Taft Charter High School in Los Angeles, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,385
  • Type
    Public, Charter, Coed
  • Reviews
    414 3.4
  • Ranking

Taft Charter High School is a public, charter, coed school in Los Angeles, California. It has 2,385 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 63% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 414 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 414 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Academics: Workload for AP/Honors classes aren't too bad as long as you understand the material, but regular classes have a bigger workload. Expect to self-study a lot though, since teachers don't do much.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Student Culture & Diversity: There are good people if you're in honors or AP classes, but the people outside of them aren't so. Tons of weed-smokers; I've even seen people offering others a bowl of weed openly in the bathroom.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: As long as you're with the right crowd, you'll have a good time, but it's easy to get caught up with the bad crowd, especially since it's a very prominent on campus.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Hit or miss, some teachers don't care and don't teach, while others do care.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love taft it's very fun and family like

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.66 Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies 2 mi. 2,092
2.66 Canoga Park High School 3 mi. 1,661
3.33 Reseda Senior High School 3 mi. 1,811
4.00 Cleveland Charter High School 4 mi. 3,284
4.00 Calabasas High School 4 mi. 1,722

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Taft Charter High School United States California Calabasas High School Canoga Park High School Cleveland Charter High School Reseda Senior High School Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
White 41.0% 51.0% 24.8% 80.0% 6.0% 16.0% 11.0% 40.0%
Hispanic 33.0% 25.0% 53.3% 6.0% 83.0% 60.0% 74.0% 33.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 6.1% 3.0% 4.0% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.8% 11.3% 7.0% 5.0% 16.0% 7.0% 19.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 3.3% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.9%
Grade 10 25.8%
Grade 11 25.3%
Grade 12 23.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 16% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 22% There are a lot of clubs to choose from
  • 20% Some teachers are dedicated to the students.
  • 20% AP classes are good to be challenged in.
  • 16% The sports teams are a good way to get involved
  • 7% There are many places to hang out in.
  • 6% I know one teacher that attempted to teach once
  • 4% The library has a wide variety of books.
  • 2% Ms. Brownell
  • 2% Overall school spirit

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 33 responses

  • 27% No toilet paper or hand towels
  • 15% Trash left behind after nutrition and lunch
  • 14% Misis
  • 13% Mrs.Mcnab
  • 12% False fire drills
  • 4% Graffiti
  • 4% Lack of communication between administration
  • 3% Lack of one on one attention to students
  • 2% Racially charged fights
  • 2% Not being accepted because of your race.
  • 2% The offices
  • 2% The counselors aren't really helpful

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 43 responses

  • 48% Pretty diverse, but there are a lot of Persians.
  • 25% This school is very diverse
  • 14% Taft has a majority of Persian people
  • 14% Student body more accepting of diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 26% Fun
  • 26% Unique
  • 10% The teacher's babysit us until we're at pierce
  • 10% Boring
  • 7% Teachers/staff are meh but students are ok
  • 7% Teachers really help you graduate
  • 5% "Out there"
  • 5% Unremarkable
  • 2% Strict
  • 2% Not enough open bathrooms

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 29% Make sure to get involved in school activities
  • 18% Do good in your classes, have fun.
  • 18% Don't be afraid to challenge yourself accedemicaly
  • 12% Join clubs to get more friends and connections
  • 9% You will need to learn to teach yourself
  • 9% Counselors don't actually do anything
  • 6% Excell academically, join most impressive clubs

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 17% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.