Who Moved Up + Down: Rhode Island’s Top High Schools 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Moving into the Top 10
￼Lincoln High School ticked up into the Top 10 for 2013, moving up 2 spots and making its mark at #9. Middletown High School made one of the year's bigger jumps, with a 4-spot upward move into the Top 10 for 2013, at #8, and was the highest-performing high school on Aquidneck Island. Middletown swapped places, in fact, with another Aquidneck high school--Portsmouth High--which fell from its spot at #8 in 2012 to #12 in 2013. The island's 3rd high school, Rogers HS in Newport, moved up one spot to nudge into the state's Top 20 at #20.
Classical slips from the Top 10
The pride of the city of Providence and always one to watch, Classical High saw a slip out of the Top 10 in 2013, down 3 spots to #13 with a dip in SAT scores. The historic public school posted the 3rd-highest graduation rate in the state at 95.9%, behind Barrington High School's 96.6% and Jacqueline M. Walsh School's perfect 100%.
2013's big upward movers
In addition to Middletown's big move into the Top 10, two high schools made the biggest moves in 2013--East Providence High School moved up 4 spots from #36 to #32, and Johnston High School made an identical 4-spot move up from #26 to #22.
2013's biggest drops
Several schools took substantial drops in 2013--the largest drops were Times 2 Academy and Blackstone Academy, which each dropped 5 spots. North Providence High School took the biggest hit in the latest ranking, dropping 6 spots form #22 to #28.
GoLocal utilized the data at the Rhode Island Department of Education's InfoWorks website. For more on GoLocal's methodology, go here.
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