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Hope Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 244 students

 
 

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Posted June 17, 2008

I was so pleased to read the wonderful statements from other parents whose children attend Hope Valley School. Since 2001 when my daughter began kindergarten, we have had a wonderful experience and connection with this school. Now, my son is about to enter his last year at HV and it will be so sad at the end of next year when our family will have to say good-bye to such a wonderful school. As an active parent in the PTO for a number of years, I had a 'behind-the-scenes' view of how and why this school works so well. And there are two main reasons: small school & parent involvement. Do you remember the theme song to 'Cheers'?...'where everybody knows your name...' It's exactly that way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

Hope Valley is unique. Not only in it's education practices...Zoo phonics, PVC tubes so our children can hear how they sound, a clearly-visible school counselor and honestly, it is unique because of its 'family' atmospher. I love it so much, I've ask for the 3rd acadmenic year, to transfer 2 children now, from where they are supposed to be, to HVS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

This is my 1st elementary school experience. We transfered our son to Hope Valley purposely. Smaller class size!!! Great scores!!! I am elated to say he 'loves' school and it is 'awesome'. A LONG way from his preschool dilemmas! He had such a hard time in the 1st 4 months of preschool, we were having him evaluation for ADHD. His current teacher at Hope Valley is awesome. Her first note home wrote about how she and we are part of his 'team' to our sons learning process and passion for learning. The word 'TEAM' got to me immediately. 3 weeks into school, he is writing 'kid sentences'. I cried when it came home. This is by far the best experience in schooling I've ever had...even in my own schooling. So proud! Administration there is fantiastic and user friendly. Parents-go for the best for your children. Smaller classes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

I would like to counteract the statement made in an earlier review that portrays this school as being overwrought with socio-economic disadvantaged children. This is simply not the case. Many of the children at Hope Valley Elementary come from homes where both parents are college graduates/professionals. I have been impressed with sense of community at Hope Valley since becoming involved myself a few years ago. Last year, the PTO raised over $8,000 in six weeks to purchase much needed playground equipment. That speaks volumes to what the community will do when it comes to our kids. The principal is very supportive, pragmatic, and compassionate toward the students. The staff is somewhat varied...some are excellent and others are just average, but all care immensely for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

My daughter attended Hope Valley Elementary from grades 3 through 5. The teachers, assistants and principal are professional, intelligent and compassionate. HV consistently scores at or near the top of the state in student assessment scores. The smallest of the four elementary schools in the CHARIHO community, Hope Valley Elementary has an active parent base and community is a primary focus. The education my child received at Hope Valley School provided a strong foundation which she has continued to build upon during her years at Chariho Middle School and High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

The Principal, kindergarden and frist grades teachers are doing an amazing job in the face of a dificult socio-economic student body profile. Despite the clear disadvantes of the student body the teachers provided my son with an excellent education. The teacher and staff committment and professionalism shows in everything.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
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

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Not economically disadvantaged students83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students91%
Female100%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Not economically disadvantaged students98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
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 Students91%
Female84%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 94% 64%
Hispanic 2% 22%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 0% 8%
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 11%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15 Thelma Dr
Hope Valley, RI 02832
Phone: (401) 539-2321

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