Westerly school information

IndexWesterlyRhode IslandNational
Average Test Scores35%33%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools619379,221
Total private schools111424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a247,963
The Westerly, RI educational system consists of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Westerly public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 4% higher than than the Rhode Island average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Westerly public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in Rhode Island and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.5% have completed high school, 29.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Westerly are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Westerly.
  • 85.8% of people in Westerly have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.5% of people in Westerly have completed high school.
  • 29.5% of people in Westerly have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Westerly

IndexWesterlyRhode IslandNational
Completed 8th grade85.8%83.8%84.3%
Completed high school85.5%82.4%83.0%
Completed some college60.5%59.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.3%41.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.5%32.5%30.3%
Completed masters11.6%13.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.8%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Westerly (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Stonington, CT97380%62%
Old Mystic, CT3,40365%31%
Wyoming, RI19660%21%
Ashaway, RI1,11158%18%
Mystic, CT4,24157%17%
Westerly, RI17,63235%30%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
New Castle, IN17,63467%37%
Wallingford Center, CT17,63453%8%
Helena, AL17,63057%17%
Maryland City, MD17,64740%18%
Martinsburg, WV17,61343%13%
Westerly, RI17,63235%30%
Source: The Westerly, RI education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.