William Howard Taft Senior High School in San Fernando Valley Township, CA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    2,641
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    345 3.4
  • Ranking

William Howard Taft Senior High School is a public school in San Fernando Valley Township, 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 345 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 345 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: its very hard to monitor teenagers I don't blame them. if someone gets caught with weed he will be kicked out of school and taken to jail
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Administration & Policies: we have a dean at our school who is very mean. She takes hats and candies that students are selling or wearing. She doesn't work very well with students.
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Sports & Fitness: I am a softball player and my school does not fund our program, we have very poor/old equipment. Baseball has a beautiful field which was build by the money of the players. There isn't much girls on my team and we need help. We are sometimes unable to practice due to the poor conditions of the field and equipment.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: the extracurricular activities allow students to express their opinion and open their hearts toward their peers, teachers and community. Taft's clubs range from funny, to serious. They Offer clubs like Taft Tribune,Sex Squad,G.S.A,Spreading Sprouts,Yearbook,Zombie Survival club,Clash of Clans,Steering,.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Clubs had little impact on student events. The organizations were more of an outlet so students could be a part of a small community that carried a common interest. This method helped establish a stronger relationship within the student body and helped students accomplish tasks that prepared them for the future after high school

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.33 John A. Sutter Middle School 2 mi. 1,354
4.00 Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies 2 mi. 2,075
2.66 Canoga Park Senior High School 3 mi. 1,824
3.66 Reseda Senior High School 3 mi. 2,038
4.00 Grover Cleveland High School 4 mi. 3,868

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

Student Diversity

William Howard Taft Senior High School United States Canoga Park Senior High School Grover Cleveland High School John A. Sutter Middle School Reseda Senior High School Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
White 40.0% 51.6% 6.0% 14.0% 4.0% 11.0% 39.0%
Hispanic 33.0% 24.5% 82.0% 62.0% 82.0% 73.0% 33.0%
African American 13.0% 15.2% 4.0% 5.0% 4.0% 5.0% 6.0%
Asian 11.0% 4.7% 5.0% 16.0% 7.0% 8.0% 18.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 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 Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 23% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 25% There are a lot of clubs to choose from
  • 25% Some teachers are dedicated to the students.
  • 20% AP classes are good to be challenged in.
  • 14% The sports teams are a good way to get involved
  • 7% The library has a wide variety of books.
  • 5% There are many places to hang out in.
  • 3% I know one teacher that attempted to teach once

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 30% No toilet paper or hand towels
  • 18% Trash left behind after nutrition and lunch
  • 14% False fire drills
  • 12% Misis
  • 11% Mrs.Mcnab
  • 4% Graffiti
  • 4% Racially charged fights
  • 4% Not being accepted because of your race.
  • 4% Lack of communication between administration
  • 0% The offices

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 52% Pretty diverse, but there are a lot of Persians.
  • 26% Taft has a majority of Persian people
  • 17% This school is very diverse
  • 4% Student body more accepting of diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 45% Fun
  • 20% Unique
  • 15% Boring
  • 10% "Out there"
  • 5% The teacher's babysit us until we're at pierce
  • 5% Unremarkable

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 23% Make sure to get involved in school activities
  • 23% Don't be afraid to challenge yourself accedemicaly
  • 18% Do good in your classes, have fun.
  • 14% Join clubs to get more friends and connections
  • 14% Counselors don't actually do anything
  • 5% Excell academically, join most impressive clubs
  • 5% You will need to learn to teach yourself

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 81% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.