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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 940 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

South Kingstown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1230
313 responses
Average ACT
28
33 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$81,735
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,191
National
$949
Median Home Value
$353,800
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
  • SKpades
    31%
  • Dodgeball Tournament
    27%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Mr. SK Pageant
    12%
  • Sadies
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
940
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,603
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,710/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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South Kingstown High School is a wonderful school. Although the demographics are very white and mostly heterosexual, SKHS has teachers that are well-educated in minority groups and representation. All of my teachers honestly care about how their students are doing in class and at home. My only negative would be that the school's budget could be better spread. SKHS could put more money into the arts and newer materials (my English textbook was from 1986 and had been taped together). The teachers are going above and beyond every single day. South Kingstown High School excels in academics, fine arts, and sports as well as giving students the option to start clubs. Additionally, they have guidance counselors and school psychologists/resources for those struggling in any sense. Their safety plans have been expanded in the past four years and students can learn in a safe environment.
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South Kingstown High School is an amazing learning environment. The teachers and administrators truly care for the students. Guidance counselors are particularly excellent in aiding students towards post-high school opportunities. The sports teams and music program at South Kingstown are incredible with students that truly exemplify school pride. Academics are great and classes that are not provided in person are, for the most part, provided online. The school is underfunded and the facilities need extreme renovations, but it is the people that make South Kingstown the amazing school that it is.
At South Kingstown High School, I loved the opportunity to grow as individual. With teachers and advisers always by your side to help you pursue your dreams, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Along with this, I enjoyed the immense selection of sports and the community support for each sporting event. For things that I would like to see changed, I wish that the clubs and activities had more attention brought to them. Many students will create clubs and the community will not support the club. Overall, the district as a whole is outstanding and has many opportunities.