Principals barely visible. This is a training ground for principals to get some time and move on and for new teachers or alt cert teachers (most here are alt). Mayhem in the halls. No better word than mayhem. No money. No support. Kids are so out of control I can't imagine how it's acceptable behavior in life. No supplies. Often out of paper, restrooms broken, doors broken, Air broken, electricity half working.
Taft is an amazing school with an outstanding staff who work with terrific group of diverse learners in grades 6-8. Students of all ability levels find success at Taft because of dedicated teams of adults who care passionately about their work. Through engagement in challenging, standards-based curricula and a variety of extracurricular activities, Taft Royals go on to become successful life-long learners.
I just wanted to say that this is my son's first year attending Taft since they closed his school Harding. I have been real impressed with the leadership of the principal there Mrs. Johnson she has shown me that she really cares not only for my son's education but that she cares about his views when dealing with personal issues as well. I am also impressed on how clean the school is too. The teachers at this school try their best to give all the kids a good education especially with all the unnecessary budget cuts etc.