William Howard Taft Charter High School

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Taft Charter High School
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Location
Taft Charter High School is located in San Fernando Valley
Taft Charter High School
Taft Charter High School
Taft Charter High School is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Taft Charter High School
Taft Charter High School
Taft Charter High School is located in California
Taft Charter High School
Taft Charter High School
Taft Charter High School is located in the US
Taft Charter High School
Taft Charter High School
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 Daniel Steiner
Enrollment 2400
Color(s) Red, Gold, Black               
Athletics conference West Valley League
Nickname Toreadors
Newspaper Taft Tribune
Website

William Howard Taft Charter High School is a public school located on the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Winnetka Avenue 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]

Named after former U.S. President William Howard Taft, the school first opened in 1960.[1]

Over the past 10 years, the school has gone through many major renovations to improve its facilities. New paint and landscaping work has been added to many areas around the school. Taft installed a new LED marquee and solar panels in front parking structure, as well as new pavement and tables to the senior quad, new floor and bleachers in the gymnasium, renovated Tennis courts and Baseball/Softball fields, the addition of artificial turf on the Football field, and Football locker room.

Notable alumni[edit]

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