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School Reopening Phase-In Procedures

On September 21, 2020, Taft ISD will begin Phase 2 of our Safe School Opening Plan at which time we welcome our first group of students for Face-to-Face Instruction (F2F) since closing in March. We recognize that this continues to be an unusual school year, but we remain committed to supporting your student’s learning, as well as his or her safety. Please click on "Read full story" to view more.

(ENDED) Attention Taft ISD Parents

We will need the 2nd Six Weeks Remote Online vs. On Campus Face-to-Face Survey to be submitted for EVERY student in the district BEFORE 9/9/2020. The option you choose for your child will remain the method of instruction for the 2nd Six Weeks, once On Campus Face-to-Face instruction begins. You will have the option to choose Remote Online or On Campus Face-to-Face for each Six Weeks. Please review the click on Read full story for more information.

Our history

Taft, Texas
Population:  3,244
 
The origin of Taft goes back to the formation of the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company in 1880 later known as the Taft Ranch.  In 1900, a transition from ranching to farming began.  In 1904, the Taft Ranch put 200 acres into cultivated cotton acreage.   By 1909, there were 2,300 acres in cultivation.  In 1903, the Company established a store at Mesquital, a railroad spur serving a series of loading pens, and in 1904, a town was formed at this site between Gregory and Sinton, and it was renamed Taft.
 
In 1909, Taft began to experience the initial stages of development.  The first school was sectioned off in an old warehouse in 1904.  The first industry in Taft was a cotton gin.  The railroad located a passenger depot in Taft in 1908.  In 1909, an assembly hall was completed, and President William Howard Taft paid his famous visit.   In August 1921, the Taft Independent School District was formed.  In 1921, the Taft Tribune began publication, and in 1923, the First State Bank and the First National Bank were organized.  Taft was incorporated as a municipality in 1929.