Award Year: 2018

East Greenwich High School

300 Avenger Drive
East Greenwich, RI, 02818-2217

(401) 398-1300

Mr. Michael J Podraza, Principal at time of Nomination

East Greenwich School District

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We, the EGHS community, strive to empower all members to achieve their full potential as learners, thinkers, and responsible global citizens.

Student Demographics
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 10%
East Greenwich High School Student Artwork WeLOVEschool

East Greenwich High School Student Artwork "WeLOVEschool"

East Greenwich High School is a comprehensive public high school currently serving 765 students in grades 9-12. At EGHS motivated students and dedicated educators actively demonstrate a genuine commitment to education, resulting in a dynamic school community and culture that holds rigorous standards for all of its members, yet is committed to helping all achieve success regardless of the arena or discipline.

The keystone of the school's culture is expressed in the mission of the school. We take risks in order to inspire learning and discover passions. At East Greenwich High School, members of the school community take steps to ensure achievement of the mission everyday. Empowering students through education is visible throughout the school - in instruction, assessments, course offerings, athletics, clubs, and student supports. All members are part of a dynamic school culture grounded in tradition and community, yet committed to evolving in order to meet emerging needs. It is a school that seeks to meet the needs of the local and global community through the belief that educational success provides a solid foundation for success in any direct or tangential endeavor. It is a culture that strives to achieve excellence in any arena, by all measures. It is a culture where the school's mission to "empower" is ubiquitous in all that that we strive to become, do, and achieve.