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Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center

Public | 9-12 | 650 students


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Posted March 27, 2014

I love this school. I have one child that graduated two years ago and has taken all that this school has offered and is flying high with a 3.97 in Engineering as a Sophomore in College. I also have a Junior who will graduate from HS with an Associates Degree. This school is phenomenal if opportunities are taken. If you graduate from this school lazy as when you started than that is your "bad". There is so much available, but it is up to you to grasp on and run with them. Its the first life lesson in being responsible for your own Destiny and this school affords students the opportunity to live life and succeed through real world experiences! Love this Place!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 22, 2013

The Met is the kind of school that isn't for everybody. All of the other reviews are true, where you have kids that sit around for years and still get a diploma. We learn through real world applications, which doesn't necessarily prepare us for college level calculus. However, this school does give you the freedom to explore different subjects. Classes are available, as well as tutors and self study guides. This school is what you make of it. I do agree that we need the staff to be more strict when it comes to being rude, loud, and disrespectful. I agree that we should step up our game. This school isn't meant to be for "at risk" students. It's meant to be for motivated students who want to learn. I have thrived only because I decided to do so. It takes work. The truth is, we advertise in a way that makes the "slackers" want to join us. I think we ought to change the way the public SEES the school to make it more rigorous. If the public demands a certain level of rigor, we ought to rise to the occasion and provide it. But hey, that's just my opinion.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 15, 2012

As a former "advisor" at this school, I found the ideals and approach interesting. Unfortunately, the facts on the ground do not support the results of this particular school. What really happens here is a lot of kids sitting around doing nothing nearly everyday, for years. Much of the data is basically fake. Nearly everyone does graduate- because there are no verified graduation standards! I remember numerous students who had done pretty much nothing for four years and missed every senior year requirement given a last-last-last chance. Basically, write a couple of pages and call it a "project." Another statistic is the continuing education rate. The school claims over 90% enroll in post-secondary programs, but this includes community college applications, with guaranteed acceptance - and does not reflect whether or not the student actually ever attends. The school will even fill out the application and pay the fee just to create the data! One of the founder's favorite lines is "compared to what?" as a defense against criticism. By this he means that the kids would be dropouts, so anything is better than nothing! This place desperately needs new leadership.
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Posted September 9, 2012

A school cannot be a great school unless it has a strong academic component. Unfortunetly the Met doesn't even come close. One of the ways it keeps it graduation transition to college is by clearing its classes by purging failing students and having them redirected to other providence schools. What a shame. This could be a goood alternative school for students at risk if it didn't try to be all things for evryone.

Posted April 12, 2012

As a student of The Met, I have to say that I am highly disappointed. I was told prior to my enrollment that this school was different and that the kids at this school are accepting and generally non-judgemental, which they knew had been a problem for me in the past. They told me that they had a no tolerance for bullying. Unfortunately, even on my first day, I realized that none of this was true. The kids are rude, disrespectful and entirely ignorant. But the larger problem is that the teachers/ staff members do nothing to reprimand them. Overall, all I can say is that I'm really hoping to be transferred to another school by next year.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 19, 2010

My daughter came to the Met as a straight A student. She Graduated with a report card that got her many scholarship offers. When she arrived on her college campus she found that she was so ill prepared! She was unable to do the freshman college calculus or chemistry because she never took a real class in those areas. When she went to her adviser, he stated that according to her Met transcript that she exceeded the standard in those areas. When she explained the "real world approach" He was mortified. Even with a tutor she is failing. That is my opinion that the school failed my child. Shame on them.!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 2, 2009

The MET is an effective, pragmatic model school. It serves the true needs of the students and actually prepares young Americans for technical jobs in the 'real world' after graduation, along with building a powerful foundation for future university study.

Posted September 16, 2009

The Met is an innovative, non-traditional school that uses personalized learning and interest based education to break through to mostly urban youth. The best high school in RI!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

i love my school because it allows every student to be themselves and pursue their passions. I love how it prepares you for college and the real world. the met school is my home and i do believe that it is the best school in RI.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

This school has the most inclusive approach to teaching a child how to be a well rounded, critical thinking individual. Teaches kids how to be a leader rather than a follower and to stand up and be heard. I've seen many ugly ducklings shy and scared blossom into beautiful smart go-getting swans. . It does my heart proud to know my son will be graduating from the Met in 2010.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 4, 2008

The MET is a great school full of opportunities that would not otherwise be available.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 18, 2006

The MET is a safe and clean place for students to learn. The Advisors/Teachers are open to learning from the students. If your child is mature and self-willed to learn, the MET is the place for them. There is great opportunity to pursue goals. However, if your child needs structure in learning, reading and writing, try a private school. In essence, all schools in the Providence area need revamping.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 21, 2004

The Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center, commonly known as the Met, is an amazing school that puts its students first. The school stands by its philosophy of 'one student at a time,' providing indivualized learning plans that meet student's needs and learning styles. Teachers, called advisors at the Met, stay with the same group of 15 students for 4 years, allowing them to get to know their students well. Students are encouraged to pursue their interests and are required to complete internships throughout their 4 years at the Met. Each student's learning plan revolves around their project at their internship and their work within their advisory. All students must demonstrate proficiency in the 5 learning goals before graduation: Empirical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Communication, Personal Qualities and Social Reasoning. All of the Met's graduates have been accepted to college. To learn more visit their website at .
—Submitted by a former student

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The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.









The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

234 students were tested at this school in 2014.









The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.





The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.








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


All Students19%
Black or African American15%
Hispanic or Latino12%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged students17%
Not economically disadvantaged students24%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%


All Students67%
Black or African American58%
Hispanic or Latino61%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students59%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%


All Students25%
Black or African American15%
Hispanic or Latino20%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged students23%
Not economically disadvantaged students29%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English25%
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 36% 21%
White 36% 65%
Black 20% 8%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Providence, RI 02905
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