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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cranston High School West is an above average, public school located in Cranston, RI. It has 1,423 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
About Cranston High School West...
Address
80 Metropolitan Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone
(401) 270-8049

Cranston High School West Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1160
252 responses
Average ACT
28
50 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,282
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$998
National
$949
Median Home Value
$219,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Pep rally
    23%
  • Thanksgiving Day Football Game!
    23%
  • Spirit week
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Winterball
    8%
  • Sports
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,423
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,788
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,278/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Cranston High School West Reviews

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Cranston High School West is overall a great school! The teachers and staff are dedicated to help you and try to do what’s best for their students. The students are in the same boat as you so you won’t feel like an outcast. If you ever need help with anything your guidance counselor is always there for you and open to listen to what you have to say. The lunches are decent, they could improve some but it is a school lunch. There are many clubs and activities to be involved in after school. There are some for all sorts of students. The theatre productions are outstanding. Like I mentioned in the beginning, it is overall a great school to be a part of.
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Cranston West is an amazing school with multiple opportunities. One of the biggest draws to to this particular school is its Career and Technical Center where getting a spot is extremely competitive. I'm honored to say that I am one of the students in the Medical Pathways program. Cranston West is considered one of the most prestigious public schools in Rhode Island where the student body is comprised of 80% White, 2% Black, 10% Hispanic, and 6.4% Other. Hence, you can see my concern with the lack of diversity. Especially, when I am a minority female. However, with the support of Administration, I was able to get approval to start a Multicultural Student Union to give minority students a voice and help build a better relationship between us and the school. Therefore, my experience at Cranston West was bumpy at first but by my Sophomore year West started to feel like home. I am appreciative of the experience with student leadership which makes me proud to be a Falcon.
I have had great experiences with the teachers and administrators at Cranston High School West (CHSW). They are very attentive to the students and their needs. Teachers are also very accommodating to the students' needs and are always there to help students if they are struggling on a particular topic or in a certain subject. Teachers will usually stay after school or go in early before school starts to help students that need extra help.
One thing the school could improve in is its facilities. Many of the bathrooms have broken stall doors, no mirrors, and are dingy inside. Also, many classrooms do not have properly operating heating systems, so classrooms will often be very cold in the winter. Sometimes the school can get so cold that the students will bring blankets.
Other than the facilities, the staff of Cranston High School West is great, and it is a great learning environment.