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Silver Spring School

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Posted September 29, 2009

I think overall Silver Spring is a good school - we finally have an awesome principal in Mrs. Cullion, but to go as far as to say that the children are polite - that is stretching it just a bit. Like every school, Silver Spring has its bullies and quite often my daughter is a victim of them and more often than not, these rude children are not reprimanded for their behavior so that poses an issue. However, in other aspects, Silver Spring is a great school, but more attention does need to be paid towards the bullies
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Silver spring is so much more than 'just a school'. The children are polite and truly are proud to yell road runners are special! It is much more a loving and nuturing environment with compassionate staff and was one of the first in the state to adopt a school wide positive behavioral program. just walking in there you can just feel this school is like no other!


Posted September 13, 2006

My son has adhd and ocd and loves his kindergarten teacher Mrs Sprout! He actually comes home and wants to do activites in his workbooks and talks all about what he has done at school. The office staff and principal are excellent. I am very happy to have my son in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

Our daughter has improved immensely in every subject since beginning school at Silver Spring in the second grade. Her teacher and principal are very personable and helpful. They are very responsive to our child's needs and go above and beyond to make sure she is doing her best. Silver Spring has music, art class and sports, but only one day a week, which is just a sign of the times, but not enough in my opinion. However, the teachers for these subjects are able to do a lot with very little and our daughter is excited and doing well in these subjects. We are often surprised by what she learns in music class and that the teacher finds a way to make this interesting. Our daughter comes home wanting to talk about Ray Charles and Tchaikovsky and seems genuinely interested. We are overall very pleased with this 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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students53%
Female57%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged students41%
Not economically disadvantaged students65%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged students55%
Not economically disadvantaged students70%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant62%
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 Students40%
Female37%
Male46%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged students29%
Not economically disadvantaged students62%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged students52%
Not economically disadvantaged students77%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged students59%
Not economically disadvantaged students95%
Title I82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students100%
Title I91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female74%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged students59%
Not economically disadvantaged students75%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
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
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 68% 65%
Black 17% 8%
Asian 7% 3%
Hispanic 7% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 45%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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120 Silver Spring Ave
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: (401) 435-7836

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