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Coventry High School

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2 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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17 reviews of this school


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Posted August 30, 2014

This high school is one of the best schools around! They have friendly administrators that are polite and courteous, lots of sports and activities, and now we have introduced chromebooks into our school system! So excited for the 2014-2015 school year :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

This school will make you feel like trash unless you are an athlete. They have one of the best drama programs in the state yet they care more about their football team almost winning one of their countless games than their phenomenal art programs having students placing first in many prestigious competitions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2014

Not a good school their are a few great teachers at this school but over all this is a bad school. Your child is more then likely to get involved with drugs and/or alcohol after attending this school as this is what most of the students do in their spare time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2014

Coventry High School I would have to say is a horrible school. There are weekly fights, drug use from the students, students smoking and vandilism. I know that alot of schools have all of that, but this school is just horrible. I myself am a freshman and are looking at another high school to go to. The only good thing about this school is the teachers and how friendly most of them are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2013

Coventry High School is the best school I have ever been to. This school pushes me to do harder and so far I have had wonderful teachers who teach differently everyday to fit students needs. They find new ways to encourage students and interact with them. Yes, there are teachers who may be harder and have faults the mainly they all are very well. Right now, I have a GPA of a 4.5 and have highest honors. This school has helped me to become a wonderful student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2010

My daughter is currently a senior at CHS. In her four years attending the school she has had a mix of adequate to excellent teachers. She has been challenged in many classes (more than she might have wished!) But she rose to the challenge and has consistently been a high honor student. She has had the opportunity to also participate in sports under the tutelage of a supportive coach -thanks Ms. Risch. Overall the experience with the school has been positive for both student and parent. The operations of the school have appeared organized and coordinated. School calendar up to date. School functions well run. Communication to parents was adequate - occasionally a little short notice. Unfortunately satisfied customers rarely submit comments so the ranking appears a little off target.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

Poor communication, want parental involvement yet do nothing to assist when you want to be involved. This school is only interested in numbers, scores, writing plans to look good, not in putting them into action and helping or even guiding students who struggle academically. If you are not a behavior issue, the school barely notices you. They will give you detention for forgetting to return a form, but not for missing homework. They don't hold students accountable except for the bad grade, which for students who are trying, only makes them feel like they can't succeed, THey are not interested in finding out what would help you to succeed. I know a few teachers that engage students, but they are bypassed by the majority (including guidance dept) who are only concerned with scores, not quality teaching or finding what the student needs to succeed when they have learning differences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

Some very good teachers and others who don't care. Communication is difficult. Teachers don't always get back to parents. Overcrowded. Large school does offer many programs that smaller schools can't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

This school is typical of many in RI. There is so little accountability for results. We moved to RI 5 years ago and it has been a disaster as far as schools go. RI is so far behind is it appalling. The sad part is the teachers unions have seen to it that the teachers are compensated well, yet the results are lacking. If this was private industry they all would be fired for lack of performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

I've seen the school go downhill since the first year one of my children attended. Communication from the school to parent is inadequate. We hear a week after the fact if my stepson has a detention or is absent from school, so there is no way for us to ensure that he goes, resulting in yet another detention or worse. When my first daughter went, nearly 20 years ago, there was weekly, if not daily, communications from her teachers. We got a phone call if our child was absent, within a couple of hours. We were kept informed. This year, we are lucky if we get a standard letter a week after something happens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2007

As a former student who just graduated, I've seen change. Some of the new graduation mandates are taking a toll on the students and teachers. Some of the rules although good ideas, seem to undermine trust; mandatory wearing of an ID card.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2007

This school leaves me feeling empty. The lack of communication between teachers and students is sad. I agree that the good teachers are far and few in between. I get the feeling that the teachers are just tired, not only with teaching but also with the way the school is being run, i.e. management. The extracurricular activities are really the only true good thing about the school. These activities seem to be the only thing keeping the kids going to school at all. As far as parent involvement, I know teens don't want to be embarrassed by their parents but there could be more parent involvement. There should be something simple so the parents know what their child is learning about in school. Like some type of project that has to involve an adult.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 27, 2007

I am absolutely beside myself in wonder over the total lack of any kind of cohesive structure in this school. The disciplinary team seems like a group of bullies with 'favorite' marks and no one communicates anything to anyone within the different departments. I will applaud the scattering of teachers who have attempted to reach out to me, but they are few and far between. The general sense I've gotten from the school is that kids like mine (ADHD) just mess up their test averages. The Truancy Court process is absolutely terrifying There is no support for kids who don't fit into their Capstone-happy high honors model and I am currently preparing to pull my son out of this school before it's too late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

I am not particularly happy with the way this school is run. The communication between teachers, principals, and the guidance department with the parents is awful. If children are not encouraged to learn these days, what's to become of them?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

I agree with the previous from notes that Coventry High School lacks that adult guidance we had growing up. The management there is extremely unorganized and no one communicates with each other. The school is over crowded and there is not enough teachers with patience to work with the students. What happened to the student comes first. No matter what or no student left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2005

Suffers from insufficient guidance and discipline. Yet, there are many extracurricular activies available as well as in school music and art classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2005

I do not care for this school. it is unorganized and not willing to help and work with student.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

389 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

388 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

389 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students38%
Female35%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged students22%
Not economically disadvantaged students42%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged students77%
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%

Writing

All Students67%
Female76%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged students55%
Not economically disadvantaged students70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 64%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 2% 22%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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40 Reservoir Rd
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: (401) 822-9499

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