School Details

Westerly High School

23 Ward Ave, Westerly, RI 02891
(401) 596-2109

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 983 students 12 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
  • Westerly School District average
  • Rhode Island state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westerly High School is a public high school in Town of Westerly. 983 students attend Westerly High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 26% of the 983 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Westerly High School is 12:1. Stonington High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 84%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Asian 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Some of the teachers are excellent in the AP and honors programs but unfortunately some teachers are mediocre and inappropriate. A 17-year old does not need to know about a teacher's social life or prior job as an unclothed dancer for women. Students still smoke when walking between buildings and teachers who see this from classroom windows and report the names of the smoking students are told they need to be physically standing next to the student to catch them. The newest principal is trying - communicates much more often than the prior principal - but based on the newsletters he sends home I'm glad he's not teacher grammar!

  • (6 years ago)

    My sons graduated from Westerly High School There staff is great they will talk to you and listen to you. They don't talk down to you and they give the students the benifit of the doubt as long as they azre honest. Great officials at the High School

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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