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William Howard Taft Senior High School is a public school in Los Angeles, CA. It has 2,641 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 248 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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On Teachers: Some the teachers are mediocre as others are great. My AP teachers' teaching techniques are good and I learned a lot, they do take interest in the student and their communication skills are good.

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On Food: I did not eat in the cafeteria nor take part in their food services. I brought my own lunches.

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On Extracurriculars: There are many different types of clubs in this school. I was in 5 to 7 clubs in my overall high school experience and many people would join these clubs, such as Key Club and Knights and Ladies.

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On Educational Outcomes: The choices I have made after graduation are attending a California State University and go into accounting. I feel somewhat prepares for college because of the AP courses that I have taken.

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On Health & Safety: The health and safety policies are not exemplary but they are useful and followed. There is no bullying, at least to my knowledge and personal safety is good. The police is in attendance during school hours to keep the student body in check during breaks. The school nurse, however, is seemingly useless, as she is only able to provide ice to any injury that may not even need ice. Overall, I think the school is safe.

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William Howard Taft Senior High School is a public school in Los Angeles, CA. It has 2,641 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 248 reviews written and they have been mixed.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

85%

Test Performance

62
William Howard Taft Senior High School performed better than 62% of other schools on California math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1790

Based on 66 students surveyed
Math
590
Verbal
590
Writing
610

ACT:
29

Based on 25 students surveyed
Math
30
English
29
Reading
30
Science
28
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 25% There are a lot of clubs to choose from
  • 25% AP classes are good to be challenged in.
  • 25% Some teachers are dedicated to the students.
  • 11% The library has a wide variety of books.
  • 11% The sports teams are a good way to get involved
  • 4% There are many places to hang out in.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 42% No toilet paper or hand towels
  • 26% False fire drills
  • 11% Graffiti
  • 11% Racially charged fights
  • 5% Not being accepted because of your race.
  • 5% Trash left behind after nutrition and lunch

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 30% Make sure to get involved in school activities
  • 20% Counselors don't actually do anything
  • 20% Join clubs to get more friends and connections
  • 20% Don't be afraid to challenge yourself accedemicaly
  • 10% Do good in your classes, have fun.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 21% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Taft has a majority of Persian people
  • 33% Pretty diverse, but there are a lot of Persians.
  • 22% This school is very diverse

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
50.9%
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Female
49.1%
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Racial Diversity

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White
39.5%
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Hispanic
34.1%
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African American
15.4%
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Asian
9.9%
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Native American
0.7%
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Multiracial
0.3%
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Pacific Islander
0.1%