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Posted June 16, 2009

Principal seems disorganized and stressed which makes it hard for teachers and parents. A different principal might be a good idea for this school. This principal is new but not too good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

I am a student teacher at Ella Risk in a 5th grade classroom. I have found this school to be the best I have taught in. The students were great and the teacher was awesome. The principal was always avaiable and worked with us to better the students education. We were able to guide the students in their new reading program. It not only enriched my education but the studnets as well. A great school community to be a part of. Bravo!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 8, 2003

Principal seems very stressed. Few of the teachers I know are screamers (literally! & uncalled for). But the majority I've met are quite down to earth and teach the children the way children should be taught...with dignity and positive re-inforcement , as well as making parental involvement /communications important part of meeting the needs of the children.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%
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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
6%
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 Students38%
Female45%
Male31%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged students38%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I38%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I55%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant55%
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

Math

All Students33%
Female37%
Male28%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged students29%
Not economically disadvantaged students60%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant33%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female53%
Male37%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged students41%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant45%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
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 72% 22%
Black 13% 8%
White 12% 64%
Two or more races 2% 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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Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: (401) 727-7731

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