EG Students Rank Among State's Best
Students at all levels scored well above state averages on the NECAP exam for 2011, and met all performance goals.
East Greenwich students ranked among the best in Rhode Island, scoring well above state averages at every level in both English and mathematics, according to the 2011 Rhode Island School Report Card.
State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist released the information Friday morning, detailing student proficiency as measured by the New England Common Assessment Program, administered to students in October of last year. Every school in the East Greenwich system met Annual Yearly Progress, achieving every evaluation target. East Greenwich High School and Middle School, along with the Frenchtown and Meadowbrook Farms Elementary Schools, earned additional commendation from the state for their high scores.
The high school earned a proficiency index of 97 percent in English and 89 percent in math, compared to state averages of 91 percent and 73 percent. The index measures the percentage of students at or above proficiency in the subjects. The school graduated 95 percent of students, outpacing the state average of 76 percent.
Cole Middle School posted even more impressive numbers, scoring 97 percent proficient in English and 93 percent in math. State averages at the middle school level registered 90 percent and 82 percent, respectively.
State averages at the elementary school level resgistered 89 percent in English and 85 percent in math. All four East Greenwich elementary schools — Frenchtown, George Hanaford, James H. Eldredge and Meadowbrook Farms — posted scores of 96 percent in English and 94 percent in math.
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