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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 233 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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On Food: Most of the time the food is repeated and by the second day I am already tired of it and just want something new.

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On Teachers: Certain teachers are amazing and do their work above and beyond while other teachers are not as great in teaching the lesson.

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On Resources & Facilities: The air conditioning in one building is automatic and only turns on after lunch, however, as summer neared, the classroom got very hot beginning at 11:00 am and my teacher had to call the office to fix that problem everyday. Other than that everything else is good.

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On Academics: There are many classes to choice from that everyone can enjoy.

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On Student Culture & Diversity: The school is very diverse and most people get along with everyone else.

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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 233 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:
1800

Based on 62 students surveyed
Math
600
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%