My son transferred from Pawtucket schools to Ricci in 2011. He was shy and had alittle bit of a tough time but with the teachers, principal, and vice principals help he was able to adjust and move on to high school. The vice principal went above and beyond, thank you!!! His Math teacher Ms. Fiero was so pleasantly helpful, didn't matter what or how she worked and worked to try and make sure my son understood. Everyone was really great!!!
This School is great!!! The teachers are wonderful and so is the principal!!! Great Leadership!! Love this school!!!
Overall I like the school, Principal and teachers. I have two grand children that are in 6th and 7th grade. I find a lack of involvement by the parents at the school, I have been trying to get the PTC active by participating myself as I see this as a great way to foster a better local educational effort for our children and connecting with the teachers. The school system in NP and for that matter RI is not functioning for the betterment of the students, that;s another story but it amplifies the need for parents to be involved with their school and their kids to get the most value for them. My goal is to contribute anyway I can to make Ricci the best school for my grand kids.
I am very disappointed with this school. Ricci school only likes parent involvement if it benefits them. They do not like when a parent has a concern. Some of the teachers and the secretaries are wonderful; however, the hurt and discrimintaion my children felt in this school, from the principle and other members of the faculty, will be with them for the rest of their lives. It would be beneficial to the students at Ricci school if the faculty was mandated to successfully complete a course on cultural sensitivity. Thank you.
My son was a new student at Ricci Middle this year. As we approach the near end of the school year I can confidently say that I am pleased with the school and the administration. We came from a very well respected school district with ratings in the top of the nation. Based on numbers alone, I was very skeptical that Ricci would be able to compare. However, my son seems to be thriving academically, he's made friends with numerous nice, well behaved kids and the school has impressed me with the dances and other activities throughout the year. I am very pleased thus far with my son's progress and the school as a whole. I do wish they'd provide a calender of some sort and they would develop a website for the middle school. Enrolling in school over the summer was quite a chore, and difficult to reach anyone.
My son is in the sixth grade at Ricci and he is doing very well. I am very impressed with the communication and response I have had with his teachers and Principle. They seem to encourage parental involvement.
I think Ricci Middle School is the best middle school in the world!!!! I love Ricci Middle School!!!!
this school is by far the worse school my son has ever gone to when he was in this school he got d's and f's and got suspended 7 times then he went to birch wood and he got a' b's and c's
This school is awesommmeee!! The teachers are great and the principal is even greater! They could have more dances like Birchwood though but still its an awesome school
I think this school is wonderful! The principle is very sweet. The vending machines are very good to have and the teachers are great!
Ricci is a very nice school and if that was all I rated this one I would give it a five. A aggree with everything the other parents have said but none of them said the following. The school is nice but most of the children are not. I suggest Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School watch their children. Thank you.
Ricci is a great middle school and my child has done very well there. The teachers work hard on developing new plans to help your child succeed. Unfortunately many parents need to realize that Ricci parents only have your child 180 days a year. What the parents do the other 185 days makes the difference. I wish Ricci had more extracurricular activities and dances but as far as education I think it does very well.
My child is in the special education class at Ricci. She had a wonderful teacher last year but she is no longer there. I have noticed a big difference in my child's behavior compared to last year. I think she made a big difference in my child's life. It just goes to show, some teachers really have an impact!
Ricci has changed over the last few years,but it's not all good... first of they do have talent shows, but they don't have any more than one dance a year! They also have a new program ZAP (zeros aren't permitted)which is good, but I think that if kids know that they can just make it up after school, and the school will give them all of the supplies, won't they take advantage of it??
I'm sorry but this school is terrible. my child is picked on everyday of the week. I try to talk to the principal, teacher, and guidance councilor and nothing has been said. I am greatly disappointed with this school. I think the fact that ms. Hines tells the Riccio middle school students that its a high reforming school. You can see yourself by these parental ratings that it well isn't a high reforming school.
this school has no spirit at all. they have very limited resources. the principal is a worry ward. the school is very dirty, the janitor does not clean at all. the school and there no tolerance disiplin policy is more of a joke than comedy central. and the special ed students are made fun of and the teachers make them feel emotionally uncomfortable i will add more later
I think Ms. Hines has made Ricci School much more of a success. The school has improved 100% since she becamed the principal. Thank you Ms. Hines for caring about our children! My children have been in the school since kindergarden and I have seen the amazing improvements to the school through the years.
This has got to be one of the worst schools ever! I cannot get over the way the children are treated. If the lunchroom is noisy, all of the children pay the price. Silent lunches, no vending machines, etc. Once, when the lunchroom was noisy, the children were not allowed locker privilidges for the day and had to carry around very heavy backpacks all day long. How ridiculous is that? To me that is child abuse. They have no sympathy for children with special needs. The prinicpal is a poor excuse for the word principal.
I agree with the other reviews. There is no disciplinary action taken when necessary. I've been to the school several times. I spoke with the teacher, the guidance counseler, and the principal and still no results. My problem is a litte different though. My problem is with one of the teachers. Although there has been several known complaints about this teacher, I have yet to here of or see any results regarding this teacher. I've even tried to contact the superintendent. It's obvious to me that not one of them seems to be concerned about this problem. This problem is affecting my childs school work and his outlook on school.
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