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How would you rate your experience at this school?
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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Too much (3 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very ineffective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered Staff member (1 response)
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William Howard Taft Elementary School 5

Posted January 31, 2016
- a parent
I have had three of my children go to Taft.....always felt welcome to help in the class rooms. My kids favorite school. Great neighborhood. Lots of parent, teacher interaction.

William Howard Taft Elementary School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted October 02, 2015
- a parent
The office staff is amazing. Rhonda, Katie, and Albertina do so much for every person (student, parent, teacher, mail carrier) that enters the school.


William Howard Taft Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted October 02, 2015
- a parent
I've spent a lot of time with the teachers and they work hard. The dynamics of the school, with English learners and native speakers, does make it tricky to keep all students engaged at all times but I think the teachers do their best. They would love more parent volunteers to give one-on-one time with students.

William Howard Taft Elementary School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted October 02, 2015
- a parent
With a rigorous daily curriculum, I think a minimal amount of homework (30 min or less total) would be helpful, giving parents more time with their children, and allowing kids time to actually play. If students have the task mastered, they should be allowed to skip the review homework.

William Howard Taft Elementary School
Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted October 02, 2015
- a parent
I think it could do more to develop compassion, caring, and empathy in its students by giving more chances to perform service (for the school or for each other in the classroom).


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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted October 02, 2015
- a parent
Taft is doing the "Character Counts!" behavior program, which focuses on teaching about and rewarding positive behaviors. They are also strict on students keeping hands to themselves and being kind (no fighting and no bullying!)

William Howard Taft Elementary School 4

Posted October 02, 2015
- a parent
The teachers and staff are very good, and show concern about each student. The principal (Mrs. Brown) is very involved and is pulling in some great programs, such as AVID, that gears students to go on to college. The PTA is strong and provides a lot of enrichment for the students (field trips, assemblies, arts projects) and fun activities for families (movie/game nights, festival/carnivals, talent shows, etc)!

William Howard Taft Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective

Posted July 21, 2015
- a student
Do not count on the teachers in this school. If you have to go to this school, be prepared to go to outside classes and tutoring otherwise you will learn nothing in the class. The teachers are all retard.


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Amount of homework: Too much

Posted July 21, 2015
- a student
Every teacher is making their own rules. They are not following the school and the class ruled neither curving the grades. They throw some homework, but never on top of grading and tons of mistakes in grading and applying in the system.

William Howard Taft Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted July 21, 2015
- a student
The school only respects to lie and get money from the government and the parents. They are a machine to ruin respect in their students.

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William Howard Taft Elementary School
959 Mission Grove Parkway North, Riverside, CA  92506-6226
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. (951) 776-3018
Last modified William Howard Taft Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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