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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
South Kingstown High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wakefield, RI. It has 1,004 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.
About South Kingstown High School...
Address
215 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Telephone
(401) 360-1000

South Kingstown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1230
225 responses
Average ACT
29
24 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$73,801
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Median Home Value
$334,900
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
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  • SKpades
    31%
  • Dodgeball Tournament
    29%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Sadies
    12%
  • Mr. SK Pageant
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,004
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,798
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,373/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Attending South Kingstown High School has shaped me into who I am today. Throughout my four years there, I was also very involved. I played soccer, basketball, and participated in various clubs like sculpture and photography. The thing I admire most about my school was the opportunities they gave us. We had so many school traditions, like the junior class putting on an escapades play, that made everyone get to know one another and become friends instead of being separated. Multiple teachers were also coaches, which gave the students an outlet if they needed an adult to talk to. SK had an all around great community and gave great opportunities. I would like to say our school was the best, experience wise, however there is one thing that needed some improvement. Our school was established in 1880 and not much work has been done on it since Our school is not very comfortable to be sitting in all day between the boiling hot fall and spring season, to the freezing cold winters.
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The food at this school is terrible. The kitchen is dirty and they are always raising the prices each year. Besides the food, SK is a good public school. The students love the football team, and all the sporting events have our students there supporting. The teachers vary from excellent to poor like all schools. The guidance councilors are working on freeing up their time for the students, helping them with their schedules and making sure they get the classes they want to take their next year. There are plenty of after school programs SK offers so you will find almost anything you want. If they don't have a club you are interested in, Sk offers the opportunity to create your own club. Overall, I have enjoyed my 4 years at South Kingstown High School.
I liked how the teachers took the time to get to know their students-even when the classes were large and had almost 30 students. I also liked how the school gave students the opportunity to enroll and take honors classes for a challenge and allowed some students in the course even when they did not quite meet the prerequisite because they believed the students can push themselves to do well. In terms of improvement, even though this is incredibly hard to do and possibly impossible at this time, I wish the school could arrange some sort of experience senior year where students have the opportunity to shadow some sort of professional in their day to day job to see if they would like to pursue that profession after college.