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Blackrock School

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Posted June 24, 2014

I wouldn't want my kids anywhere else! The school goes above expectations to makes sure each child gets where they should be! The teachers are warm and the staff is very welcoming! Mrs. Castle is very informative and has a way of making each child feel like they are special in there own way! The school is safe and colorful and cheerful! Great learning environment. Sherri O.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2014

This is a great school. The teachers are all welcoming and friendly to everyone and they supply the students with a wonderful education. My children love going to school and get upset when they get sick. The teachers go the extra mile for their students, this is not seen everywhere and it should be. The teachers and school are like a second family to our children and our children need to know that they are cared about. Every child is cared about at Blackrock. The school offers many cultural arts events and have many physical activities for the students. The teachers help all students so that if you are one whom is having a difficult time learning or one that is excelling, you will get the extra support that is needed. Blackrock is a wonderful and great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

Friendly and "homey" but not a leader in its field. Doesn't appear as though this school has entered into the digital age. The library is a converted clothes closet. The school website is below average. Teacher/School communication still relies on paper (for example, the assigned teacher list at the beginning of the year was taped to the school window, not posted on a website or emailed to parents).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

We love Blackrock School because it is school full of love, education, and care for the the people around you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

There was one very special teacher there that helped my daughter and if it wasn't for her my daughter would not be going into her 3nd year of collage. Mrs Jankowski went above and beyond her teaching duty. She in my eyes should be a role model for all teachers. She was my daughters 4th grade teacher and mentor in middle school up to high school. If all schools could have teachers like her, there would never be a kid that would drop out of school. All kids all over would graduate and become something. So thank you Blackrock for having such a wonderful teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

My son has attended this school since 2007. He is in the preschool program. I have had a great experience with his teacher Mrs Cohn and with the principal. He also has a gross motor delay and the pt and ot staff are great. Aidan loves to go to school and he is very independent and determined. I will be very sad when he has to go to tiogue next year for kindergarten. I wish he could stay at blackrock.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

We love Blackrock! The teachers are so involved and caring. Mrs. Castle, the principal goes above and beyond with the students. I couldnt be more pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

We had a mid-year transfer into Blackrock and I've been very pleased with my child's progress since moving into this school. He comes home excited to be learning new things and making new friends. I've seen a great improvement in reading/language skills in just a couple of months and we are pleased with the teacher, principal and other staff members who have been so helpful during this transition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

I am really excited to be a teacher in this building this year. My new principal is very involved and supportive to teachers. She has high expectations but is extremely fair. The discipline in the school has improved tremendously. The children actually know who the principal is this year. They appear to respect her as she took the time to know everyone's name by the first week of school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 5, 2007

the school is great the ablite to lrean is out standing. you go on many fild trips and that an award for haveing all your work in and parents get to be involed in lots of scool work .the gym makes peole have fun and exersie at the same time. the level of parent involvement is about up to 100 %. to me the art doesn't only draw they also told who drow like this. but they have fun activities they are of all the schools i've been to they were understandable and the best.also my girl samantha brown made many friends and didn't want to go wene we moved she cried alot siad good bye to all hr teachers that she loved it she even got to go on the felid trip to the middle school at te end of the year to see how well put it is
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2006

My daughters attended this school from 2000-2005. And I was on the PTA. I dont where the last parent was coming from but no teacher had to fill in for the prinapal at all. Since Mrs. Stambler has been there (since 2000) she has had very few days out. Blackrock is a wonderful school in a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

I used to love Blackrock school. In fact, I wanted to live only in that district. I did not have a problem until this year. My son constantly has substitutes due to the fact his teacher has to fill in for the principal. My son's work is suffering greatly and I don't know where to turn. I know other parents are feeling this also. I have spoken with the teacher and have gotten nowhere and I would speak with the principal, but since she is the problem, I don't think I am going to get anywhere there either. I also don't want my children to suffer repercussions due to my conplaints. I just wanted someone to be aware of this situation. I will contact our school brd. rep and voice my concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%
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 62% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged students58%
Not economically disadvantaged students62%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged students69%
Not economically disadvantaged students71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students65%
Not economically disadvantaged students77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant72%
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

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students65%
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged students82%
Not economically disadvantaged students93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female87%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged students47%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/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
White 94% 64%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 1% 8%
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 30%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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