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East Providence High School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 6, 2014

Ok, can anyone tell me what is the purpose of the senior project. I can tell you that in my household it has just been just the stress and the expense. For Gods sake let the senior year be a year that these seniors can enjoy since the other 3 years have difficult ones East Providence High is not the greatest school to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

The teachers in this school care about their students however that same level of caring about education isn't necessarily replicated within the student body. In fact the student body here is the most disgusting i have ever seen. They swear constantly, they enjoy bullying. The level of Homophobia is at unparalleled levels.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2013

I attended East Providence High School and I can honestly say that the teachers, staff, nor the principal was at all helpful in ANY situation. If you are having trouble in your classes the teachers tell you to try harder when students can only try so hard. When a student asks for help it should be given. I failed English 9 due to issues with me, my parents, and the teacher. Instead of giving me a different teacher the next year they gave me the same one.. 3 TIMES. Each time failing while I was passing 10th and 11th grade English with no issues, I have a post high school reading level and found this to be ridiculous. If you are absent for a week or more due to personal reasons or being sick, instead of the staff showing compassion and caring, they threaten to suspend and even expel you. This school is utterly ridiculous and I DO NOT BY ANY MEANS RECOMMEND SENDING YOUR CHILD THERE. It is an unsafe, un-nurturing environment with hostile staff, students, and teachers. And the school buildings state? The School is falling apart at every corner no matter how many "renovations" they are doing. (Tiles containing asbestos still remain after 2 YEARS when they were told to remove it)


Posted December 12, 2011

Avoid this school at all costs - My daughter has been going here for almost a year and her grades have done a nose dive do the teachers feel any respoinsibility for this (you know cause they are the ones teaching) nope they blame everyone but themselves for your childs bad grades it either the student not working hard enough or the parent is not doing enough but you will never hear them say its me I need more time with your child to get them to understand the subject at hand
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2011

EPHS is a jungle. The staff will appear helpful when u go in to meet with them but they do not come through at all. I sent my child here and her grades plummeted right down, along with other issues. Which, btw did not get addressed as of yet and now it is summer time. Some children can survive the large, urban school but then some cannot. Mine cannot and I am working on finding another environment for her. ADVICE: If your child has a learning issue, find another small setting. Or get ready to be chasing down faculty there all year long!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The Townie Pride...and how its displayed throughtout the city and remembered even after graduation.


Posted January 25, 2010

I am currently a sophmore at EPHS. I have to agree some teachers don't do their jobs quite as well as others and some do theirs too well.. what I'm trying to say is we have amazing extracuriccular but not enough learning advantages in this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2010

I am a parent that is very unsatisfied with my sons school not only does the school change there rules often ,they also think its wise to give the children so many responsibility with portfoilos,community service,senior project on top of that the kids have to study every day and I feel that its a bit much. I just think that might be a reason why kids dont really want to stay in school to graduate. So my son say the kids are saying in school. I say give them some portfoilos not 14 ,and no community service , allow senior project. When is enough enough...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

East Providence High School is the biggest high school in the state of Rhode Island.. No easy task for the teachers or the students. But everyone does a great job. We have a very active PTSA that helps with communication between the school and home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

I'm a current student, going into my senior year. I will not however be attending classes at EPHS in the fall. The school was a bad fit for me. The classes are too easy and the learning environment is negative. Even in honors classes there are kids who sleep through class and get into fights with teachers. The school is simply a bad learning environment. In addition, the recent ratings of the school by The City Building Official Quattrucci prove that the school is unsatisfactory. Everything Quattrucci has said is true, I can show those who don't believe me which doors he is talking about etc.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2009

I am currently a sophmore!! and i enjoy every single day at EPHS!! The teachers are really nice and heplful. The after school activities are fun. Overall, i love this school and will definetly not want it to end...=)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

I am currently a freshman at EPHS and the school is beyond belief! I am enjoying it so much and I can't believe I only get 4 years there! The teachers are great. They help you with every problem you could possibly have, the admin is great and the students treat eachother with respect for the most part. Other than a few misbehaving kid the school is perfect!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2005

I am curently a stdent in the 10th grade at EPHS and I love it. There are exellent teachers and great after-school activities. I am on the football and swimteam and I have found that no matter coach or teacher they will find a way to help you at school with a tutor or just a little extra help from your teachers. The most important thing is Townie Pride, all of the sporting events are pacted with parents, students, teachers, and just people who live in the town. Honestly, there is nowhere i would rather be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2004

I'm not a parent of a student and ephs, rather i am a former student. I decided to leave ephs in my senior year,and came to methuen high school in mass. I can honestly say for experience that no school can ever compare to ephs. True we do not have the best grades,but it's the one and only school that I have ever truely felt safe.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

337 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

338 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

339 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%
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 Students29%
Female25%
Male33%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged students20%
Not economically disadvantaged students35%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged students75%
Not economically disadvantaged students86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

Writing

All Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged students38%
Not economically disadvantaged students53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant47%
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 77% 64%
Black 13% 8%
Hispanic 5% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 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 36%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2000 Pawtucket Ave
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: (401) 435-7806

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