William E. Tolman High School

  • William E. Tolman High School serves 953 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 7% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 12% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 41%.

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School Overview

  • William E. Tolman High School's student population of 953 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students953 students
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Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
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School Comparison

  • William E. Tolman High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of William E. Tolman High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall School Rank#276 out of 284 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of William E. Tolman High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of William E. Tolman High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of William E. Tolman High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in William E. Tolman High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in William E. Tolman High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
33%
25%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in William E. Tolman High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
23%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in William E. Tolman High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
38%
59%
This chart display the percentage of White students in William E. Tolman High School and the percentage of White public school students in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in William E. Tolman High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score0.700.36
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Graduation Rate
82%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in William E. Tolman High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in William E. Tolman High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePawtucket School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

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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.
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