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Birchwood Middle School

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Posted August 3, 2010

Great school. Great staff helps my son all the time with homework! Son didn't want to go to big school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

NEW Top Staff have change school to very parent friendly they want you to know whats going on and tell you if your son or daughter is having a problem they return phone calls and make you feel welcome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

Not very parent friendly its like every thing is kept a secret they only want you to know whats going on when its suits them do not tell you if your son or daughter is having a problem until its too late do not return phone calls or make u feel welcome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2009

Birchwood middle school is a great school with a terrific staff. My children got a great education there. They were involved in all the extra curricular activities. However I feel the school could be more parent friendly. We came from Stephen Olney , I am very involved parent and the difference in your welcome was dramatic.Also, the fact that there are no teacher parent meetings set for after school is difficult on parents. Other than that my children were happy there and successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

its a great school school and it is also a high performing school with smart kid.i should know my son gose there he had d's and f's in his other school. then we swished his school now his lowest grade is a c+. he has lots of friends and everyone there are verry nice the is a really a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

I believe this is the best school in North Providence. My son started off there in 7th grade and fit in nicely. He is usually quiet but he became comfertable with all the girls, boys, and teachers. My daughter was on the Blue Team and had the best teacher. Mr. Cotoia is so nice. The students are very nice too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

birchwood is the best school.better then RICCI and you willl learn more here. the teacher and staff are wonderful
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2006

Birchwood's great school and we have a lot of activities and we have good teachers and students do very well there.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students53%
Female63%
Male44%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged students43%
Not economically disadvantaged students62%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female75%
Male51%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged students50%
Not economically disadvantaged students74%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%
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 Students50%
Female41%
Male55%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged students49%
Not economically disadvantaged students51%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male73%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%
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 Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged students42%
Not economically disadvantaged students52%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students84%
Female92%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged students78%
Not economically disadvantaged students88%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Writing

All Students76%
Female91%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged students67%
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant76%
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 70% 64%
Hispanic 18% 22%
Black 8% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 46%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10 Birchwood Dr
North Providence, RI 02904
Phone: (401) 233-1120

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