School Details

Coventry High School

40 Reservoir Rd, Coventry, RI 02816
(401) 822-9499

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1724 students 10 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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About this school

Coventry High School is a public high school in Coventry. 1,724 children attend Coventry High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 27% of the 1,724 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Coventry High School is 10:1. The Regional Career And Tech is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Asian 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This high school is one of the best schools around! They have friendly administrators that are polite and courteous lots of sports and activities and now we have introduced chromebooks into our school system! So excited for the 2014-2015 school year )

  • (1 year ago)

    This school will make you feel like trash unless you are an athlete. They have one of the best drama programs in the state yet they care more about their football team almost winning one of their countless games than their phenomenal art programs having students placing first in many prestigious competitions.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not a good school their are a few great teachers at this school but over all this is a bad school. Your child is more then likely to get involved with drugs and/or alcohol after attending this school as this is what most of the students do in their spare time.

  • (1 year ago)

    Coventry High School I would have to say is a horrible school. There are weekly fights drug use from the students students smoking and vandilism. I know that alot of schools have all of that but this school is just horrible. I myself am a freshman and are looking at another high school to go to. The only good thing about this school is the teachers and how friendly most of them are.

  • (2 years ago)

    Coventry High School is the best school I have ever been to. This school pushes me to do harder and so far I have had wonderful teachers who teach differently everyday to fit students needs. They find new ways to encourage students and interact with them. Yes there are teachers who may be harder and have faults the mainly they all are very well. Right now I have a GPA of a 4.5 and have highest honors. This school has helped me to become a wonderful student.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is currently a senior at CHS. In her four years attending the school she has had a mix of adequate to excellent teachers. She has been challenged in many classes (more than she might have wished!) But she rose to the challenge and has consistently been a high honor student. She has had the opportunity to also participate in sports under the tutelage of a supportive coach -thanks Ms. Risch. Overall the experience with the school has been positive for both student and parent. The operations of the school have appeared organized and coordinated. School calendar up to date. School functions well run. Communication to parents was adequate - occasionally a little short notice. Unfortunately satisfied customers rarely submit comments so the ranking appears a little off target.

  • (5 years ago)

    Poor communication want parental involvement yet do nothing to assist when you want to be involved. This school is only interested in numbers scores writing plans to look good not in putting them into action and helping or even guiding students who struggle academically. If you are not a behavior issue the school barely notices you. They will give you detention for forgetting to return a form but not for missing homework. They don't hold students accountable except for the bad grade which for students who are trying only makes them feel like they can't succeed THey are not interested in finding out what would help you to succeed. I know a few teachers that engage students but they are bypassed by the majority (including guidance dept) who are only concerned with scores not quality teaching or finding what the student needs to succeed when they have learning differences.

  • (6 years ago)

    Some very good teachers and others who don't care. Communication is difficult. Teachers don't always get back to parents. Overcrowded. Large school does offer many programs that smaller schools can't.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is typical of many in RI. There is so little accountability for results. We moved to RI 5 years ago and it has been a disaster as far as schools go. RI is so far behind is it appalling. The sad part is the teachers unions have seen to it that the teachers are compensated well yet the results are lacking. If this was private industry they all would be fired for lack of performance.

  • (7 years ago)

    I've seen the school go downhill since the first year one of my children attended. Communication from the school to parent is inadequate. We hear a week after the fact if my stepson has a detention or is absent from school so there is no way for us to ensure that he goes resulting in yet another detention or worse. When my first daughter went nearly 20 years ago there was weekly if not daily communications from her teachers. We got a phone call if our child was absent within a couple of hours. We were kept informed. This year we are lucky if we get a standard letter a week after something happens.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a former student who just graduated I've seen change. Some of the new graduation mandates are taking a toll on the students and teachers. Some of the rules although good ideas seem to undermine trust; mandatory wearing of an ID card.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school leaves me feeling empty. The lack of communication between teachers and students is sad. I agree that the good teachers are far and few in between. I get the feeling that the teachers are just tired not only with teaching but also with the way the school is being run i.e. management. The extracurricular activities are really the only true good thing about the school. These activities seem to be the only thing keeping the kids going to school at all. As far as parent involvement I know teens don't want to be embarrassed by their parents but there could be more parent involvement. There should be something simple so the parents know what their child is learning about in school. Like some type of project that has to involve an adult.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am absolutely beside myself in wonder over the total lack of any kind of cohesive structure in this school. The disciplinary team seems like a group of bullies with 'favorite' marks and no one communicates anything to anyone within the different departments. I will applaud the scattering of teachers who have attempted to reach out to me but they are few and far between. The general sense I've gotten from the school is that kids like mine (ADHD) just mess up their test averages. The Truancy Court process is absolutely terrifying There is no support for kids who don't fit into their Capstone-happy high honors model and I am currently preparing to pull my son out of this school before it's too late.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am not particularly happy with the way this school is run. The communication between teachers principals and the guidance department with the parents is awful. If children are not encouraged to learn these days what's to become of them?

  • (8 years ago)

    I agree with the previous from notes that Coventry High School lacks that adult guidance we had growing up. The management there is extremely unorganized and no one communicates with each other. The school is over crowded and there is not enough teachers with patience to work with the students. What happened to the student comes first. No matter what or no student left behind.

  • (9 years ago)

    Suffers from insufficient guidance and discipline. Yet there are many extracurricular activies available as well as in school music and art classes.

  • (9 years ago)

    I do not care for this school. it is unorganized and not willing to help and work with student.

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