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Shea High School

Public | 9-12 | 948 students

 

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Posted February 15, 2013

shea is a great school and that's all I can say about it. I've been here for two years and i'll be here for another two and i'll walk across that stage to get my diploma and be thaankful for Shea High for helping me through my journey.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2008

shea high school is a great school for learning. It teaches us how to face the real world. The only negative thing about shea is DRAMA; specially with girls fighting about boys. But besides that shea is great and im loving the experience so far. [ im a freshman ]
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2007

In my opinion with my two year experience within these walls I think that Shea is a great ethinic school that offers a great experience for the students. The teachers are great, and they truly care for the education of their students. As for the principal he is a great man who incourages all students to follow their dreams. The students in this school show great compassion for one another. That is why Shea is a great place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2007

Shea high school is an awesome school and the faculty and staff are the best ever. I cannot express how grateful I am to this school and to these wonderful people who have perfected my education and helped me to become succesful and ready for what comes next If you want to know how Shea really is read the reviews of those who have really experienced what it's like to be in Shea because those are the ones who really truly know
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2006

This is mainly directed to the last few reviews on this page. As a student at Shea High I disagree intensely. The teacher are very care and will go out of their way to help students. As for the comment about students having a 'I don't care attitude' that is absolutely wrong. Mostly all students try to achieve the highest standards, of course there are a few that don't care, but every school across America has those types of children. As for the violence in that school I would also have to disagree. This will be my last year at Shea and through the past three years I have never felt scared or frightened, or uneasy about anything or anyone in that school. My final thought is that if a student takes his/her education seriously and wants to achieve then Shea will work out greatly for them. - Shea High School Student Class of 2007
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2006

I have nothing bad to say about Charles E. Shea High School. This is an excellent school for students who wants a taste of real world. For those feels that their kids have an 'I dont care' attitude, please be reminded that this is united states and there's so much teachers and parents can do to educate kids, however it is your resposibility as a parent to discipline them. The teachers are there to teach and that's what they're doing. I have no regrets at all for attending Shea, I was given challenges after challeges, and the support of my teachers revealed an undisputed side of me. Today I am very well educated, respected by many and not to mention successful! It's only been 3 years since i graduates, and it was all thanks to my wonderful teachers, thank you for caring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2005

Shea High has some of the most caring teachers. If there is anything to say about that school is that you do not feel like your at school but you are with your family. The extracurricular activities are great too. Shea has a very competitive program, teams are used to postseason play. The teachers really care about their students and would go out of their way to help. Shea helps students progress. It is one of the best schools in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2005

Shea High School is above all a degrading school for my child. Personally I think there should be more safety policies in that school. My child recolects that there are no police officers in that school and in which I think for the safety of the children there should be. It is a very unsafe enviornment! The teachers can only put up with so much and many of the children there have such high disrespect and a 'I don't care' attitude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

I feel that this school is definitely sub-par. teacher do not care very much for the students education. i feel they are very neglected when they try to reach out. the faculty at this school is also not very professional, they are not very helpful and rather rude at times. my interactions with the principal have not come off very well. I would not recommend this school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

I feel shea high school has a lot of work ahead of them. I have a child that attends that school and in my opinion is not learning anything at all. The teachers dont seem to care and my child has the same attitude 'I dont care'. my child is being taught at a very low grade level. There is no challenges. He also stated that the work that is given to him, the teacher does not even look at any of it, and my child does not understand anything that he is doing in that subject, but he is passing, how I dont know. The children should come out of that school and be ready for the real world, and I dont see that happening. That is a shame. I think maybe the state should step in and do something about it.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
7%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%
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 Students14%
Female17%
Male11%
Black or African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged students13%
Not economically disadvantaged students22%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant14%

Reading

All Students50%
Female57%
Male44%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged students49%
Not economically disadvantaged students70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant50%

Writing

All Students22%
Female31%
Male14%
Black or African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
Multiracial50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged students22%
Not economically disadvantaged students26%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant22%
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
Black 46% 8%
Hispanic 34% 22%
White 14% 64%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 81%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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Pawtucket, RI 02860
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