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Blackstone Academy Charter School

Charter | 9-12

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

They do an amazing job. The principal is very committed.


Posted December 6, 2007

My son attends blackstone academy, he is a freshman this year. He was in private school for 10 years adn this school far surpasses the other school. He is recognized for his potential and he is a shining star . He made high honors on his first report card and he loves it. Kudos to this school , very happy parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

Have had a child in this school since the day it first opened. All teachers and the principal are young, fresh, caring, enthusiastic. Very small classes, lots of one on one attention. Excellent art and music classes. These teachers really care and it shows. Loosely structured, could be difficult for some students who need a more structured environment. Excellent communication between the school and parents. Parents are involved, building is clean, all ethnic backgrounds. Lots of extracurricular activities. My child went from hating school to loving school. Absolutely highly recommend this school.
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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
3%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
65%
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 Students50%
Female56%
Male46%
Black or African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students45%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students80%
Female89%
Male73%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students76%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Writing

All Students44%
Female67%
Male26%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students40%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%
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 57% 22%
Black 24% 8%
White 12% 64%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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%
Female 49%N/A48%
Male 51%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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334 Pleasant St
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: (401) 726-1750

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