William E. Tolman High School

Tel: (401)729-6400
Grades 9-12
1,034 students
William E. Tolman High School serves 1,034 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the RI average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
William E. Tolman High School operates within the Pawtucket School District.
Pawtucket School District's 60% graduation rate is lower than the RI state average of 81%.

School Overview

The student population of 1034 students has declined by 19% over five years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,034 students
William E. Tolman High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % William E. Tolman High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 106 teachers
William E. Tolman High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade William E. Tolman High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (RI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 15:1
William E. Tolman High School Student Teacher Ratio (1991-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
William E. Tolman High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
38%
24%
William E. Tolman High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
18%
8%
William E. Tolman High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
36%
61%
William E. Tolman High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
7%
3%
William E. Tolman High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The 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.
0.70 0.57
William E. Tolman High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families 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.
69%
42%
William E. Tolman High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families 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.
4%
5%
William E. Tolman High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Pawtucket School District's student population of 8,953 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has increased from 58% over five years.
The revenue/student of $13,536 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Pawtucket School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
4
Number of Students Managed 8,953 1,648
Pawtucket School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 60% 81%
Pawtucket School District Graduation Rate (1996-2014)
District Total Revenue $120 MM n/a
Pawtucket School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $117 MM n/a
Pawtucket School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,536 n/a
Pawtucket School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,273 n/a
Pawtucket School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Sheila Skip Nowell Leadership High School (0.4 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Central FallsSheila Skip Nowell Leadership High SchoolCharter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 73 students
    0.4 miles
    43 Hawes St
    Central FallsRI 02863
    (401)722-1600
    0.49-1273
  • PawtucketAgnes E. Little School
    Grades: KG-6 | 467 students
    0.5 miles
    60 South Bend St
    PawtucketRI 02860
    (401)729-6256
    0.5KG-6467
  • PawtucketHenry J. Winters School
    Grades: KG-6 | 453 students
    0.6 miles
    481 Broadway
    PawtucketRI 02860
    (401)729-6272
    0.6KG-6453
  • PawtucketJacqueline M. Walsh School
    Grades: 9-12 | 192 students
    0.6 miles
    350 Divison St
    PawtucketRI 02860
    (401)721-2148
    0.69-12192
  • PawtucketJoseph Jenks Junior High School
    Grades: 7-8 | 367 students
    0.6 miles
    350 Division St
    PawtucketRI 02860
    (401)729-6520
    0.67-8367

School Reviews

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, 06/06/11

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