Taft Union High

Public 9-12

 701 Wildcat Way
       Taft, CA  93268-2319


(661) 763-2300

District: Taft Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
852nd of 1,290 California High Schools


Feeder schools for Taft Union High:

Elementary:    Belridge Elementary
    Conley Elementary
    Elk Hills Elementary
    Jefferson Elementary
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Middle:    Lincoln Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.5
Number of students:  1,023

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.7%
White:
40.2%
Two or more races:
1.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.


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Compare Details Taft Union High ranks worse than 66% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.93. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.7%), White (40.2%), two or more races (1.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 79.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Taft Union High is 19.5. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Taft Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Taft Union High 852nd of 1290 California public high schools. (See Taft Union High in the ranking list.)

Taft Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Taft Union High 562nd of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Taft Union High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 48.16 529th 1653 68.0%
2005 54.42 514th 1901 73.0%
2006 47.68 677th 1968 65.6%
2007 47.94 703rd 2063 65.9%
2008 43.57 829th 2117 60.8%
2009 51.53 703rd 2238 68.6%
2010 67.85 335th 2281 85.3%
2011 66.01 379th 2367 84.0%
2012 66.91 367th 2354 84.4%
2013 67.48 354th 2426 85.4%
2015 41.77 1135th 1994 43.1%
2016 44.20 1120th 2039 45.1%
2017 40.73 1228th 2021 39.2%
2018 40.66 1201st 2017 40.5%
2019 35.86 1322nd 2133 38.0%
2021 33.93 852nd 1290 34.0%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Taft Union High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 827 0 13 38 2 n/a n/a 0 880
1989 813 0 19 62 5 n/a n/a 0 899
1990 726 1 16 77 1 n/a n/a 0 821
1991 764 1 17 77 2 n/a n/a 0 861
1992 837 1 19 88 3 n/a n/a 0 948
1993 842 2 13 103 4 n/a n/a 0 964
1994 826 2 17 114 5 n/a n/a 0 964
1995 769 5 13 123 3 n/a n/a 0 913
1996 769 5 13 123 3 n/a n/a 0 913
1997 763 4 16 120 6 n/a n/a 0 909
1998 728 5 11 127 8 n/a n/a 0 879
1999 747 3 13 140 6 n/a n/a 0 909
2000 704 4 21 136 5 n/a n/a 0 870
2001 706 5 18 159 6 n/a n/a 0 894
2002 675 6 23 187 11 n/a n/a 0 902
2003 675 6 23 187 11 n/a n/a 0 902
2004 705 5 27 217 6 n/a n/a 0 960
2005 676 2 30 241 9 n/a n/a 9 967
2006 605 4 28 259 11 n/a n/a 5 912
2007 590 11 23 287 12 n/a n/a 4 927
2008 590 9 25 318 14 n/a n/a 0 956
2009 567 13 9 319 13 13 16 0 950
2010 539 7 4 356 7 10 40 0 963
2011 508 6 6 364 9 11 31 0 935
2012 519 7 6 379 16 12 21 0 960
2013 487 9 6 384 22 12 19 0 939
2014 512 8 7 399 23 10 15 0 974
2015 527 10 6 389 22 13 18 0 985
2016 512 9 4 402 20 12 21 0 980
2017 486 7 5 426 16 9 19 0 968
2018 462 6 9 428 15 9 25 0 954
2019 404 3 5 483 12 6 27 0 940
2020 394 6 7 533 7 5 24 0 976
2021 411 7 6 580 4 2 13 0 1023

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 Taft Union High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 880 45.0 19.5 n/a
1989 899 42.2 21.3 n/a
1990 821 44.8 18.3 n/a
1991 861 44.2 19.4 n/a
1992 948 44.9 21.1 16.6
1993 964 52.4 18.4 23.7
1994 964 53.4 18.1 24
1995 913 51.0 17.9 26.9
1996 913 51.0 17.9 26.9
1997 909 51.0 17.8 29.7
1998 879 51.0 17.2 32.4
1999 909 50.8 17.9 34.5
2000 870 53.4 16.3 36
2001 894 54.2 16.5 38.6
2002 902 55.2 16.3 37.8
2003 902 55.2 16.3 37.8
2004 960 59.8 16.1 47.1
2005 967 61.9 15.6 49
2006 912 63.3 14.4 50.6
2007 927 63.0 14.7 47.3
2008 956 77.9 12.3 45.7
2009 950 64.0 12.8 43.4
2010 963 64.8 14.8 50.1
2011 935 n/a n/a 48.4
2012 960 65.0 14.7 n/a
2013 939 62.8 14.9 53.5
2014 974 59.8 16.2 53.2
2015 985 62.0 15.8 55.2
2016 980 62.0 15.8 59.2
2017 968 67.3 14.3 58.3
2018 954 65.8 14.4 61.8
2019 940 50.0 18.7 64.4
2020 976 n/a n/a 65.3
2021 1023 52.2 19.5 79.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Taft Union High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 880 45.0 19.5 n/a
1989 899 42.2 21.3 n/a
1990 821 44.8 18.3 n/a
1991 861 44.2 19.4 n/a
1992 948 44.9 21.1 16.6
1993 964 52.4 18.4 23.7
1994 964 53.4 18.1 24
1995 913 51.0 17.9 26.9
1996 913 51.0 17.9 26.9
1997 909 51.0 17.8 29.7
1998 879 51.0 17.2 32.4
1999 909 50.8 17.9 34.5
2000 870 53.4 16.3 36
2001 894 54.2 16.5 38.6
2002 902 55.2 16.3 37.8
2003 902 55.2 16.3 37.8
2004 960 59.8 16.1 47.1
2005 967 61.9 15.6 49
2006 912 63.3 14.4 50.6
2007 927 63.0 14.7 47.3
2008 956 77.9 12.3 45.7
2009 950 64.0 12.8 43.4
2010 963 64.8 14.8 50.1
2011 935 n/a n/a 48.4
2012 960 65.0 14.7 n/a
2013 939 62.8 14.9 53.5
2014 974 59.8 16.2 53.2
2015 985 62.0 15.8 55.2
2016 980 62.0 15.8 59.2
2017 968 67.3 14.3 58.3
2018 954 65.8 14.4 61.8
2019 940 50.0 18.7 64.4
2020 976 n/a n/a 65.3
2021 1023 52.2 19.5 79.8

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Taft Union High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1322nd of 2133 High schoolsRanks 852nd of 1290 High schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Taft Union High)33.547.6
 14.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Taft Union High)32.644.5
 11.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.359.2
 2%
11th Grade Mathematics (Taft Union High)14.49.1
 5.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Taft Union High)13.57.8
 5.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.234.4
 2.1%
11th Grade Science (Taft Union High)12.413.4
 1%
   11th Grade Science (Taft Union High)11.713.3
 1.5%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.5
 1.1%
12th Grade Science (Taft Union High)2024.1
 4.1%
   12th Grade Science (Taft Union High)14.721.5
 6.7%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.627.5
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students9401023
 8.8%
African American37
 133.3%
American Indian124
 66.7%
Asian56
 20%
Hispanic483580
 20.1%
Pacific Islander62
 66.7%
Two or More Races2713
 51.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.4%79.8%
 15.4%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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