Cranston High School West

80 Metropolitan Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Cranston High School West serves 1,414 students in grades 9-12.
Cranston High School West placed in the top 30% of all schools in Rhode Island for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 28%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Rhode Island state average of 36%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 42% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Cranston High School West places among the top 20% of public schools in Rhode Island for:

School Overview

Cranston High School West's student population of 1,414 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 106 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,414 students
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Total Classroom Teachers106 teachers
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School Comparison

Cranston High School West is ranked within the top 30% of all 287 schools in Rhode Island (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Cranston High School West is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall Testing Rank
#62 out of 287 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
25%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
80%
58%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.350.60
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Graduation Rate
92%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCranston School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cranston High School West is Dcyf Alternative Ed. Program (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Western Hills Middle School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cranston Cranston Career & Technical Center Vocational School

    0.0 miles
    100 Metropolitan Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    (401) 270-8070
    0 n/a n/a
  • Cranston Western Hills Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 779 students
    0.4 miles
    400 Phenix Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    (401) 270-8030
    0.4 6-8 779
  • Cranston George J. Peters School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 299 students
    0.8 miles
    15 Mayberry Street
    Cranston, RI 02920
    (401) 270-8199
    0.8 K-5 299
  • Cranston Stone Hill School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 260 students
    1.1 miles
    21 Village Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    (401) 270-8022
    1.1 PK-5 260
  • Cranston Woodridge School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 307 students
    1.1 miles
    401 Budlong Road
    Cranston, RI 02920
    (401) 270-8007
    1.1 K-5 307

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