Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!
“Work now, Play later!”
Welcome to the Taft
Elementary, Taft Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) School website.
We are part of the Santa Ana Unified
School District serving families throughout the city of Santa Ana. We also serve DHH students from eight local
school districts throughout the Orange County area. Our school staff numbers over 100 adults
including professional and support staff. Our student population includes
students in early start, preschool, transitional kindergarten, as well as
kindergarten through the sixth grade. We offer programs for learning support and academic enrichment and
have one of the largest programs of specialized classes for students with
at Taft Elementary School, we strive to provide the best educational experience
possible for your child. The curriculum is
rigorous and the standards high. Our community has a strong commitment to
excellence in education, which is reflected by the quality curricular and co-curricular
programs and activities at Taft School. Our
teachers are highly qualified professionals committed to excellence in
education, and they teach to the best of their ability every day, guiding your child
on a path that will give him/her the skills necessary for a productive future
in college or career after high school. Due
to the presence of the DHH program, we now provide sign language instruction to
all students and families so that our students can become multilingual.
We emphasize comprehensive literacy strategies
throughout all classrooms, and our dedicated staff will build on your child’s current
skills to help him/her develop the academic, social, and emotional skills they
need to be successful in school and in life.
Our staff is specifically trained in AVID (Advancement Via
Individual Determination) strategies, Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), and
we have highly trained special education teachers serving our students with
special needs. Additionally, we have a
Fun Fitness Friday program and a Fit to Read Lab that promotes fitness programs
for all grades with an emphasis on health and wellness while achieving
academically. The Fit to Read Lab
includes 40 stationary bicycles on campus for student and staff use. Other programs offered include an
instrumental music program that includes band, orchestra, and choir, and an
outstanding student leadership club led by our oldest students.
We are also fortunate to work in collaboration with our
wonderful parents who offer tremendous support to our learning environment. Our school benefits from an active PTA, which
sponsors school programs, chaperones class field trips, assists in extra
curricular activities, and takes an active role in the education of all
children. In addition, our parents have
access to our recently renovated library and digital learning center that is
equipped with technology devices, parenting resource material, and a learning
center for parent use. We are also very
fortunate as we have an awesome partnership with the Segerstrom Performing Arts
Center that provides all of our scholars’ access to the arts.
With a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and
Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.), we are very proud of the accomplishments of our
students and school. We encourage you to
visit the school to see for yourself why our teachers, parents, and students
make Taft School a great place to learn and grow. On behalf of the faculty and staff, I welcome you
to Taft School.
We thank you for visiting our website, and are glad to have a chance to tell you about our school.