Ponaganset High School

  • Ponaganset High School serves 665 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Rhode Island state average of 40%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 41%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Ponaganset High School's student population of 665 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students665 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ponaganset High School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ponaganset High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall School Rank#214 out of 284 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
25%
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Black
n/a
8%
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White
96%
59%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ponaganset High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in RI.
Diversity Score0.080.36
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Graduation Rate90-94%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ponaganset High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ponaganset High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Rhode Island by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFoster-Glocester School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Foster Capt. Isaac Paine El. School
    Grades: K-5 | 265 students
    3.6 miles
    160 Foster Center Road
    Foster, RI 02825
    (401)647-5100
    3.6 K-5 265
  • North Scituate Fogarty Memorial
    Grades: K-5 | 304 students
    4.1 miles
    736 Snake Hill Road
    North Scituate, RI 02857
    (401)568-6211
    4.1 K-5 304
  • Chepachet West Glocester Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 243 students
    4.7 miles
    111 Reynolds Road/rte 94
    Chepachet, RI 02814
    (401)567-0350
    4.7 PK-5 243
  • North Scituate Scituate High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 427 students
    5.3 miles
    94 Trimtown Road
    North Scituate, RI 02857
    (401)647-4120
    5.3 9-12 427
  • North Scituate Scituate Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 350 students
    5.3 miles
    94 Trimtown Road
    North Scituate, RI 02857
    (401)647-4123
    5.3 6-8 350

School Reviews

5  
the qualtiy of this school is execptional. the programs offered cover many of the desired filed that studens are intrested in and the actuall academic ones. i think that there should be corses avaliable to students who are intrested in becomin doctors or even crimalists. the music, art , and sports programs are ver nice. we have just the right amount to offer so that we can stil focus on our studies. we dnt have many awards if any to offer students or athlets. the facilities could be nicer. the level of parten involvment depends on how active the kids are in the school, most arent.
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