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EGHS Snubbed in US News & World Report Rankings

The school scored better than many others in most categories but still was lumped in with the rest of the state.

US News & World Report released its annual report of the nation's top high schools Tuesday and East Greenwich High School was excluded from the list of top five Rhode Island public schools.

Barrington High School was ranked No. 1.

The report found:
  • East Greenwich High School has a 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio (state average was 12:1)
  • Its "college readiness" score was 35.3 out of 100 - significantly above the state average.
  • 64 percent of students were proficient in math
  • 91 percent of students were proficient in English
The rankings show that East Greenwich High School students score much higher than most of their peers in the state and the school does a better than average job readying students for college.

In fact, East Greenwich scored higher than Rhode Island's fifth-ranked school, Middletown High School, in every category, which shows that the rankings by US News and World Report aren't just based on raw numbers.

What do you think of the rankings? 
EGParent April 26, 2014 at 05:18 PM
You can find the information on patch. http://eastgreenwich.patch.com/groups/schools/p/ride-places-2-eg-schools-in-warning-category
Bea Lukens April 26, 2014 at 08:23 PM
Above average in student teacher ratio! Speak up EG we now have class sizes of 27 in our current fifth grade all other classes are at or above the 25 mark- who knows how high they will be next year! These numbers will not get better with these high class sizes and the fourth grade classes are building to capacity as well.
EGParent April 27, 2014 at 08:49 AM
@Bea, Do they ever listen? School voucher is the way to go.
Bea Lukens April 27, 2014 at 09:59 AM
I find they do listen if the voice is loud enough. School vouchers are a great idea and would ensure schools stay on their game. East Greenwich schools are the reason many move here to EG, pushing for them to always be better than where they are is in all our interests.
EG April 28, 2014 at 08:01 AM
I like the idea of school vouchers. Those who have to send their children to private schools should be compensated. EG schools do not meet their children's needs. Many parents are not happy with the EG schools. They should be given a different choice. I would send my children to North Kingstown if the district gave me school vouchers.

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