Western Hills Middle School

Public 6-8

 400 Phenix Avenue
       Cranston, RI  02920


(401) 270-8030

District: Cranston

SchoolDigger Rank:
29th of 62 Rhode Island Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,528 Help

Students who attend Western Hills Middle School usually attend:

High:    Cranston High School West

Feeder schools for Western Hills Middle School:

Elementary:    Garden City School
    Glen Hills School
    Oak Lawn School
    Orchard Farms Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  11.8
Number of students:  739

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.6%
Hispanic:
20.7%
Asian:
9.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.2%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Western Hills Middle School ranks better than 53.2% of middle schools in Rhode Island. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Cranston School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Western Hills Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Cranston School District. Racial makeup is: White (60.6%), Hispanic (20.7%), Asian (9.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Western Hills Middle School is 11.8, which is the 2nd best among 4 middle schools in the Cranston School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Western Hills Middle School is $13,528, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Cranston School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Western Hills Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Western Hills Middle School 29th of 62 Rhode Island public middle schools. (See Western Hills Middle School in the ranking list.)

Cranston:

SchoolDigger ranks Cranston 33rd of 57 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Western Hills Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 74.60 16th 53 69.8%
2010 76.78 15th 54 72.2%
2011 63.96 21st 49 57.1%
2012 74.51 14th 48 70.8%
2013 72.97 14th 48 70.8%
2014 68.81 18th 49 63.3%
2015 60.24 20th 59 66.1%
2016 61.00 23rd 59 61.0%
2017 59.23 24th 57 57.9%
2018 45.66 26th 53 50.9%
2019 54.87 28th 61 54.1%
2021 46.62 29th 62 53.2%

Data source: test scores: Rhode Island Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Western Hills Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 659 2 8 3 1 n/a n/a 0 673
1989 737 3 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 755
1990 659 2 13 6 n/a n/a n/a 0 680
1991 713 1 16 4 1 n/a n/a 0 735
1992 727 3 11 10 0 n/a n/a 0 751
1993 745 3 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 763
1994 794 3 8 8 1 n/a n/a 0 814
1995 861 4 22 4 0 n/a n/a 0 891
1996 861 4 22 4 0 n/a n/a 0 891
1997 870 3 22 10 0 n/a n/a 0 905
1998 913 2 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 937
1999 925 1 2 7 15 n/a n/a 0 950
2000 948 3 15 17 0 n/a n/a 0 983
2001 983 6 11 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1019
2002 1079 7 25 18 1 n/a n/a 0 1130
2003 1079 7 25 18 1 n/a n/a 0 1130
2004 1120 6 23 17 2 n/a n/a 0 1168
2005 1077 3 33 19 2 n/a n/a 0 1134
2006 1041 8 31 26 2 n/a n/a 0 1108
2007 1024 12 36 46 2 n/a n/a 0 1120
2008 1043 10 28 42 1 n/a n/a 0 1124
2009 691 6 24 30 2 n/a n/a 0 753
2010 647 15 24 31 0 n/a n/a 0 717
2011 595 18 26 47 2 0 7 0 695
2012 568 9 23 52 2 0 13 0 667
2013 536 6 25 53 2 0 12 0 634
2014 585 7 28 50 2 0 15 0 687
2015 597 13 26 60 3 0 17 0 716
2016 532 9 33 62 3 0 17 0 656
2017 617 16 51 107 4 0 19 0 814
2018 537 25 60 128 2 0 27 0 779
2019 525 24 61 130 2 0 26 0 768
2020 491 22 71 132 1 0 37 0 754
2021 448 24 67 153 5 0 41 1 739

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 Western Hills Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 673 n/a n/a 10.4
1989 755 n/a n/a 1.1
1990 680 n/a n/a 2.4
1991 735 52.0 14.1 1.4
1992 751 60.0 12.5 3.3
1993 763 59.5 12.8 3.3
1994 814 56.0 14.5 3.1
1995 891 70.4 12.7 3.5
1996 891 70.4 12.7 3.5
1997 905 76.4 11.8 4.4
1998 937 65.1 14.4 4.9
1999 950 74.0 12.8 5.5
2000 983 73.4 13.4 4.1
2001 1019 79.5 12.8 5
2002 1130 n/a n/a 5.7
2003 1130 n/a n/a 5.7
2004 1168 104.0 11.2 6.5
2005 1134 88.0 12.9 4.2
2006 1108 80.0 13.9 5.1
2007 1120 59.6 18.8 4.7
2008 1124 89.4 12.6 6.9
2009 753 56.0 11.2 7
2010 717 55.0 13.0 11.7
2011 695 58.0 11.9 17.6
2012 667 59.0 11.3 17.4
2013 634 48.4 13.0 21
2014 687 50.4 13.6 19.7
2015 716 50.0 14.3 21.5
2016 656 61.0 10.7 21.5
2017 814 60.7 13.3 21.9
2018 779 61.2 12.7 31.8
2019 768 61.7 12.4 32.6
2020 754 61.1 12.3 33.6
2021 739 62.6 11.8 35.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Western Hills Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 673 n/a n/a 10.4
1989 755 n/a n/a 1.1
1990 680 n/a n/a 2.4
1991 735 52.0 14.1 1.4
1992 751 60.0 12.5 3.3
1993 763 59.5 12.8 3.3
1994 814 56.0 14.5 3.1
1995 891 70.4 12.7 3.5
1996 891 70.4 12.7 3.5
1997 905 76.4 11.8 4.4
1998 937 65.1 14.4 4.9
1999 950 74.0 12.8 5.5
2000 983 73.4 13.4 4.1
2001 1019 79.5 12.8 5
2002 1130 n/a n/a 5.7
2003 1130 n/a n/a 5.7
2004 1168 104.0 11.2 6.5
2005 1134 88.0 12.9 4.2
2006 1108 80.0 13.9 5.1
2007 1120 59.6 18.8 4.7
2008 1124 89.4 12.6 6.9
2009 753 56.0 11.2 7
2010 717 55.0 13.0 11.7
2011 695 58.0 11.9 17.6
2012 667 59.0 11.3 17.4
2013 634 48.4 13.0 21
2014 687 50.4 13.6 19.7
2015 716 50.0 14.3 21.5
2016 656 61.0 10.7 21.5
2017 814 60.7 13.3 21.9
2018 779 61.2 12.7 31.8
2019 768 61.7 12.4 32.6
2020 754 61.1 12.3 33.6
2021 739 62.6 11.8 35.2

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 Western Hills Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $178 (1.3%) $13,350 (98.7%) $13,528

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Western Hills Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 28th of 61 Middle schoolsRanks 29th of 62 Middle schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Western Hills Middle School)44.139.3
 4.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cranston)39.932.3
 7.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)39.132.6
 6.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Western Hills Middle School)33.618.2
 15.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cranston)23.711.7
 12%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)2817.8
 10.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Western Hills Middle School)41.934.4
 7.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Cranston)34.430.7
 3.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)31.528.7
 2.8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Western Hills Middle School)32.820.6
 12.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cranston)26.218.3
 7.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)27.620.4
 7.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Western Hills Middle School)45.631.3
 14.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Cranston)36.728.4
 8.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)36.328.8
 7.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Western Hills Middle School)2410.7
 13.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cranston)199.9
 9.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)24.516.1
 8.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Western Hills Middle School)43.835.1
 8.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Cranston)41.433.3
 8.1%
All Grades Mathematics (Western Hills Middle School)30.116.6
 13.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Cranston)27.914.6
 13.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students768739
 3.8%
African American2424
American Indian25
 150%
Asian6167
 9.8%
Hispanic130153
 17.7%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2641
 57.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.6%35.2%
 2.6%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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