ABOUT TAFT GRADE SCHOOL
Taft Grade is a one-school district serving roughly 350 Kindergarten through eighth-grade students. After graduating class size is 30-35. Taft's geographic boundaries limit it to roughly 1 to 1.25 square miles.
Taft Grade School District 90 was named in honor of William Howard Taft — the 27th President of the United States (1909-1913) and the 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921-30). President Taft is the ONLY person to have ever served in both roles. President Taft was born on September 15, 1857, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and died on March 8, 1930, at the age of 72. He is credited with improving the economy and helping to build the government of the Philippines during his term.
The district’s goal is to provide a high-quality, rigorous education for all of our students. The district is set to begin a strategic planning process in the Fall of 2021 to ensure continuous improvement in all areas of the district. It is our expectation that the planning process will engage all community stakeholders to develop a long-term measurable plan to help guide our efforts for improvement on a continuous basis.
Our learning community has an active parental role, and we invite as many opportunities for parents to get involved. Some of these ways include volunteering through the PTA, Athletic Association, and Taft Foundation.
Taft offers a variety of co-curricular learning opportunities for our students to engage in before or after school hours. Currently, Taft offers beginning band for 4th-grade students (suspended due to COVID), concert band for 5th-8th grade students (suspended due to COVID),, Choir (suspended due to COVID),, BETA Club, Student Council, Yearbook, and STEM Club. All clubs are opened to students beginning in 5th grade.
Along with our clubs, Taft offers a variety of sports for our students to participate in. We are fortunate enough to have a dedicated group of parents the Taft Foundation to organize boys and girls basketball for 3rd-6th grade boys and girls. Students can also participate in girls softball, boys baseball, girls and boys volleyball and basketball, co-ed cheerleading, and track and field.