Taft Union High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
701 Wildcat Way
Taft, CA 93268
Phone
(661) 763-2300
District
TAFT UNION HIGH
County
KERN COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
968
Classroom Teachers
67

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to California

5

(10 is best)

Better than 41.1% of CA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

2

(10 is best)

Taft Union High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 11

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 29 43
Proficiency in Reading 41 55
Proficiency in Math 16 31

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 14.37
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.07
AVG FOR STATE 23.37
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 266 27.5%
Grade 10 224 23.1%
Grade 11 226 23.3%
Grade 12 252 26.0%
Total 968 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 51.2% 51.3% 25.0%
Black 0.7% 0.8% 5.9%
Hispanic 44.9% 44.8% 56.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5% 12.0%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 2.6% 2.7% 1.1%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 58.3% 59.4% 57.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 52.8% 54.3% 48.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.5% 5.1% 9.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 20,068 39,557,045
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 36.0 250
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 8.5% 6.4%
5-19 YEARS OLD 22.4% 19.7%
20-44 YEARS OLD 36.1% 35.6%
45-64 YEARS OLD 23.1% 25.1%
65 OR OLDER 10.0% 13.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 5,957 12,894,775
Single Parent Households With Children 18.1% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 73.9% 82.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 7.6% 32.6%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 6.2% 17.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 10.3% 15.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.7% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.0% 16.3%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.5% 15.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 19.6% 12.6%
$15,000 or less 16.7% 10.1%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $12,950 $13,558,650 40.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $2,406 $2,519,082 7.5%
Staff $1,386 $1,451,142 4.3%
General Administration $688 $720,336 2.1%
School Administration $826 $864,822 2.6%
Operation $4,210 $4,407,870 13.1%
Transportation $458 $479,526 1.4%
Other $648 $678,456 2.0%
Total Support $10,622 $11,121,234 32.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $8,671 $9,078,537 26.9%
Total Expenditures $32,244 $33,759,468 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,754 $42,072,563,139 50.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $660 $4,109,759,938 4.9%
Staff $678 $4,223,588,529 5.0%
General Administration $131 $816,243,878 1.0%
School Administration $745 $4,643,247,838 5.5%
Operation $1,069 $6,656,800,206 7.9%
Transportation $248 $1,545,160,414 1.8%
Other $590 $3,675,538,573 4.4%
Total Support $4,121 $25,669,582,774 30.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,646 $16,479,764,511 19.6%
Total Expenditures $13,521 $84,221,660,396 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%