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Agnes B. Hennessey School

Public | K-5 | 283 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

I am proud of my daughter's school because of the great support they give to the community and the wonderful educational efforts the entire staff give to the children. The communication between the parents and teachers are received very well on both parts. It's a happy environment and a balanced and structured school on behalf of their great Principle, Mr. Britto. My husband and I love the school and the positive memories we will share with our daughter(s). Thank you and Good luck Hennessey Hero's!! Sincerely, Karen Cahir
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

This is a really good school for our kids. Alot has to do with leadership at the school and at home with parents. Also, this school has earned the Blue Ribbon Award, which is a great achievement. The teacher really do an excellent job with the children and we are privledged to have them.
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Posted September 22, 2005

Hennessey School is a great school. the current prinicpal Mr. Brito is doing a great job along with the staff and all the students and parents. I am proud of my son who attended this school and scored high and did well in this school along with my daughter who is still attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

This school is one of the best, if not the best, in the east providence school system. The principal, Patricia Barlow along with the many talented teachers are the driving force behind having such a well performing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2003

i think the school needs to stay on top of there students learning abilities. i feel that two of my children slipped through the system with little math skills even after several discussions with the teachers and principal. i also think that they need to pay a little more attention to children with learning disibilities. they need more teachers to spend time with them or the same will happen with them.


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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students64%
Female56%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged students62%
Not economically disadvantaged students68%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students77%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title I77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students39%
Female37%
Male40%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged students24%
Not economically disadvantaged students54%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female58%
Male47%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged students36%
Not economically disadvantaged students66%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant51%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students61%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students82%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title I81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female75%
Male53%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged students52%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%
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 77% 65%
Black 15% 8%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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