Hope High School (Rhode Island)
|Hope High School|
|Providence, Rhode Island, USA|
|Principal||Scott Sutherland, Principal of Hope High School Arts Community; and Dr. Arthur P. Petrosinelli former, Principal of Hope High School Technology community|
|Faculty||45 for the Arts Community and 54 for the Technology Community|
|Website||http://www.providenceschools.org/schools/high-schools/hope-arts.aspx and http://www.providenceschools.org/schools/high-schools/hope-technology.aspx|
Hope High School is a public high school in the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. operated by Providence Public School District. It was founded in 1898 and since 2003, Hope High School has been partitioned into three semi-independent "communities" -- Hope High School Arts Community, Hope High School Technology Community, and Hope Leadership Community—each with its own principal. Since June 2009, however, the Leadership Community no longer exists. There are now only two semi-independent communities, each still with its own principal:
- Hope High School Arts Community - Scott Sutherland, Principal
- Hope High School Information Technology Community - Dr. Arthur P. Petrosinelli, Principal
Dr. Wayne Montague was the principal of the Hope Leadership Community. Students now only have the choice of being in The Arts Community or The Technology Community.
The triune system was developed in an attempt to remedy a history of exceptionally low test scores (2008 SAT combine score was 1047, over 900 points lower than Moses Brown School, a private school 2 blocks away) at Hope High School. Many regard Hope High - and the future success or failure of these reforms - as a "litmus test" for educational reform in Rhode Island.
It serves grades 9-12 with a total of 1449 students.
Hope High School has recently made news for the controversy surrounding these reforms. The Providence Public School District is attempting to force Hope onto a standardized six-period schedule, which would take away many of the reforms - longer classes, an extended advisory system, the arts and tech programs, and extensive common planning time - that have helped turn the school around. Students from Hope have been vocal in their protest, even rallying at School Board meetings and engaging in a walkout. Most recently, a group of students has declared they are filing a legal challenge against the district's decision on the grounds that it directly violates a state regulation forbidding schools in Rhode Island from decreasing their common planning time.
School Mascot Blue Wave
|Ethnicity||This school||State average|
|Black, not Hispanic||30%||8%|
|White, not Hispanic||12%||71%|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||<1%||<1%|
Source: NCES, 2003-2004
Hope High School won four baseball championships and three football championships between 1918 and 1929. Hope won the 1917, 1928, 1930, and 1992 state interscholastic outdoor track meet championships. The cross country team was the division two state champions 1988-1992. Hope's soccer team won the Rhode Island division 1 championship in 2006.
- Richard S. Aldrich, U.S. Representative
- Edward Beard, U.S. Representative
- Vladine Biosse, boxer
- Ray Jarvis, MLB player (Boston Red Sox)
- H. P. Lovecraft, horror author
- "Hope High School Arts". Providence Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
- "Hope High School Technology". Providence Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
- "Hope Arts". Providence Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-30.[dead link]
- "Hope IT". Providence Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-30.[dead link]
- GINA MACRIS (August 28, 2003). "Reformed Hope High makes debut". projo.com. Retrieved 2007-01-27.
- Hope Arts. Official site.
- Hope Arts. Profile.
- Hope Info Tech. Profile.
- Hope Leadership. Official site.
- Hope Leadership. Profile.
- Hope Parent Teacher Student Association. Official site.