William Howard Taft Charter High School (Los Angeles)

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Taft Charter High School
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Location
5461 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, California, 91364
United States

Coordinates 34°10′08″N 118°34′23″W / 34.168894°N 118.572951°W / 34.168894; -118.572951Coordinates: 34°10′08″N 118°34′23″W / 34.168894°N 118.572951°W / 34.168894; -118.572951
Information
Type Public
Established 1960
Principal Delia Estrada
Enrollment 2700
Color(s) Red, Gold, Black               
Athletics CIF Los Angeles City Section
Athletics conference West Valley League
Nickname Toreadors
Newspaper Taft Tribune
Website

William Howard Taft Charter High School is a public school located on Ventura Boulevard in the Woodland Hills district of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California, USA, within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school gained affiliated charter status beginning with the 2013–2014 school year.

History[edit]

Taft opened in 1960.[1]

In March/April 1993 the Tarzana Chamber of Commerce donated nine metal detectors to Taft High, each worth $120. The school had previously received two metal detectors from LAUSD. The donations occurred after a February 1993 killing of a student at Reseda High School.[2]

In 1994 Ken Knox, an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), stated that the highest rate of automobile theft in the department's West Valley Division was the area around Taft High, "and quite a bit is attributed to the kids."[3]

Academics[edit]

US National Academic Decathlon Champions: 1989, 1994, and 2006.

In 2008 Taft High School was awarded the SSP NanoTechnology grant from the State of California. The academy was set to start in September 2009.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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