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Francis J. Varieur School

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Posted May 11, 2010

While the teachers at this school are fabulous and do a super job with our kids, this school is really not a 5 star school yet. It would need lots of help in terms of its facilities and a broad vision for academics in the future to really be worthy of an excellent rating. Just because this school is a good school in the Pawtucket area doesn't mean it can sit back and relax. The administrators need to look ahead and see what they can be doing down the road, not simply getting by with what they have done so far, but try to make this school competitive with the best in our state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Varieur School instills a wonderful sense of pride in their students. School Spirit runs high, through various activities such as The Annual Spring Fling, and the upcoming Varieur Carnival. Later in the season, there will be a family picnic. Their after-school program is awesome, providing the opportunity for students to play in a structured and safe environment, to receive homework help, all for a nominal fee. This is a fabulous school, the best public school in all of Pawtucket, RI.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

I went to this school for 6 years!! It was the best school i ever been too! Its such an amazing school, i suggest if you live in Pawtucket Oak Hill area to put your children in this school! - Nicole Courtemanche


Posted August 11, 2009

My son was a Special Needs student who attended Varieur for 2 years. The teachers have a genuine concern for the students they educate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

I absolutely love this school, the principal is fantastic and the teachers go above and beyond. there is such a great sense of community and fun at this school and I will be sad when my child has to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

i go to varieur and its the best school in the world
—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 60% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
Black or African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students55%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students68%
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students59%
Female46%
Male71%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
White (non-Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant59%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female67%
Male79%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
White (non-Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged students68%
Not economically disadvantaged students82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant73%
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 Students70%
Female63%
Male80%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged students69%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant70%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged students77%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant79%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female74%
Male80%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged students77%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-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

Math

All Students69%
Female72%
Male68%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students65%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant69%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
Multiracialn/a
White (non-Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged students85%
Not economically disadvantaged students87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%
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
Hispanic 35% 22%
White 29% 64%
Black 23% 8%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 73%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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486 Pleasant St
Pawtucket, RI 02860
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