William Howard Taft Elementary

Public K-6

 959 Mission Grove Pkwy. N.
       Riverside, CA  92506-6226


(951) 776-3018

District: Riverside Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3171st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,712 Help


Students who attend William Howard Taft Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Amelia Earhart Middle
High:    Martin Luther King Junior High
    Riverside STEM Academy

Student/teacher ratio:  23.5 Help
Number of students:  592

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
65.7%
White:
19.3%
African American:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.8% Help


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Compare Details William Howard Taft Elementary ranks worse than 54% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 14th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the Riverside Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.42. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (65.7%), White (19.3%), African American (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 69.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at William Howard Taft Elementary is 23.5, which is the 12th best among 29 elementary schools in the Riverside Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at William Howard Taft Elementary is $7,712. 15 elementary schools in the Riverside Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

William Howard Taft Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks William Howard Taft Elementary 3171st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See William Howard Taft Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Riverside Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Riverside Unified 781st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for William Howard Taft Elementary

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Rank History for all students at William Howard Taft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 44.76 2426th 4809 49.6%
2005 49.39 2226th 4822 53.8%
2006 49.54 2216th 4818 54.0%
2007 59.37 1856th 5113 63.7%
2008 57.99 1951st 5113 61.8%
2009 59.75 1928th 5193 62.9%
2010 60.39 1962nd 5314 63.1%
2011 45.60 2856th 5377 46.9%
2012 37.17 3447th 5390 36.0%
2013 45.39 2980th 5530 46.1%
2015 37.31 3182nd 5611 43.3%
2016 42.31 2939th 5614 47.6%
2017 38.60 3197th 5692 43.8%
2018 41.30 3066th 5662 45.8%
2019 33.62 3649th 5789 37.0%
2022 44.19 2840th 5883 51.7%
2023 39.42 3163rd 5848 45.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at William Howard Taft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.58 2084th 3246 35.8%
2019 29.07 2564th 3275 21.7%
2022 36.71 2071st 3311 37.5%
2023 43.13 1607th 3240 50.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at William Howard Taft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.29 1727th 2416 28.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at William Howard Taft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.34 2988th 5084 41.2%
2019 31.18 3777th 5173 27.0%
2022 46.07 2528th 5264 52.0%
2023 44.76 2708th 5355 49.4%
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Rank History for Female students at William Howard Taft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.10 3205th 5413 40.8%
2019 34.43 3459th 5492 37.0%
2022 43.71 2767th 5635 50.9%
2023 39.44 3040th 5595 45.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at William Howard Taft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.88 988th 2128 53.6%
2019 36.61 1447th 2585 44.0%
2022 46.49 897th 2227 59.7%
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Rank History for Male students at William Howard Taft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.26 2772nd 5431 49.0%
2019 33.34 3513th 5510 36.2%
2022 44.66 2731st 5663 51.8%
2023 39.63 3071st 5627 45.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at William Howard Taft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.31 2459th 4830 49.1%
2019 37.13 3156th 4963 36.4%
2022 48.71 2291st 5084 54.9%
2023 45.53 2516th 5079 50.5%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at William Howard Taft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.60 1878th 2737 31.4%
2019 42.59 1773rd 2834 37.4%
2022 40.88 1712th 2726 37.2%
2023 27.40 2042nd 2659 23.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for William Howard Taft Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 304 102 47 246 2 n/a n/a 0 701
1991 382 106 67 348 9 n/a n/a 0 912
1992 393 120 80 382 6 n/a n/a 0 981
1993 410 93 69 397 10 n/a n/a 0 979
1994 403 114 84 373 7 n/a n/a 0 981
1995 369 102 77 402 6 n/a n/a 0 956
1996 369 102 77 402 6 n/a n/a 0 956
1997 388 83 80 428 7 n/a n/a 0 986
1998 389 92 87 472 4 n/a n/a 0 1044
1999 390 92 86 487 2 n/a n/a 0 1057
2000 375 76 67 507 3 n/a n/a 0 1028
2001 361 97 59 517 5 n/a n/a 0 1039
2002 301 71 60 455 6 n/a n/a 0 893
2003 301 71 60 455 6 n/a n/a 0 893
2004 284 77 51 467 6 n/a n/a 0 885
2005 258 77 47 472 3 n/a n/a 0 857
2006 245 61 43 490 2 n/a n/a 0 841
2007 211 66 43 455 3 n/a n/a 2 780
2008 211 69 37 465 3 n/a n/a 0 785
2009 194 56 34 460 2 3 10 0 759
2010 189 56 27 449 1 4 20 0 746
2011 175 54 28 424 1 4 31 0 717
2012 169 50 16 463 0 8 26 0 732
2013 144 50 16 433 0 9 27 0 679
2014 127 46 16 463 0 9 34 0 695
2015 135 46 19 462 0 7 33 0 702
2016 139 53 16 480 0 8 34 0 730
2017 137 48 9 425 0 7 35 0 661
2018 143 42 9 440 1 4 28 0 667
2019 128 46 6 442 1 6 28 0 657
2020 130 33 13 408 1 4 30 0 619
2021 110 32 7 361 1 3 27 0 541
2022 115 28 8 362 1 8 27 0 549
2023 114 36 10 389 1 11 31 0 592

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at William Howard Taft Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 701 25.8 27.1 n/a
1991 912 37.8 24.1 n/a
1992 981 38.4 25.5 46.6
1993 979 38.5 25.4 47.7
1994 981 38.0 25.8 56.8
1995 956 36.6 26.1 45.2
1996 956 36.6 26.1 45.2
1997 986 37.8 26.1 49.2
1998 1044 42.5 24.6 46.5
1999 1057 48.1 22.0 45.9
2000 1028 45.5 22.6 49.7
2001 1039 45.1 23.0 50.7
2002 893 37.3 23.9 55.8
2003 893 37.3 23.9 55.8
2004 885 37.0 23.9 53
2005 857 37.0 23.2 60.9
2006 841 37.0 22.7 56.8
2007 780 36.5 21.4 59
2008 785 37.0 21.2 45.2
2009 759 36.0 19.5 60.2
2010 746 32.0 23.3 62.1
2011 717 n/a n/a 57.6
2012 732 26.1 27.9 n/a
2013 679 24.7 27.4 73.5
2014 695 25.1 27.6 74
2015 702 27.0 26.0 73.4
2016 730 28.0 26.0 74.8
2017 661 27.0 24.4 67.2
2018 667 27.0 24.7 71.5
2019 657 27.0 24.3 70.5
2020 619 n/a n/a 66.6
2021 541 20.8 25.9 67.3
2022 549 22.7 24.1 68.9
2023 592 25.1 23.5 69.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio William Howard Taft Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 701 25.8 27.1 n/a
1991 912 37.8 24.1 n/a
1992 981 38.4 25.5 46.6
1993 979 38.5 25.4 47.7
1994 981 38.0 25.8 56.8
1995 956 36.6 26.1 45.2
1996 956 36.6 26.1 45.2
1997 986 37.8 26.1 49.2
1998 1044 42.5 24.6 46.5
1999 1057 48.1 22.0 45.9
2000 1028 45.5 22.6 49.7
2001 1039 45.1 23.0 50.7
2002 893 37.3 23.9 55.8
2003 893 37.3 23.9 55.8
2004 885 37.0 23.9 53
2005 857 37.0 23.2 60.9
2006 841 37.0 22.7 56.8
2007 780 36.5 21.4 59
2008 785 37.0 21.2 45.2
2009 759 36.0 19.5 60.2
2010 746 32.0 23.3 62.1
2011 717 n/a n/a 57.6
2012 732 26.1 27.9 n/a
2013 679 24.7 27.4 73.5
2014 695 25.1 27.6 74
2015 702 27.0 26.0 73.4
2016 730 28.0 26.0 74.8
2017 661 27.0 24.4 67.2
2018 667 27.0 24.7 71.5
2019 657 27.0 24.3 70.5
2020 619 n/a n/a 66.6
2021 541 20.8 25.9 67.3
2022 549 22.7 24.1 68.9
2023 592 25.1 23.5 69.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

William Howard Taft Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%97.0%98.0%
201393.0%1.0%0.0%6.0%97.0%99.0%98.0%96.0%95.0%
201493.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%98.0%95.0%
201597.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%97.0%99.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201895.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%95.0%98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for William Howard Taft Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,712

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on William Howard Taft Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3649th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3163rd of 5848 Elementary schools
 8.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (William Howard Taft Elementary)42.133.3
 8.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverside Unified)45.438.8
 6.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (William Howard Taft Elementary)44.237.3
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Riverside Unified)48.942.7
 6.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (William Howard Taft Elementary)3929.1
 9.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverside Unified)4939.6
 9.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (William Howard Taft Elementary)33.325.6
 7.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Riverside Unified)4135.3
 5.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (William Howard Taft Elementary)5045.3
 4.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverside Unified)51.142.9
 8.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (William Howard Taft Elementary)22.234.7
 12.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Riverside Unified)33.530.9
 2.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (William Howard Taft Elementary)22.229.3
 7.1%
   5th Grade Science (Riverside Unified)28.328.8
 0.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (William Howard Taft Elementary)39.837.4
 2.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverside Unified)51.941.3
 10.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (William Howard Taft Elementary)2027.7
 7.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Riverside Unified)36.228.6
 7.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students657592
 9.9%
African American4636
 21.7%
American Indian11
Asian610
 66.7%
Hispanic442389
 12%
Pacific Islander611
 83.3%
White128114
 10.9%
Two or More Races2831
 10.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.5%69.8%
 0.7%


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Students who attend William Howard Taft Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Amelia Earhart Middle
High : Martin Luther King Junior High
High : Riverside STEM Academy

William Howard Taft Elementary ranks 3171st of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 592 students attended William Howard Taft Elementary.

Students at William Howard Taft Elementary are 66% Hispanic, 19% White, 6% African American, 5% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander, 2% Asian.


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