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Crown Point, IN
Students enrolled: 915

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1000 South Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

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(219) 663-1507
(219) 662-4349
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May 21, 2013
Great school! My daughters love it. We moved from Cedar Lake and they have said that it is better than Hanover Central Middle.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2012
We moved from Gary to Crown Point this past summer and the school system is great. It is safe and there are many offerings! Our daughter is at CPHS and is doing fantastic. Our son is here at Taft and is doing good. He had a few issues with socializing with the other students at first. Once they got to know each other better, he has been very accepted and has been invited to different events such as birthdays, outings, games, etc. His grades could be better but I remember the trouble I had in middle school and know he will do great ESPECIALLY because of the great teachers and support staff. The school could use some expansion as it feels somewhat crowded. Also, the drive to this school is a pain coming from near the Winfield area. In the future, that area may need its own middle school. However, Taft is great and I strongly recommend this place to my friends and family and anyone looking to move into the CP community.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2012
I am an eighth grade student at Taft, and i LOVE taft! The teachers are great, and I can always get extra help when I need it. I love all the different clubs and sports that Taft offers. Taft is an older school, so it's only natural that everything isn't updated. Plus, there have been adiitions in the past.

- submitted by a community member

April 12, 2010
I'm exctly where you are, how sad. Now Even worse they changed their counceling program. They don't even meet the students at all! Sad they change a students outlook on school nd their whole future!

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2008
I am going to taft now and I think it is the best school I have ever been to in my entire life. Now since some kids have gone to wheeler it hasnt been as crowded as before and I would recommened it to any other 6th, 7th, or 8th grader.

- submitted by a student
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October 19, 2007
I love this school, organized and very good. My old school (hanoiver central) did not have this many oppurtunites!

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2007
Last year I attended Taft as a seventh grader. I am now at the new middle school, Wheeler. There was way too much overcrowding there. They should have either made an addition or added another school a LONG time ago. Everything was always dirty and it wasn't from the construction, either. Desks were old, no money for anything new. It was horrible. Wheeler is much nicer!!

- submitted by a student

February 25, 2007
Yes the school is crowded - that is why another middle school will be opening Fall 2007. I have had nothing but a positive experience with this school. My son is a 7th grader and has had a hard time adjusting. Ms Harlon has been such a great help. This staff knows how the mind of a young teenager works. I have been allowed to check his locker for missing books and assignments. My son's teachers keep me informed and encourage parental involvement. They genuinely care about their students. Every child will have a different experience at Taft, but if you need help you don't have to go far. The teachers and staff really do care.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2006
Too many students in core subjects (up to 40). Core subjects only taught 40 minutes.per day. No parent involvement. Extracurriculars for athletes and academic teams. Nothing for average kids who really need to feel like they belong. Too much down time during the day in 'Guided Reading,' Skill Enhancement, and Team Instruction. Time could be better spent in core subjects, foreign language, computer applications...... Several teachers show too many videos. Teaming concept causes many of the problems such as over-crowding; teachers have two prep periods instead of one, which keeps them from teaching.If I had another option, I would not be sending my child here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 21, 2006
My son keeps failing and nothing seems to be done. there is no extra help and conferences are focused on behavior not curriculum help.when you are on the 'bad' list, no matter how hard you try, you're a target.my son trs but he truly doesn't get the lesson and not one teacher cares.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2006
I am a parent of an eighth student at taft. I am very pleased with the staff. When my sons grades began to fall the teachers let me know immediately, and helped me by sharing various possibilities to help my sons education. They set up a conference and each one of the teachers are there to share their concerns . I know that they truly care about the well being of their students.

- submitted by a parent

December 27, 2005
The Vice Principle does a lot more that the Head Principle. The teachers are great. Need more room in our classrooms.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2005
As a past student of this school I feel that they were very inadequate. They have horrible organization and make it so that students can't be diverse and meet more people. My brother attends there now and I was appalled to hear that he was not allowed to take band and be in art, music, shop etc. When i attended those classes were required and band was fit into our schedule. Also with their new setup my brother is in the same classroom for half of the day with the same students so he doesn't get the chance to meet very many other people that he'd be able to meet if he switched teachers. My biggest complaint though is their over use of study hall or 'large group' projects. I was involved with many projects that hurt all my grades because one person in the group did something wrong.

- submitted by a student

August 16, 2005
speaking as an current student of taft- 1.teachers are ok, but the class sizes make it impossible to do the best job possible (last year i had 40 kids in my english class!) 2.art and sports are fine, but the music program is the best! 3.parent involvement could be better, but its ok.

- submitted by a student

July 17, 2005
I miss this school. They have zero tolerance and are very strict which I found out to be a good thing. Great education,it has helped me a lot. Great music program too.

- submitted by a student

January 06, 2005
as a student, i belive that taft is a great place. Sure we have some disiplince problems yet what school doesnt?. The kids are great and friendly, the teachers are nice and helpful in anyway possible, and its very clean. I would Highly reccomened Robert A. Taft Middle School.(and no i wasnt payed to do this) -Ashley Dabrowski

- submitted by a student

January 01, 2005
1. Too many students. 2. An antiquated facility. 3. Lack of leadership.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2004
I have been very pleased with the school and the report that the vice principal has with the students. The follow-up to phone calls has always been a plus. The communication is great. They have a zero tollerance policy with drugs, alcohol, weapons, etc. that is strictly adhered to. Parent involvement is crucial despite to any successful education; it should happen regardless on how the parent 'feels' about the school. Great job Taft!

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2003
It is my past experience that the Principal Leadership at this school is by far below the standards you might expect at this grade level. If I had to send my child to this school I would think twice. If I had no other choice I would be as involved as possible at the school to make sure my child is on track and safe.

- submitted by a parent

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Robert Taft Middle School
1000 South Main Street, Crown Point, IN  46307
(219) 663-1507
Last modified Robert Taft Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Robert Taft Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top