About

Taft HSAt Robert A. Taft Information Technology High Schools, students build the skills they need to enter one of the hottest fields for job growth: information technology. Taft students graduate ready for the real world – with the skills and knowledge to shape the future.

Taft students have a wealth of pathways to pursue. Their studies are supported by cutting-edge technology and hands-on experiences. They can explore their interests through a variety of meaningful extracurricular and after-school activities. And they have the opportunity to graduate with college credit and industry credentials.

Our school is part of the Cincinnati Public Schools’ Career and Workforce Readiness Program. That means Taft students have access to real-world lessons on career exploration and finding employment.

Learn more about the information technology pathways our students can pursue on our Academics page and more about our career development offerings on our College, Vocational and Career Resources page.

Community Learning Center

We are very proud to be a CLC and a neighborhood anchor. We strive to go beyond academics to focus on the whole child. We do this by serving as a hub for services that are available to students, their families and the entire community. We are able to offer a variety services thanks to the support of our many partners and the Taft community.

Tammy Gilmore is the Resource Coordinator for Taft High School. To learn more about the services available at our school or how your company or organization can become a CLC partner or volunteer, email.

Mission

To ensure that students are educated in a caring, nurturing environment and are given many opportunities to succeed.

Vision

Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School is grounded upon the belief that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate. The school provides high-quality learning opportunities for every student in every classroom every day in partnership with families and the community.

Students are educated in standards-based classrooms by highly qualified teachers and staff who organize themselves as team-based Professional Learning Communities to share expertise, maximize resources and provide instruction that meets the learning needs of each student. Students are taught in a safe, well-maintained facility that serves as a Community Learning Center, allowing for extended learning opportunities and support for students, families and the community. 

Motto

Onward and upward, where failure is not an option.

History

Taft is a public high school located in Cincinnati’s west end. Established in 1955, the school was named after U.S. Senator Robert A. Taft, the son of former United States president William H. Taft. The school underwent an $18 million renovation that was unveiled in the spring of 2011.