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Highlander Charter School

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Posted April 17, 2010

Individual learning plans, devoted faculty and staff, arts based curriculum. Celebrated diversity in a small community based school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

I doubt this space is large enough for me to write everything I love about Highlander. Let's start with the dedicated support staff and the wonderful teachers, or we could talk about the student-specific teaching style, or maybe I should mention how my children are genuinely engaged and excited by school. Perhaps, though, it would be our award-winning after school program that would catch your interest. The bottom line is after having had my children in Highlander, I cannot imagine putting them anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

I love this school and one of the reason is because they focus on each individual learning process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

This is my daughter's first year at Highlander. She attended a local Catholic School prior to attending Highlander and we are both very happy with the change. She is excited about going to school everyday and about learning. Socially, she is accepted here for who she is, and I feel blessed that she has the opportunity to attend Highlander. Her teacher has over eight years of teaching experience and has really made an impression on my daughter. I see her challenging herself and becoming more responsible for her work each day. Thank you to all the staff for creatng the school environments parents dream about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

I've been a teacher here for 5 years now. I teach 8th grade math and science and I love my job and teaching children in Providence. The staff of the school is young (but experienced) and getting better every day,...I trust them and their management and creativity enough to bring my Kindergartner here,...we have a great chess team and field soccer, basketball and step teams,...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

I am a parent with two childern in CVS Highlander. The staff is excellent. Teachers are willing too try what will work for each student. I have one child who needs extra help it is alsway provided. One child excells and is meet where she is at and she strives to excell. Truly is one student at a time! They desrive a big pat on the back. CVS is truly a Family and has the best intress for each of the students. Mt childern go to the after scholl program and when I come to pick them up they do not want to leave. Every one at this school give there all. More teachers in this state need to have an once of this and remember why they wanted to become teachers in the first place and not to have summers off! For the children! CVS Highlander Is GREAT! LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

Fantastic. Staff and Teachers are wonderful. As a parent I am always welcome in the classroom, I am informed of what the kids are learning. They really do teach every child including the ones that are not struggling. Great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

All the packaging is enticing, the extracurricular activities look good on paper but the achievers wait all day for the challenged students to try to get on task. Not the place for a student working at grade level. Young idealistic teachers, large turnover.


Posted June 6, 2007

most of the teachers are new+ inexperienced. experimental teaching techniques confuse , don't get the job done or 'dumb it down'.Small class size doesn't necessarily guaurantee that each child is met at their level+ then raised from there. overall academic school performance has been average or lower. extracurricular activities seem to be numerous and varied but with limited space. Sorry but i'm very dissapointed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

What else can I say this school saved my children's childhood. When my wife and were divorced,their whole world was swept out from under them like a in some practical joke gone bad. CVS Highlander was the only consistent thing in their lives. I am forever grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2006

Academic quality was poor. 'Individualized' learning pitched; yet, when my child expressed an interest in advanced learning, the suggestions were always denied. Music, art, sports etc. - good variety of activities. Parent/Caregiver Group highly active. Focused on serving previous non-achievers. Didn't value those already achieving to continue to flourish. too bad. Good philosophy - misguided by director.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

Beware: a poor quality education! It is a place with low standards. Don't be fooled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

There is not enough room here for me to tell you how wonderful CVS Highlander is. It has been so refreshing to find a school that genuinely cares about its students. At CVS Highlander each student has a voice, each student is unique and no one gets lost in the shuffle. The academic program is magnificent for an Elementary/Middle school, and I can only say that I wish I had found it early enough so that my oldest son could have started in Kindegarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2004

Both my children attend CVS Highlander Charter School and I can only say that experiencing the Highlander experience has truly been a blessing. I couldn't have picked a better school. Two thumbs up to the whole Highlander staff. Their motto is 'One student at a time' and I must say that they really do stick with that. My kids wake up every morning eager to go to school and see what's in store for them throughout the day. The teaching methods are superb and I commend all who have worked hard in making all this happen. God bless!
—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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
14%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 59% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

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 58% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students30%
Female26%
Male35%
Black or African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged students19%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant30%

Reading

All Students45%
Female31%
Male55%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged students35%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant45%
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 Students41%
Female30%
Male57%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students40%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant41%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female55%
Male57%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students56%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)58%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%
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 Students47%
Female59%
Male37%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students50%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant47%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male64%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students60%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant66%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female77%
Male37%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students54%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant55%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
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

Math

All Students58%
Female53%
Male63%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students60%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant58%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female89%
Male63%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged students75%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
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

Math

All Students45%
Female32%
Male59%
Black or African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged students36%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students66%
Female63%
Male71%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged students61%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant66%
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 Students64%
Female80%
Male57%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students55%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students87%
Female100%
Male81%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students82%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant87%

Writing

All Students68%
Female90%
Male58%
Black or African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged students59%
Not economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant68%
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 51% 22%
Black 23% 8%
White 13% 64%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 71%N/A43%
Female 48%N/A48%
Male 52%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Providence, RI 02907
Phone: (401) 277-2600

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