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About This School

William Howard Taft Elementary School is a public elementary school in Riverside. The principal of William Howard Taft Elementary School is Donna Dorsey and can be contacted at ddorsey@rusd.k12.ca.us. 746 students attend William Howard Taft Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 33% of the William Howard Taft Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 58% of the 746 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at William Howard Taft Elementary School is 20:1. John F. Kennedy Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
Hispanic 59% 54%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 30%
Filipino 1% 1%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 42270%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 57%
Limited English proficiency 33% 19%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This school has a new Principal. Mrs. Van Mrs. Kertz Mrs. Perlstein Mrs. Huynh are really great teachers. Hope this new principal checks what is sent out to parents I have seen many errors in the publications.

  • (3 years ago)

    The best 2nd grade teacher was transferred out because of staffing issues shortly after school started Sept 2010. She was the best 2nd grade teacher with a master's degree in education even; big loss. The replacement is a 27-year veteran of the system who is used to teaching higher grade levels not the same as a lower-grade elementary teacher however. The school is clean principal is hands-on and very involved school is organized. Riverside county standards are high but meeting the standards is left to the discretion of individual schools where most of the variation in implementation occurs.

  • (5 years ago)

    All I can say is that this is a wonderful school. There are a ton of extra events such as movie nights that help the community bond. Awesome staff and lovely campus.

  • (5 years ago)

    Fantastic principal well-behaved students and increased academics.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school has a strong principal and a good program. the principal has really improved the school. great teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal is there to protect the teacher not your child!

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