GoLocalProv Ranks MHS Best On Island

Middletown High School is ranked #8 out of 49 schools, according to a new report released Tuesday

Out of the three public high schools on Aquidneck Island, Middletown best serves its students, according the 2013 GoLocalProv report released Tuesday.

GoLocal said it employs a formula developed at Babson College to assess and weight each school's latest NECAP and SAT scores, plus per-pupil funding, student-teacher ratios, and graduation rates.

Of the 49 Rhode Island schools measured, Middletown High School was ranked #8, up from last year’s #12 position. Portsmouth High School dropped to #12, compared with last year's #8 position. Rogers High School was ranked #20, slightly higher than last year’s #21 position.

2013 performance at a glance

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nptresident May 08, 2013 at 02:07 AM
All of these stats are ridiculous. Ask another company to survey and it would be something different. Please, let's stop with these ridiculous comparisons and just support your public schools! Not charter schools....real PUBLIC schools!
William F Horan May 08, 2013 at 12:34 PM
755 East Greenwich High School East Greenwich RI O 95 0.3 92 1680 24.4 7 3.7 3.12 1244 Portsmouth High School Portsmouth RI O 89 0.3 88 1557 11 3.5 2.9 1640 Lincoln High School Lincoln RI O 85 0.2 84 1573 27 3.4 2.68 http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/06/america-s-best-high-schools.html
Sunny Shores May 08, 2013 at 12:36 PM
I think whoever did the study got the results BACKWARDS. Middletown should be embarrassed by these results not praised. The school with the (considerably) worst graduation rate is ranked above two better performing schools? Perhaps the person who did the study graduated from Middletown High, that "wuld splain it".
Denis May 08, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Maybe other schools graduate students that have not earned a degree? In other words they push them out the door. Perhaps a follow up study of where these graduates are four years after High School graduation would be an informative one.
Bill the 1st May 08, 2013 at 07:44 PM
I suspect this is the answer: "assess and weight each school's latest NECAP and SAT scores..." In other words, MHS teachers are far better at teaching to the tests than PHS or RHS.


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