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Aquidneck School

Public | PK-3 | 405 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted January 9, 2013

The only reason I give this school 4 stars is because my daughter is in the Pre-K program. I can't speak about the principal or special teachers as Ms. Dugan is the only person we really have contact with. My daughter was in Pre-K 3 and 4. She LOVES this school. The price was good and it's one of the few programs I found that wasn't full day. I also like that they have special needs children in class. My daughter doesn't think anything of seeing someone in a wheelchair or with hearing aids. Such a blessing to find this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2011

My daughter was enrolled in the pre-K program at this school and we were thrilled with her experiences there. Mrs. Dugan is a fantastic teacher and helped my daughter progress in so many areas. The speech therapy my daughter received in conjunction with the program was also very successful. I would definitely recommend the pre-K at Aquidneck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2011

Best school on the island..being a military family and moving a lot finding a good school is hard..we lucked out when we moved to Middletown
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

This is the best school in the area! My children have been moved around the country, and I can report that Aquidneck has been their favorite school. The teachers are fantastic. They are creative and inspiring. My daughters still talk about all the wonderful methods they learned to guide their writing or to practice their math facts. Everything they learned flowed naturally and helped them develop critical thinking skills. We'll miss this school now that we have moved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2009

Excellent school in RI. I would highly recommend this school to any military family. From the principal to the kindergarten teacher, this school is fantastic. The administration is always working with the kids as are the teachers. The superintendent also makes an effort to phone home with automated messages. I had never lived in an area where I had to worry about school closings and there was no need to worry because the automated system called to let me know when school was closed. GREAT< GREAT< GREAT!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great teachers, great environment, wonderful kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My child just entered kindergarten this year. I have been very impressed by the way the staff and her teacher handled this transition for the children as well as by the communications we've received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

AQuidneck School is full of magnetic energy! The teachers are friendly and enthusiastic learners themselves! The children are high-spirited, as well, and hard workers. It is a joy to come to work everyday and teach and learn amongst such great people. The pricipal and all the support staff are equally wonderful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 24, 2009

We are military and my daughter just finished her fourth grade year. This is a tight knit community school, so it took a little while to fit in. The academics are average(No gifted program)with little use of technology integrated into lessons. The grading system involves using 1 - 4, but these numbers do not equate to A, B, C, or D. It is very difficult to know where your child's grades stand or where they need to improve. It seemed subjective. Luckily, my daughter's teacher was open to having many conferences so we could have these questions answered. If we would have known about this grading system we would have lived in Portsmouth. Next year the fourth graders will be at the middle school. This upset many parents, but is necessary since an elementary school closed because of budget cuts. Overall, my daughter did well and was happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2006

I love this school. My son attended the prek class for his speech delay. He amazed his teachers and us. He is now in an intigrated kindergarten class. I had his older sister in another area school and transfered her to Aquidneck. She is loving her teacher and the transition went well. The staff and teachers here are wonderful. They have a joyful learning environment for the kids. It is safe. For military people with kids they are very welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

I have a 5 year old son with Autism. Aquidneck Elementary has provided him with a wonderful program for almost three years now. They have a very knowledgeable staff and really care about there kids. They also make every effort to integrate children with special needs with other children.
—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 60% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
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 Students84%
Female78%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students78%
Not economically disadvantaged students86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students73%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 65%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian 4% 3%
Black 4% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Middletown, RI 02842
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