This school is way over crowded! Fortunately, my kid attends ComArts, which is next door, but my kid has to go to Taft for electives and lunch. The one elective is band....so disorganized! My kid had to wait 5 hours to get fitted for a uniform and another 3 hours to get shoes and locker. Also, the practice schedule is too intense and interferes with their academics. My concern fell on deaf ears, when I contacted the band teacher. He doesn't care and puts winning competitions above the needs of the students. My kid loved band until moving to this school. So, be aware if your kid wants to be in the band. They don't follow the online schedule and add practices to an already full schedule.
The personal and the whole system are first class, this is a place every future profes sional should be.
Taft embodies the warmth and charm of a small town community. Friendly; from administration to teachers to students. My daughter is in her first year of high school. Freshman orientation was great! It offered the right amount of hand holding yet with enough learning opportunities for both me, as a parent, and my daughter, as the student to navigate on our own to become familiar with the new high school environment. When we had questions, anyone, everyone was there to answer them for us. A solid good school.
The school's education is average, the rough atmosphere is extremely intimidating. The academic program is not challenging, teachers are too lenient about the school work. The staff is great, but if you're looking for a more motivating and challenging education this is not the place to go. Even the AP classes are average. I feel like a waste a lot of time at school because I spend most of the day sitting around doing nothing.
I am a parent of a student who attended Freshman year at Taft H.S. I will say that the Choral Music Dept. headed up by Ms. Welsh and Mr. Rodgers was incredible! They teach these musically inclinded kids to be leaders and feed them with nothing but positives. Sadly I have to say the office staff, and a few teachers who I chose not to name, are completely lacking in both compassion and tact. Not only with the students, but with the parents as well. It's almost as if there is no communication what so ever. All in all, I found my child to be VERY happy with her choice to be involved with the Vocal music Dept, but often wanted to change schools due to the lack of interest she was shown by several of her teachers, and several of these classes were Pre AP advanced courses!
I was part of the first Four year class of Taft High School. I had a wonderful education and I enjoyed High School.
I believe this is the best school to go to. Great athletic program, great choir and a wonderful band. Alot of different people, so you would fit in great.
I was a student who graduated in 2003 and I have nothing but good things to say about Taft. It may not have been the best school in San Antonio, but the academics were good, the athletics were great, and I feel like it prepared me for college.
Taft is an average school. It offers a decent education and the students are disciplined mostly.
I'm looking at transferring my daughter from this school to another one due to the fact that I believe it is lacking in comparison to other schools available.
I'm actually a student that graduated from William Howard Taft in 2000 and I had my younger sister graduate from there in 2003. The faculty and staff are all great. Except for the new principal, which I will decline to talk about because words used to describe him are not approprite for this review. All I can say is that he is determined to take away all the fun and tradition that the school had, like Powder Puff football which he has cancelled. I did enjoy my 4 years there. Some of the best of my life. It definately prepared me for college. In fact, I have a 3.8 GPA, a full-ride scholarship, and many awards here in college.
Excellent School! I recomend Taft high scool for your child. The teachers are very involved with students. Also great administraters. You can't get past them.
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