School Details

Taft Elementary School

Tenth Avenue and Bay Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-2589
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 561 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
48%
56%
61%
64%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
42%
46%
63%
66%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
57%
65%
49%
67%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
50%
60%
48%
59%
65%
41%
45%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Redwood City Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Taft Elementary School is a public elementary school in Redwood City. The principal of Taft Elementary School is Patricia Pelino, who can be contacted at ppelino@rcsdk8.net. 561 students attend 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 get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio 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 ratings & 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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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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