Highlander Secondary Charter S

Summary:

Highlander Secondary Charter S is a public charter high school located in Warren, RI, serving grades 7-12 with a total enrollment of 344 students. The school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 62.5% Hispanic, 21.8% African American, and 8.14% White.

Highlander Secondary Charter S consistently underperforms the state average in proficiency rates across various assessments, including RICAS, NGSA, SAT, and PSAT10. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in RICAS English Language Arts (21.1%) and Mathematics (16.8%) were significantly lower than the state averages (29% and 25.7% respectively for 7th grade). The school's performance on the SAT is also concerning, with only 31.9% of 11th-grade students proficient in English Language Arts and 12.8% in Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 49.1% and 25.3% respectively. However, the school performs relatively well in certain student subgroups, such as African American students and English Language Learners, compared to other schools in the state.

Highlander Secondary Charter S faces significant challenges in improving its academic outcomes, particularly in comparison to higher-performing schools in the region, such as Barrington High School and Mt. Hope High School, which serve more affluent and less diverse student populations. The school's high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (86.63% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch) and its consistent underperformance on standardized assessments suggest the need for a comprehensive review of its educational strategies and resource allocation to better support its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public, Charter 7-12

 360 Market Street
       Warren, RI  02885


(401) 247-3585

District: Highlander

SchoolDigger Rank:
40th of 60 Rhode Island High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,442 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.4 Help
Number of students:  344

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
62.5%
African American:
21.8%
White:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.6% Help


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Compare Details Highlander Secondary Charter S ranks worse than 70.3% of middle schools in Rhode Island. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.02. (See more...)
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Compare Details Highlander Secondary Charter S ranks worse than 66.7% of high schools in Rhode Island. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (62.5%), African American (21.8%), White (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Highlander Secondary Charter S is 10.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Highlander Secondary Charter S is $11,442.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Highlander Secondary Charter S:

SchoolDigger ranks Highlander Secondary Charter S 45th of 64 Rhode Island public middle schools. (See Highlander Secondary Charter S in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Highlander Secondary Charter S 40th of 60 Rhode Island public high schools. (See Highlander Secondary Charter S in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Highlander:

SchoolDigger ranks Highlander 49th of 59 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Highlander Secondary Charter S

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.47 40th 61 34.4%
2021 17.50 49th 62 21.0%
2022 16.75 49th 60 18.3%
2023 22.02 45th 64 29.7%
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Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Highlander Secondary Charter S

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Rank History for all high school students at Highlander Secondary Charter S

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 12.19 47th 59 20.3%
2021 14.60 45th 59 23.7%
2022 17.86 42nd 59 28.8%
2023 23.01 40th 60 33.3%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Highlander Secondary Charter S

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 64.54 2nd 5 60.0%
2023 62.30 1st 7 85.7%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Highlander Secondary Charter S

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.16 24th 30 20.0%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Highlander Secondary Charter S

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.70 37th 54 31.5%
2023 31.41 37th 58 36.2%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Highlander Secondary Charter S

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 16.05 44th 58 24.1%
2023 18.49 40th 59 32.2%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Highlander Secondary Charter S

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 18.69 39th 54 27.8%
2023 33.90 32nd 56 42.9%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Highlander Secondary Charter S

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 45.27 12th 28 57.1%
2023 56.24 9th 26 65.4%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Highlander Secondary Charter S

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.10 32nd 49 34.7%
2023 28.67 33rd 53 37.7%
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Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Highlander Secondary Charter S

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 32 58 6 191 4 2 22 0 315
2020 28 59 7 200 5 3 20 0 322
2021 22 93 5 190 3 1 19 0 333
2022 25 75 4 220 6 1 15 0 346
2023 28 75 4 215 7 1 13 1 344

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Highlander Secondary Charter S

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 315 25.0 12.6 70.8
2020 322 28.0 11.5 91
2021 333 26.1 12.7 88.3
2022 346 33.0 10.4 85.3
2023 344 33.0 10.4 86.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Highlander Secondary Charter S

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 315 25.0 12.6 70.8
2020 322 28.0 11.5 91
2021 333 26.1 12.7 88.3
2022 346 33.0 10.4 85.3
2023 344 33.0 10.4 86.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Highlander Secondary Charter S

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2021 $1,470 (12.8%) $9,972 (87.2%) $11,442

Data source: Rhode Island Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Highlander Secondary Charter S

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 40th of 61 Middle schoolsRanks 45th of 64 Middle schools
 4.7%
Ranks 47th of 59 High schoolsRanks 40th of 60 High schools
 13%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Highlander Secondary Charter S)44.18.8
 35.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Highlander)44.18.8
 35.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)31.529
 2.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Highlander Secondary Charter S)13.618.5
 4.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Highlander)13.618.5
 4.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)27.625.7
 1.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Highlander Secondary Charter S)2233.3
 11.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Highlander)2233.3
 11.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)36.332.2
 4.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Highlander Secondary Charter S)8.515.3
 6.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Highlander)8.515.3
 6.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)24.523
 1.5%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Highlander Secondary Charter S)27.852.3
 24.5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Highlander)27.851.1
 23.3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)60.155.3
 4.8%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Highlander Secondary Charter S)17.231.9
 14.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Highlander)17.231.9
 14.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)50.549.1
 1.4%
11th Grade Mathematics (Highlander Secondary Charter S)10.312.8
 2.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Highlander)10.312.8
 2.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)31.225.3
 5.9%
All Grades English Language Arts (Highlander Secondary Charter S)33.121.1
 12%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Highlander)2917.5
 11.5%
All Grades Mathematics (Highlander Secondary Charter S)1116.8
 5.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Highlander)15.313.7
 1.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students315344
 9.2%
African American5875
 29.3%
American Indian47
 75%
Asian64
 33.3%
Hispanic191215
 12.6%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White3228
 12.5%
Two or More Races2213
 40.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.8%86.6%
 15.8%


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Students at Highlander Secondary Charter S are 63% Hispanic, 22% African American, 8% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% American Indian, 1% Asian.

Highlander Secondary Charter S ranks 40th of 60 Rhode Island high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 344 students attended Highlander Secondary Charter S.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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