School Details

Taft Middle School

620 Schulte Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 880-3744
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 521 students 15 students/teacher (NM avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

38%
38%
40%
45%
46%
47%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
41%
41%
47%
49%
50%
39%
42%
42%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
42%
42%
71%
62%
60%

New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA)

In 2011-2012 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Albuquerque Public Schools average
  • New Mexico state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Taft Middle School is a public middle school in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. 521 students attend Taft Middle School and identify as Hispanic, Native American or Native Alaskan, and Multiracial. 71% of the 521 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Taft Middle School is 15:1. Taylor Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 57%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 4%
Asian 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    my daughter has attended Taft for 2 years now this year has been very trying. The Principle and Vice Principle have NO time to speak to concerned parents until you actually report them. I have had trouble with a teacher at this school talking about their lives during class time and sending hours of homework home I do not know what they are teaching their students if they come home with 5 hrs. of home work after a full days work in school. I would not recommend this school to parents that care about their students future.

  • (3 years ago)

    great school very organized and caring.everyone seems to speak well of the school.my nephews attended the school and did very well academically they improved in math and reading.it shows that the teachers really care about the students at taft middle

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a former student of Taft Middle School Class of 2010 and honestly this school was very poor at teaching me the core academics that I needed for high school. I always sat right in front of the teachers and did my work however that was not good enough for me to pass any of my classes. In addition my parents never received any letters of me failing my classes. Even when I had failed all but one of my classes (Band I always passed) they still moved up the next grade even when I was not self-confident in my work at all. I am sorry that I had to come to this extent but I figured that I did not want another child at that school to fall in the wrong steps as me.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in 6th grade this year and has done so well. His teachers have been so great and we are really happy with the progress he has made. Great job teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I will have to agree that taft get's five stars from me. my daughter has done very will. and love it. I want to thank all the teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a really good school! There is so much fun happening at this school!! Go Taft!!! Trojans!!!!

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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