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About This School

Taft Elementary School is a public elementary school in Redwood City. The principal of Taft Elementary School is Patricia Pelino and can be contacted at ppelino@rcsdk8.net. 561 students go to Taft Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 73% of the Taft Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 561 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Taft Elementary School is 17:1. Fair Oaks Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 70%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 21%
Asian 2% 3%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 2%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 9258%
Filipino 0.2% 1%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 61%
Limited English proficiency 73% 48%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I believe this school is excellent. My daughter attends this school and she has exceeded in all her school subjects. She has been in spelling bee contests and has score highly in all of her state exams. I cant complain about this school my 2 older children well that are now adults also attended Taft and they loved it.

  • (3 years ago)

    When my son started Taft in Kindergarten we were a bit uneasy with the idea of him being a student there. He will now start third grade this school year and we couldn't feel happier with Taft school. There is a strong sense of community resources and opportunities for students and families. My son's teachers have all had high expectations for their students and always encourage them and guide them to do their best. Staff Teachers and Administration are very helpful. Outside community members have invested alot of time and energy to provide enrichment opportunies and educational resources for students and Taft families.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids went to Taft my grand kids went to Taft I have worked with Taft over 30 years and helped establish Healthy Start their years ago. The compasion of the staff and admisinstration is amazing.

  • (9 years ago)

    Challening student body with differing skills backgrounds and capablilities. If the parents had the time and energy to help the students could change everything.

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