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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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There are 71 reviews about all of the school topics.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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The school and all students at Taft have a zero tolerance policy on bullying.

Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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Taft high school has an amazing Spcial Education department.


Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The leadership team at Taft stress to each student that they are all leaders in the school and the students take responsibility for their education.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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A students social and emotional learning is a bedrock of the Taft philosophy.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Amazing student centered teachers that understand the concept of educating starts with the students heart.


Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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Taft understands the balance between homework and social activities.



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A jewel of the northwest side of Chicago. Taft if a level 1 neighborhood school. It is a realistic option rather than wasting time traveling 10 hours per week to the Select Enrollment schools. The teachers and staff are student centered, dedicated and committed to public education. They offer every sport that CPS offers and each coach stresses the value of sportsmanship. Their teams compete on the national stage and travel the country to give their athletes a college experience. An interesting note is that Taft is the school that the movie GREASE is based on as well as having alumni such as Terry Kath, an original founder of the band CHICAGO. Taft offers an opportunity to receive the world renowned IB diploma but also understands not all students are academic scholars and Tafts curriculum is designed and flexible to meet all students where they are in their academic journey. Last year 98% of the students were accepted to college. Taft is an amazing school.

Develops character: Neutral


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Because the set up for the answer is wrong, you can rate and address different topics in one question. Develop a different tool with questions done separately, and you will a more efficient feedback. Personally, Fairness is not helping or developing in the students you are act as blaming, tired systems that needs organizational intervention. Bueno crei que estaba dando advocay a lo padres que no hablan ingles, porque cambian elformato, si ven es asi como los tratan, lo siento todos espero buscan un futuro mjor, no se juega con la cabeza de la gente. gracias


Amount of homework: no rating


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poniendome en los zapatos de los padres latinos, diria que no se porque hay muy poca ayuda en espanol y es dificil comunicarse con nadie alli.



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My son has attended this school because we have no choice, during this time we have experience stress, anxiety and above all fear due to the way they force students, i have my research to admitted to things they have done. The staff is forcing, unruly students to sign documents that are not even appropriate, they don't have in place a program with extreme special needs, and many times these students are aggressive and hurt other students and make stories and they are believed just because they say so. As a parent and professional I find the atmosphere for learning is contaminated with threats and not facilitating a positive experience for my child. Teachers leave without noticed, the tutors and teachers are always in the rush to leave to their home, and there is no one there who listen,reply to e-mails, we call for staffing with all the staff that relates to our children and nothing happen. I will like to send my son to a better school in Chicago where safety and respect plus learning take place but is a dream Chicago Schools are suffering terrible setbacks and the fault in place in our children. Can they Taft allow parents like me to request an honest conversation with a responsible counselor o social worker not cranky or overly tired to discuss why they don't plan and hold responsible the parents and students that are a threat to the other students, I am ready to take action to have one particular pair of parents and the counselor responsible for the damage they are doing to my child by make the school find resources for one particular young lady that is special needs and attack others, a treatment plan need to be implemented, special transportation ultimately find an therapeutic school for her, so she can receive the need she deserve as well that no endanger others students with her constant acting out.

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Last modified Taft High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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