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Curvin-Mccabe School

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Posted October 18, 2013

This school has done a very good job at teaching our child. There is an abundance of great and experienced teachers. The Cozy program is also very, very good for the kids at a low price in the summer time and also after school. What I like most about the school is the cultural diversity and income diversity because not only do the kids have great experiences with experienced teachers but they learn other points of view and to accept other points of view, which is not always the case at private schools or some other schools in wealthy or culturally homogeneous communities. The school has been more than prepared for the transition to Common Core educational standards by training its teachers with the standards to an exceptionally high degree. In fact Pawtucket and East Providence School teachers received considerably more training in these educational standards than other school districts in Rhode Island.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

This is a great school with great teachers and a very good PTO. The principle is strict but kind and she does a great job navigating all the difficulties and concerns of public elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2012

Curvin McCabe has excellent teachers who care about the success of their students. The principal is excellent with the students and parents. She is firm and fair. The overall atmosphere of the school is very welcoming and inviting. The Superkids reading program is the best program. Both my son and daughter love this program. They love the characters. I couldn't believe that in kindergarten both my kids learned to read and read very well. I'm am extremely happy with what Curvin McCabe has done and continues to do for there students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

My three boys attended Curvin-McCabe. The teachers are great! They work with parents to help students suceed. We moved out of state but I am very thankful for all the guidance provided to my children. When I moved there was a new principal and her way of dressing was very inappropriate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

This School The Greatest!!! This School Should Get More Organized MORE though... But it's great!


Posted October 12, 2011

The principal of this school has no social skills. She has set an uninviting and dull tone to this school. The teachers are also unfriendly and all out cranky. My daughter is in the third grade and I cannot wait to remove her from this school. We are moving out of the district! Her teacher yelled at a student that they should mind their own business and come talk to her when she gets a college degree. "I have three, come talk to me when you get one". Unbelievable!!! Do NOT SEND YOUR KID TO THIS SCHOOL! The school complains that there is not enough parent involvement but they do not create an enviorment for parents to want to get involved. The afterschool program COZY is better run and has more compassionate staff than the school itself. The school has gone through three principals in 4 years. That should say it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I take offence to what the previous parent said about the area being 'low income'. We are not a low income family and most of the people that live here are not low income. The school is a good school and my son enjoys it their. He really enjoys going to the after school programs.His teacher is great and we enjoy how the PTO gets the family's involved we always have fun at the mother son dance's. Overall it is a pretty good school not to many improvments are needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Curvin-McCabe is located in a lower income neighborhood. That being said, the staff has made great strides in recent years to bring up test scores and expose students to art and music. The families and PTO are wonderful. The staff really cares about the children. They ran a terrific summer program this year that my daughter was able to participate in for free. I am very glad that my daughter goes to Curvin. This year, my daughter is participating in the Accelerated Reader program in which she reads books and is tested on them in order to earn incentives. I participated in the school carnival last year, which is part of the great incentives program that Curvin uses to motivate students. I have an opportunity to move, but I don't want to move out of the area because Curvin is a good school.
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Posted October 25, 2005

When my son started kindergarten he needed speech therapy. My doctors office didn't give me my IAP, the speech teacher heard my son speaking in Kindergarden and helped me to put him in speech, after 3 months you could never tell that he had a speech problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have excellent teachers for both of my children. They have been both excelled in math and english. The PTO is very involved with the school. It is a close family oriented school. The Special Ed department is above excellent. Keep up the excellent work!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%
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 Students56%
Female41%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged students58%
Not economically disadvantaged students47%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students67%
Female61%
Male73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged students69%
Not economically disadvantaged students60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male51%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students45%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant54%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female70%
Male51%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%
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 Students54%
Female47%
Male61%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged students49%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant54%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students76%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female80%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students68%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant69%
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 Students69%
Female63%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female74%
Male80%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged students75%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%
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 45% 64%
Hispanic 33% 22%
Black 14% 8%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 77%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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466 Cottage St
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: (401) 729-6258

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