Our Vision
"Taft Tigers stick together"

We will work together as a professional learning community that continually incorporates "best practices" so that all students will achieve high standards personally, socially and academically.

Our Mission

Recognizing that we live in an ever-changing world, William Howard Taft Elementary School, in partnership with parents and community, is deeply committed to establishing and upholding high standards of learning that ALL students will achieve.

Our Values

-We will behave in a way that models respect and responsibility for all individuals.
-We will work to create confident children through empowerment and trust.
-We will treat our students in a way that promotes critical thinking.
-We will utilize a variety of teaching methods to benefit all children.
-We will involve parents, students, and community in the teaching and learning process.

Our Beliefs

-We believe that all students can learn, and that we have the capacity to teach all students.
-We believe that it is our responsibility to create an environment in our classrooms that engages students in academic work that results in a high level of achievement.
-We believe that with our support and help, students can master challenging curricula.
-We believe that we are prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and parents to achieve this shared educational purpose.
-We believe that all individuals involved in the educational process will model respect & responsibility for themselves and for others.
-We believe that communicating honestly and openly at all levels, both internally and externally, is critical to the growth of the organization.
-We believe that it is our responsibility to continually assess our effectiveness and continually improve the organization & its effectiveness.