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 16:1.
  • 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 declined by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 912 students
Westerly High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Westerly High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Westerly High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Westerly High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (RI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 16:1
Westerly High School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2015)
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)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Westerly High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Westerly High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Westerly High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown RI 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.
0.31 0.33
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 (1990-2015)
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%
6%
Westerly High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

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 99% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $20,018 is higher than the state average of $18,649. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $20,225 is higher than the state average of $18,229. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District Name Westerly School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
4
Number of Students Managed 2,967 1,618
Westerly School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 80% 81%
Westerly School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $60 MM $30 MM
Westerly School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $61 MM $30 MM
Westerly School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $20,018 $18,649
Westerly School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $20,225 $18,229
Westerly School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

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