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Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary School 1

Charter | K-4 | 324 students

Prepare every scholar for success in college and the world beyond.
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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Posted September 20, 2013

BVP is amazing, the teacher are exceptional. I couldn't ask for a better school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Provides a wonderful educational experience for my children. This is the third public school they have attended and it, by far, offers the best educational environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary School 1 is the Best school in RI, we have the best teachers and staff! I'm happy to have my scholars in BVP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

There is a lot of focus in RI about NECAP test scores. While BVP Elementary 1 is successful in this regard, it is the additional focus on Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Enthusiasm that strikes a chord with me. These traits are just as important if not more important than high test scores. These are the elements that will stay with an individual for the rest of their lives.


Posted August 26, 2013

This school is one of the best, the teachers are amazing and the school environment is friendly and inviting. My child is being prepared for a successful future in a fun environment as well as helping her to integrate PRIDE (Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Enthusiasm) values not only in school but in the community as well. I'm so glad my child is a student here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Excellent teachers!! Excellent leadership team!! Definitely a great place for kids. Beautiful addition to the school made this year.
—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 60% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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81%

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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

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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 Students81%
Female89%
Male72%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male76%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students76%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant81%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 64%
Hispanic 41% 22%
Black 8% 8%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 64%N/A43%
Female 48%N/A48%
Male 52%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • RIDE Commended School (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kyle Quadros
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • College preparatory
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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291 Broad St
Cumberland, RI 02864
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Phone: (401) 335-3133

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