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Coming Tuesday: The Top High Schools in Rhode Island 2014

Sunday, June 16, 2013

 

The grades are in -- GoLocalProv will release its Fifth Annual Top High Schools 2014 on Tuesday, June 17.

Based on a proprietary ranking that crunches hundreds of pieces of data from Rhode Island's public, charter, and technical schools, the findings reveal how well our communities' schools are providing for their students.

Academic success is a critical element of a community's civic pride, and this quantitative look of each school provides the only comprehensive view of secondary education in the state. 

How It's Done

GoLocal employs a formula developed at Babson College to assess and weight each school's latest NECAP and SAT scores, plus per pupil funding, student-teacher ratios, and graduation rates.  On Tuesday, see profiles of every public, charter and technical school in the state, along with a chart of each school's data, including test scores.

Schools -- and their success -- are a primary subject of discussion and debate in the state, with sports teams, student stars, and college acceptances just some of the cornerstones of conversation surrounding them.

So whether it's debate teams, athletic championships, or theater programs, everyone has their loyalties, and will defend their school against all others.  GoLocal's Top High Schools, year in, year out, is the most talked-about ranking in Rhode Island.

Mark your calendar and see how your school fared in this year's rankings -- check out GoLocal's top story this Tuesday. 

 

Related Slideshow: 10 RI State Education Rankings

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4th Grade Test Scores

Math

Rank: 26 out of 50

State Average Score: 241

National Average Score: 241

Reading

Rank: 18 out of 50

State Average Score: 223

National Average Score: 221

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2013 Mathematics and Reading Assessments.

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8th Grade Test Scores

Math

Rank: 27 out of 50

State Average Score: 284

National Average Score: 284

Reading

Rank: 25 out of 50

State Average Score: 267

National Average Score: 266

Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2013 Mathematics and Reading Assessments.

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High School Dropout Rate

Rank: 10 out of 50

State Dropout Rate: 4.6%

National Average: 3.4%

Source: US Department of Education

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High School Graduation Rate

Rank: 33 out of 50

State Graduation Rate: 76.4%

National Average: 78.2%

Source: US Department of Education

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SAT Scores

Rank: 40 out of 50

State Combined Score Average: 1468

National Average: 1498

Source: College Board

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High School AP Scores

Rank: 33 out of 50

State Percent of Class Scoring 3 or Higher on AP Exam: 14.6%

National Average: 20.1%

Source: College Board

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Chance for Success

Rank: 21 out of 50

Grade: B-

National Average: C+

Source: Education Week Research Center

Note: Index that grades the nation and states on 13 indicators capturing the role that education plays as a person moves from childhood, through the K-12 system, and into college and the workforce.

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K-12 Achievement Index

Rank: 27 out of 50

Grade: D+

National Average: C-

Source: Education Week Research Center

Note: Index that evaluates educational performance on 18 individual indicators that measure current achievement, improvements over time, and poverty-based disparities.

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Per Pupil Expenditure

Rank: 5 out of 50

Amount Spent: $17,666

National Average: $10,938

Source: NEA Research, Estimates Database (2013)

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Average Daily Attendance

Rank: 49 out of 50

State Average: 80.9%

National Average: 96.7%

Source: NEA Research, Estimates Database (2013)

Note: Figure reflects the aggregate attendance of a school during a reporting period divided by the number of days school is in session during this period.

 
 

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