Taft Foundation

Taft School District 90 Lockport Illinois

Taft School Lockport

Taft Foundation Craft Fair 2017

What The Taft Foundation Is

  • A Non-profit organization that raises funds to support educational programs
  • Created and maintained by volunteers
  • Supported by Taft District 90 BOE
  • Working with Taft School teachers and administrators
  • Educational support programs through needs-based assessments

More than 100 Years of History...

Taft Elementary School is a place that has offered quality education for over 100 years. Taft School abounds with historical charm that enriches and preserves Lockport’s historical significance.

However, over the last decade, financial burdens of an aging school and the proximity of the school distant from local business or corporate support has dwindled any funds that may provide educational opportunities that other Lockport area schools currently offer their students.

Though we have shown fiscal responsibility over the last 5 years, we have lost all extraneous programs.

Taft School Lockport IL 1909


Taft School District 90 is within the southwest part of Lockport. The district dates from before 1888. In the 19th century it was called school district #9 of Lockport Township, and named the South Lockport School.


We were successful, and earned a total of $4,000. We had a celebratory luncheon for it on May 7. Mr. Winge, who now resides in Napa, CA, attended the luncheon at Taft with his wife, Arlene. We do have some pictures of it as well..


A donation is a gift given by physical or legal persons, typically for charitable purposes and/or to benefit a cause.

Our cause is to improve the learning experience for our children. Donate Now!

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Paul Meyers is a proud sponsor for the Taft Foundation. We are looking for Family and Corporate Sponsors. This is a 100% tax deductible donation. Please cllick here to leave a donation to the Taft Foundation - Be a Taft School Sponsor.

Taft Foundation LLC - Lockport Illinois

Taft Grade School District 90 was named in honor of William Howard Taft — the 27th President of the United States (1909-1913)
1605 S. Lockport Street Lockport, IL
Phone: (815) 212-1168