School Details

Rogers High School

15 Wickham Rd, Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-6235

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 510 students 9 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2011-2012 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. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Newport School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rogers High School is a public high school in Newport. The principal of Rogers High School is James Nelson and can be contacted at 510 children attend Rogers High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 43% of the 510 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Rogers High School is 9:1. Newport Area Career Tech Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 50%
Multiracial 4% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 55%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Rogers is the best!! Although sometimes the work can be easy the teachers are all fantastic and we have so many things to offfer! Our performing arts department is great and filled with the most spectacular people I have ever met. Everyone is welcome and we have enough AP courses to keep you busy as well as many study abroad and scholarship opportunities. Everyone I know is happy that they go to Rogers!

  • (3 years ago)

    Rogers High School has something for everyone! It has done more than meet my expectations. The teachers are just incredible and the individual attention that the small population affords the students is remarkable! Why anyone would send their kids to a private school is beyond me when we are fortunate to have RHS.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is a freshman at Rogers and I could not imagine her being much happier than she is there. Here grades are stellar her classes are challenging her teachers are encouraging her friends are good people and she is involved in varsity sports as well. Rogers is a diverse group of students and staff and all are encouraged to excel.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son loves Rogers. He especially thrives in the fine arts department. If only there were more course offerings and the arts got the recognition they deserve. Thank you art teachers for helping build my son's confidence.

  • (4 years ago)

    have you ever wandered into a bad part of town? roger's felt like that to me. i wish this high school was nicer.

  • (4 years ago)

    If your child does not flourish in a low teacher/student ratio then Rogers is not for you. If your child doesn't flourish in individualized AP courses then Rogers is not for you. If your child doesn't want access to an amazing fine and performing arts program than Rogers is not for you. If your child is not prepared to meet diversity head on then Rogers is not for you. If on the otherhand you want a child who is prepared to be self motivated and ready to make good choices in college and in life then Rogers is the place to go.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am part of a military family and finished ninth grade at Rogers. The students were very outgoing and friendly. As for the academics I don't feel challenged enough and I'm in all Honors classes. In German class I was surprised to see how apathetic my classmates were. In German we have books which we're supposed to bring every day and very few students brought them. The teacher would only get irritated and tell them that they need to bring their books yet allowed them to do their own thing during the readings. Cell phone use was also a huge problem. Rogers has a huge variety of classes which is really nice. Unfortunately the actual learning is lacking.

  • (5 years ago)

    I currently go to this school and although there is a lot of diversity I feel that I am not prepared for college at all. I am in the AP classes and am ranked in the top ten percent of the class however I feel that the level of difficulty in the classes is low and that teachers tend to not push the student to the best of their abbilities. At the same time I believe that students who work hard are punished by being paired with those that do not. There is no standard to be allowed into the AP courses and kids often get away with skipping class cell phone use and ipod use. The athletic program is strong but has not recently been succesful. If I had the chance to do it over again I would have attended a private school.

  • (6 years ago)

    After visiting other high school in the state i would have to say that school spirit as well as parent attendance at all sporting events is lacking. The acedemics standards seem to have lessoned over the years. If your student is in AP classes they are allset otherwise I dont think they are being adequetly prepared for college

  • (6 years ago)

    Over the years rogers has become better. Smaller class sizes more AP courses and a lot of desire to succeed.

  • (6 years ago)

    Many people hear myths about rogers and assume non of the students know anything. This school does offer some of the hardest classes and does prepare you for college. On of my children spends about 3 hours on homework a night and feels they were well prepared for the three AP exams she took. For new students coming in there should be no worries about not receiving a proper education. Making friends may be harder because these kids have all known each other since they were born. Just give Rogers a shot!

  • (6 years ago)

    To tell you the turth Rogers is an amazing school. Near bye schools have little to no diversity in them. Rogers is full of diversity. In the real world nothing is perfect and the same. Rogers has a great athletic program (rogers is one of the smallest schools in the state [enrollment wise] but still competes against D1 sports and many grads play in d1 d2 and d3 in college) it has great history the teachers challange each and every student the AP program is top of the line The community is so involved and supportive. Rogers is an excellent school. Its top of the line in my eyes. Go Vikings!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a junior. Honestly Rogers is whatever you make out of it. To have fun here you have to be involved in some way whether it is the theater company sports our community school that's starting to gain some steam and music programs. Agreed the music programs are starting to lack. Teachers are usually very willing to help students out who are struggling. You'll get some shining star teachers others that are much less than exciting. Rogers is slowly getting stronger and stronger within academics so I expect great things coming from Rogers in the future. If I had another chance I would be torn. I like some of the teachers here and absolutely love the theater program but I wished that I went to a school that had much more AP classes. Still Rogers is great for me. I am happy there. I feel like I'll be prepared for the real world.

  • (6 years ago)

    I owe all of my success to this school. THis truly is an excellent school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children at Rogers and the school is excellent. The principal is very involved and they have a very good AP program. In addition Rogers and the Newport School System is very diversified and that is a real positive. Today's workplace is diversified and I believe that schools like Rogers better prepare students for the future. It is too bad that so many parents in Newport send their children to private schools...............they really should give the public schools a chance. The student population is such that Rogers may not score incredibly well on the standardized testing but there is more to judging a school than a test.

  • (7 years ago)

    Rogers has been fantastic for my children. My son transferred in as a junior and the counselors did everything to help him get the AP courses he needed. He graduates in a week and really enjoyed it. He is a National Merit Semi-Finalist and took three AP courses and thrived. Perfect no. But they work hard to help the students and bend over backwards to help the military children.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was a former student of Rogers High School and I would not reccomend this school to anyone. I moved to the Newport community at the start of my high school career and from freshman to senior year my grades gradually decreased. While there are some teachers who deserve praise for the most part the teachers play favorites and don't seem to expect much from students. Luckily for me I was able to do well enough to get into a good college but I've had to work extra hard in school to do well because of my poor high school education. I wish that my parents had had the resources to send me to a private school where I could have recieved a much better education.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is an amazing school it haqs alot to offfer and i find the teachers very helpful they do not harass or pick on students as some schools do they have wonderful programs and career choices and some one is always there when you need help the teachers are understanding and there is no problems if you want to drop out of the school every thing is fair and really makes learning fun teaches student alot and it iks always a great invorment i recomend this school it is truley wonderful.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a student at this school and visit often. The teachers are tremendous the AOIT program at NACTC deserves tremendous praise. The principal provides outstanding leadership. I doubt a better education can be had at any private institution or neighboring school system.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have two children attending Rogers High School and cannot say anything bad about the program the curriculum the staff and the administration. My children are learning what they need to know to go on to college and then do very well. Thank you Rogers High School.

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