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Stephen Olney School

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5 stars

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Posted June 9, 2014

It is clear that the PTO runs the show here. Their children all get the preferable teachers and their children are in the same classrooms each year. It is a very segregated school in this way. Parents are not very friendly. Quality of education is fine but as with every other school in America, the common core standards and NECAP testing stresses out these young kids and it's making school almost military like. My daughter's class was not allowed to go out for recess on most days and their mid day break was playing games with their head down on their desk. Also my child reports a lot of favoritism among teachers and class mates. Also, self contained teacher was not friendly at all. The class room vibe was very cold (as was the teacher).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

The test scores will tell you 1/2 of the story (this school has great scores!). But parental reviews are important because they tell you about the atmosphere. I have two kids - one in Stephen Olney, one in Graystone (special ed). I like Stephen Olney atmosphere much better. The PTA is amazing. I've never seen such hardworking group of parents. They organize lots of fun events and activities, like Chinese Acrobats visit, the World Champion in jumping rope visit, field days etc. That said, lots of the events they organize are very $$$ ($25/person+) so not all families can attend. Family dinner, Father-daughter dance, Mother-daughter brunch - are all in this range. They are fun, but I wish more people could participate, instead of being priced out. That said, the Principal Corsini is the best Principal I've met. He knows all the kids by name and all the parents. He walks kids to the bus and opens milk containers and peels oranges for them. The teachers have all been very nice and approachable. Parent involvement is encouraged but not forced. Most parents have grown up in town, and never left - not very worldly. There is no yard/playground - just a cement basketball court. Big minus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

Good school, good teachers. Some communication needs to be improved between parents and teachers. Overall good school educationally.. Along with the town no sidewalks, so kids and parents walk in streets. Never shoveled properly in the winter. Walk thru ice, snow, mud and water in walkways. Parking lot will be clean but walkways for kids, not so much. Several times almost fell holding my infant child. Kids play in what is essentially and over exhaggerated parking lot. If it wasn't for education being good, I wouldn't complain. Seeing how much we put into taxes and fundraisers problems could definitely be worked out between school and town. No one chooses to do so. So kids suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

As a teacher at SOS school, I feel very fortunate To work with wonderful children and a great staff Everyday. The school as a warm feeling Set by the principal. It's wonderful and I feel lucky Everyday I go to work!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 30, 2012

This is a great school with a caring staff. The principal Mr. Corsini knows all the children's names and is always available. The school has been a successful school for many years and was a Regent's Commended School for 3 years in a row! The teachers are caring and give 100% everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

I am a single parent of five children that all attend schools in North Providence. When ever I was in need of any kind of assistance Stephen Only school was there for my family and myself. Three of my children go to Ricci school and my other child goes to Centredale school. Stephen Only welcomed me. The principle, the nurse, and the secretary are such amazing people. I am so thankful for them. They helped my family get through difficult times...God Bless them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

I LOVE STEPHEN OLNEY!! My son loves his new school...He loves his teacher and the principal is very personable and is always there if you have any questions or concerns...And that makes me feel very happy to know that my son is happy and safe...and that makes it easier for me to drop him off at school and know that he is safe and happy...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

I am very pleased with the school. I feel my child will be able to reach all his goals in life, with the knowledge and life lessons he is learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

Its a very good school.They make sure you do your best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

Stephen Olney is the best school in my opinion. The principal is great to all the kids and parents. The teachers are the best of the best. The parents and families are involved in everything. When there is an event we have so many volunteers working, it makes you feel like it is one big family. The kids love the after shcool activities. The PTA is the best and it is all thanks to the support of great parents, teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I give Stephen Olney School 10 out of 10. My son loves it. They have terrific activities and everyone is so nice and helpful. Mr. Corsini is a terrific asset to that school as well as Barbara the school secretary. My son started Kindergarten and she was so helpful and pleasant with every call I had to make. A+ to my son's teacher Miss Pirolli, I commend her on her hard work and her way of teaching. She certainly makes positive learning experience for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

The school itself has a fantastic caring principal, Mr Corsini. The majority of the teachers go above and beyond. Most notably Mrs Marshall third grade. The only shortfall is the PTA click.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

Dr. Corsini, principal, is a great asset to this school. His is always available to the parents, and is extremly involved with his students, both in the academics and extracurricular. The reading program in this school is very structured and provides a strong foundation for these students future education. I am very impress with all the teachers my child has had. The classroom sizes are small. (17 in my child's first grade class) They do have music, art and gym. There is always something going on in the school. Science fairs, book fairs, talent shows, principal/student sport events. There is a very active PTA that helps with all the special events at this school. I cannot say enough about this school and its faculty. I feel it has given my child a great start and recommend it highly to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


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 60% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%
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 65% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged students100%
Not economically disadvantaged students94%
Title I90%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged students93%
Not economically disadvantaged students94%
Title I80%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
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%
Female88%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged students94%
Not economically disadvantaged students93%
Title I84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (non-Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged students100%
Not economically disadvantaged students90%
Title I89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/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 Students94%
Female100%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged students89%
Not economically disadvantaged students97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male84%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged students89%
Not economically disadvantaged students94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female87%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged students72%
Not economically disadvantaged students84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 64%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Black 6% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 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 31%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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North Providence, RI 02904
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