William E. Tolman High School

Tel: (401)729-6400
Grades: 9-12

1,158 students

William E. Tolman High School serves 1,158 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the RI average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 36%.
William E. Tolman High School operates within the Pawtucket School District.

Overview

The student population of 1158 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,158 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (RI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
12:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
33%
22%
Black
16%
8%
White
42%
64%
Unknown
8%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.69
0.54
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program. 52%
38%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,685 students has grown by 0% over five years.
School District Name Pawtucket School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
n/a
Number of Students Managed 8,685
n/a
Graduation Rate n/a
n/a
District Total Revenue n/a
n/a
District Spending n/a
n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a
n/a
District Spending / Student n/a
n/a
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (latest year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jacqueline M. Walsh School (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Joseph Jenks Junior High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Agnes E. Little School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Recommended June 06, 2011 - As a former student of this school I definitely would not recommend this school. But my review is not limited to just Tolman High. I would not recommend the majority of the public schools in Pawtucket. As a student there, I was constantly being talked into dropping out and getting my GED. Rather than actually dealing with any of the students' problems they try to get rid of you. I would never in a million years (even if you paid me a million dollars) put my child into this school system....Move elsewhere and save your children. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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