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Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School

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Posted April 6, 2010

Gallagher is a great school with a terrific administrative staff. Ms. Beauvais is awesome and so im Mrs. Pleau. They really get things done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2009

I go to Gallagher Middle School and am extemely disapointed with the school. From teachers that are full of themselves to unjust punishments, i cannot wait to get out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I am fed up with absentee teachers and overall lack of discipline in the classroom. This school talks a good game about responsibility and structure, but classrooms are free-for-all zones where students are left to play patty-cake while substitute after substitute saunter through the classroom. Teachers do not control their classes and students are not engaged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

I go here, And man is it awesome!! im new this year, but ive had every second of greatness here at GMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

Curriculumn needs to be updated. School is run down...needs to be updated. Poor testing scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

I have just left GMS. It was an awesome school. The kids here always get into learning, because the teachers know how to make it fun but also make it a challenge. Everyone is always on their best behaveior (except for the usual joke or two). The school always has fundraisers and we really get into them. Just last year we raised the most peanut-butter. One of the best features of our school is that we have somthing called Advirsory (mostly called Anchor Time) This is a certain peroid of the day where you meet with a group of students from your own grade (not always your team though) and a teacher (from around the school) and you discuss issues, help each other with team building activitys Or If your like my past group, we have a can food drive. Pretty much. GSM rules. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2006

I think that this is one of the best school in all of Rhode Island, I have visited many schools in my past years and I think that this is definitely one of the best schools to enroll your child in. The teachers here are enthusiastic and fun loving, but always remember to stay on task and teach the lesson. They have great programs in the school, with new extra-curricular activities every quarter. They have great sport teams and coaches that really help your child improve in that specific sport. This is absolutely the #1 school to send your child to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Gallagher is a pretty good school. The families of this town are fabulous and the kids are well-behaved. The only thing I don't like about this school is that there are no after school classes. If your not into sports...your out of luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2004

I'm not a parent , but an eigth grader at this school, and it is a great place! Everything is organized and the other kids here learn alot. The teachers and staff are caring and understanding, but discipline to students well. Even if you don't quite fit in, you'll always find a friend, because the kids arenice and friendly. I like this school alot!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 62% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged students80%
Not economically disadvantaged students84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Former LEP student - monitoring year 1n/a
Former LEP student - monitoring year 2n/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged students88%
Not economically disadvantaged students92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
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 Students71%
Female65%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged students55%
Not economically disadvantaged students73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students95%
Not economically disadvantaged students86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged students50%
Not economically disadvantaged students79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students92%
Female99%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged students83%
Not economically disadvantaged students95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students85%
Female96%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged students71%
Not economically disadvantaged students89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
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 93% 64%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 2% 22%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 14%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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