Cranston High School West

80 Metropolitan Ave,

Cranston, RI, 02920

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

1,585 students

Cranston High School West serves 1,585 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the RI average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
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 1585 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 122 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,585 students
Cranston High School West Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 122 teachers
Cranston High School West Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Cranston High School West Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (RI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 12:1
Cranston High School West Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
3%
Cranston High School West Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
7%
22%
Cranston High School West Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
8%
Cranston High School West Black (1993-2012)
White
85%
64%
Cranston High School West White (1988-2012)
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.
0.27 0.54
Cranston High School West Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
13%
38%
Cranston High School West Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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 (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,845 students has grown by 3321% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Cranston School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
4
Number of Students Managed 10,845 1,548
Cranston School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 83% 82%
Cranston School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $144 MM $37 MM
Cranston School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $147 MM $34 MM
Cranston School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $453,675 $17,432
Cranston School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $463,883 $16,408
Cranston School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Cranston High School West (often called West, Cranston West or abbreviated as CHSW) is a high school located in Cranston, Rhode Island. The school is comprised of five buildings; one of these buildings is the Cranston Area Career and Technical Center. The school grounds include 6 tennis courts, a baseball field, and a track and football field. The program of studies encompasses 203 different courses. The Cranston Area Career and Technical Center offers 17 different courses. All courses are geared toward student academic abilities. Fifty-two percent of graduates go on to pursue a four-year degree while twenty-two percent pursue a 2-year degree.
  • The school has a student-published newspaper called The West Wind. Additionally, the school boasts an award-winning news broadcast titled The West Watch, which received numerous first place awards at the 2006 New England Scholastic Press Association conference. Numerous athletic teams have won championship titles for the school, more recently being the 2004 varsity football team, 2006 varsity wrestling squad, and 2006 baseball team.
  • Mission Statement: The mission of Cranston High School West is to empower and support all students to become responsible for their learning, to strive to reach their potential, to become a community of diverse learners, to treat others with courtesy and respect, and to become productive members of our society.
  • Theater: Cranston West is home to an award winning theater program. The theater program has won numerous championships at the Rhode Island Drama Festival, most recently for its productions of The Ice Wolf and Bocon. Because of these and many other victories, it has represented the state of Rhode Island in the New England Drama Festival five times, and even hosted the festival in 2002. Other recent productions include Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, and Cinderella.
  • Notable alumni: Professional American football player Mark van Eeghen graduated from Cranston High School West in 1970 before going on to play in the National Football League for ten years.
  • Alex Connor, American investor, politician, and hero graduated in 2006. "Dandy" Andy Ruggiero- A Freshman Hockey player whos a beast.
  • The West Wind: The West Wind is Cranston High School West's award-winning, student-produced newspaper. It usually features 8 issues per school year, one for each month, though September and October are combined into one issue, as well as May and June. The paper has earned awards from the Providence Journal as well as the New England Scholastic Press Association.
  • The West Watch: The West Watch is West's online news broadcast. Started in 2005, the West Watch received a first place award as best broadcast at the NESPA conference. In addition, it also won several individual achievement awards.
  • Source: Wikipedia; it is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cranston Career & Technical Center (0 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
  • Cranston Cranston Career & Technical Center
    Vocational School
    100 Metropolitan Ave
    Cranston , RI , 02920
    (401)270-8070
    Vocational School
    0  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Cranston Western Hills Middle School
    400 Phenix Ave
    Cranston , RI , 02920
    (401)270-8030
    0.4  mi  |  667  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Cranston George J. Peters School
    15 Mayberry St
    Cranston , RI , 02920
    (401)270-8199
    0.8  mi  |  348  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Cranston Woodridge School
    401 Budlong Rd
    Cranston , RI , 02920
    (401)270-8007
    1.1  mi  |  335  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Cranston Stone Hill School
    21 Village Ave
    Cranston , RI , 02920
    (401)270-8022
    1.1  mi  |  319  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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