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Blackstone Valley Prep Middle School 1

Charter | 5-8 | 324 students

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

 
 
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Posted October 27, 2013

Blackstone Valley Prep is a great school with a wonderful staff! The teachers make learning interesting and at times even fun! I wouldn't have my son go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

BVP Middle School is outstanding. The teaching staff here is exceptional. They go above and beyond when it comes to teaching and interacting with the students .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

I have never worked with such dedicated teachers. You honestly can tell they love their job and are there to watch your child grow academically. Great school!! I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Teachers and leadership staff are very focused on getting the scholars on a mindset for college. Teachers do whatever it takes to help scholars achieve.
—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 62% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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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 62% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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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 59% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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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

All Students54%
Female48%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged students44%
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant54%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students54%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant61%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female60%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged students39%
Not economically disadvantaged students61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant45%
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

Math

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students68%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant73%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged students59%
Not economically disadvantaged students86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant68%
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

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged students90%
Not economically disadvantaged students97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)80%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant93%

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged students79%
Not economically disadvantaged students98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)60%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant86%
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
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-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
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-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
Non-migrantn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (non-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
Non-migrantn/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
Hispanic 46% 22%
White 40% 64%
Black 8% 8%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 60%N/A43%
Female 49%N/A48%
Male 51%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(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 (2012)
  • RIDE Leading 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

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

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)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Joy Souza
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
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
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
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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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.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Lincoln, RI 02865
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Phone: (401) 335-3287

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