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Riverside Middle School

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5 stars

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2013:
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Posted June 2, 2014

My child has attended Riverside Middle School for the past three years and will graduating this June. We both enjoyed her experience here. The office staff is great. We have never had any issues with her teachers and/or principals. She has enjoyed the sports and chorus program(s). Sadly, we have been redistricted and my child will be going to another middle school in the Fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My son goes to Riverside Middle School but he fought for his sisters school of Oldham. It was to be closed as the town was taken over by a state commission as the city was bankrupt. My son with his sister and others fought against all odds for the kids of Oldham. They were listed as at risk students but their teachers and the kids fought to make the school the number one elementary school in the town. They were a Title 1 school because of the poverty level of the students. They won the battle and the kids were moved to another school but could keep their Title.1 equipment and could stay together. They were going to be forced into another school where they would no doubt loose their identity. Many teachers were talking about leaving. My 12 year old son insisted on talking and spoke about the kids not the money. What seemed like a done deal was turned around and after much work the kids and their teachers are all together in another school. Finally kids and their teachers won.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

This is the best school in Rhode Island All of the teachers are very nice and they care about the kids . I love this school


Posted March 21, 2007

I am very pleased with the quality of the academic programs as well as the availability of music programs, sports, and other activities. My child has expressed the fact that the teachers do make learning fun. They are in a safe, friendly, and supportive environment. If they need help all they need to do is ask. Many of the teachers stay after school to assist the students when extra help is needed. I am a very involved parent and it would be a shame to see such a wonderful learning environment closed due to budget constraints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

Very good school with great atheletic environment! my child has always come home with a smile on her face and good news about what happened in school that day ! if your child goes there i hope i could say the same for you .. It is a blast knowing that my child is in a safe environment
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Black or African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged students38%
Not economically disadvantaged students75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female83%
Male58%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged students52%
Not economically disadvantaged students86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant69%
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 Students63%
Female56%
Male68%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged students57%
Not economically disadvantaged students68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students74%
Female83%
Male65%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged students66%
Not economically disadvantaged students80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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 Students49%
Female54%
Male43%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged students39%
Not economically disadvantaged students60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students70%
Not economically disadvantaged students81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Writing

All Students54%
Female64%
Male40%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged students42%
Not economically disadvantaged students65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%
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
White 79% 64%
Black 9% 8%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 47%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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179 Forbes St
Riverside, RI 02915
Phone: (401) 433-6230

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