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John J. McLaughlin Cumberland Hill School

Public | 1-5 | 468 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 2, 2013

Great Teachers! They truly work very hard and care about their students. They have needed to adapt to new teaching methods and routinely meet and collaborate on their approach. They embrace each child and give the extra help when they see it is needed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

Cumberland Hill has a cohesive team of teachers and administrators. There is a terrific 'small town' feeling to the school. The principal knows the name of every child. Our daughter's teachers have all communicated with us freely. The PTO is very active and sponsor quite a few events. There are a number of opportunities for parents to visit the school and speak to teachers. This is the kind of elementary school I remember from from my childhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

Our teachers are the best! They genuinely care about their students, and do all they can w/ the resources they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

I love the family feel about the school and how the parents involved can make a great difference and give our kids great experiences!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Our son has special medical needs. The school, staff and Nursing staff have been so understanding and accomodating to help have our son feel comfortable, acceptepted and that helps him to excell academically! We love the school, and the positive experiences we have had there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

The teachers work hard at giving our kids a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

To see your children come home with a smile and say it's because Ms or Mrs so and so is such a wonderful teacher makes all the difference in the world to a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

The school on a whole is great with a lot of teachers who truly care about the children and a PTO which is currently trying to pull the school back together. They were the only accredited school in the district last year from the state for exceeding expectations. The district itself has some disparities and I would like to see a more system wide consistency; but there are lots of changes coming here and the outlook looks good for the curriculum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

its got a great Parent/Teacher Organization with dedicated parents involved, wonderful teachers, and amazing children


Posted October 12, 2010

The teachers, PTO and the whole community always works together for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are great and i love how they take the time to care about each student. The whole faculity works wonderful with each and every person...i truely love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2008

The Math system at this school is getting worse every year because of investigations. It isn't teaching anything and it just bringing a harder time to the parents because 1, they don't know and understand what there child is being taught and 2, the parents have to teach their kids the proper way to do the math inorder for their child to advance in any math type program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2006

There are a few geat teachers, but the rest leave me worried. This year a new principal was hired, and she seems to have no compassion for the students that have to put up with a known bully everyday at recess. There is a feeling of frustration and resentment with the lack of concern for these kids that have no one to stand up for them against bullies. Bullies are not held responsible for their actions at Cumberland Hill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

I am so happy that my daughter has such a great school with such dedicated teachers and a great principal. My daughter loves going to school.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant95%
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%
Female88%
Male72%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female94%
Male68%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students54%
Not economically disadvantaged students85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female92%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students54%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
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

Writing

All Students41%
Female54%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged students15%
Not economically disadvantaged students48%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%
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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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 89% 65%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 21%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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205 Manville Hill Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864
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