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Classical High School

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Posted April 20, 2004

Coasting on its laurels and the kids who get into ivy league schools - which depends little on what happens to them at Classical. Coasting on the self-motivation of the students and what they bring to the classroom when they walk in. Some fabulous teachers, lots ho hum and too many really poor ones. Many of the kids are much brighter than their teachers and we've found teachers who really don't enjoy teaching these kids. Very little student focused teaching, very little co-construction of knowledge, lots of chalk and talk. Only parent teacher interaction is that initiated by the parents. These kids, who score the highest city wide on an admissions exam, should be winning nobel prizes. While they have won a few statewide awards, they usually don't stack up well against their national peers (with a few exceptions - recent Japanese awards, but the Japanese teacher is fabulous).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I attended Classical High School and it was one of the best educational experiences of my life. The teachers are remarkable. Their committment to preparing a student for college is impressive. At times, they will bend over backwards for students in order to make a subject understandable. The entire faculty are incredibly friendly, supportive, trustworthy...the list goes on. I'm very proud that Classical teaches students on a college level, so by the time I entered college, I had already known so much. I believe every parent should have a child in a fine school such as this.


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2014.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

299 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2014.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students62%
Female54%
Male71%
Black or African American43%
Asian83%
Hispanic or Latino54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students67%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black or African American100%
Asian96%
Hispanic or Latino99%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged students99%
Not economically disadvantaged students98%
Title I98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

Writing

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Black or African American71%
Asian86%
Hispanic or Latino78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White (non-Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged students78%
Not economically disadvantaged students75%
Title I77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 44% 22%
White 25% 64%
Black 18% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Two or more races 2% 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 60%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 456-9145

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