Westerly High School

  • Westerly High School serves 912 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the RI average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 40%.
  • Westerly High School operates within the Westerly School District.
  • Westerly School District's 80% graduation rate is lower than the RI state average of 81%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 912 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students912 students
Westerly High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Westerly High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
Westerly High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeWesterly High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(RI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
Westerly High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Westerly High School American Indian Students (2005-2015)
Asian
5%
3%
Westerly High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
6%
24%
Westerly High School Black Students (1992-2015)
Black
1%
8%
Westerly High School Black Students (1989-2015)
White
83%
60%
Westerly High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Westerly High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWesterly High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownRI All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.310.58
Westerly High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
27%
41%
Westerly High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
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.
6%
5%
Westerly High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2015)

District Comparison

  • Westerly School District's student population of 2,967 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 85% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $18,142 is higher than the state average of $18,095. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,263 is less than the state average of $17,880. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District NameWesterly School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
4
Number of Students Managed2,9671,618
Westerly School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate80%81%
Westerly School District Graduation Rate (1993-2015)
District Total Revenue$56 MM$36 MM
Westerly School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$53 MM$35 MM
Westerly School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$18,142$18,095
Westerly School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$17,263$17,880
Westerly School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WesterlyState Street School
    Grades: KG-4 | 372 students
    0.7 miles
    35 State Street
    WesterlyRI 02891
    (401)348-2340
    0.7KG-4372
  • PawcatuckWest Broad Street School
    Grades: 3-4 | 135 students
    0.9 miles
    131 West Broad Street
    PawcatuckCT 06379
    (860)599-5633
    0.93-4135
  • North StoningtonPawcatuck Middle School
    Grades: 5-8 | 298 students
    1.3 miles
    40 Field Street
    North StoningtonCT 06359
    (860)599-5696
    1.35-8298
  • PawcatuckWest Vine Street School
    Grades: KG-2 | 203 students
    1.4 miles
    129 West Vine Street
    PawcatuckCT 06379
    (860)599-5832
    1.4KG-2203
  • WesterlySpringbrook Elementary School
    Grades: KG-4 | 323 students
    2 miles
    39 Springbrook Road
    WesterlyRI 02891
    (401)348-2296
    2KG-4323

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
January 01, 2018
The city of New York has announced they are bringing back mandatory sex-ed courses for the first time in 20 years, in light of skyrocketing teen pregnancy rates far above the national average.
January 01, 2018
We’ll look at the many challenges facing schools in New York and New Jersey, as they struggle to get ready for students and balance the ongoing need to provide shelter to those displaced by the storm.
January 01, 2018
Students have headed back to school across the country, but are greeted by new security technology and armed security guards. We take a look at Post-Newtown public education.