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Veterans Memorial Elementary School

Public | 1-4 | 360 students

 

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Posted December 9, 2005

Hi I am a teacher in Central Falls and I taught at Veterans for 2 years. I am an ESL certified teacher, but my time at VEts was in the mainstream classroom. I would really have to disagree with other posts about English speaking students being left out. Each grade level has an ESL classroom where the ESL kids are taught by a certified teacher. If a child is not in ESL they are in the mainstream classroom where all the kids have proficient English levels.The teachers in Central Falls care very greatly about all students and I am very sorry you had a bad experience during your visits. I can tell you that your experience is not the norm.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 27, 2004

I agree. Veterans school seems to push the English speaking kids to the side. Those kids get bored with class and then cause disturbances. My son is adhd and I am constantly asked to raise his medication ! I sat in class one day and it was SO boring! I was like well no wonder he can not pay attention. Just because English as a first language is the minority in this school I do not believe everything should cater to the english as a second language students.. I am trying to get my kids out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This school is not very cooperative. There are teachers who scream at the children. There are lunch aides who fist fight where everyone can see them and then they brag about it. The teachers have abslutely no patience with ADHD students. The problem in this school as well as the rest in CF, is that 3/4 of the population in each school does not speak English. Now I know it is tough, but, these teachers should also include the English speaking students in class. I know they have ESL classes there, but they should try harder to communicate with the English speaking students, instead of pushing them off to the side and then complaining because these students 'disturb' class, because they have nothing to do.
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
16%
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 Students33%
Female29%
Male36%
Black or African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged students33%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I33%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant33%

Reading

All Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
Black or African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged students36%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I37%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant37%
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 Students37%
Female40%
Male36%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged students37%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I37%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant37%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged students40%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I40%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant40%
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 78% 22%
White 10% 64%
Black 9% 8%
Two or more races 3% 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 92%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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150 Fuller Ave
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: (401) 727-7740

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