TAFT GRADE SCHOOL

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1605 S WASHINGTON ST
LOCKPORT, IL 60441
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Phone: 815-838-0408
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 3
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Taft Sd 90
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 37.8
  • Number Students: 340
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3909
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Kim Sekulich
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (27 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-01
    "Taft is a really good school that is lacking resources that could greatly benefit its students and staff. The superintendent is a strong leader and has raised the level of enthusiasm at Taft. The school has plans to update the building, which will improve the way it looks and the way students learn."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-30
    "I am so proud to be a part of such a unique 1 building district. All of my kids are able to attend the same school, K-8, without the private school tuition costs, yet our school has that close knit community feel! The building is rich in history, yet with current curriculum, and dedicated teachers. The positive energy is derived from the superintendent, and is spreading through the school! Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-30
    "I am a parent of two children at this school and while the facility itself leaves a lot to be desired (waiting for the state to make good on its promises,) the staff are amazing. The leadership cares tremendously and are always looking for ways to improve. I feel fortunate to be part of this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-30
    "I am a parent of 2 children at Taft and am glad to be a part of the Taft family. There is a feeling of community there and the kids all sense it too. The teachers get to know the families over the years and really care about the students. While I wouldn't mind a better facility at times, I know my kids take pride in being a Viking and enjoy being able to participate in all the activities they choose to. The administration also looks to create leaders by rewarding students and recognizing accomplishments."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-30
    "My kids are thriving at Taft School. The classroom size is small (16-20 kids in both my kids' classes each year). All of the students know each other very well. I have never seen any bullying. The kids seem to be a close knit group b/c there are so few of them. There are many anti-bullying programs throughout the year. All of the teachers we have had so far are very good at balancing a diverse classroom of learners...keeping the stronger students engaged and challenged while still supporting and encouraging the struggling students. Some parents might complain about the school not having any buses. I happen to love the fact that I have to drop off and pick up my kids. I have met so many of my children's friends' parents that way. Now, when they want to go to a friends house, I usually have already met the parents and it is no longer an issue. The teachers are usually out on the playground after school, so you see them frequently. They are always willing to give you a little mini parent-teacher conference while your kid plays on the playground after school. All-in-all, I love this school. I do wish the building was more updated, but that is not what truly matters."
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