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Roger Williams Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 772 students

 

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Posted March 11, 2014

My son has transferred to Roger Williams Middle School. I pray that he has a wonderful learning experience. I've heard stories in the past about this school., good and bad. Parents get involved!! Let's not sit on the sidelines complaining. PROGRESS IS THEY KEY! AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

This school is out of control and the students are violent. Principal does nothing to stop it or is not capable. Not all students-some really good kids but the bad ones make it dangerous for other students and adults. Needs security full time and cameras.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

This school has it goods and bads. This school could be better by adding more support and more good looks in this school.


Posted July 26, 2011

I believe that every school has their good and bad students/teachers. I have a daughter at Roger Williams and she is a an A student not all students are misbehaved there, my daughter loves this school and her teacher, don't get me wrong I'm not sticking up for the school I'm sticking up for those well behaved kids. This year they implemented uniforms and longer school days-OK I'm on board with this uniform thing but longer school day will not help the students, it will bore them and make them want to drop out faster, bad enough my child has to get up early because of my work schedule but to make them stay longer in school is not right (lets not bring up rush hour at the time they will get out and make it home plus snow days- going back a few yrs) so Roger Williams should stop saying this is for the children when in reality it's to make them scores higher, which wont happen if the kids are tired and hungry by the time school day ends...Think about that Williams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

THis school is out of control. Students have absolutely no respect for any type of authority , teachers, drivers,monitors and I suspect their own parents. It would be a great thing if this school is shut down


Posted March 31, 2009

I think this school could be better if they try to make the behavior better. I seen and i know students that disrespect the teachers and others just go because their parents send them,all they do is sleep. I think that disrupts the other students that want to learn like me when a teacher have to stop to wake them up. Thank you
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2009

i go to roger williams i think the teachers try there hardest to teach us and students try threr best to learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2008

I think roger williams can be better school if we did not have a disciplin problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2005

I'm a formal student, this school is very bad in the past years. As a new principle stepped up it has change a lot. Because she makes it a little strict but fun. She visits the class room during her free time. She take it so seroiuly. Some teacher don't know how to teach. That some parents are invovled. Afterskool young docter club, asian club, and etc.....
—Submitted by a former student


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 62% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%
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 59% in 2014.

239 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
36%
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 58% in 2014.

212 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
1%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
31%
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 Students23%
Female21%
Male25%
Black or African American15%
Asian15%
Hispanic or Latino27%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students25%
Not economically disadvantaged students12%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English31%
Not migrant23%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 125%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 229%

Reading

All Students40%
Female45%
Male36%
Black or African American35%
Asian27%
Hispanic or Latino42%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students40%
Not economically disadvantaged students32%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant40%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 133%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 253%
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 Students19%
Female19%
Male19%
Black or African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students17%
Not economically disadvantaged students29%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities2%
Students without disabilities23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)1%
Proficient in English26%
Not migrant19%

Reading

All Students27%
Female27%
Male26%
Black or African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students26%
Not economically disadvantaged students30%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant27%
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 Students17%
Female18%
Male16%
Black or African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students19%
Not economically disadvantaged students9%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant17%

Reading

All Students32%
Female42%
Male23%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students35%
Not economically disadvantaged students21%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant32%

Writing

All Students27%
Female40%
Male15%
Black or African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students31%
Not economically disadvantaged students9%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant27%
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 73% 22%
Black 17% 8%
White 4% 64%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 88%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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