West Warwick High School

Summary:

West Warwick High School is a public high school serving 1,047 students in grades 9-12 in West Warwick, Rhode Island, which is part of the Warwick School District. The school has a diverse student population, but its academic performance and other key metrics lag behind nearby schools like Pilgrim High School and Cranston High School West.

West Warwick High School has a more racially diverse student body than some nearby schools, with 65.33% White, 6.59% African American, 18.34% Hispanic, 2.87% Asian, and 4.01% two or more races. However, its academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the state and nearby school averages. For example, only 36% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in SAT/English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 49.1%. The school also has a significantly higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 51.58%, compared to nearby schools like Cranston High School West (27.52%) and East Greenwich High (5.7%).

Over the past few years, the racial diversity at West Warwick High School has been decreasing, with the percentage of White students increasing from 71.23% in 2020-2021 to 65.33% in 2022-2023. The school's academic performance has also been inconsistent, with its ranking among Rhode Island high schools fluctuating between 29th and 34th place in the past few years. These challenges, along with the higher student-teacher ratio of 13.4, suggest that West Warwick High School may face difficulties in providing adequate resources and support for its students, who come from a higher percentage of low-income families compared to nearby schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1 Webster Knight Drive
       West Warwick, RI  02893


(401) 821-6596

District: West Warwick

SchoolDigger Rank:
34th of 60 Rhode Island High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,405 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  1,047

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.3%
Hispanic:
18.3%
African American:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.6% Help


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Compare Details West Warwick High School ranks worse than 56.7% of high schools in Rhode Island. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.3%), Hispanic (18.3%), African American (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Warwick High School is 13.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Warwick High School is $14,405.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

West Warwick High School:

SchoolDigger ranks West Warwick High School 34th of 60 Rhode Island public high schools. (See West Warwick High School in the ranking list.)

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West Warwick:

SchoolDigger ranks West Warwick 51st of 59 Rhode Island school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Warwick High School

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Rank History for all students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 36.86 33rd 49 32.7%
2010 36.03 32nd 50 36.0%
2011 49.02 29th 45 35.6%
2012 52.07 27th 45 40.0%
2013 55.41 23rd 45 48.9%
2014 48.20 31st 47 34.0%
2015 49.53 24th 56 57.1%
2016 60.66 16th 57 71.9%
2017 51.56 28th 56 50.0%
2018 54.88 25th 57 56.1%
2019 43.33 31st 59 47.5%
2021 51.38 29th 59 50.8%
2022 34.46 32nd 59 45.8%
2023 31.98 34th 60 43.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.43 20th 21 4.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.80 24th 29 17.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 26.87 36th 54 33.3%
2023 25.81 41st 58 29.3%
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Rank History for Female students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 41.25 29th 58 50.0%
2023 30.33 34th 59 42.4%
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Rank History for Male students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 34.70 32nd 54 40.7%
2023 31.39 34th 56 39.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 25.85 7th 9 22.2%
2023 35.43 6th 10 40.0%
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Rank History for African American students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 80.16 3rd 28 89.3%
2023 56.45 8th 26 69.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 39.32 25th 49 49.0%
2023 30.86 28th 53 47.2%
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Rank History for White students at West Warwick High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools RI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 18.87 36th 42 14.3%
2023 18.71 36th 43 16.3%
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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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Enrollment information for West Warwick High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 807 4 3 15 2 n/a n/a 0 831
1989 793 4 8 18 4 n/a n/a 0 827
1990 743 5 9 19 7 n/a n/a 0 783
1991 714 4 8 26 7 n/a n/a 0 759
1992 745 3 9 28 3 n/a n/a 0 788
1993 745 8 14 28 4 n/a n/a 0 799
1994 755 16 12 24 5 n/a n/a 0 812
1995 953 22 15 43 4 n/a n/a 0 1037
1996 953 22 15 43 4 n/a n/a 0 1037
1997 920 14 13 40 5 n/a n/a 0 992
1998 916 14 18 29 6 n/a n/a 0 983
1999 971 3 10 4 5 n/a n/a 0 993
2000 962 23 20 33 17 n/a n/a 0 1055
2001 933 52 21 41 20 n/a n/a 0 1067
2002 1002 34 21 50 3 n/a n/a 0 1110
2003 1002 34 21 50 3 n/a n/a 0 1110
2004 962 37 23 49 8 n/a n/a 0 1079
2005 939 38 38 61 13 n/a n/a 0 1089
2006 960 43 28 75 13 n/a n/a 0 1119
2007 998 43 30 86 12 n/a n/a 0 1169
2008 956 45 35 89 10 n/a n/a 0 1135
2009 917 44 32 88 8 n/a n/a 0 1089
2010 896 45 22 103 9 n/a n/a 0 1075
2011 842 40 25 106 8 3 12 0 1036
2012 831 30 24 113 11 2 11 0 1022
2013 805 32 20 106 9 2 8 0 982
2014 757 32 20 108 9 1 8 0 935
2015 761 32 18 123 11 1 6 0 952
2016 777 42 21 134 7 0 11 0 992
2017 744 43 19 120 12 0 13 0 951
2018 792 46 19 127 7 0 18 0 1009
2019 716 53 19 145 6 0 23 0 962
2020 709 57 18 150 4 2 28 0 968
2021 713 62 25 162 9 2 28 0 1001
2022 717 61 25 182 16 2 41 0 1044
2023 684 69 30 192 18 2 42 10 1047

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 West Warwick High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 831 n/a n/a 2.9
1989 827 n/a n/a 2.7
1990 783 n/a n/a 2.7
1991 759 56.5 13.4 2.9
1992 788 61.0 12.9 3
1993 799 59.0 13.5 3
1994 812 58.0 14.0 3.7
1995 1037 80.3 12.9 9.2
1996 1037 80.3 12.9 9.2
1997 992 85.8 11.6 9.5
1998 983 80.8 12.2 8.6
1999 993 80.5 12.3 12.2
2000 1055 76.0 13.9 19.1
2001 1067 68.7 15.5 13.1
2002 1110 n/a n/a 18.4
2003 1110 n/a n/a 18.4
2004 1079 76.0 14.2 21.7
2005 1089 76.5 14.2 18.1
2006 1119 89.0 12.6 24.3
2007 1169 65.8 17.8 16.9
2008 1135 84.7 13.4 30.1
2009 1089 83.7 11.3 32.3
2010 1075 83.7 12.8 35
2011 1036 83.6 12.3 35
2012 1022 82.0 12.4 42
2013 982 80.0 12.2 38.6
2014 935 69.5 13.4 45
2015 952 74.0 12.8 46.8
2016 992 76.0 13.0 44.9
2017 951 75.8 12.5 48.6
2018 1009 77.1 13.0 40.2
2019 962 75.1 12.8 42.6
2020 968 74.0 13.0 47.6
2021 1001 76.1 13.1 46.3
2022 1044 78.1 13.3 48.4
2023 1047 77.6 13.4 51.6

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 West Warwick High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 831 n/a n/a 2.9
1989 827 n/a n/a 2.7
1990 783 n/a n/a 2.7
1991 759 56.5 13.4 2.9
1992 788 61.0 12.9 3
1993 799 59.0 13.5 3
1994 812 58.0 14.0 3.7
1995 1037 80.3 12.9 9.2
1996 1037 80.3 12.9 9.2
1997 992 85.8 11.6 9.5
1998 983 80.8 12.2 8.6
1999 993 80.5 12.3 12.2
2000 1055 76.0 13.9 19.1
2001 1067 68.7 15.5 13.1
2002 1110 n/a n/a 18.4
2003 1110 n/a n/a 18.4
2004 1079 76.0 14.2 21.7
2005 1089 76.5 14.2 18.1
2006 1119 89.0 12.6 24.3
2007 1169 65.8 17.8 16.9
2008 1135 84.7 13.4 30.1
2009 1089 83.7 11.3 32.3
2010 1075 83.7 12.8 35
2011 1036 83.6 12.3 35
2012 1022 82.0 12.4 42
2013 982 80.0 12.2 38.6
2014 935 69.5 13.4 45
2015 952 74.0 12.8 46.8
2016 992 76.0 13.0 44.9
2017 951 75.8 12.5 48.6
2018 1009 77.1 13.0 40.2
2019 962 75.1 12.8 42.6
2020 968 74.0 13.0 47.6
2021 1001 76.1 13.1 46.3
2022 1044 78.1 13.3 48.4
2023 1047 77.6 13.4 51.6

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 West Warwick High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $221 (1.6%) $13,176 (98.4%) $13,396
2019 $215 (1.5%) $13,870 (98.5%) $14,086
2020 $510 (3.5%) $14,119 (96.5%) $14,629
2021 $425 (3.0%) $13,980 (97.0%) $14,405

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West Warwick High School

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 31st of 59 High schoolsRanks 34th of 60 High schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (West Warwick High School)58.245.1
 13.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (West Warwick)56.545.3
 11.2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)60.155.3
 4.8%
10th Grade Mathematics (West Warwick High School)24.718.1
 6.6%
   10th Grade Mathematics (West Warwick)24.118
 6.1%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Rhode Island)3127.2
 3.8%
11th Grade English Language Arts (West Warwick High School)51.236
 15.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (West Warwick)49.836
 13.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Rhode Island)50.549.1
 1.4%
11th Grade Mathematics (West Warwick High School)21.918.6
 3.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (West Warwick)21.318.6
 2.7%
   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 Students9621047
 8.8%
African American5369
 30.2%
American Indian618
 200%
Asian1930
 57.9%
Hispanic145192
 32.4%
Pacific Islander02
White716684
 4.5%
Two or More Races2342
 82.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.6%51.6%
 9%


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Students at West Warwick High School are 65% White, 18% Hispanic, 7% African American, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 2% American Indian.

West Warwick High School ranks 34th of 60 Rhode Island high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,047 students attended West Warwick High School.


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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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