William Howard Taft High School (Chicago)

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Taft High School
Address
Taft High School is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Taft High School
Taft High School
Taft High School is located in Illinois
Taft High School
Taft High School
Taft High School is located in the United States
Taft High School
Taft High School
6530 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60631
United States
Coordinates 41°59′04″N 87°47′31″W / 41.9844°N 87.79192°W / 41.9844; -87.79192Coordinates: 41°59′04″N 87°47′31″W / 41.9844°N 87.79192°W / 41.9844; -87.79192
Information
Type Public Secondary
Motto "Teaching Academics For Tomorrow."
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Mark Grishaber
Grades 712 (including Academic Center)
Gender Coed
Enrollment 3,220 (2015–16)[1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)      Royal blue
     Silver
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Mascot Eagles
Accreditation(s) North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Yearbook 'Aerie[2]
Website

William Howard Taft High School is a public 4–year high school in the Norwood Park neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Taft allows students from Norwood Park, Edison Park, Jefferson Park, Forest Glen and O'Hare to attend.

Taft is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. The school is perhaps most famous as the high school attended by Jim Jacobs, the writer of Grease. Jacobs used Taft as an inspiration in writing the musical.[3]

Since 2014, Taft High School has been considered a "wall-to-wall" IB school as part of the International Baccalaureate foundation. Taft high school has offered the International Baccalaureate program since 2001.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chicago Public Schools: Taft
  2. 1967 Taft High School Yearbook- Chicago, Illinois
  3. Taft NJROTC
  4. "IB Diploma Programme". www.tafths.org. Retrieved 2016-02-09.