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Coventry High Excluded From Top 5 State Rankings

US News & World Report this week released its annual report of the nation's top high schools.

Credit: Covteachalliance.org
Credit: Covteachalliance.org
US News & World Report released its annual report of the nation's top high schools Tuesday and Coventry High School was excluded from the list of top five Rhode Island public schools.

Barrington High School was ranked No. 1.

The report found:
  • Coventry High has a 11:1 student-to-teacher ratio (state average was 12:1)
  • Its "college readiness" score was 11.9 out of 100
  • 32 percent of students were proficient in math
  • 86 percent of students were proficient in English
What do you think of the rankings? Do you think Coventry High should have been snubbed? Share your opinion in the comments.
Tom Badger May 06, 2014 at 11:36 PM
Just reading over the commentary it's very easy to see who are the union shills and who are the concerned parents . I've told you union sheep every dept. in this town has major league problems and it's nice to see some new blood here giving you union lap dogs a few wacks where it hurts . I also see the very nice judge in the judiciary branch saying the legislature has no business with the dealings in the CCFD scam fiasco . I told you union sheep this but oh you sheep are highly under educated in so many things but I am not amazed but how can a child get by being poor in math in this day and age . Do not ask any of the union sheep here as they bow to their fellow union shills as far as they can so the others get a good view of their other side .
Tom Badger May 06, 2014 at 11:38 PM
and tell me . "Who's running this town" . Oh that's right union shills . Sorry about that as I knew it all the time . They do want to raise property taxes to a state wide high you know . PS. They are Democrats hah .
mad hatter May 07, 2014 at 07:52 AM
let me give an example of how we are failing our children in math. i know of a 1st grader in coventry. on the homework, the problem is 80+3=?. they have to draw a "math sentence" where they draw big lines for 10's and small boxes for 1's. it takes about 15 seconds for the student to do this. why would they not just teach the child to add it and be done in 3 seconds?? this is not the teachers fault, its the dept of education's fault. we are dumbing down our children and we wonder why our kids are at 32%. chinese children are engineering rockets in 4th grade. we do this to ourselves because you have to slow down the class to the lowest performing child. "no child left behind" indeed. "no child allowed to excel" is more like it.
RS May 07, 2014 at 09:24 AM
I can't believe I'm going to say this...but Hatter is spot on..... We are indeed teaching our kids not to think..... "new math" is the worst thing I've seen in the schools since I was there. Time to say no to this madness and actually teach our kids to think!!!
Tom Badger May 07, 2014 at 10:42 AM
The reason why the kids are failing miserably in math is the same reason why those that fail have done so forever . It's laziness and it's inbred into the current system . These results call for massive firings and a rebuilding of the school system on a whole but again as always the blame has to go to the leadership .

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