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West Warwick High School

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 14, 2014

I have my daughter at this school and i want to switch her out and consider it. The education system is outdated, teachers have the attitude as if they couldnt care less if the students were listening the barely teach and give out confusing packets. There are few teachers that do extremely well with what they do. My child was fortunate to have a few the past two years but teachers nred to have a repory card them selves where the students decide there grade. Maybe then these teachers will realise oh i actually have to work and help these children suceed because that is what a real teacher does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

I specifically took my daughter OUT of this school and moved to another town because the programs here are substandard and the staff literally are of the mindset of an us vs. them attitude with the parents. I feel they need to have more integrity and need to learn the meaning of the term "special needs". They are in the dark. So tragically in the darki.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

This high school needs an extreme overhaul cosmetically and academically. Many teachers need their own education updated... time for this school to move into the 21st century. I can't understand how my daughter got so lucky in getting the few teachers who actually enjoy teaching. Need to improve the administration and teachers' poor attitudes. Teachers are giving up on the lower end students. When it comes time for parent teacher conferences the entire school might have 30 parents show up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2011

Some of the teachers need to be updated- teach them how to teach or fire them. Techniques are SO outdated. Let's get in some new blood. Out with the old in with the new.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2011

I know nothing of the educational status of West Warwick High School. However, I will say that this afternoon, I attended the Drama Club's performance of Aida. It was wonderful. This school has an outstanding drama department and these kids are not only extremely talented, they are completely invested in what they are doing. Kudos to these talented adolescents. There is so much negativity around today about kids today. These kids blew that assumption out of the water.


Posted March 3, 2010

I dont think West Warwick High School has good teaching techniques nor employees. My kids know more about their teachers' life, than they do about Algebra 2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

I love West Warwick high school because the music program is amazing and WWHS accepts me for me. We usually dont stereotype like most schools do which is something I'm very proud of. The teachers are nice and can totally relate to you and the lunches are great! High school is one of the greatest experiences of my life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2009

They have a proud tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. It is a community of caring individuals that does great and altruistic deeds for the commmunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

They have the most understanding and talented teachers that are always there to help you. There time doesn't matter, the teachers are there for you!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

We have the most amazing AP teachers, espeically our AP Calculus teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

I love WWHS because of the diversity within the students, and their ability to accept just about anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

Because it's awesome!!! The band program there is amazing!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

The music department in West Warwick High has such bright students and really want to be successful, but the funds are dwindling and are very hard to come by...


Posted October 5, 2009

Caring and involved teachers. Our children feel safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Wonderful town & great school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I like West Warwick Schools because of the teachers, and staff, and their ability to help my children learn not only in the class room but with life lessions that are so important also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I has the best teachers and the students have a lot of school spirit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

West Warwick High School has many choices for classes. The music department is wonderful and the teachers are great. They offer honors classes and AP classes for free.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

West Warwick High School is a wonderful learning community that has about 1150 students who are creative, intelligent, challenging, brilliant, interesting, diverse, and amazing children! In addition, the Arts are thriving at the high school with an amazing Music program and wonderful visual Arts department. Students are dedicated, and committed to creating excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Great music program!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%
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 Students35%
Female30%
Male38%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged students25%
Not economically disadvantaged students41%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities2%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant35%

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male79%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Writing

All Students55%
Female65%
Male46%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged students45%
Not economically disadvantaged students61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%
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 81% 64%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Black 3% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 42%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Webster Knight Dr
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: (401) 821-6596

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