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Welcome to Taft Community School!
 !Bienvenidos a la Escuela Comunitaria de Taft!

Mission Statement: We are Taft Community School.Our students, parents,staff, and community members work together to ensure every student meets or exceeds academic standards in a safe and caring environment.Building on diverse backgrounds, providing educational opportunities and resources, and fostering successful learning experiences, we are dedicated to being lifelong learners and contributing members of a global society.

School Overview: Taft Community School offers a rich learning community where academic rigor is combined with science enrichment, art, singing, instrumental music, dance, gardening and environmental studies, field trips, social justice projects, and after school programs. Taft has outstanding teachers and staff who have help students make academic progress at a rate achieved by only a handful of schools in the state of California. Taft promotes student success by focusing on the broad community context in which eduction and learning happen. The fundamental belief guiding this approach is a conviction that schools, families, and communities can work together for their common good. As a community school, Taft draws from several disciplines such as education, community development and youth development.

The principal and teachers at Taft firmly believe that all children can and will learn given the right environment.  The staff operates on the principle that that it takes time and perseverance to discover the different learning styles of a diverse group of students, but that it does happen.  Careful planning, collaboration and communication are the keys to student success.

The curriculum at Taft Community School complements the California Standards curriculum, and the school focuses on exemplary staff development, high achievement expectations, and addressing each student's needs. The Taft community believes that each individual student can perform at grade level or above and will progress academically throughout the year. All instruction and assessments are aligned with the California State Standards and each child is provided with the necessary support to help them access our standards-based curriculum. The staff is dedicated to providing a strong supportive, enriching learning environment that is designed to give students the best opportunity for success, both in school and in their futures.

You can read more detailed information about Taft Community School in its Comprehensive Schoolwide Program Plan (SPSA),  and in its School Accountability Report Card (SARC).

Change is GoodWe recently updated our school website, and we are very excited about some of the new features we can now offer parents, staff and the community. To read about some new and exciting features that we will be implementing, click here.

Headlines & Features

  • New Computerized Tests Replacing STAR Test: Testing Begins April 7

    In a few weeks, along with thousands of schools across California, we will be participating in a field test of a new test designed to help shape teaching and learning in the classroom. Known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress – or CAASPP – these computer-based tests replace the STAR program tests used in previous years. To read the full article, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee Reports Measure W Parcel Tax Funds Spent Properly

    On February 12, the Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee for Measure W, the parcel tax passed by Redwood City School District voters in June, 2012, presented a report to the District’s Board of Trustees stating the nine-member Committee’s unanimous finding that all Year One (2012-13) Measure W proceeds were spent in accordance with the parcel tax measure. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • Superintendent Christensen featured in School Administrator Magazine

    The January issue of School Administrator Magazine features an opinion editorial by Superintendent Jan Christensen: "I Want Google and Apple Clamoring for Our Students". To read the full article, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • 2012-13 School Accountability Report Cards Now Available

    Find out important information about your child's school, including demographics, school safety, class sizes, teacher and staff information, curriculum and instruction descriptions and fiscal data. To access school reports, please click on headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15 Now Underway

    Kindergarten and transitional kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year in the Redwood City School District begins this Saturday, from 9 to 1 p.m. at your neighborhood school. To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Parent Meeting Series to learn about 21st Century Learning & Common Core in the RCSD

    Come and join fellow parents to learn more about how the Redwood City School District is embracing the new changes in learning and teaching in the 21st Century. To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Roosevelt School Receives Top Statewide Educational Honor

    Tomorrow, December 7, Roosevelt School will receive a California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell Award at the CSBA’s Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Diego. The Golden Bell Award, now in its 34th year, recognizes public school programs that are innovative and sustainable, make a demonstrated difference for students, and focus on meeting the needs of all students. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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  • RCSD Community Presentations on Local Control Funding Formula

    The Redwood City School District will be holding a series of community presentations on the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the requirements of the new Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • RCSD Will Begin Sending Flyers Electronically

    Beginning this week, many of the paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically. To read more, please click on the headline above. Para español, opriman en el titular.

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  • Partnerships with Local Tech Companies Brings Silicon Valley to Teachers

    Technology is changing the way students learn and teachers teach all over the country. But here, in the shadow of Silicon Valley, teachers in the Redwood City School District have an advantage – access to the developers who create “apps”, software that is used in the classroom. To read more, please click on the headline above.

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