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Burrillville High School

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3 stars

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Posted July 26, 2013

Im a junior here at BHS and I don't think it is as bad as our reputation says it is. What I like most about it is that there are a limited amount of cliques throughout the school (depending on your class). I either find the teachers really fun and are people who I can be friends with or super arrogant and not out of touch with the students. There's no in-between. I'm unimpressed with the school principle as he has made no benefit to the school and only focuses on misbehaved students. I don't like how the students have a lack of school spirit and there is sometimes a negative competition between classes. I have not heard the best thing about the school food and drinks. However, I very much love the guidance counselors as I feel like they have a genuine care for the students. As a student, I genuinely hate the work that we do. We aren't given any assignments we can use our creativity. It's just essay after essay after essay, even for classes like algebra. Overall, if I were to leave BHS tomorrow I would be content with my experience and friends that I have made.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

Im in my sophomore year at bhs and i must say the education is awful. And the drama involves everyone. But yet us burrillvillian teens sure can come together when theres a sports event or a problem the school/town is facing. There arent really any 'cliques' there. You'll find groups of friends made up of completely different people. And every student is close to atleast 1of the teachers, which is nice when you need advice or a friend thats not going through puberty.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2007

Burrillville High School is a very bad school to attend. It has taught my son nothing at all and I am very dissapointed none the less. The teachers there are horrible and disrespectful and I am very angry about that. Mr. Trogish was very much better then there new one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2006

This school is in deep trouble if it continues to cut staff as it has been doing over the past few years. Teachers are the life blood of this school and without them, the students will not be able to succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 13, 2005

My son had some educational problems before entering the high school due to a learning diability. They have taught him to increae his self-confidence and since then his grades have gone way up. All he need was someone to believe in him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2003

This school has tought my child the pride in getting good grades. I owe most of it to the excellent teaching staff and because of the principal who has strict but fair rules. Thank you Burrillville High School and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%
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 Students27%
Female26%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged students13%
Not economically disadvantaged students36%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant27%

Reading

All Students79%
Female89%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students63%
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Writing

All Students45%
Female57%
Male32%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged students29%
Not economically disadvantaged students56%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%
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 94% 64%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Harrisville, RI 02830
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