William E. Tolman High School

2.00 5 1 (1 review)
150 Exchange Street

Pawtucket, RI 02860

Tel: (401)729-6400
  • William E. Tolman High School serves 996 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the RI average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • 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 996 students has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 88 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 996 students
William E. Tolman High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % William E. Tolman High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
William E. Tolman High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade William E. Tolman High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (RI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 16:1
William E. Tolman High School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
William E. Tolman High School American Indian Students (2001-2014)
Asian
1%
3%
William E. Tolman High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
36%
24%
William E. Tolman High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
20%
8%
William E. Tolman High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
36%
60%
William E. Tolman High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
William E. Tolman High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
7%
4%
William E. Tolman High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups William E. Tolman High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown RI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.33
William E. Tolman High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
51%
41%
William E. Tolman High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
7%
6%
William E. Tolman High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Pawtucket School District's student population of 8,954 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 93% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,068 in this district is less than the state average of $18,649. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,881 is less than the state average of $18,229. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Pawtucket School District
Number of Schools
Managed
16
4
Number of Students Managed 8,954 1,618
Pawtucket School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 60% 81%
Pawtucket School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $126 MM $30 MM
Pawtucket School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $124 MM $30 MM
Pawtucket School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,068 $18,649
Pawtucket School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,881 $18,229
Pawtucket School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  6/6/2011
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.
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