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Charlestown Elementary School

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted May 8, 2013

I don t feel my son is respect by the teachers/staff. When I expressed my concerns they were dismissed. They need a new principle to start with and just because a teachers been there for 30 years doesn t mean she is still a decent teacher. Not at all satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

Excellent School! We came from Hawaii with awful schools and the 4th grade teacher worked with my daughter in class as well as after school to get her caught up. Most of the teachers new my daughter's name and the office staff knew who I was when I walked into the office. The children there are friendly and welcomed my daughter with open arms. She made many friends and loved to go to school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

This school is wonderful. Dedicated teachers who work with you when problems arise, lots of opportunities for families to attend events and get involved, high test scores and the kids are happy! I have had 2 children attend. Do not hesitate to send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

From the limited perspective of a parent of one child, enrolled for only one year - Academic programs mediocre, curriculum not well explained to parents. Focus on reading, while other subjects largely neglected. Teaching rigid, superficial. Teacher clueless about motivating children, perhaps for lack of understanding of their personalities and minds. Teacher unable and unwilling to deal with any challenges, even minor. Class work totally desoraganized, on pieces of paper (not notebooks), homework very little and not clear. Quiz corrections not clear. Music, art and sports under par. Special reading teacher very good though, knowledgeable, dedicated, communicating very well. Principal helpful, with some limits. Parents not asked to get involved. Communication almost inexistent among parents of childen in the same calss.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

I had the opportunity to work at this school for a college requirement. I can state that this school holds the highest standards for learning. I highly recommend a quality education for your child at this school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted December 9, 2004

All 3 of my kids went through this school. All teachers really care. Strong academicly. PTO is integral part extracurricular activities. School motto is 'A Safe Harbor'. It really is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This is a great school, the parents are involved and they really care about your child. If your child needs additional attention, there's never been a problem for that, because the teachers really care for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students83%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged students80%
Not economically disadvantaged students91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students80%
Not economically disadvantaged students93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students86%
Not economically disadvantaged students91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 8%
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 19%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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363 Carolina Back Rd
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: (401) 364-7716

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