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Joseph L. Mccourt Middle School

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Posted August 1, 2013

This schools a great school because the staff really cares about its students...I was nervous when my daughter was starting at McCourt 2 years ago, needless to say, with her beginning her last year there, I am going to be sad to see her go...I would highly recommend this school to anyone moving into the area!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

I'm thankful that my last child (out of three) is presently half-way through this school. After reaching out for help for my daughter and being given nothing but lies to appease me, I have resigned myself to just help my child through the next two years with hope of better things to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2012

This school is fantastic and i would send my kids here 100 times. I know that the teachers and staff are extremely supportive. The students who give their all in their work get the best out of the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

Best School Ever. The school needs some renovations. But the teachers are great and looking back 2 years now I see that Mccourt was a great school


Posted July 16, 2012

I came to this like about a year ago , I thought it was going to be a fantastic school. I had to take a bus to school.After 6 months of school , i thought it was horrible.There is fights like almost everyday ,kids smoke cigarettes and drugs.The Principal is horrible so is the assistant one too. The bathrooms are so dirty and there are even ants . Kids swear so much, it is such a bad influence on kids .


Posted December 4, 2010

Wonderful school with supportive staff and teachers! My son has been here for 2 years. Transition to middle school was a positive experience that started with a cook out for the incoming 6th grade. Teachers were helpful and available if extra help was needed. Now my son is in 7th grade with a continued positive experience. Teachers have stepped up expectations with increasing responsiblity given to the students. Band, athletics, and foreign languages still available because of parental support for boosters, fund raisers, and actual coaching when needed. Annual Washington DC trip was a huge success with the students learning more about our nation's history than they even realized. Staff/teachers/admin at the school all just a phone call or email away and all willing to quickly respond and schedule a meeting if followup is needed on an issue. Expectations/consequences very clear for students (a MUST at this age) but kids are not "labeled" for poor descions/choices. Positive atmosphere at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

I love this school. Its great!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2006

The teachers at McCourt Middle School are amazing. My children have been privileged enough to have been guided by very caring faculty members. These teacher have gone way beyond the call of duty. Parents we need to realize that are children are handfuls sometime and we need to give these teachers the thanks they deserve. My child was in the seventh grade and on a team of two. He got the best education i could have asked for. They were in constant contact with me. I always want to say thank you Dr. Koutsogiane. She was the best principal that the cumberland school system ever had. As a parent and a former student, I thank you for everything you have done for my children and myself over the past 20 years. Again any parent looking to bring their child in to cumberland, McCourt Middle is the best placement for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2006

My advice is to those who are new to the area and to the middle school to call the school and meet with the guidance councelor before school begins. While I was blessed with unending communication it appears some parents are not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

This school, its administration, and faculty need to realize that they are a huge problem for anyone moving into the town wanting a good education for their kids. I took my daughter out and placed her in private school. What are the parents blind? The parents in this town need to come together and demand higher standards for their kids. The classes are tracked and average kids who excel in at least one or two subjects are dumbed down. If you know someone, or you are lucky, your child may get one of the few honors classes. When in those classes, the faculty thinks higher level thinking is to take a timed test for looking up words in a dictionary!There is no respect for the parents or the students. It is just a bunch of teachers who lack professionalism and are protected by a union. Wake up people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

My child has been a student here for 5 months and I have yet to have a parent/teacher conference. By this time last year,in my child's old school, I had gone to an open house and met with teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I am sad to say there are alot of problems with the staff. Several of whom should have retired along time ago.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 62% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
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 59% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
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 58% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students59%
Not economically disadvantaged students73%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant67%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female84%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students61%
Not economically disadvantaged students84%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant73%
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

Math

All Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged students42%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged students51%
Not economically disadvantaged students84%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant68%
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 Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged students56%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students63%
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students60%
Female76%
Male44%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged students40%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant60%
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 78% 64%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Black 3% 8%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 46%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45 Highland Ave
Cumberland, RI 02864
Phone: (401) 725-2092

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