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Central Falls Sr High School

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Posted January 9, 2012

Necap .They through the baby out with the bath water. Changed a lot of class offerings and requirements for Nothing. Dont let this happen to your school.


Posted February 26, 2010

The teachers at Central Falls High School care about my children. I am disappointed that they are all getting fired. I do not understand why anyone would think that the turnaround model will benefit children. I am trembling with fear that my children will have more than 50 percent of teachers that have no experience or background in teaching. How will the test scores go up? What about accreditation? My children were in advanced placement classes and I drive them each day to do their homework. There are families that move in and out of the city and when parents take their children out the students are counted as dropouts, even if they graduate in the city next door. Students who stay back are also considered dropouts if they take more than 4 years to graduate. How is that the teacher's fault?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

First, read the teacher's statement of the facts surrounding the failures of CFSH posted on 02/19/10. Considering the extremely difficult demographic these teachers are confronted with, it's amazing the graduation rate is as High as 50%. When I read about the firing of all the teachers, I too was outraged at Dr. Gallo, that is, until I read the truth easily found online. Dr. Gallo was handed an impossible mandate for improvements from the RI Education Commissioner, Deborah Gist. Four models were provided by the state and the decision was narrowed down to two. *(the specifics of the two rejected models is unknown). Between the two choices, the 'improvement' plan and 'turnaround' model were decided upon for debate. Of these two, the Central Falls Teachers Union decided on the 'turnaround' model, leaving all teachers to be fired with 50% rehired. The 'fault lies with the Commissioner and the union, not with Dr. Gallow or the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I am certain the funding is very low compared to other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

While the teachers may contribute to the poor scores the students earn, Dr. Gallo should be the first to resign for the lack of leadership she has provided. The buck stops somewhere, and as head leadership she should accept her failure first and foremost. Why don't the students, parents, teachers demand her resignation? and take back their school with pride and pleadge to make the improvements! Take it back


Posted February 19, 2010

CFHS has gone through multiple changes in administration and curriculum based on the whim of the revolving administrators, although the teachers tried to voice their concerns and knew which programs were most effective. No program was kept in place for more than 2 years regardless of the change in student success. The touted graduation rate of 50% is based on a state formula which considers students entering day #1 grade 9 and the same students graduating in 4 years from the same school. CF is extremely transient, students move and sometimes return, they visit their home countries for extended periods of time and often have gaps in school attendance..,thus the low graduation rate...it is not a drop out rate. Over the course of the years of change in administration the teachers have been the constant in students lives.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2010

By far, the worst school in RI. No leadership, no discipline, and a lack of interest on the teacher's part. What a shame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

CFHS has and continues to improve by leaps and bounds, and the students and teachers have a very respectful relationship. Poverty and other 'circumstances' sometimes overshadow the excelent education offered to students in CF. Constant administrative changes have slowed the progress of forward movement, but this year should prove better


Posted May 14, 2009

I think the school has come a long way. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids-whether it's Sports or after school help! I've been VERY satisfied!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students14%
Female13%
Male13%
Black or African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged students14%
Not economically disadvantaged students14%
Title I14%
Students with disabilities2%
Students without disabilities18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant14%

Reading

All Students47%
Female59%
Male37%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged students51%
Not economically disadvantaged students35%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant47%

Writing

All Students22%
Female32%
Male13%
Black or African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged students21%
Not economically disadvantaged students26%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities2%
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant22%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 74% 22%
Black 14% 8%
White 11% 64%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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24 Summer St
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: (401) 727-7710

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