Taft school information

IndexTaftCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores27%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:120:116:1
Total public schools98,30879,221
Total private schoolsn/a3,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Taft, CA educational system consists of 9 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Taft public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 29% lower than than the California average and 45% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Taft public schools is 17:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 62.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 60.8% have completed high school, 10.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.8% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Taft are 45% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Taft.
  • 62.3% of people in Taft have completed 8th grade.
  • 60.8% of people in Taft have completed high school.
  • 10.6% of people in Taft have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Taft

IndexTaftCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade62.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school60.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college37.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree16.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Taft (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
South Taft, CA1,42340%20%
New Cuyama, CA55135%29%
Fellows, CA7632%35%
McKittrick, CA12130%40%
Ford City, CA4,73530%40%
Taft, CA9,12827%45%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Shawano, WI9,13041%16%
Box Elder, SD9,12644%11%
Audubon, PA9,12575%51%
Stuttgart, AR9,12523%53%
Oakville, CT9,13350%1%
Taft, CA9,12827%45%
Source: The Taft, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.