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International Charter School

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Posted July 25, 2014

My kid finished kindergarten, and I cannot say enough good things about this school. Excellent class size, 18 kids with 2 teachers, super loving and warm teachers, great community, everyone knows everyone. They have a staff member dedicated for family and community liaison. Excellent education, a lot better than the 5/10 great schools rating tells you. My kid learned Spanish, excelled at math, reading and writing, made friends, was in a safe and very well run environment this past year. Very clean, calm, well-organized, when you walk through you don't hear teachers yelling and yet it is very well disciplined. The teachers and administration are very responsive to parents, i feel valued and respected here at this school, as does my kid. Better value than some of the private schools in the area! The after school program at the school 3-6 pm is wonderful for working parents, very well run and affordable. They organize parenting workshops, among other events. They have a very healthy school menu, e.g. no chicken nuggets. There's a special every day: music, art, phys ed alternating every three days plus library time. They do recess before lunch:proven to improve student behavior+health.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

International Charter School is the only charter school in Rhode Island offering a dual language immersion program. This is a school that offers a unique opportunity for children to learn in two languages. The school is well run, has great teachers and small class sizes. It is truly a warm and nurturing school where the teacher and administrators know all the children and care about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

The school provides such a calm and nurturing environment for our children that it is always jarring to walk into a non-responsive classroom school and hear all the yelling and disrepect going on and not just from students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

It's a small school dedicated to its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

My children attend the International Charter School. I feel that this is an excellent school and that it provides a great educational experience to all the children that attend. The staff is great and very caring. I believe that it is the parents reponsibility to communicate any issues and dislikes to the school directly to ensure that their personal concerns are heard. I can truly say that the staff go above and beyond their job duties and have helped my son and daugter immensely! Thank-you very Much ICS staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

The school is ok you notice that the score is a 2 out of 10. Some teachers are friendly to some of the students and parents. I feel that they need to improve the social interaction between the staff and parents. I feel very uncomfortable around many of the staff, as if my african american children do not belong in their bilingual school. Again this is most not all staff. There are other parents who have expresed this as well, their social skills need to improve- starting with the principal all the way down to the assitants.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2007

My son just graduated from ICS it was a glorious moment. He has attended ICS since kindergarden, I can't imagine a better education anywhere. From the fantastic teacher parent connection to the dual language learning experience it was great and my son loved it. He was so much into this school, we never wanted it to end. He was loved by everyone and he loved everyone there, it was great. We only wished we could find another school for his 6 - 12 grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

I have graduated from this school, and personally I think better than I did before because they were good enough to get me into Moses Brown School on a scholership. If this school is good enough to do that, I feel that the Internation Charter School of Pawtucket can do anything it wants to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2005

This multi-langual school has been a wonderful experience for my daughter & myself & the teachers really try hard to keep the kids at the same level, academically, with the other schools. At no time, once the school is better settled, they will reach there goal at creating many other activities & this will keep parents & children happier. We all love the smaller class rooms & the individual attention our children are provided with. The only unfortunate problem is that we, the parents, would love to see the school grow to reach the 12th grade as Times Square Academy in Providence. We know the schools budget is tight, but this would really make us all very happy.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
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 65% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
30%
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

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students57%
Female53%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students50%
Not economically disadvantaged students67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)48%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students63%
Female73%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged students58%
Not economically disadvantaged students70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)52%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant63%
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 Students57%
Female56%
Male59%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students44%
Not economically disadvantaged students74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant57%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female76%
Male54%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students61%
Not economically disadvantaged students73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)58%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant67%
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 Students57%
Female56%
Male58%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged students50%
Not economically disadvantaged students73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant57%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1100%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female61%
Male71%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students62%
Not economically disadvantaged students74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)41%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant66%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 191%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female39%
Male63%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged students56%
Not economically disadvantaged students40%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant51%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 173%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 54% 22%
White 26% 64%
Black 17% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 57%N/A43%
Female 51%N/A48%
Male 49%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Pawtucket, RI 02860
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