Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

William Howard Taft Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 348 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 30, 2014

I have had both of my children attend at Taft for almost 5 years and it was amazing, but recently I have been so disappointed in actions of the school that they no longer be attend next year. For me as a parent it is very important if there is no trust and there is no communication between the school and parents it is very hard for me to leave my children in there care. But one good thing I well say about the teachers they have been amazing with my children and if it weren't for the actions of the currant leadership they would still be attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

We moved from Meridian to Hill Rd and Taft was the school assigned to our daughter. We were a little aprehensive at first as we didn't know what to expect and we were hoping for Collister or Pierce Park because or the ratings and because some friend recommended those since apparently they are schools with a bigger budget. We had our meet and great and our 8th year old started her 3rd grade in Mrs. Bailly's class... Let me put it this way: I have never seen teachers more dedicated to the intelectual and humanistic growth of their pupils. They keep constant communication with parents regarding learning issues and different classroom dynamics; they are well prepared, well informed and they are passionate proffesionals who truly care about the kids. I've been a teacher myself for years and I expect high standards when it comes to my children's education. With Taft I have found those standards are consistently enforced and the whole staff is commited to excellence, proof that budget is not everything and that again and again is the teacher's devotion to their craft what makes the difference everywhere. Our gratitude to Taft and specially to Mrs. Bailly for the exemplary performance!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

My son is not a school lover by any means but this is the best he has ever done. I am very confident that he is getting great education here. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

Overall I have been very pleased with the faculty and facilities of Taft Elementary. All of my five children attended Taft, and I now have two grandchildren going there. It is certainly one of the very best schools in Boise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

I have been so impressed with this school from the moment I entered their doors to check out this school. The atmosphere is not like that of a typical school but that of a loving home. The principal is obviously there for the students and it shows. My children were matched with teachers which most suited the children's needs. In working with the school as a volunteer, I found the teachers to be highly skilled, loving towards the children, and fun. The school has a wonderful support system. We were sad to have to leave the best school I've seen in years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2003

I have three children enrolled at Taft. I have never been more impressed with the quality of teachers than I am with the teachers at Taft. Your child will be very lucky if they attend here.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female92%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female100%
Male77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special education50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African American58%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female63%
Male76%
African American38%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
African American75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)73%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
African American38%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)60%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 78%
Black 11% 1%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

3722 Anderson St
Boise, ID 83703
Phone: (208) 854-6180

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools



St Marys School
Boise, ID





ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT