Amarfi Santos & Nas Jones


324 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 456-9161

Tamara Sterling - Principal



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Hope High School


Introduction
Hope High School located in the urban streets of Providence, RI was founded in 1898. Hope High School was once divided into three objective learning communities, each individually with its own principal. These learning communities were classified as Hope High School Arts Community , Hope High School Technology Community and Hope High School Leadership Community. Today, Hope has merged into one single coeducational community schooling grades 9-12 and consisting of 856 students and 93 teachers. The current superintendent for the district is Chris Mahar and the principal Tamar Sterling. The purpose of this presentation is to inform upcoming families of the advantages and disadvantages that Hope High School has to offer.



Community Background
In order to better understand Hope High School, it is essential to consider the community of Providence, RI. This is where this school is placed as well as closely analyzing the education atmosphere the upcoming students will experience when attending Hop High School. Below we'll take a closer look at the economic characteristic for the years of 2009-2013. This table and graph will cover the median household income, median family income, per capita income, while comparing Providence itself to Rhode Island and the United states. We will also be comparing all families poverty level and all of the people that are below poverty level.


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Income / Poverty
Providence
Rhode Island
United States
Median Household Income
$37,632
$56,361
$53,046
Median Family Income
$43,674
$72,717
$64,719
Per Capita Income
$21,676
$30,469
$28,155
All families below the poverty level
24.6%
9.6%
11.3%
All people below the poverty level
29%
13.6%
15.4%
Total Population
626,667
1,052,567
311,536,594

This first table shows that this community makes less in Median Household income and Median Family income compared to both the state of Rhode Island and The United States itself. Also makes less in the Per Capita Income category when its compared to the state and the country. This table also shows that the city of Providence itself have much more family and people that is below the poverty level the Rhode Island and United States.


The table below shows the demographic and housing estimates in this community compared to Rhode Island and the United States:



Providence
Rhode Island
Untied States
White/Caucasian
49.8%
81.4%
74%
Black/ African American
16.0%
6.3%
12.6%
Asian
6.4%
3.1%
4.9%
Hispanic/Latino
38.1%
12.9%
16.6%
American Indian/ Alaska Native
1.4%
0.4%
0.8%




In this table, you can see that Caucasians over populate all race in the city of Providence. In the state of Rhode Island Caucasians over populate the entire country. The less populations but have the most out of the three is American Indians. Its seem that the housing of American Indians are large in the city of Providence. Comparing all races from African American, Asian and Hispanic Providence have the largest amount.

The graph below shows other basic information about the community:


Providence
Rhode Island
Students who are English Language Learners
23,799
139,353
Chronic absence in high school
1,087
4,031
Suspension rate
8,318
30,790
High School Graduation Rate
71%
81%


School Analysis

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The table below will show standardized testing with the comparison towards other high schools in the state of Rhode Island. The comparsion of standardized testing is between NECAP, SAT Exams and AP Exams. These comparisons will give you a visual on the level of difference between the high schools. Will show what subjects certain classes are best at and what subjects the students as a core are not best at.

NECAP


NECAP Assessments
Rhode Island
Hope
Barrington
Central Falls
11th Grade Math
35%
3%
79%
6%
11th Grade Reading
81%
51%
98%
52%
11th Grade Writing
66%
33%
82%
41%
11th Grade Science
30%
3%
68%
0%

SAT Exams

Rhode Island
Hope
Barrington
Central Falls
Mathematics Average
484
352
588
358
Reading Average
483
358
566
349
Writing Average
471
345
566
349



AP Exams



Rhode Island
Hope
Barrington
Central Fall
Number of Exams Taken
7237
123
544
73
Number of Students to Take Exam
4390
98
294
63
Exams Scored at College-Level Majesty
4143
7
492
2
% Scored at College-Level Mastery
57%
6%
90%
3%

Conclusion

Hope High School is not too well when it comes down to test taking. As you can tell throughout the table that is provided the comparisons wasnt that great. The comparison to other schools in the SAT categorey wasnt too bad. As you look towards NECAP and AP Exams it's a different outcome. Hope High School as well as Central Falls seem to be behind. The staff member of Hope are working hard for better results and for a change.



References
http://infoworks.ride.ri.gov/
http://factfimder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
http://www.rikidscount.org