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Middletown High School

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 30, 2014

This school is the worst school ever . The teachers don't care if you get bullied. They pick sides and there are so many rules , like you can't do anything here, we can barley go out side and have fun like the old times and it's nasty and dirty inside and plus if you use self defense from someone who is attacking you , you get suspended like really


Posted April 23, 2014

As a navy brat who has seen the way multiple schools have been run, I believe this school is very poorly run. The administrators expect respect from the children, but do not respect the children themselves. The guidance counselor is very unfriendly and does not give very good advice. They are very discouraging as a whole. They rarely give perfect scores in subjective assignments, as if to tell the kids that their best is never good enough. The schedule is unnecessarily confusing. The students are not very welcoming to new students. They have an excellent program for special needs, but I cannot say the same for regular and honors classes. They do not weight honors classes in calculating GPA, and to them an A in a regular class is considered higher than an A- in a regular class. I find this school very discouraging on an academic standpoint.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2013

My son attended this school and I can honestly say I have never had such a poor experience from the funding aspect, to the teacher and guidance perspective who only care about themselves and their deadlines. The principal is horrible my son was personally invited to the inauguration and denied by the principal, the superintendent hides behind the "I had no idea " phrase all of the time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

I ama7th grade student and I am The 9th Grade Leader. I can already say this school is awesome. I can tell what's like and I hear about it. They have fair rules and they could care less about texting and more. Gaudet is terrible and so Aquidneck school. So much freedom at MHS. A real grading system a real school. Awesome compared to other schools. That will be great when I get there. It's the only real school and wasn't affected by 4th grade coming into the middle school like come on. Middletown Highschool - A real school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2009

I am a parent and teacher (not at MHS) and have lived and worked in four different states. Middletown High School is an excellent school in every way. My husband and I, along with our daughter (a junior), are very impressed by the teachers' and administrators' commitment, ingenuity, and determination to provide students with the best possible education. Despite Rhode Island's notorious lack of education funding, MHS succeeds in meeting high local, state, and federal standards in terms of academics, and does an admirable job providing extracurricular activities and sports for students to become well-rounded and prepared for college applications.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

I am a student who has lived all over the world having grown up in a navy family. I have been in nine different schools and I can honestly say this is the worst funded school I have seen. I think that the people are nice and good, but the obvious lack of funding for necessities for a good learning environment, such as an upgraded computer lab, new books, and more teachers is simply too overwhelming to ignore.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

Agree that this is probably the best school on the island....also agree that it's not that great. Both from a funding aspect and overall poor leadership (like firing the teacher of the year) this has been a year that we would like to get back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

MHS is a great school... i could not seeing myself going to any other school. funds may be low but we still have the things we need to be able to learn and have fun.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
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 Students52%
Female43%
Male59%
Black or African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged students24%
Not economically disadvantaged students60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged students76%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged students65%
Not economically disadvantaged students75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%
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 79% 64%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black 6% 8%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 21%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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130 Valley Rd
Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: (401) 846-7250

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