RI’s #3 School: Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School

Monday, May 09, 2011

 

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With a bold move from 7th place in 2010 to 3rd in 2011, Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School announces its star power on the RI public high school landscape.

The secret? Improved NECAPs and SATs across the board. Most notable is the school's substantial uptick in Math scores, with 67% of their students above proficient, one of the highest math NECAP results in the state. Exeter-West Greenwich's writing NECAPs also improved dramatically to 69% above proficient, also among the highest numbers in RI. Add to that an investment per student of $16,778, second only to Narragansett High,

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and the second-best student-teacher ratio (9:1), and you're looking at a winning combination.

Culture of creativity

But outside the numbers, one of Exeter-West Greenwich's gold star programs has to be Knight Vision TV, the result of the school's Multimedia and Video Productions classes. With more than 10 themed "channels," Knight Vision produces a variety of programs including talk shows, creative pieces, documentaries and news shows. For some past headline-related talk show videos, go here.

Also a point of pride at Exeter-West Greenwich: both the Junior and Senior High School Bands, both award-winning. The Senior Band consistently places students in competitions and prides itself on the culture of involvement and quality. The EWG Concert Band recently returned from a trip to Washington DC, where it toured, met with the RI Congressional Delegation, and played a concert at the Naval Museum. The photo of the band on the steps of the Capitol, singed by Senator Jack Reed, now hangs in the band room.

Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School at a Glance

Enrollment: 591

Mascot: The Scarlet Knights

Notable Alums: none as of 2011

For a printable version of RI's Top High Schools 2012, with the full chart of rankings and summaries of key articles, Download PDF

 
 

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