William Howard Taft High School (San Antonio)

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William H. Taft High School
Willam Howard Taft High School Logo.svg
11600 Culebra Road
San Antonio, Texas 78253
United States
Coordinates 29°29′54″N 98°43′18″W / 29.498255°N 98.721580°W / 29.498255; -98.721580Coordinates: 29°29′54″N 98°43′18″W / 29.498255°N 98.721580°W / 29.498255; -98.721580
School type Public, high school
Founded 1985
School district Northside Independent School District
Principal Tommy Garcia
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,778 (2014-2015)
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s)           Red and white
Mascot Raider
Feeder schools H.B. Zachry Middle School
John B. Connally Middle School
Coke R. Stevenson Middle School
Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School
Dolph Briscoe Middle School John Folks Middle School
Rival schools William J. Brennan High School
Earl Warren High School
Sandra Day O'connor High School
Athletic conferences 6A Division I

William Howard Taft High School is a public high school in the Northside Independent School District (NISD) of San Antonio, Texas, United States. As with all NISD high schools, the school is named for a United States Supreme Court justice, in this case former Chief Justice William Howard Taft, who also served as President of the United States.

Taft High School was the fifth NISD high school, and the first outside Loop 1604. It is home to the magnet school Communications Arts High School which primarily focuses on college readiness and technology use. In 2015, the school district was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]


The Taft Raiders compete in the following sports:[2]

Marching Band[edit]

The Taft Raider Band has over 130 students from Communications Arts and Taft. The band qualified for the state marching contest in 2014.

Notable alumni[edit]


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