Johnston Senior High

Public 9-12

 345 Cherry Hill Road
       Johnston, RI  02919


(401) 233-1920

District: Johnston

SchoolDigger Rank:
33rd of 60 Rhode Island High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,683 Help


Feeder schools for Johnston Senior High:

Elementary:    Brown Avenue School
    Early Childhood Center
    Sarah Dyer Barnes School
    Thornton School
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Middle:    Nicholas A. Ferri Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  10.6 Help
Number of students:  804

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.3%
Hispanic:
28.1%
African American:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.9% Help


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Compare Details Johnston Senior High ranks worse than 55% of high schools in Rhode Island. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.5. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.3%), Hispanic (28.1%), African American (5.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Johnston Senior High is 10.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Johnston Senior High is $15,683.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Johnston Senior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Johnston Senior High 33rd of 60 Rhode Island public high schools. (See Johnston Senior High in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Johnston 36th of 59 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Johnston Senior High

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Rank History for all students at Johnston Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 31.02 36th 49 26.5%
2010 28.42 37th 50 26.0%
2011 52.29 27th 45 40.0%
2012 50.10 29th 45 35.6%
2013 41.49 31st 45 31.1%
2014 39.11 33rd 47 29.8%
2015 44.17 30th 56 46.4%
2016 47.19 27th 57 52.6%
2017 29.64 36th 56 35.7%
2018 38.18 33rd 57 42.1%
2019 37.39 35th 59 40.7%
2021 45.53 32nd 59 45.8%
2022 37.47 31st 59 47.5%
2023 32.50 33rd 60 45.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Johnston Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 44.01 3rd 5 40.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Johnston Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.49 30th 30 0.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Johnston Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 38.08 28th 54 48.1%
2023 31.75 36th 58 37.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Johnston Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 37.07 31st 58 46.6%
2023 29.65 35th 59 40.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Johnston Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 37.40 30th 54 44.4%
2023 33.08 33rd 56 41.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Johnston Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 29.62 17th 28 39.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Johnston Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 45.38 23rd 49 53.1%
2023 33.81 26th 53 50.9%
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Rank History for White students at Johnston Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 22.35 34th 42 19.0%
2023 18.35 37th 43 14.0%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Open Quote They do a great job with the kids. They also offer a lot of after school activities. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Johnston Senior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 882 1 4 0 6 n/a n/a 0 893
1989 868 3 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 878
1990 792 5 8 4 n/a n/a n/a 0 809
1991 765 5 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 783
1992 794 5 6 15 0 n/a n/a 0 820
1993 842 5 6 12 0 n/a n/a 0 865
1994 812 9 9 17 0 n/a n/a 0 847
1995 830 6 8 18 0 n/a n/a 0 862
1996 830 6 8 18 0 n/a n/a 0 862
1997 809 5 9 18 0 n/a n/a 0 841
1998 847 3 15 21 0 n/a n/a 0 886
1999 854 3 13 22 0 n/a n/a 0 892
2000 873 5 28 24 0 n/a n/a 0 930
2001 837 7 38 30 0 n/a n/a 0 912
2002 835 8 3 12 1 n/a n/a 0 859
2003 835 8 3 12 1 n/a n/a 0 859
2004 811 17 8 36 1 n/a n/a 0 873
2005 794 32 17 54 0 n/a n/a 0 897
2006 784 26 19 68 2 n/a n/a 0 899
2007 774 29 21 78 2 n/a n/a 0 904
2008 766 42 21 87 6 n/a n/a 0 922
2009 762 32 28 91 4 n/a n/a 0 917
2010 755 44 31 91 5 n/a n/a 0 926
2011 736 44 22 100 5 0 7 0 914
2012 726 42 2 110 3 0 8 0 891
2013 724 44 18 116 1 0 0 0 903
2014 711 41 19 120 2 0 0 0 893
2015 646 37 22 133 0 0 0 0 838
2016 619 37 27 157 0 0 1 0 841
2017 613 37 25 171 1 0 0 0 847
2018 616 49 29 194 1 0 0 0 889
2019 577 47 26 209 1 0 7 0 867
2020 544 54 23 204 3 0 7 0 835
2021 507 52 23 201 5 1 7 0 796
2022 478 43 22 189 8 2 5 1 748
2023 493 43 24 226 8 2 8 0 804

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 Johnston Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 893 n/a n/a 1.1
1989 878 n/a n/a 1.1
1990 809 n/a n/a 1.4
1991 783 62.0 12.6 0.8
1992 820 66.0 12.4 1.3
1993 865 62.0 14.0 1.3
1994 847 60.0 14.1 2.4
1995 862 61.0 14.1 4.1
1996 862 61.0 14.1 4.1
1997 841 62.0 13.6 4.5
1998 886 62.6 14.2 4.1
1999 892 64.6 13.8 5.5
2000 930 67.0 13.9 3.8
2001 912 69.0 13.2 2.3
2002 859 n/a n/a 5.2
2003 859 n/a n/a 5.2
2004 873 77.0 11.3 12.9
2005 897 70.0 12.8 0.3
2006 899 89.0 10.1 16.4
2007 904 57.6 15.7 15.8
2008 922 80.6 11.4 26.4
2009 917 77.6 10.0 30.6
2010 926 76.6 12.0 36.4
2011 914 76.6 11.9 40.8
2012 891 75.0 11.8 19.2
2013 903 76.1 11.8 38.6
2014 893 76.1 11.7 44
2015 838 67.0 12.5 38.1
2016 841 75.0 11.2 46
2017 847 74.6 11.3 45
2018 889 74.8 11.8 44.9
2019 867 75.4 11.4 46.1
2020 835 73.0 11.4 46.3
2021 796 70.4 11.3 44
2022 748 69.5 10.7 26.5
2023 804 75.2 10.6 39.9

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 Johnston Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 893 n/a n/a 1.1
1989 878 n/a n/a 1.1
1990 809 n/a n/a 1.4
1991 783 62.0 12.6 0.8
1992 820 66.0 12.4 1.3
1993 865 62.0 14.0 1.3
1994 847 60.0 14.1 2.4
1995 862 61.0 14.1 4.1
1996 862 61.0 14.1 4.1
1997 841 62.0 13.6 4.5
1998 886 62.6 14.2 4.1
1999 892 64.6 13.8 5.5
2000 930 67.0 13.9 3.8
2001 912 69.0 13.2 2.3
2002 859 n/a n/a 5.2
2003 859 n/a n/a 5.2
2004 873 77.0 11.3 12.9
2005 897 70.0 12.8 0.3
2006 899 89.0 10.1 16.4
2007 904 57.6 15.7 15.8
2008 922 80.6 11.4 26.4
2009 917 77.6 10.0 30.6
2010 926 76.6 12.0 36.4
2011 914 76.6 11.9 40.8
2012 891 75.0 11.8 19.2
2013 903 76.1 11.8 38.6
2014 893 76.1 11.7 44
2015 838 67.0 12.5 38.1
2016 841 75.0 11.2 46
2017 847 74.6 11.3 45
2018 889 74.8 11.8 44.9
2019 867 75.4 11.4 46.1
2020 835 73.0 11.4 46.3
2021 796 70.4 11.3 44
2022 748 69.5 10.7 26.5
2023 804 75.2 10.6 39.9

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Johnston Senior High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $199 (1.4%) $14,008 (98.6%) $14,207
2019 $173 (1.2%) $14,412 (98.8%) $14,585
2020 $334 (2.2%) $14,688 (97.8%) $15,023
2021 $311 (2.0%) $15,372 (98.0%) $15,683

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Johnston Senior High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 35th of 59 High schoolsRanks 33rd of 60 High schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston Senior High)58.851.6
 7.2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)58.551.3
 7.2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)60.155.3
 4.8%
10th Grade Mathematics (Johnston Senior High)24.622.3
 2.3%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Johnston)24.522.2
 2.3%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)3127.2
 3.8%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston Senior High)42.237.3
 4.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Johnston)4236.8
 5.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)50.549.1
 1.4%
11th Grade Mathematics (Johnston Senior High)20.315.5
 4.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Johnston)20.315.3
 5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)31.225.3
 5.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students867804
 7.3%
African American4743
 8.5%
American Indian18
 700%
Asian2624
 7.7%
Hispanic209226
 8.1%
Pacific Islander02
White577493
 14.6%
Two or More Races78
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46.1%39.9%
 6.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Johnston Senior High

Johnston Senior High ranks 33rd of 60 Rhode Island high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 804 students attended Johnston Senior High.

Students at Johnston Senior High are 61% White, 28% Hispanic, 5% African American, 3% Asian.

Johnston Senior High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Brown Avenue School
Elementary : Early Childhood Center
Elementary : Sarah Dyer Barnes School
Elementary : Thornton School
Elementary : Winsor Hill School
Middle : Nicholas A. Ferri Middle


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