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East Greenwich High School

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4 stars

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Posted November 4, 2013

I agree with the previous comment "Unfortunately for such an affluent community it has very little knowledge of the true spirit of education. ... Due to the affluence in this community there are an extraordinary amount of tutors for the students which has inflated the real capabilities of the system. It appears that private schools may be a better alternative if living in this community. "
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

"It's time to compare East Greenwich not just to Barrington, R.I., but to Barrington, IL, and Barrington, CA," Podraza said. "We're going to stay number 1 in Rhode Island, but also measure ourselves against the very best nationally." - East Greenwich Patch, April 27, 2011. Two years later. 2013 US News High School State Ranking: Classical #1, Barrington #2, East Greenwich #3. 2013 US News High School National Ranking: Barrington, IL #572, Barrington, RI #593, East Greenwich #970. Barrington, CA does not exist. Mr. Podraza, Please take the action!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

The building may be falling apart, but I loved going to this school as a teen and I hope my youngest child will enjoy going there next year as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2010

I am currently a freshman at EGHS. These varsity sports are very good, the music programs are excellent, and the special ed classes are superb. Even though the building is a little run down, it is still in good shape, and a new gymnasium with A/C, which comes in very handy on those hot days in early June. Best four years of my life so far!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

I graduated from EGHS and I can say with confidence that I was much better prepared than everyone I met at college for life after HS. I knew time management better than anyone and the amount of work at college didn't even compare to that of EGHS. I was pushed and pulled in every direction and I credit EGHS with everything I am today. Not only are the teachers and academics fantastic, we have some pretty excellent sports teams (at least they were when I graduated). All of my best memories were made at EG, many of them during the school day. I made the best friends I could ever find because it is such a tight-knit community. Everyone knows everyone and that really is a great feeling. Send your children to EGHS, it was the best 4 years of my life thus far!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

Unfortunately for such an affluent community it has very little knowledge of the true spirit of education. The bias toward the athletic and brilliant is hugely overstated. If your child is not either of these they will face challenges from the faculty that can cause a child to feel left behind in the process and discourage further learning. Due to the affluence in this community there are an extraordinary amount of tutors for the students which has inflated the real capabilities of the system. It appears that private schools may be a better alternative if living in this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

The best four years of my life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2005

As a grad of this school I can say that it is one of the best around. I have moved from many towns (E Prov, Barrington, etc) and I believe that EGHS is the school to beat in RI! The classes are small, the teachers care, and the administration is usually pretty reasonable. The grounds are very well kept. The material that is taught here is also some of the most challenging and rewarding around!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 30, 2004

EGHS has excellent faculty. Incredible, incredibly teachers are the best the state has to offer. It's extremely competitive and kids want to learn here. It has an enormous lack of diversity, however, and that lack extends far beyond ethnic. As my children experienced, it's better to be on the outside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

I'm a parent who's youngest child is graduating this year. My experience here is if your child is highly motivated and bright, they will excell here. (I have one) If you have an average child who's highly motivated (I have one), it's not a good fit. If you have bright child who's not motivated (this one too), it's not a good fit. The Special Education program is nothing special. Overall I was/am very disappointed. The administration doesn't seem to understand that's it's their job to motivate the unmotivated child. It's their job to help an average to below average child to their fullest potential too. They should be rooting for all students. It's wonderful to have excellent students, but they will excell no matter what. I hope this is taken constructivly and not be defensive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2004

A wealthy community provides a deep gene pool for this school. However, if your child does not fit the mold, they will struggle. If your a coach, you child plays on the team. If your child is a typical a/b student, they will be admired. Overall condition of the school is depressing. Dark, dirty and unmaintained. I expected more when moving here. My children are attending private schools now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

As a former student of EGHS I can say without reservation that it is among the best public schools in the state. The faculty and staff were always helpful, and knew everyone by name. I count myself truely lucky to have attended.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

EGHS is a fine high school - almost as good as it thinks it is! A wealthy community helps put pressure on the school to educate, and largely raise, its students. Some questionable priorities (new gym v new computers)...some questionable balance between educational standards and reasonable pressure. Some parents may be expecting the school to do far more than educate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2003

East Greenwich has by far the best system in the state. My daughter, now a senior in college has a 3.9 gpa - this is, in a large way, due to good preparation in High School.


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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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students70%
Female64%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students20%
Not economically disadvantaged students72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Writing

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
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 88% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 8%
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 6%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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East Greenwich, RI 02818
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