Address

400 College St
Taft, TX 78390-2903

Office phone number

(361) 528-2636

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Taft Junior High 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

Ethnicity

Total students

232

African American

1 (0.4%)

Taft ISD: 0.6%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.4%)

Taft ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

208 (89.7%)

Taft ISD: 89.6%

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

20 (8.6%)

Taft ISD: 9.1%

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

2 (0.9%)

Taft ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

0.4%

American Indian

0.4%

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

89.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

8.6%

Two or more races

0.9%

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

74.6 %

Taft ISD: 66.1%

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

94.4 %

Taft ISD: 93.8%

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

4.3 %

Taft ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

74.6%

Econ. disadvantaged

94.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

4.3%

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

4.3 %

Taft ISD: 2.3%

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

3.9 %

Taft ISD: 24.7%

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

4.3 %

Taft ISD: 4.5%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

6.9 %

Taft ISD: 10.9%

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

4.3%

Career and technical

3.9%

Gifted and talented

4.3%

Special education

6.9%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

Overall

D

Taft ISD: B

Student achievement

F

Taft ISD: C

School progress

C

Taft ISD: B

Closing the gaps

D

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.

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

20.4

African American

0 (0%)

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

10.3 (50.5%)

Taft ISD: 39%

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Taft ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

10.1 (49.5%)

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

1.7 (8.3%)

Taft ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

14.3 (70%)

Taft ISD: 68.8%

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

4.4 (21.7%)

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

11.4

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

7.5 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

$45,182

Taft ISD: $48,148

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$38,439

Taft ISD: $42,102

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$47,163

Taft ISD: $45,059

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$47,162

Taft ISD: $46,308

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$49,883

Taft ISD: $52,823

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$48,970

Taft ISD: $53,144

Statewide: $62,039

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