Cranston High School West

80 Metropolitan Ave

Cranston, RI 02920

Tel: (401)270-8049
Grades: 9-12

1,629 students

Cranston High School West serves 1,629 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the RI average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 37%.
Cranston High School West operates within the Cranston School District.
The school district's 83% graduation rate is higher than the RI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 1629 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 103 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,629 students
Cranston High School West Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 103 teachers
Cranston High School West Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Cranston High School West Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (RI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Cranston High School West Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
3%
3%
Cranston High School West Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
8%
23%
Cranston High School West Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
2%
8%
Cranston High School West Black (1993-2013)
White
86%
63%
Cranston High School West White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups Cranston High School West Sch Ethnicity Cranston High School West Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.26 0.32
Cranston High School West Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
15%
40%
Cranston High School West Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%
Cranston High School West Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,788 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Cranston School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
5
Number of Students Managed 10,788 1,735
Cranston School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 83% 82%
Cranston School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $144 MM n/a
District Spending $147 MM n/a
District Revenue / Student $13,461 $0
Cranston School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,764 $0
Cranston School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cranston Career & Technical Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Western Hills Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is George J. Peters School (0.8 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • CranstonCranston Career & Technical Center
    Vocational School
    100 Metropolitan Ave
    CranstonRI 02920
    (401)270-8070
    Vocational School

    0.1 mi | n/a students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • CranstonWestern Hills Middle School
    400 Phenix Ave
    CranstonRI 02920
    (401)270-8030
    0.4 mi | 634 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • CranstonGeorge J. Peters School
    15 Mayberry St
    CranstonRI 02920
    (401)270-8199
    0.8 mi | 350 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • CranstonWoodridge School
    401 Budlong Rd
    CranstonRI 02920
    (401)270-8007
    1 mi | 342 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • CranstonGlen Hills School
    50 Glen Hills Dr
    CranstonRI 02920
    (401)270-8005
    1.1 mi | 348 students | Gr. PK-6                      

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