Steven Griffin and Anthony Paolo
East Greenwich High School
300 Avenger Dr, East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 398-1574
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Introduction
East Greenwich is the most affluent town currently in Kent County, Rhode Island. It is known for its waterfront and downtown business district. The town was originally founded as Greenwich in 1677, for Greenwich, England. In this statement, we will be discussing the community of East Greenwich, particularly the economics and demographics of the town. In addition to this we will be discussing the district of East Greenwich, particularly the school systems student exam scores, and qualifications. Looking at the East Greenwich High School, we will also be discussing the student characteristics such as graduation rates and attendance. Our audience for this includes teachers who need jobs, as well as community taxpayers and parents.


Community Background
East Greenwich, Rhode Island has a household and family income that is concluded to be extremely affluent. The income levels here are almost double that of the rest of Rhode Island and the United States as a whole. In fact, the town’s population below the poverty level is less than 33% that of the national average. East Greenwich is a primarily white town, more so than the rest of Rhode Island and the Nation by about 13% and 20%, respectively. Clearly it is not an extremely diverse community. East Greenwich’s child population only makes up 1.5% of Rhode Island, despite being a sizeable area. Their affluence could be partly attributed to this shockingly low number. Families with children are economically well off, with only 1% in need of cash assistance. The rest of Rhode Island stands at 4%. That percentage carries over to the school breakfast program, but the Rhode Island average for that is a high 22%. Children here are relatively healthy and safe. Only 519 received medical assistance of any kind, compared to Rhode Island’s 104,532. In total, 5 kids were abused for every 1,000. This s only a third of what other children in the state go through. In East Greenwich, children on average get a better education and are much more behaved than their surrounding communities.

COMMUNITY
Selected Economic Characteristics 2009-2013 Table

Your Community
Rhode Island
US
Median household income
$96,438
$56,361
$53,046
Median family income
$128,836
$72717
$63719
Per capita income
$57,628
$30,469
$28,155
All families below poverty level
4.1%
9.6%
11.3%
All people below the poverty level
5.0%
13.6%
15.4%
Demographic and Housing Estimates 2009-2013

Your Community
Rhode Island
US


White
94.2%
81.4%
74%
Black/African Americans
2.1%
6.3%
12.6%
Asian
1.6%
3.1%
4.9%
Hispanic or Latino
1.9%
12.9%
16.6%
American or Alaska Native
0.2%
0.4%
0.8%


Education

Your Community
Rhode Island
Children Enrolled in Early Head Start
1
527
Children enrolled in Head Start
6
2,295
Children enrolled in State Pre-K
0
306
Public school enrollment (total)
2,412
141,959
Public school enrollment (% low-income)
6%
47%
Students who are English Language Learners
<1%
7%
Chronic early absence in grades K-3
3%
12%
Chronic absence in high school
9%
24%
Suspension rate (per 100 students)
2
22
High School graduation rate
96%
81%
DISTRIC
NECAP
On NECAP Assessments East Greenwich scored significantly higher on all portions of the assessment then the state average. They were right about even with Barrington high school but averaged much better scores then Central Falls.
NECAP Assessments
State
East Greenwich
Barrington
Central Falls
11th Grade Math
35%
71%
79%
12%
11th Grade Reading
81%
95%
97%
53%
11th Grade Writing
66%
85%
81%
35%
11th Grade Science
30%
57%
68%
14%

Teaching: Qualifications and teacher-student ratio
The scores on the NECAP could be attributed to the fact that East Greenwich has highly qualified teachers and the class size average relative to Barrington, Central Falls and the rest of the state.
Qualifications and Teacher Student Ratio
State
East Greenwich
Barrington
Central falls
Classes Taught by Not Highly Qualified Teachers
1%
0%
0%
4%
Teachers with Emergency Certification
1%
0%
0%
4%
Teacher Student Ratio
1:14
1:17
1:14
1.1%



Student Characteristics
East Greenwich really doesn’t have much diversity as far as ethnicity. Most students are white who come from well off families so many of the students do not need Bilingual education service or subsidized lunches. Students receiving special education services are close to the state average.
Student Characteristics
State
East Greenwich
Barrington
Central falls

Student Eligibility for
47%
6%
4%
79%
subsidized lunch




Students from various
White: 61%
86%
89%
9%
racial/ethnic backgrounds
Hispanic:24 %
5%
2%
74%

Black: 8%
1%
0%
12%

Multiracial: 4%
3%
3%
4%

Asian 6%
Asian: 6%
Asian: 5%



Attendance
The attendance rate is very high at all levels of school with little chronic absenteeism.
Attendance
State
East Greenwich
Barrington
Central falls
Attendance Rate
Elementary Schools
95%
96%
96%
93%
Attendance Rate
Middle Schools
94%
97%
96%
92%
Attendance Rate
High Schools
92%
96%
95%
88%
Chronic
Absenteeism
Elementary Schools
13%
4%
4%
25%
Chronic
Absenteeism
Middle Schools
15%
5%
6%
27%
Chronic
Absenteeism
24%
9%
7%
40%


Incidents of suspension
The suspensions are very low compared to the rest of the state especially Central Falls.
Incidents of Suspension
State
East Greenwich
Barrington
Central Falls
Number of Incidents
Elementary School
2942
2
0
8
Number of Incidents
Middle School
11981
29
11
429
Number of Incidents
High school
15867
27
56
126
1% of the entire states suspensions.



Funding and Resources 2012-2013
Total Per Pupil Spending is right around average with the rest of state and the Barrington and Central Falls districts. The District spends about $14, 987.

HIGH SCHOOL
NECAP
NECAP Assessments
State
Your school
Barrington School
Central Falls School
11th Grade Matt
35%
71%
79%
12%
11th Grade Reading
81%
95%
97%
53%
11th Grade Writing
66%
85%
81%
35%
11th Grade Science
30%
57%
68%
14%



SAT Exams

State
Your School
Barrington School
Central Falls School
Mathematics Average (Out of 800)
484
598
588
425
Reading Average (Out of 800)
483
576
578
394
Writing Average (Out of 800)
471
582
566
404

AP Exams

State
Your School
Barrington School
Central Falls School
Number of Exams Taken
7237
310
544
134
Number of Students to Take Exam
4390
138
294
94
Exams Scored at College-Level Mastery
4143
254
492
20
% Scored at College-Level Mastery
57%
82%
90%
15%

Qualifications and Teacher-Student Ratio

State
Your School
Barrington School
Central Falls School
Teachers with Emergency Certification
1%
0%
0%
4%
Teacher-Student Ratio (Classroom Teachers)
1:14
1:17
1:14
1:14



Student Characteristics

State
Your School
Barrington School
Central Falls School
Student eligibility for subsidized lunch
47%
6%
4%
79%
Students from Various Racial/Ethnic Backgrounds




Students Receiving ESL/Bilingual Education Services
7%
<1%
1%
24%
Students Receiving Special Education Services
15%
11%
12%
21%

Attendance

State
Your School
Barrington School
Central Falls School
Attendance Rate High Schools
92%
96%
95%
88%
Chronic Absenteeism in High Schools
24%
9%
7%
40%

Four-year Graduation Rate (Students entering grade 9 in 2009-10)

State
Your School
Barrington School
Central Falls School
Percent graduated within 4 years
80.7%
95.6%
93.7%
71%
Percent dropped out
8.0%
1.1%
1.1%
12.9%

Five-year Graduation Rate (Students entering grade 9 in 2008-09)

State
Your School
Barrington School
Central Falls School
Percent graduated within 4 years
92.1%
80.1%
95.3%
73%
Percent graduated within 5 years
3.8%
3.4%
2.8%
4.7%

Incidents of Suspension

State
Your School
Barrington School
Central Falls School
Number of Incidents High Schools
15.687
27
56
126

Student Indicators

State
Your School
Barrington School
Central Falls School
Stability Index High Schools
86%
97%
97%
75%
Mobility Index High Schools
15%
3%
3%
27%

Conclusion
East Greenwich is an incredibly affluent community with great student characteristics of attendance and behavior. They come from very good families with financial stability. There is not much diversity in this community with more than 80% of the population being white. The district scores very well on standardized testing and academically seems to be at higher level than the rest of the state. Parents, teachers, students, and fellow residents of East Greenwich have a lot to be proud of. This community is flourishing and has been greatly successful academically.

REFERENCES
http://infoworks.ride.ri.gov/
http://www.egsd.net/highschool.cfm