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  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,641
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    262 3.4

William Howard Taft Senior High School is a public school in Los Angeles, California. It has 2,641 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 64% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 262 reviews written and they have been mixed.

5461 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills CA 91364
(818) 227-3600

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Reviews
3.4 from 262 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Resources & Facilities: The college prep resources are excellent! Some of the buildings could really be updated/fixed though...
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall, I enjoyed my high school experience. There were great students, teachers, and administrators. I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing football as well. Anytime spent with fellow students was always a great time! This school is so unique due to the diversity. There are so many different kinds of people which really allows you to grow as a person yourself. If I could do it all again, I would definitely attend William Howard Taft High School.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Many teachers are amazing at their job and I love their enthusiasm and teaching skills. However, there are a select number if teachers who really shouldn't be teaching anymore...
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: Although I am not sure about after school activities, the selection of clubs and organizations is phenomenal!
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The school is safe. We have a registered nurse and police officers. No major safety problems.

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4.00 Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies 2 mi. 2,075
2.00 Canoga Park Senior High School 3 mi. 1,824
3.33 Reseda Senior High School 3 mi. 2,038
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2.66 Birmingham Community Charter High School 4 mi. 2,677
4.00 El Camino Real Senior High School 4 mi. 3,532
2.66 Chatsworth Senior High School 6 mi. 2,940
3.00 James Monroe High School 7 mi. 2,749
2.00 Robert Fulton College Preparatory School 7 mi. 2,192

Around William Howard Taft Senior High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Male 50%
Female 49%

Overall Student Diversity

William Howard Taft Senior High School United States Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies Canoga Park Senior High School Reseda Senior High School Grover Cleveland High School Calabasas High School Birmingham Community Charter High School El Camino Real Senior High School Chatsworth Senior High School James Monroe High School Robert Fulton College Preparatory School
White 40.2% 51.6% 40.0% 6.2% 11.3% 13.4% 84.5% 9.3% 52.1% 19.8% 3.1% 2.1%
Hispanic 35.1% 24.5% 35.8% 83.3% 75.3% 66.0% 5.2% 78.4% 26.0% 53.1% 86.6% 90.7%
African American 15.5% 15.2% 6.3% 4.2% 5.2% 5.2% 2.1% 8.2% 6.2% 8.3% 3.1% 2.1%
Asian 9.3% 4.7% 17.9% 6.2% 8.2% 15.5% 8.2% 3.1% 15.6% 18.8% 7.2% 5.2%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 32.2%
Grade 10 22.7%
Grade 11 24.8%
Grade 12 20.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Polls

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 are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 26% There are a lot of clubs to choose from
  • 26% AP classes are good to be challenged in.
  • 26% Some teachers are dedicated to the students.
  • 10% The library has a wide variety of books.
  • 10% The sports teams are a good way to get involved
  • 3% There are many places to hang out in.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 43% No toilet paper or hand towels
  • 24% False fire drills
  • 10% Graffiti
  • 10% Racially charged fights
  • 10% Trash left behind after nutrition and lunch
  • 5% Not being accepted because of your race.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Taft has a majority of Persian people
  • 40% Pretty diverse, but there are a lot of Persians.
  • 20% This school is very diverse

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

  • 56% Fun
  • 22% "Out there"
  • 11% Boring
  • 11% Unique

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 27% Make sure to get involved in school activities
  • 18% Counselors don't actually do anything
  • 18% Join clubs to get more friends and connections
  • 18% Do good in your classes, have fun.
  • 18% Don't be afraid to challenge yourself accedemicaly